Thank Your For Stopping By

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog... it is changing as I change and learn more things... I hope after Christmas to get an opportunity to make some more CARDS. I am loving Loom Knitting now... and have lots to do before Christmas....I don't mind sharing how I do things and if you have questions you can E-MAIL me @ and I will be happy to answer any questions that I have.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Card

I was so excited about this when I finished it...but not when I started... I made it for a young man at work, Craig who is 24 today... he is such sweetheart.... it makes my day when he is at work because he is such a pleasure to be around.... he is just an all around nice guy... and Craig loves to fish... I so wanted it to be a nice card but I could hardly sleep for worrying that I could pull it to take it to him ... wish me luck that he likes it! ~~Jeannie
Update: Craig loved his card!!
Campin Out
Trees cut @ 1 3/4 inches... 4 times each on regular cut and shift.
Fish cut @ 1 1/4 inch on regular cut, shift cut and shadow blackout then mounted with pop-dots.
Lots of inking! Old World Stack paper.

A Special Thanks to Nikki

Imagine my surprise today when I opened my email and had received this beautiful new blog header...look isn't it wonderful... it's just so wonderful... I am so beyond excited and so thankful to my wonderful friend Nikki who thought of me!! I can not thank her enough... but I am sending her big hugs and a handmade thank you card!!!..(I have a couple others to send..don't think I have forgotten anyone!)...
Big Big Hugs to Nikki

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I have wanted to make a card all day... just couldn't come up with an idea...then I said a prayer for an idea and took a nap...when I woke up this card was in my head... I hope that you like it... It was inspired I know by all the Indy Art roses posted... you girls on the Cricut Message Boards have done a wonderful job! ~~Jeannie

Patterned frame cut @ 5 inches.
Beyond Birthdays
"merci" cut @ 3/4 inch.
Walk In My Garden
Vase cut @ 2 inches.
Dreams Come True
Roses cut @ 3 inches and 2 inches.
Lots of inking!

Fluttering By To Say Hi

This card is this weeks card!
Please drop by and enter to win!

I got home last night and just had to make a card... found my favorite paper pack at the time... I bought two so you may tire of looking at the cards I make with this paper pack... when I got the card all laid out it still needed something!!...that is when I added the charm... it says "smile" I was wishing I had one that said "friend" but "smile" worked!... Thank you so much for looking! ~~Jeannie
Accent Essentials
Frame cut @ 1 1/2 inches on regular cut and shadow.
D'vine Swirl Folder
Lots of inking with brown ink.

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Grandmother's Love

I was so excited about this card when I started weaving..... I started weaving with no particular idea in mind....then as I worked my mind began to run away....and I was getting more and more excited .... I just couldn't wait to get it all on paper.... its one of my all time favorite cards... the weaving was inspired by Donna and Aymee and the nest inspired by Sandi... thank you all!!
Heart cut @ 2 3/4 inches... maybe I cut it at 2 1/2 inches, sorry I don't remember for sure.
50 States
Bird cut @ 1 3/4 inches
"0" cut @ 1 3/4 inches and turned sideways to use as the base of the bird's nest.
Branch Punch
Swiss Dot Folder
Lots of inking to age... stitching and doodling.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

It was our song ~

Isn't it funny how you make lots of cards that make you say...Oh I need that "such n such" cartridge.... so finally you get it... after all you have to have it!!!.... it is a must!!! .... Then then you finally get it and you can't think of even one card you had wanted to make... so I still had the "need" to use my new 50 States Cartridge...and this is all I could come up with... my mind was just all a blank... it turned out pretty ... I think... thank you for looking ~~Jeannie
50 States
Bird cut @ 2 1/2 inches.
Corners cut @ 2 inches on real dial size.
Allegro Embossing Folder
Lots of inking.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Celebrate Freedom With Love

I got my new Cuttlebug Border folders today!!! Yipee.... I have been wanting to make a card using this flag for a while now.... and today when I got my folders I knew just what I wanted to do... this card came together pretty fast... love when that happens... thank you so much for looking... I love love your comments! ~~Jeannie
Graphically Speaking
Flag cut @ 4 inches.
I had cut the white part behind the flag it just seemed easier since I wanted the blue square.
"freedom" cut @ 1 1/2 inches.
With Love Border Folder
"Celebrate" is hand written... lots of brown and white ink... doodling.
An old old Sizzix paddle punch for the star on the inside.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


My new Cuttlebug... (thank you again Margie) ... is making me stretch my creative muscle ... I really thought this card was going to end up in the trash in the middle of I am really happy with it ... I received a new Cuttlebug folder in the mail yesterday from my sweet friend Annette... she had two of them... Thank you Annette for this treat .... so I had to get busy creating with my new gift... I have truly been blessed this year ... it lifts my spirits so much after our bad year last year,,, it makes me feel so hopeful!! Thank you ladies oh so much!!
Hearts cut @ 2 3/4 inches.
Oppsited Attract
"love" cut @ 1 1/4 inches on the upright feature.
Stylized Flowers Folder
On the inside white square I embossed the corner with the same folder.
Butter Fly Punch
I used lots of brown ink and red foam balls cut in half... from the floral dept.
(thank you Jeannene)
I learned from Shelly to make the butterfly lines... she is such a card brain.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Love Grows

