Thursday, February 25, 2010

Feb card class

these are cards we did at class this month.. Most are cased from many talented Stampers.

cased from Marilyn San Clemente

idea from Carrie Gaskin

cased from Susan Duffy

and is done in rich razzleberry

Jennifer Jones

Monday, February 22, 2010

Project Mondays -sort of

Okay so this weekend the weather was SO NICE it was like summer here on the Oregon Coast! It was a bit chilly, but the sun was shinning and the birds were singing, and my family and I got so much yard work done! We mowed the lawn, and de-webbed the house ( cedar shingles and a lot of tall trees and a house near to the lake = lots of spiders!! yuck!)
So anyway I was not inside at all, and so I decided instead of staying up till the wee hours of the night I would instead share some cards I have made. I will post a cool project ( I have it in the works) in a day or two.

This is a complete case out of the Stampin' Up! idea book and catalog (2009-2010)

This is a favorite card, but the papers and stamp set are no longer available :(

This is another favorite of mine, again a case, but this time out of the Stampin' Success ( a magazine for Stampin' Up! Demos) sorry this set is retired too :(

a fun card using mostly scraps!

this is a case from Mary Fish, I didn't have the stamps she used, so I used the Extreme Elements Stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Tell me which card is your favorite?
thanks for stopping by
Jennifer Jones

Friday, February 19, 2010

Blog candy winner

and the winner is Sharon Carr! please email me at with your addy so I can mail you your prize!
Jennifer Jones

Monday, February 15, 2010

Project Mondays 2-15-10

And Blog candy!

For this weeks project I wanted to do something a little different, I have been loving working with fabric, as I am a quilter too.. I love fabric, so anything to incorporate fabric into my stamping makes me happy!
To start this weeks Project I got out my Basket and Blooms XL die from Stampin' Up! and ran 2 pieces of felt ( I used off white) through at once. I knew I would want to make more than one, lol!

For this project I only needed the basket pieces. I put the others away for use on something else.

I folded a small piece of pink felt in half and placed it over the small butterfly on the Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die from Stampin' Up! and ran it through the Big Shot.

I placed a butterfly on the basket where I wanted it and stitched it in place using lavender floss ( 2 strands) Then I used a pen to lightly draw my antennae.

I used 3 small off white pearls from the Pretties kit from Stampin' Up! and stitched them on for the body, then stitched the antennae.

I used a bright pink floss to stitch up the basket. I did on side at a time, then I stitched the bottom on.

as you can see from this photo I added a butterfly to both sides of this basket... I will only add one the any others that I make... I was having so much fun that I wanted it to be pretty from both sides!
and the Finished project, I am excited to make more of these for Easter!!
What do you think? do you like it? do you want it? Leave a comment and on Friday ( 2-19-10) I will draw one lucky person will win this basket!
Thanks for stopping by
Jennifer Jones

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

oops.. project Mondays... on Wednesday

I have to apologize, I didn't mean to miss posting on Monday. It was a crazy weekend. I have had a bit of a head cold, and that has kinda put me into a fog... my husband had Monday off of work, and the kids had Friday off... so I was all messed up!!

We had a death in the family on Sunday. If you pray, please do so for my Aunt, her children and grandchildren.

On a much lighter note, on Saturday Mike and I took the kids to the beach, I live 5 minutes from the ocean and I never go! But Sat. was such a beautiful day we had to go!
The sun was out, the wind was NOT and it was warm! The boys had fun, and we found some great sea shells!

Look at all these shells on the beach! I hit the jackpot here! I don't keep shells, but my mom and mil do. So they will be happy with my find!

I took tons of pics of the waves breaking.. it was a great pic taking day! ( I pretend that I will use my pics for painting later.. lol)

Nathaniel and Chance had a great time!

On to my project... not a new one, but a I made another purse using the Scallop Square Bigz die from Stampin' Up! This time I made a smaller bag.

I added a pocket to the inside of the bag, I "need" pockets.. lol.

Thanks for stopping by today, I have something special planned for next Monday, so be sure to stop by and see what it is !!
Until then, please tell me about you current project! Are you working on something special?
Jennifer Jones
Florence Oregon

Monday, February 1, 2010

Project Mondays

So I have seen so many cool projects lately with felt and the Big Shot that I had to give it a try!
For my first one I think it turned out pretty great! I totally copied this from Janet Wakeland
I saw what she did, and went for it! I didn't really check out her directions ( I am sure she had some) but just jumped in and made my own!
This one is going to be for my girly products in my purse ( you know what I mean) lol! I got that great idea from another talented lady Connie Stewart

So I know you are dieing to figure out how I made this, right???

Okay to start you will need felt... and sense I have been seeing so many cool things lately I figured I better get more than just the sheets from the craft store so I went to Wal-mart ( just happened to be in Eugene yesterday, how handy! )

BUT you wont need this much for this little project! just a sheet that is about 5 x 12 inches long. I used the fancy favor box to get the cool scallops on the top of my pouch.

This is what you get once you run it through your Big Shot!

You will need to cut off the bottom of the "box", however next time I make this I think I will fold over the bottom edge, no need to have all that waste!
Next I used a piece of Pink felt and ran it through with the Flower layers with leaf die.

I used Brown thread to sew my pouch closed. I wanted the thread to show. I stitched along the side then the bottom to close the pouch up.

Once I had my pouch all sewn up I added my flower that I had cut out, and then I added a flower and leaf from the Sweet Pea stitched felt pack from the Occasions mini catalog. I love that stuff!!
To finish it all off I added an adhesive Velcro to the inside so my "stuff" doesn't fall out!

Hope you liked this weeks project! Please tell me what you think! Want to make one? Let me know!

Jennifer Jones
Stampin' in Florence, Oregon