Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Growing pains....

So, my daughter Layla woke up last night in excruciating pain!! My husband and I haven't seen her cry like that in a long, long time! She told us her arm was in a lot of pain! We felt so bad for her! We rubbed her arm and gave her some Tylenol and thankfully, she went back to sleep! We are pretty sure it was GROWING PAINS!! EEEK!

Layla woke up this morning perfectly happy! We got her all ready for school and after she left, I went on Splitcoaststampers.com to check out the Color Challenge! I am so thankful for Splitcoast because I believe it has helped me to become a better stamper! I learn new techniques and I am inspired every second I am on that site! :)

I decided I am going to upload some of the cards I have made in the past few days!

There are quite a few, but I would love to hear what you think of them! Also, I will upload cards i have NOT posted on SCS!! And if there are any cards I post that you would like to have more info about, like how to make it or what I used... don't hesitate to ask! :)

The card you see below is a card I made recently with a new SU! set called Easter Blossoms. I LOVE this set! I also used some SU! designer paper and added some black bling on each corner! I was so pleased when I finished this card! It kinda has a vintage feel (which is what I LOVE) but there is still something modern about it! Maybe it's the houndstooth designer paper?
This card is part of a "Vintage Set" I made! I was inspired by an artist I found on Splitcoaststampers! Her name is, Holly aka Toy! She created a FABULOUS gift set and I was so inspired! I plan on adding to this set. Maybe a faux purse? We'll see!

This is part of the "Vintage gift set" as well! I absolutely love Very Vanilla cardstock! I'd have to say, my two favorite colors from SU! are Very Vanilla and Saraha Sand! For this card, I used Very Vanilla, and Pink Pirouette cardstock. I added some lace, and some fabric and then used some seam binding ribbon to make a bow! I absolutely love how simple this card is!       
 This little box was made from SU! Milk carton die! I cut the top of it off to have an open box and used Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, and Pink Pirhouette. Again I used seam binding ribbon! And added some pearls... OF COURSE!
 Stampin Up! has come out with some amazingly beautiful fabric! I LOVE it!! I didn't think I would use it on cards, but I couldn't help myself!! I used SU! butterfly die and cut out this big butterlfy and then used SU! die called Blossom Party for the center of the butterfly! I added some pearls, stuck a stick pin with some lace and... done! I placed a piece of texturized Pink Pirhouette cardstock and used Very Vanilla as my base!
 This is a card I made for my niece, Gianna Lynn! She is such a cutie! We were talking on the phone one night and she asked me if I could send her some stamps!! HOW COULD I RESIST!! So, I thought I'd make her a little card to go into her box of goodies! I used SU! scallop circle punch for the bottom of the dress! Then I drew the top of the dress on some grid paper, ran both pieces through embossing folders, added some pearls and butterfly and... Voila! My little dress was complete! I made a double bow and added two strips of cardstock and then punched a border... and of course added some more PEARLS!!! 
 This was an EXTREMELY simple card! I absolutely LOVE how this one turned out!! I used Very Vanilla cardstock, some designer paper from SU! Punched out a black circle scallop and then stamped my image and punched it out with a circle punch! Super easy card!
 I made this card in about 8 minutes thanks to an inspiration challenge on SCS!! :) I used some designer paper (which is the polka dotted paper), then I cut a piece of black cardstock, adhered it to some VV (very vanilla) cardstock added a bow and... done! SUPER easy! I happened to have two pieces of the dp (designer paper) and black paper that fit PERFECTLY inside my card!
 This was a pretty easy card, too! I pretty much created this card in my head and then put it on paper! My mother in law, Karen Barber, taught me this technique. It's called "Black Magic" or "Chalkboard!" It is super easy and quite fun! After I figured out my layout, it was all pretty easy from there! I added pearls and a bow and again... I was finished!! LOVE the way it turned out!
So, now you have seen some more of my work! Again, I love to hear what you think! Stop by anytime!! If you have a blog, send me a link! I'd love to see your work, too!
Bye for now!


  1. Great blog Jen!!! Upload more of your great stuff! :)

  2. And so you've proven my point exactly...keep dishin' these great cards and people are going to be checking you out!
    I love every one of your creations, we seem to share a similar style! Keep 'em comin'!
    You rock, girlie!

  3. Hi Jenna,

    Just discovered your blog. So happy you decided to blog. You are so talented. Such beautiful creations, not just beautiful but your attention to detail is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your cards and the picture of your beautiful family! Hugs!

  4. Whoo Hooo, Jenna! Welcome to blog land! I will add you to my blog roll!
    Fabulous cards and what a beautiful family you have! :)

  5. I remember seeing your vintage gift set on SCS, but not that beautiful Easter Blossoms card. It's just gorgeous!

  6. Wow, these are all beautiful! I love the first one----I am having so much trouble, for some reason, getting a good card using that image. It just doesn't "pop" for me! I love the varied DP you used....I guess I'll try again!