This one was FUN!

There’s a whole lot going on at our place lately, lots of changes in all kinds of crazy, wonderful ways! So, we’re staying home this weekend and installing bamboo flooring on this side of the house. Both kids’ rooms, my office/stamp room, the hallway . . . that’s a LOT of stuff to move out! Red will be over to help, and we’ll have a blast, I’m sure. I’m making The Pioneer Woman’s pot roast and mashed potatoes for dinner . . . Anyone around here wanna come by and help?

I had lots of fun with this week’s sketch from Beate. I followed it pretty literally here (and got really link happy, too!):


Cupcake & sentiment (both from Unity) are stamped on shimmery white cardstock, colored with Copics, and blinged with Kaiser rhinestones (isn’t it pretty?) and then layered, layered, layered using Nestabilities:

The pretty yellow cardstock is Prism, and the patterned papers are from Luxe Designs. I met Emily Adams earlier this year, and fell in love. . . with her style and flair, and of course, the company, too! Very cool stuff, but my favorite is their Simply Luxe line. Same pattern on both sides of heavyweight cardstock, just reversed! Everything in pretty colors that coordinate with all kinds of stuff you already have. You need some, trust me!

The delicious turquoise ribbon is from sweet Jody’s shares – I just signed up for another spot in everything (shhhhh!), all because she sent me this card with the sweetest fuzzy, touchable, caterpillar ribbon and my daughter wanted some. I’m a good mama, huh? What you don’t see are the little foam boosters I used. (Her sticky stuff shares rock, too. Mmmm, stuff!)

On to this fun little card. It’s 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, verrry loosely based on the sketch, and I’m going to leave it on a co-workers desk in the morning, so won’t need an envelope that would just squish the little bow thingee. She recently found my blog, and I think she’ll love this considering the month she’s had so far! It’s only the 4th? 5th? and it’s already feeling like we’ve had a whole month full of Mondays. This one’s for you, Margie!


Cocktail Party by Unity ~ isn’t the sentiment perfect for those kinda days? I used the same yellow Prism, and some left over patterned paper from this card (it’s from KI Memories), and some pretty lime green Coredinations cardstock, more Kaiser rhinestones, some black satin ribbon from my stash, and a big green brad that I *think* is from Making Memories. FUN!

Now, start your weekend off right – go say hi to my talented friends Beate, Cami, Charmaine, Laurie, Lori, Mary Jo & Sharon. You know they’ll knock your socks off, so be prepared!  Have a happy weekend . . .

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  1. Posted September 5, 2008 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    I’m so glad I stopped by today — these cards are fantastic! I always love the way you use color!

    Have a great weekend — sounds like a busy one! 🙂

  2. Posted September 5, 2008 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    What fun, fun, fun cards. I especially love the first one – so bold and beautiful. Hugs.

  3. Posted September 5, 2008 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    these cards are great! I love the ribbon you used!

  4. Posted September 5, 2008 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    I’d SOOOO come if I lived close:)! Pot roast and mashed potatoes, are you kidding????? I’d do anything for that meal! Great card Jenn, I love your work!


  5. Posted September 5, 2008 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Love the bling on the glass Jenn! Is it five o’clock yet? LOL. Have fun this weekend…. if I were close, you KNOW I’d be over to help! 🙂

  6. Posted September 5, 2008 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    I love to organize and rearrange, I’m on my way! Oh, cute cards Jenn!

  7. Posted September 5, 2008 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Loving today’s cards!!! so cute!

  8. Posted September 5, 2008 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    OMW…I just love how all of your cards are so bright, fun, and beautiful. Lovin’ all the bling. GREAT COLORS~~you have inspired me:)
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Posted September 5, 2008 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Adorable… as always … you do scrappy so well!

  10. Posted September 5, 2008 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Darling cupcake image, Jenn — you do bright so well! LOVE that appletini card — just fabulous! Can I come just for dinner but not work?!! Best of luck with your renovations this weekend — I’m sure it will be worth it all NEXT WEEK! 🙂

  11. Posted September 5, 2008 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Oh I LOVE both of these, Jenn! That big fluffy bow on the first is awesome and the second is so sleek and sophisticated! Sounds like a yummy dinner! If I lived closer, I’d come and help! LOL Have a great weekend!

  12. Posted September 5, 2008 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous colors, Jenn. The cupcake card looks so yummy! The cocktail glass looks great. The sentiment makes me sing “It’s five a clock somewhere…”.
    Big cyber hug!
    I hope your weekend isn’t as much work as I think it will be!

  13. Posted September 5, 2008 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Love, love, love your work! I gave you an award on my blog!

  14. Posted September 5, 2008 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely fabulous creations!!

  15. Jody Morrow
    Posted September 5, 2008 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Adorable card! I love that ribbon on there. It looks so good! I love your bright colors as always. I need to check out that patterned paper.

  16. Posted September 5, 2008 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Ummmm, what bright, fun goodness!! Love both cards, of course, I’m partial to sweets but cocktails are a close second! And yay to bamboo floors, they are going to be awesome, great choice! When he’s done, send Red up this way, we need a new kitchen floor!

  17. Posted September 5, 2008 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Jenn, both cards are just delightful! The little cupcake gems are so cute. The margarita one, though, — now that one speaks to me!!! Great designs and bling!

  18. Posted September 5, 2008 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Is Ree not one of the funniest women you have ever read? I love her!

    Both cards are beautiful!

    Many Blessings,

  19. Posted September 6, 2008 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Great cards! Colors are awesome!

  20. Posted September 6, 2008 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    CUTE Stuff!!
    I am jealous- I want bamboo floors!!!
    have fun! and I would come over and cook in a heartbeat {if you were closer}

  21. Posted September 6, 2008 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    These are both AWESOME! Love the bright colors–so fun! 😀

  22. Posted September 6, 2008 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    Love it!!!

  23. Posted September 9, 2008 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    These are just glorious!! Oh my gosh … the colors just insist that one come in for a closer look .. a long and wonderful look of admiration! Cheering these delights!

  24. Posted September 10, 2008 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Oh my!! I have to LAUGH! I made that same dinner on the 3rd last week!!!

  25. Posted September 15, 2008 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh these are both great, but I LOVE your martini card – sooooooo cute!!

  26. Posted September 15, 2008 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    These are so bright and cheerful!! I love the yummy papers and your ribbon treatments….never mind the delish images!! Sparkle in all the right places too!! 😀

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