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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.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Friends are like....

Designed by Jeannie Phillips Southside, AL
Click on any picture to enlarge.
I really needed to create today.... it was a must... but I couldn't really concentrate... still have all the funeral things to do... but this doll reminded me of my MawMaw... so I decided even though this was a pretty simple card that I would do it in honor of her... Thank you for all the prayers...and for looking at my card. Hugs, Jeannie

Christmas Solutions
Doll cut @ w 2.42 x 2.50.
I cut her 6 times so I could paper piece her..and she doesn't come in layers... there are two cuts in yellow for the layers of hair... 2 cuts in red for the dress and bow.... one in off white for the skin...and once in brown for the belt and the shoes... some of her peices are pop-dotted and some are just layered one on top of the other.
Frames cut @ w 3.0 x h 2.0 and 3.25 x h 2.26.
I just duplicated the smaller one and tapped the enlarge button 3 times.
All other cuts are made with my paper trimmer.
Lots of brown in and chalk.Below is how my Gypsy screen looked just before I printed...I did delete my notes at the bottom left.... the square in the middles is saved and opened as a template so I can lay my images out in it for sizing... it is the size of an A2 card and does not print when opened as a template.

I have had lots of positive feedback from these shots...but a negative one or two comments also... so if they are helpful to you please let me know and I will keep posting them.


Carol said...

oh Jeannie, she is beautiful!
I like it when you post the gypsy mat. even though I don't have the gypsy, it give me a visual idea of sizes, so if it is not too much trouble, please keep posting.

Live Love and Scrap said...

I am glad you were able to create today...hope you are feeling better!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

I am so sad for you... it's so hard to lose a loved one.

Glenda said...

I am saddened for your loss but glad you could find some small measure of solace in crafting. I really like that you show us the cricut mat with the placement and sizes. Please continue to do that and thanks for sharing with us even in the midst of your grief.

Monique said...

Your card is sooo beautifull Jeannie . What a lot of work with all those layers !!

Sorry to hear about your grandmother.

Hugs Monique

DonnaMundinger said...

Beautiful work Jeannie! Crafting is great therapy. xxD

Alice said...

Hello Jeannie,
I am happy that you find comfort in crafting during this difficult time. And despite that you still have time for a thought or two for your blog followers. I hope you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I thank you for posting the gypsy mat ( i don't have one but I ordered the ds to learn) but I still like how thinks are laid out. So thank you for taking the time to add that as well. Tske care and hugs to you and your family.

Joy said...

The doll is beautiful, Jeannie...she looks so old fashioned !!! I hope your doing better.I agree with Donna,creating is so helpful at eliminating stress !! Take care!
xoxo Joy

Anonymous said...

Just adorable Jeannie! I know you've got a lot going on, but I wanted to pop in and let you know I've been thinking about ya, girl!

Michele said...

Wow, this card is amazing, and that doll!!! I don't think I'd have thought to do that, but I might try this technique now. And I thank you for posting the gypsy mats, I do have the G and I find the mats useful when looking at your projects!

Maryellen Webber said...

I just read your blog, so sorry to
hear about your Grandma. Please know that she's at peace in our loving Savior's arms. It's so hard for us to accept and let go when a loved one passes. Keep the
good memories alive and know that your Grandma is watching over you all!
Hugs to you,

Anonymous said...

Oh Jeannie,what a difficult time for you. I have said a prayer for you and your family. Sharing your stories of your time with your grandmother is such a blessing. Thank you for that.

In regard to your postings, I love them. I can't afford a gypsy right now, but do have the DS. You are helping me so much in understanding its use. I love the template idea. I would like to know how to do that without it printing. Tha is a great tool.

Your cards are gorgeous. Many thanks for blessing us during your time of need.
Mary (

AngelaP said...

I visit daily just to see what you have made. I have made some of them and it has help alot to have the sizes posted. I don't have a gypsy and I miss having the sizes listed so I can case your cards. Can you add them for those of us who can't buy the new gyspy?

Sandi Clarkson said...

Jeannie, I"m so sorry for your loss and will keep you in prayer. This little card with the doll is adorable! So sweet. I don't have the Gypsy but do have DS and so I think it is helpful to see those screen shots. Keep your chin up!

jules said...

Jeannie, I love your work so much, I had to make a blog just so I could comment. I'm kinda computer illiterate, so it was not easy! I love your work, your obvious love of crafting and what you do. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. Time eases pain...God is good. I hope he comforts you at this time. I bought a gypsy from HSN and feel like you should be hired from provocraft to help people learn how to use it. Your showing the work on the mats is incredible. I would have never thought of doing that! You are amazing. Keep up the great work. We love it! Feel better, and hugs back!

Vickie_M said...

Jeannie, I love the card. Please keep showing how you lay it out on the gypsy mat. My gypsy is due in Nov and I am using you as a tutorial.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.


Anonymous said...

Dear Jeannie,
I am so sorry to hear of your Grandmother's passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

With Warm Regards,
Carol Broney

Pinky said...

Negative? OMG no way girl, your stuff is smokin beautiful!!!!!
Just keep on crafting!!!!

There is a huge contest on my blog, I would love for you to check it out and pass it along, from one crafty chick to another creative chick!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Jeannie! I'm soooo sorry about your precious Grandma! I will keep you in my prayers, sweetie!! You are very lucky to have enjoyed her for so many years. My heart goes out to you. And I love your card you made in honor of her. I'm sure she thinks it's absolutely beautiful. Many hugs to you.

janst said...

How could anyone be negative about your cards???
You are my inspiration and I have nothing but admiration for you.
I hope you will continue to post, I would be broken hearted if you didn't.

On anoither note, I hope your mother is well, you and your family are in our prayers.
Thank you for all the sharing you do.

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