I have been wanting to use this tree with this paper for a while now.... but just couldn't come up with a complete card .... until I looked at it today .... and with all the Valentine cards floating around I couldn't help but think hearts ... and when I did I was so grateful ... when I came up with this saying to go with it it just made my heart happy .... I hope you love it!! ~~Jeannie

Happily Ever After
Tree cut @ 3 1/4 inches.
Hearts (10) cut @ 1/4 inch.
Owl Punch
RAK'd to my by Margie aka Bella Bug
Thank you so much Margie
Frills Border Folder
Computer generated sentiment... used a corner punch.
Doodles, stitching and lots of ink.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sweet Violet

My 94 year old grandmother, MaMaw loves purple.... its suits her because her name is Violet... I am sending her this card... she doesn't know us often any more ... maybe she will have a moment when she gets this and know its from me... even if she doesn't she will absolutely love the colors and the heart... still playing with my Cuttlebug.... thank you for looking... ~~Jeannie

Heart cut @ 1 inch on regular and shadow.
Swiss Dot
Frills Borders
As always lots of ink ... black this time ... this was a simple card..pretty quick to make .... most the cuts were made with my cutter... still adjusting to the smaller cards ... I feel like I can't do as much with them ... I keep telling myself you can, you can just cut smaller pieces.

Marie Antoinette Award

This Marie Antoinette Award was passed to my by Caryn.... she is so supportive and so talented and I am so happy to receive this award from her... Thank you Caryn so much. The ladies I have chosen to pass this award to are:
1. DeeDee...who is such a sweetie and does beautiful things.
2. Allie ... who I feel just the same about.
3. Monique ... who does amazingly pretty cards...and supports me so much!
4. Sharon ... who's work just makes me as happy as her friendship does.
5. Kay ... who's I know I share a bond... we are so much alike... (will tell you how one day).
6. Sandy ... who's smile is as infectious and beautiful art, thank you for your suport!

Lovely Blog Award

I received this award from Donna Mundinger.... she never ever ceases to amaze me and others with her creative abilities.... she is absolutely amazing.... she so thinks outside the box and that is what makes her work over the top... thank you so much Donna for this award... it means so much coming from you.... please stop by and see Donna's beautiful things.. ~~Jeannie
I am passing this award on to 4 people... don't miss their blogs...just click the links below.
1. Margie...she does the most amazing cards... especially lately her work has just taken off and become so inspiring... not to mention her generous heart just blows me away.
2. Carla ... I just discovered her blog...from the Cricut message boards... her work blows me away.
3. Shelly ... oh she is such a sweetie...and does amazing work.... and I have learned so so much from her!
4. Caryn ... who does wow work...and get better all the time... she so inspires me!
Thank you ladies for all your inspiration. Hugs Jeannie

I received this award from two of the sweetest people... Allie and DeeDee... they do the most amazing work ever.... I have learned so much from both of them.... I contacted DeeDee through EBay and she was such an amazing help to me...and then I met her mom and now I know why she is so wonderfully sweet.... the apple doesn't fall far from the tree... if you want to be inspired visit their blogs.... Sorry ladies that it took me so long to get this on my blog... but I love that you both thought of me~ Jeannie
1. You must be a true lover of the New Year to receive this award.The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with the New Year.
2. List 5 things that you love about the New Year. If you can't limit it to 5 things, then keep going till you run out of space.
3. Pass the award along to as many people as you like. That can be 1 or 50. It's up to you! But Keep the New Year cheer going.
4. Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving a comment on their site. Also,link back to the person who gave you the award.
This year I am so much a Lover of New Year's...Last year was a hard year for my family and its good to have a new start. So here are a few thing I love about New Years
1. I love that you get a fresh start.
2. I love that you have a day off and rest.
3. I love that you get to be with family.
4. I love that it makes you imagine the possibilities.
Two people that I would like to pass this award to are:
1. Carole because I know she is the type of person who loves the new year and she is so creative and inspiring.
2. Big Man because he writes the coolest stuff...and is young and reminds me to be optimistic... he is just one cool guy.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Thanks from the bottom of my heart!

I am learning to use my Cuttlebug... and incorporating it into my style... to use it I have to use a smaller size card than I am use to.... that is a bigger adjustment than you would think.... so this card took me a little while.... but in the end I was really happy with the results... tell me what you think!... Thanks for looking!! ~~Jeannie
Heart cut @ 1 1/2 inch.
Accent Frame cut @ 2 inches... (its the accent frame from the number 7 key).
Oppsites Attract
"Thanks" cut @ 1 1/4 inches with the upright feature.
Swiss Dots Folder
Frills Boarder Folder
Butterfly Punch
I know I use this alot...but when a card need a little something else this always seems to work!
Lots of inking with brown ink.

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