Happy Friday!


After getting home yesterday, running the kids around town for school stuff and shopping for field trip lunch contents, dropping kids off for TKD (at different times, sheesh!), I spent some time cleaning off my desk and worktable (I’d decided to clean out my closet the day before and everything was piled up pretty high still). It was so nice to have a clean work surface again, so I messed it all up of course!

Beate’s sketch was a terrific jumping off point for these three projects. I enjoyed this one a lot! You can find her sketch here, and wonderful creations by Beate, Cami, Charmaine, Laurie, Lori, Mary Jo, and Sharon at their blogs. I so look forward to seeing what they’ve created with the sketch each Friday, don’t you?

The scrapbook page is 8 1/2″ x 11″ and there’s some seriously sappy journaling conveniently hidden behind the two cards. You might recognize the people (Daven, Julie, Lori, Sara, and me) in the snapshot taken after dinner in California a few weeks ago. Beate & Tracy couldn’t make it, and they were missed, for sure . . . It’s always so good to see everyone, but so hard to say goodbye. These people? They’re coworkers, great traveling buddies and sounding boards, and friends. We might not share an office or even see each other more than once a year (*if* we are lucky!), but they’re always there if you need them. These people are family to me. I could go on forever, but I’ll just get on to the cards and what was used to make them!


I used the new Fiskars Threading Water punch for all of the hole-punched scallops. Sheets of Scenic Route, Making Memories, and Stampin’ Up! patterned papers, as well as Making Memories layered stickers (to cover where the adhesive *really stuck* to the paper and I ripped the top layer off when I went to reposition a layer and had to cover my ooops!) were brought out of the stash to make the page and the cards. The green rub-ons are from SU! and are a SAB choice this go-round seemed to work well on the simple card. Ribbons used were from May Arts (polkadotted black) & SU!, and I even used some Stickles. I don’t remember the stamp set name (pictured above), but it’s availably tomorrow from the SU! mini-catalog. If you have questions about any of the supplies used, just let me know and I’ll clarify.

Seriously, me making three things in one evening? Especially the night before a big poker game is happening at my house and there’s still stuff all over the living room that needs to be put away, dishes in the sink, a bathroom that’s a wreck, and LOST was quite captivating? Oh yeah! Way to slack! Here’s hoping the cleaning fairy shows up at noon today. I’ll do the last minute clean-up before everyone shows up this evening . . . and then leave to watch The Other Boleyn Girl with my mom! Whoohoo for a girlie movie on poker night!

Y’all have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Lisa Beeman
    Posted February 29, 2008 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Love all of these projects! Your work is always so, so nice…great eye candy! 🙂 I have to agree about LOST….what an episode last night! They ALL are…anyway, just wanted to leave a comment, usually I’m just a stalker! 🙂

  2. Posted February 29, 2008 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Well, HOLY BALCER BALLS! Dang woman… I couldn’t get that done in THREE DAYS! YOU GO GIRL!! Jenn… you are amazing. Total eye candy! Have fun tonight with Poker and have a super weekend my friend.

  3. Posted February 29, 2008 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    I just LOVE all of these, Jenn! What awesome projects! GORGEOUS!

  4. Posted February 29, 2008 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Oh….I wanna see that movie! You got to tell me all about it. I like Eric Bana! Hm, hm, hmmmm

    Fantastic projects! I LOVE the page as well as the cards. But then….I am always dazzled by your creations.

    Big cyber hugs

  5. Posted February 29, 2008 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Ok….I am now officially crying for the day! I love you, Jenn! Love your cards, your scallops (Although, I’m jealous about that punch!) and your page. Beautiful, as always.

  6. Posted February 29, 2008 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    I just realized I have those stamps…happy day!

  7. Posted February 29, 2008 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    These projects are amazing – great idea to take a card sketch and make it a scrapbook page – love that!! I am working on an album now for my grandma, may have to use this idea – your blog and projects are always awesome!

  8. Posted February 29, 2008 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Wow, adorable!! Love all 3 projects, great pic on the scrapbook page, too!

  9. Posted February 29, 2008 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Hello Jen! OOOOOO, this was the highlight of my morning! I just LOVE these layouts. I am sure you are told this on a daily basis…but did you know that you are “ultra talented” :). Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Posted February 29, 2008 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Jenn, these are GORGEOUS!!!! Wow!!! I’m sooo impressed at ALL of the projects you got done! I’m with Cami…I couldn’t do that in triple the time! And that punch…I am VERY enabled!

  11. Debra
    Posted February 29, 2008 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Really gorgeous project!

  12. Posted February 29, 2008 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    OMW….I love all the projects you made. Love the colors and layouts. Super great job:)
    Enjoy your weekend.

  13. Posted February 29, 2008 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    OMG! These 3 projects are fantastic…and I LOVE the scrapbook page!!! WHat a super layout to use for that!

    The colors are beautiful! Thank you for sharing! 🙂 I’m inspired to go stamp!

  14. Posted February 29, 2008 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    I love visiting your blog because your creations are always so beautiful – you are mad talented! I love these three projects, they are absolutely gorgeous! And sappy journaling – hey, great friends are hard to come by so be as sappy as you want – LOL! Love your projects, they are simply fantastic!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  15. Posted February 29, 2008 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Dang girl — when you stamp, you really get after it! LOVE this page — what a great sketch for it, and I love the colors you used! Wonderful cards, too — adore that sentiment!

  16. Posted February 29, 2008 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jenn! LOVE that scrap layout! Wow, that’s so cute! I love the colors…so refreshing!

  17. Jara
    Posted February 29, 2008 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    I am so diggin’ the Fiskars threaded water punch- thanksalot!! Also love the colors of this. It always amazes me when things like old oliv-ey greens and soft sky blues go right smack together when you throw in black.

    Well done!!

  18. Posted February 29, 2008 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    OMW!!! love it!

  19. twinks
    Posted February 29, 2008 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful folks, beautiful page, beautiful beautiful!

  20. Posted February 29, 2008 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Love them!!! I especially like the sparkly flowers!!! So pretty Jenn!! Will I be seeing you in August?!?!?

  21. Posted February 29, 2008 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    gorgeous card! I’m going to see that movie tonight too 🙂

  22. Posted March 1, 2008 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    Wow girl! Your projects are awesome.

  23. Posted March 2, 2008 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    Fabulous, all of them. I totally love that scrapbook page.

  24. Posted March 2, 2008 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Fantastic! Love the colour combo.

  25. Posted March 3, 2008 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    Wow….everything looks so gorgeous, Jenn!!

  26. Posted March 3, 2008 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    Oh Jenn …. I simply MUST take inspiration from you and begin to “try” to scrap my memorabilia. You have always made it look so dog-gone “easy”!! Please prod me to begin this exploration in 2008!!


  27. Posted March 4, 2008 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    What cuteness! Don’t know how I missed these great projects! The colors are so serene and soothing, I must case! Love them!

  28. Posted March 11, 2008 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Oh, Jenn! What a fabulous ensemble! I just kept staring at your card and seeing more and more that I loved–great job!

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