Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trim the Tree part 3 - Birdhouse Ornaments

My grandson Ryan and I had fun making these little birdhouses. He always wants to help Granny stamp.

Thanks for looking,


Friday, October 30, 2009

Trim the Tree part 2 - Super Simple Ornament

To make this ornament, I cut a snowflake with my Big Shot and Snowflake die out of fun foam that has the paper backing. After cutting the snowflake, I peeled off the paper (auto adhesive) backing and added dazzling diamonds glitter. No glue, no mess, super simple.

Thanks for looking,

ps - click on the image to really see the sparkle.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trimming the Tree

I just did one of those things that really irritates me when others do it - I put up the Christmas tree and it's not even Halloween yet. It really bugs me when you have to go looking through the Christmas stuff at the stores to try and find an isle with Fall or Halloween items. Yet I have my tree up.

I do have a good excuse. I had my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack October 22. Now everyone knows if you are going to make your own Christmas cards you have to start early, which is why I held the event in October. And since this was a "Christmas event", I decided to break out my little Christmas tree that I got last year for Christmas.

My plan for the tree was to decorate it with the seasons, but you all surely know by now that nothing ever goes as planned in the Jenkins' household. So this is the first time I got the tree out of the box. I then spent a day making some decorations for my little tree, and this is one of those ornaments. I made it from the new treat cups that can be found in the Holiday Mini. I have been taking my pictures indoors lately due to weather and beetles, so I apologize for the poor picture quality.

Thanks for looking,l

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Delightful Decorations Ornaments

I love the little ornaments that you can make with the new Ornament Punch. I modified the one on the card and just used 3 punches instead of 6. The Ornament will lay flat on the card for mailing, then can just be popped back up for displaying.
The pearls from the Pretties Kit really sets off the ornaments. The ribbon on the card is retired Stampin' Up ribbon. I really miss that ribbon.
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thank You Card for the Dollar General

Here is a "Thank You" card that I made for our local Dollar General Store. You see, they have donated discontinued toys to our church. We used the toys recently as prizes for our carnival that we had for the community. We had games, big blow up slide and bounce house, cotton candy, popcorn and tons of "real" food too.. And it was all free and everyone was welcome.

Thanks to the Dollar General Store, when the kids played the free games they won tickets. They could then "buy" prizes with their tickets. The kids loved it and we all had a blast. I especially like the big blow up slide. Here is the biggest kid that we had on the slide - my husband. Thanks Vicki for the picture.

So back to the card. I made the card and I will have our whole church sign it Sunday. I apologize for my fingers in the picture, but I wanted you to be able to see the shimmer - I used the new Shimmer Paint on it - and it just showed up better if I tilted the card a little.

If you would like any details on the card, just leave a comment or send me an email.

Thanks for looking,


Friday, October 23, 2009

So much for plans

I told you things never go as planned in the Jenkin's household. Steve has been working a lot, ended up with an infected finger which he had to go to the doctor over, so the trim isn't done. So now we are shooting for tomorrow.

I now have my stamp room back in order and my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack is over, so I will (hopefully) be posting some new cards next week.

I've decided not to move my stamping supplies into the new room for now. It will be used mostly for a classroom, plus will give me space to spread out when I'm doing big projects. I have a lot of my handcrafted items displayed in there, so if anyone needs a gift come on over.

I'm waiting for some warm weather so I can paint my displays black, then I need to figure out some better lighting. I am thinking of buying another OTT light, a floor lamp maybe.

Thanks for checking in,

Monday, October 19, 2009

We're almost done,

Steve just has to put up the corner rounder, it's stained and ready, then the room itself is done. My son-in-law put together my desk last night and is coming back this evening to put together my table and chairs.

I did go ahead and clear out some of the stuff crammed in my old stamp room, so I started working on my Christmas Stamp-a-stack cards last night. It was the first time I was even able to find the table or desk in my old stamp room in a couple of weeks.

I'm still looking for a black cabinet but until I find what I want, I will use my old baker's rack. I also have some bookcases, that I am using to display my craft fair items on, that need painted black, but that project will definitely have to wait until this weekend.

So hopefully, other than painting some bookcases, my new room will be done tonight. But as a I have said before, things rarely go as planned at the Jenkins household. My husband's job has seriously gotten in the way of getting things done, but since it is my husband's job that is paying for it, I can't really complain. LOL!

