Monday, January 25, 2010

Monthly card class

I just want to share with you 2 of the cards we will be making at class this week.

This card was cased from

and this card was inspired by Andrea Brewster

We will be making 3 other great cards too!
If you haven't RSVPED yet please do so today!
Jennifer Jones

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Project Mondays 4

Well again Organization is my thing!! I am happy that I have found so many fun things to make that will help me be more organized!

So this week I made a Birthday box... well I didn't really make it I just used the Forget-me-not Keeper from Stampin' Up! and I added a little some pizzazz to it!

I made a perpetual calendar for the dividers. This way you can add the names of your friends and family that you send cards too, and use it year after year!

I am having a class on this project, cost is $25 for one Birthday box.( this includes the Forget-me-not Keeper- $11.95) I am having this class on Sat Jan 30th, so If you want to attend I need your payment by Monday Jan 25th so I can order the boxes!
If you want to make this and you will not be in Florence Oregon this weekend and you want to make this I am offering it as a kit as well! Cost for the kit is also $25. Just email me and we can get it set up ( haven't figured out the PayPal button thing yet! )

Please tell me what you think!
Jennifer Jones

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Calendar note pad

I have been busy this week! Here is something my Club members are making tonight. I was inspired by the LNS challenge 54. Which happens to be an inspiration challenge, lol!

to make this bad boy you will need a piece of Sahara Sand cs 7 1/2" x 3 1/4 ", this is for standard sticky notes and a mini calendar. You will score at 1", 1 1/4", 4 1/4" and 4 1/2" I cut my layers for the top at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" ( black) and 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" ( pink) a 3 1/4" x 3/4" strip of Pretty in pink was used for the scallop trim border. The Bird punch was used with Us White, Old Olive and a piece of Sweet Pea DSP. To close the mini book I used 2 small pieces of magnetic sheets ( left over from all those Bears I made at Christmas, which I just realized i never shared with you! soon )
Tell me what you think!

Jennifer Jones

Monday, January 18, 2010

Projewct Mondays #3

OPPS the 3 day weekend has me all messed up... I thought today was Sunday! So I guess you want to see what I did for this weeks project huh?

I have been wanting to make a purse for quit a long time... I have great intentions to get these things done, but with 4 boys I stay pretty busy, and my stuff gets put on the back burner a lot!
Anyway back to the project. I have seen these all over the web, lots of people have been making them, but I still wanted to share with you the one I made!

This is a big Shot Purse, using the Scallop square die from Stampin' Up! You can cut through 8 or more layers of fabric at a time! ( it all depends on the type of fabric) You will want to experiment to find the right amount for you to use.

For the purse you will need 38 scallop squares of fabric, and 19 squares of batting. I made both the inside and out side the same fabric, made it easier for me!

You will take the fabric and and batting to make a sandwich, make the fabric right sides out ( which is hard to remember if you sew much, it just seems wrong! lol) You will sew and X on each sandwich. I started by doing one side and making a chain ( see below)

once I was done with that chain I cut them apart and did the other side of the X. Once that was done I sewed the pieces together. 6 for the front 6 for the back, 2 for each side and 3 across for the bottom. I sewed the front to the bottom and that to the back, then I sewed the sides to the bottom, I wish I had taken a pic of that step for you... so it was then laid out like a funky + sign. I pinned the sides up to the front a back and then sewed them together.
I made my straps using 2 pieces of fabric 2 1/2 by 24 inches long. and a closing strap that started off 2 x 12 inches long. For this you could make them however yo wanted, you could even use ribbon! To attach them I placed them in the center of the outside squares, and pin them in place. make sure it is how you want them...
I attached a button ( I used a kiwi kiss corduroy button here) in the center of the square on the front panel. then I placed my closing strap how I wanted it, tucked inside the squares on the back of the purse. also pin that in place.
Once the straps are all how you like them take it to the sewing machine. Sew around the whole purse ( I found it easier to take the front off the sewing machine like for sewing sleeves and such) you will want to reinforce the straps by sewing over them again.
Then you are done! You can take a pair a REALLY sharp scissors and snip just to the seam all the scallops, this will take a long time, but you will get a more shabby look. also if you sew a button on the inside ( just back to back with the front button ) you can turn your purse inside out!
here is the final product!

SO if you love this please let me know! Tell me what you think! is there any projects you want to see me do in the future?

Jennifer Jones
thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Project Mondays #2

I can hardly believe that it is already the second week in 2010! And I have been pretty good at keeping up with my resolutions so far! But as you can see I have a way to go to get all the way there!!

This weeks project is still in line with my new organization kick! For this project I made 4 clip boards using the new Chalk Board vinyl from Stampin' Up! and designer paper from the Sweet Pea the paper pad ( my new favorite!)

I knew this would be a trial and error type of project... nothing ever goes the way you have it planned in your head!

To start off you will need a clip board like this one ( it is 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches)

please don't ask where I got them... I have had them for at least 3 years..But I bet I got them at the Dollar store.
You will need to make a template for the top like this one below.

