Friday, January 31, 2014

Anything but a card!

Stampin' for the Weekend
has chosen
ANYTHING BUT A CARD
for this upcoming challenge!
 
Mine happens to include a small, tiny card to accompany it, but the box was a quick answer to a gift-giving problem.  Easy to pack and mail, too!
 


 
Supplies used:
Purchased ready-made box
Felt swirls and flowers (Close to my Heart)
Spellbinders (Labels Eighteen)
Stamped and embossed border (Waltzing Mouse)
Sentiment (Unknown)
 
Doesn't get easier or faster than this!
 
 


Friday, January 17, 2014

Happy "Birth" day!

The current challenge over at
is to make a birthday project!
We all have friends or relatives with upcoming
New Year birthdays sometime in the next few months,
so get out your stamps, markers, pencils,
medium of choice, etc. and make a
BIRTHDAY PROJECT!
 
This can be a simple card, or something a bit more decorative like I did!
 
 
I used one of my all-time favorite sponsors (Saturated Canary)
and
made this very cute frame to celebrate my new granddaughter's actual BIRTH!
I can replace the photo regularly as she grows older.
 
(just a note:  the photo and mat ARE level, but the wicker frame was so "off", that it was impossible to make it all look straight.  Still a heck of a find for 75cents at Goodwill!))
 
 
I love the adorable images at Saturated Canary!
So fun to color! 
I even "scuffed' her shoes a bit!
 
 
So head over to "Stampin' for the Weekend" and get in on the fun!
There are always great prizes there!
This challenge is sponsored by "LIVE AND LOVE CRAFTS"!
 
Have a great week!
~Jan~
 


Thursday, January 16, 2014

So, "What DOES the Fox Say?"

In this case, it's Happy Birthday!
 
 
Using DCWV,
"Green Stack"
I took the song title and made it into a silly birthday card!
 

 
The card sketch challenge this month is:
which I promptly flipped on its' side so that the trees could be cut from a banner die and stand upright!
 
I love this little song and sometimes go around humming it at the house! 
 
Visit DCWV Diary and enter your own card or layout
following the sketches!
They always have some fantastic stacks to win! And who doesn't want more DCWV paper?
I know I do!
 
While you're there, check out the CHA photos!  Look closely and you'll see my "Welcome Home" canvas displayed! 
 
Have a great weekend!
~Jan~
 
 


Friday, January 10, 2014

Latest Funny Photo!

This one was too precious NOT to share!
 
 
Bet I made you giggle!
 
10 weeks old and already posing for the camera!
She's definitely related to Hayden!
 
~Jan~
 
 


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Baby Update!

The holidays were so super-special because this last year we welcomed our second grandchild into the world! 
For those of you who did not see my previous post
from October,
I have a granddaughter now and she is a cutie!
 
Christmas is always more fun when you have the little ones,
and it's been just my one grandson for a very long 8 years now!
 
We had family over for Christmas Day and no one could get enough of little Harper!
She's smiling and cooing now, and makes the cutest little expressions.
Hayden, although a bit jealous at times, loves her dearly and keeps expecting her to be able to be more of a playmate very soon!
 


 
Perhaps by summer, Hayden!
 
 
So, now that the tree is down, and the Christmas lights are off the house,
normal life can resume.
I am still unpacking boxes from our move, which was just a week following Thanksgiving so it's been a hectic two months for sure!
 
I am looking forward to a much improved 2014!
I'm taking it one day at a time and trying not to let stress affect my life any more!
 
We are having beautiful weather here, which is more than I can say for the rest of the country.
We are seriously fortunate to be living in Phoenix during the winter months. Now, ask me how I feel about Arizona come July/August and I'll feel quite differently, I'm sure!
 
Happy New Year to everyone!
Hugs and best wishes to you and your families!
 
~Jan~