I will post some pictures in the next day or so.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Getting Closer

The floor is almost done, just one more stip of the laminate and then we need to put up some corner rounder and it will be done. My poor husband was up until 1:30 this morning trying to finish the floor.

I have my favorite wallpaper person coming today - Marie - and she is putting up the border so I will be able to start moving everything back in tonight.

I can't wait to find my stamp room again. Things are going to get confusing, because I still have my "old" stamp room and will be using it but I'm branching out into the adjoining room. So I guess I will need to think of a name for the "new" stamp room so we don't get confused. Anyone have any ideas? Maybe I will call the new room the class room, unless you all can give me some better ideas.

Thanks for checking in with me,

Monday, October 12, 2009

Stamp Room Update

We didn't get much done Sunday. I told you things rarely go as planned at the Jenkins' household. Steve had to go to work right after church yesterday, and by the time he got home yesterday evening and ate supper, he was running out of steam.

He did get my new ceiling fan installed though. And there isn't much I can do at this point but I did get the windows and screens washed. So we made a little progress.

Depending on how Steve's day at work goes today, we are hoping he can get the floor down this evening. Then we have the border to put up, the furniture to put together and it will be about done. I'm still searching for a black cabinet and I have some wooden shelving I need to paint black and I will be ready to move in.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Update on the stamp room addition

My husband Steve and son-in-law James got the old carpet tore out, the ceiling painted, and the walls painted today. Steve started working after we got home from Robbi's band competition this afternoon - her band got all firsts - and worked until about 8:30 this evening. After a quick supper of McDonald's (I know - gross), he went to bed.

He was hoping to put the new flooring down tomorrow, but he has to go to work right after church tomorrow. So I'm going to wash the windows and curtains and do what little I can do for now. My whole house is a wreck because we have furniture and craft fair stuff everywhere.

Jess and I went shopping today looking for new furniture to put in my stamp room and I bought a new table and chairs, ceiling fan, and miscellaneous items. What I was really hoping to find was a wooden storage cabinet in black. I love the one I have now in my stamp room (which I bought at Menards) and would like to find one in black for the new room. So if any of you have any ideas on where to look please let me know.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Stamp Room Addition is on the way...

My husband is redoing our front room to make it an addition to my stamp room. I have out grown my original stamp room so I am now also taking over the front room which we never used anyway.

So right now my stamp room is a mess and so there probably won't be a lot of stamping going on around here for a while. If things work out, my husband may get the room done this weekend, but at our house, things rarely go according to plan. So bare with me and hopefully I can post some pictures of my new room soon.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Scenic Season

I knew as soon as I saw this stamp set in the new catalog that I was going to get it. I knew it would make quick, easy and very pretty cards.

On this card I used the Dryer Sheet technique. I stamped the image in Black Stazon ink on Whisper White cardstock then ran it through my Zxyron machine. I then stretched a dryer sheet tightly on that piece and trimmed it up. Rub some Dazzling Diamonds on that, attach it to Basic Black cardstock, tie on some ribbon and there you have it.

I'm sorry you see my thumb in the picture, but I wanted to tilt the card a little so you could see how glittery it really is.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Delightful Decorations

Here is another display card from my open house. Remember I told you I had made several cards, so I have more to come.

This card featured two new items from the Holiday Mini catalog. First of all, I used the Frost White shimmer paint on this card and I also used one of my new stamps sets - Delightful Decorations. This card is a total case.

I used Handsome Hunter and Elegant Eggplant ink and cardstock. But can you see the shimmer on the ornament? I did that by inking up my stamp with Elegant Eggplant ink then using a sponge dauber, I dabbed Frost White shimmer paint directly onto the stamp before stamping the image. This card is very pretty in real life and was very quick to make. This card is in the running for my Christmas cards this year.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Snowglobe Card

This is another display card from my open house. This one uses
the new Treat Cups from the Holiday Mini to make the "globe". The base is made with the large oval punch and the snowmen in the globe are from the hostess set The More The Merrier. The "snow" is just white chunky glitter.

I apologize for the poor picture quality, I'm not sure if it is the camera, the operator, or maybe a combination of both.

Thanks for looking,


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