I just used a piece of plan typing paper for this step. Cut it out and make sure it is a good fit!

Then you will need to trace it onto your piece of Designer paper. I had DSP pre-cut 6 x 9 1/4. carefully cut on your pencil lines.

Then use your Modge Podge and coat the top half of your clip board. Carefully place your DSP and rub all the bubbles out. Once it is dry, trim away the excess paper from the corners and edges. Then brush on a thin layer of Modge Podge over the top, be sure the get the edges too!

While this is drying you will want to cut out your Chalk Board. I cut mine 7 1/2 x 9 1/4. Also I used 2 strips of cork board, cut these 2 x 9 1/4 . I cut out my letters using the Bigz Alphabet Simple letters ( I knew I need this die for something!!) For the board here I used Chocolate Chip card stock.
Place the Chalk board onto the bottom of the clip board, smooth it out carefully! Then modge podge your letters into place.

I tried to modge podge the cork, that doesn't work! so I had to wait for that to dry so I could try something else! I first stapled the 2 strips together, then I used sticky strip to attach it to the clip board, covering my seam from the chalk board. Edit-That didn't work, well it stuck, BUT if you want to actually use it, its not so good. SO I ended up stapling the first piece of cork to the clip board about 5 different spots, then I glued the top piece to the bottom one and stapled on just the outside edge. That seems to be holding for now!

If I had a girl I would add some cute flowers or something to dress it up, but sense this is for one of my 4 boys I will leave it as is!

The final result I like! not sure how my kids will like me leaving them notes about chores, but I am sure that they will get over it!

Thanks for stopping by don't forget to tell me what you think!

Jennifer Jones

Monday, January 4, 2010

SAB mystery Hostess party tonight!

I don't want to spoil the suprises, but here is a peak at what you will get to make at Workshops this month!
Tonight SAB Mystery Hostess party at my home, start at 6:30 pm. some lucky person will win the hostess benifits and there will be door prizes too!

Jennifer Jones


just a card to share....
Jennifer Jones


Jennifer Jones

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Project Monday's #1

This is something new... I will be posting something every Monday! one of the many New Years resolutions that I have!

Today's project is a Recipe Box. Or more importantly a few of them!!

One of my many New year resolutions is to get more organized! Honesty I have the same one every year, but his year is my year!!
Every year around Christmas I start to do my baking, and I can never find that "one" recipe! Also I am constantly looking up the same recipes from my many cook books....

take a look at this photo, well don't look to closely, I should have cropped it or maybe cleaned up a bit first?

do you see my problem??

notice the top of the cook books, loose recipes on sheets of paper. and if I was brave I would let you see the inside of those binders! SCARY!

So I came up with a brilliant idea, I turned a stationary kit into a recipe box, (see top photo bottom left) BUT I really wanted some thing that would last, that I could have out in the kitchen and not worry about water and grease and dust... cuz I live in my house, lol... oh and I have 4 boys remember!!

So I was at the Cash King just before Christmas when I spotted these really ugly, but super cheap cardboard recipe boxes... and well you can cover anything with paper!
so I remembered that I had bought the cutest paper a few years ago, I don't recall the exact name, I didn't save the backing board that had the name. And because I am sure you are all just like me and buy paper because you might "need" it for something... and if you have a use for it, then you buy 2 just in case you need it later, yep that's me to a T!! ( oh I don't have the board with the name, because I used it for some other project..)
So back to the project... I measured the boxes and I was so happy to find out that one sheet of 12 x12 would cover the box and the lid!! For my boxes I cut 2 strips at 3 1/8th x 12 for the base of the box, and a piece that was 51/2 x 7 1/2 for the lid.
For this project I used Modge Podge, I am sure Crystal effects would have worked, but I wasn't sure I had enough for all 4 boxes!
I wrapped the strips on the base, making sure not to go to high so the boxes would still close well. almost 1/4 inch hung off the bottom. When the base was dry, I used my exacto knife to cut a slit so I could "wrap" the paper onto the bottom, I then modge podged it there too..
For the lid I scored the paper at 1 inch all around and cut 1 inch in on the 7 1/2 sides. I placed the lid in the center of the paper and carefully wrapped the lid. Once it was dry I used my exacto knife to trim away any excess so the box would close nicely. I then brushed on a thin coat of Mondge Podge. I got out my chip board and covered 2 letters in Chocolate chip craft ink and 2 in Creamy Caramel. I tried Vanilla craft, but it doesn't cover chip board well.
I made 4 boxes, I have "e" for everyday meals, "a" for appitizers, "d" for desserts, and "h" for Holiday recipes.
I hope you liked this weeks Project. I will be posting a different Project each Monday... Be sure to stop by and tell me what you think!!
Jennifer Jones

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Becky Clark is the Winner of my Big Shot Give away!


Chance drew your name out of the prize box, there were 53 entries!

thanks for all your entries!

Jennifer Jones
Stampin' on the Oregon Coast