Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Simple Thank You cards-

Here are the simple cards I made for Emily to send as her Thank-You cards. I used Tulip paper, Friendship Blessings Stamp set, tulip and black ink and the matching ribbon is from Michael's.

Thanks for looking!


Some news-

Hi all- this has been a tough week here at my house. My Mom went in to the hospital on Sat. and ended up staying. She had a large cyst removed from her lower back which should hopefully relieve all the horrible pain she has been experiencing.

I myself, will be having some minor surgery tomorrow. Nothing major but I will be out of commission for a few days. I haven't had a lot of time to be creating but I will post some simple thank you cards I made for Emily to send.

Construction continues here. I can't believe how fast it is moving along (knock on wood!)

Well that's it- will hopefully be back soon- have a great night!
Thanks for peeking-

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Race Day!!

Hi all- no pictures today but just wanted to share some news. Today was my first ever 5K race and it was GREAT! I was able to run for just about all the 3.2 miles (with only 3 stops- total of 8 minutes) and completed the race in 45 min (my goal was under 55min!)

Special thanks to my good friend Chris who came to cheer me on! It really made a difference that someone was there cheering for me and celebrating this accomplishment with me! Thanks Chris!

Happy Father's Day to all -

Thanks for checking in with me!
Jean :)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Woefully behind but lots of news!

Hello everyone!! I've been shamefully neglecting my blog as these last few weeks have been crazy!!!!! Here are some news items:

1. Denise is a winner!!!! Many congrats go out to Denise on being a winner in the CTMH Scrap and Share contest! Way to go- you deserve it and enjoy all the goodies!

2. Blog Candy winner- Iona- She correctly guessed that I would using Animal Cookies paper to scrap my daughter Emily's recital. Here are some pics-


BTW- these pages were part of the 18 page workshop- I still need to embellish and journal them but I love the way they look with the colors in Emily's costume!

Iona- just shoot me a message or email with the Level One paper pack you would like and I'll get it right to you! Congrats!

3. Our construction has started!! Yippie- now we just have to pray the rain stops sometime soon!

4. Some of you may remember that I was training for my very first race- well it is this Sunday! It's a 5K (3.2 miles) and I'm really excited and nervous. Wish me luck!

5. Here is a sneak peek at July's Monthly Workshop- we will be doing 4 pages this month and using the masking technique as well as embossing. We will also do some coloring with my favorite Copic markers!

That's about all the news from here!! Hope everyone enjoys the last few days of school. Thanks for checking out my blog-

Jean :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Some before and after pics for 18 pg workshop!

Hi all- I'm very excited to host my first ever 18 page workshop (thanks to CTMH consultant Robin Garrows for the template!). We will be meeting this Saturday night to make the 9 layouts. The ladies will have all the pieces pre-cut and ready to assemble. Then they can embellish, title and put pics on any way they like.

Here are two layouts- the first picture is the basic layout and the second one is my completed layout!
Layout #1-

Finished Layout #1- I added some mattes and buttons. I also stamped and cut out some "beachy" embellishments-

Left side-
Right side-

Layout #2-

Finished Layout #2- I added some buttone, one journaling box, a few mattes, some brads and a flower-

Left side-
Right side-
I am very pleased with the way these pages came together! I can't get over how versatile this paper pack is and how many different types of layouts I can make with it!

I am thinking of trying this workshop with another paper pack- any suggestions? I was thinking maybe Emporium or Bella.

Don't forget to vote for the paper pack you think I'm making Emily's dance recital layout with!!

Also- don't forget to pop over to Scrap and Share to vote for Denise's layout to win!

Have a great day-

Jean :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Proud Mommy! Blog Fun!

So I just had to share some pictures of my daughter Emily's dance recital on Saturday. We had a great time and she was beaming from head to toe!

Blog Candy Contest!
I already know just which paper I'm going to use but just for fun- cast your vote for the paper that you think would go best and if it matches the one I've chosen, you could win a Level One Paper Pack of your choice!! This blog candy contest ends quickly on June 12th so get your guess in!

Here are the pics-

Thanks for looking!

Jean :)

Denise is finalist!!!

Hi everyone- some great news today- one of my very talented customers named Denise is one of the finalists in the Scrapbook and Share contest by CTMH. If you would like to see her layout (and post a comment thereby giving her a vote) simply click on the link below!! She is Finalist #1 in the Use of Photographs category (the first category!)

Thanks to everyone who takes a peek and wonderful job Denise!!


Have a great day!
Jean :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Yet Another Animal Cookies Layout!

Hi all- in case you can't tell, I am still loving this paper pack. There are a ton of directions a layout can take. Here is the second layout for my workshop later this month. I used the masking technique for the flowers and also embossed them.

Close up of the right side-I used out new stamp set called Playdate for the three children and colored them in using my Copics (although I didn't really take time to shade and play with them!)

BTW- I don't like the way the cameras look on the layout so I won't put them in during the workshop!

Close up of the left side-

And of the flowers-

I really like the way the flowers came out!

Have a wonderful night- thanks for peeking!
Jean :)