Friday, April 24, 2015

Cowgirl Up!

Living in Arizona,
I'm a real sucker for everything
horses and cowboys/cowgirls!
 
This new stamp is a new release from Dove Arts and is available at many of the local scrapbook stores AND especially on
C.C. Designs Store and Blog!
 
I love the detail and beauty in all of Jennifer's stamps!
 
 
Colored with Copics markers.
Paper used was Best Creations, Cowboy Up!
(which is a kraft/glitter two-sided printed paper)
Kraft paper die cut fence
Silver charms (Ebay)
Jute rope
 
 
 
 
I created this card with it in mind that I am always needing a card to send to a girlfriend who needs just a bit of encouragement.
I know I appreciate it when someone knows
I'm needing that "hug" and a little "yee-haw"!
 
I'll be entering this in the challenge over at
 
Have a delightful Friday!
~Jan~
 
 


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Happy 60th Birthday!

Sadly, and it's not just me,
but all of my schoolmates from back in the day
are turning, or have turned 60 this year!
(I know, doesn't seem possible that this hot grandma is going to be 60, huh?)
 
I used yet another adorable image from Paper Smooches
to capture the way we're all feeling...
OLD!
 
 
 
I paper pieced it and added silver Stickles for the chrome and hubcaps.
The cool retro paper is Echo Park, Graceful.
Oh, and the tires are actually black buttons.  Couldn't resist a more dimensional look!
Popped up the whole scooter.
 
It is my dream to someday have a Vespa (aka any scooter brand)
and live in a community where I can shop and go pretty much everywhere
on my "ride"!  LOL!
So this stamp set definitely won me over!
 
Check out the challenge at Paper Smooches Sparks Blog and enter your own creation!
We can all use some more Smooches!
 
Take care out there!
~Jan~


Maculine Boy's Birthday card !


comes to the rescue!
 
This grandma was at a complete loss as to what type of birthday card to make for my 10 year old grandson!  
Then I recalled he and I had just recently watched one of our favorite movies for yet another time!  LOL!
 
In "The Princess Bride", one of the main characters has a
heavy lisp and repeatedly says, "That's inconceivable"!
My grandson thinks it's hilarious and repeats it for several days after watching the film...again.  Kids!
 
So, after going through my Paper Smooches images, I
 recalled Kim having one of a knight! 
Perfect!
 
 
The photo isn't the best. I only remembered getting a picture taken by my daughter
with her cell phone after he opened it at his party.
I'm surprised it survived a direct hit from his little 15 month old sister!
It's an easel card, and he'd never gotten one from me before.
He thought it was petty special.
 

 
The heavy metal buckle served well as a "shield" .
However, it's a good thing I didn't have to mail it!
 
Kids are so much fun when they get to an age where they
can get that type of humor in a card!
 
 
This card, along with another I made for a friend's birthday,
are being entered in the challenge at Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog this month!
Also, there's a BLOG HOP going on over there!
On my way!
 
Have a great weekend!
~Jan~

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

House Mouse welcomes Spring!

The House Mouse challenge this month is:
 
APRIL SHOWERS!
 
Check it out over at their challenge blog at
 
Always a great time and some wonderful designs to look at by both the design team and others who have joined in the party!  And, of course, some great prizes to win!
 
Here's my tribute to "April Showers" although I would be remiss to mention that here in Arizona, we have yet to see any of this strange phenomenon you call rain!
Come on, Arizona and California, we NEED rain!!!!
 

 
Even my desert friends can appreciate the sentiment behind this card.
 
Now, keep your fingers crossed that this dry spell will be over soon!
My day would be brightened simply by winning some terrific House Mouse product!
 
Image:  Happy Hopper, "Puddle Fun"
Papers: Bazzill
Embellies:  Bazzill
Markers:  Copics
 
~Jan~