Wednesday, December 29
We have had a rough 2010 with my hubby being unemployed all year. It was rough and we have learned to appreciate how our ancestors made ends meet, especially during the depression and during the war years.
Cooking, planning and serving meals take a lot more time when you are cooking from scratch. But it is also more rewarding for me too!!
We have our health, we have family and good friends, and we pray that hubby will be blessed with a good job this year. Please keep us in your prayers.
I have so many wonderful ideas for workshops, especially for VALENTINES DAY. Won't you contact me and let me share my ideas with you and your friends? I am ready to demo a workshop at YOUR HOME.
Saturday, December 18
The first day they brought him home and put him in the pen at the FFA Barn and he squeeled with fear from being away from his mommie and litter mates. There is a bit older piggie in the pen next to him and Milton (that is his new name) tried to squeeze through the bars to get to this other pig. He got his head stuck between the bars and this made him squeel with pain and fear. He now has bruises on both of his cheeks from trying to squeeze through. Poor baby. He would not eat for 3 days and would only let Kyle come near him. He is afraid of everyone else.
Kyle is in FFA for the first time and this is his show pig. He will learn valuable lessons by taking care of and showing his pig. He will be showing him at the Montgomery County Fair this spring.
Tuesday, November 30
Fancy Flower Punch item #118073 $16.95
2 1/2" Circle Punch item #120906 $16.95
I will let you know as soon as the ornament punch is available.
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This includes all new colors added this year.
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Friday, November 26
AND THEN YOU KNOW WHAT?? ONE OF THE SPECIAL BENEFITS OF BEING A DEMONSTRATOR ON MY TEAM IS YOU GET TO PRE-ORDER THE OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG ITEMS IN DECEMBER BEFORE IT BECOMES ACTIVE JANUARY 4TH. ISN'T THAT EXCITING? AND YOU ALSO GET TO PRE-ORDER SOME OF THE SALE-A-BRATION SETS TOO!! SALE=A=BRATION BECOMES ACTIVE END OF JANUARY.
AND THIS YEAR'S OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG IS CHOCK FULL OF NEW ITEMS THAT I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON TO USE, SUCH AS:
SPRINGTIME VINTAGE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
SMALL ROSE ADORNMENTS THAT COORDINATE WITH THE SPRINGTIME VINTAGE DSP
TWO NEW PUNCHES:
* BUILD A CUPCAKE PUNCH
* CREATE A FLOWER PETAL PUNCH
(THERE IS A MATCHING STAMP SET)
POM POM TRIM IN SEVERAL WONDERFUL COLORS
SOME PAPER, STAMPS AND BUTTONS ALL IN THE SEWING DESIGN AREA
SHEETS OF PAPER WITH GLITTER ALL OVER IT THAT WON'T RUB OFF!!
AND SO MUCH MORE.
OF COURSE EVERYONE WILL BE ABLE TO EARN FREE SETS FROM THE SALE-A-BRATION MINI CATALOG AND EVERYONE CAN PURCHASE FROM THE OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG ONCE THEY ARE ACTIVE, BUT AS A DEMONSTRATOR WE GET TO ORDER AND PLAY WITH THEM A MONTH EARLIER THAN OTHERS.
EMAIL ME AT JENNYWREN@TEXASKAY.COM FOR THE PASSWORD TO JOIN MY TEAM, "THE FINE LINES".
Saturday, November 20
Then continue to shop on DAY AFTER TUESDAY, NEXT DAY WEDNESDAY, TURKEY DAY THURSDAY, and finally BLACK FRIDAY. (sorry, I don't really think those other days have names, but they felt badly for being nameless so I christened them for this post!)
THE SALE CONTINUES ALL WEEK WITH SOME ITEMS 50% OFF (YES - HALF PRICE)!! FOR EXAMPLE:
• My Digital Studio™ Program -- HALF PRICE!!
• 50% OFF Designer Fabric (Deck the Halls, Candy Cane Christmas)
• FREE SHIPPING for online orders of $150 or more!
Plus, remember that the Handmade Holidays promotion also runs concurrently, so you can pick up some bundles at 20% off and cash in on more savings with the FREE SHIPPING offer!
And if you'd like to Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for 50% Off, you can still take advantage of the Online Spectacular savings through FREE SHIPPING on your demonstrator order!
YIPPEE and MERRY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
Friday, November 19
I also shared my newly created JOY banner that fits into the clearance rack tins for mailing. It would be considered a Christmas card by simply signing your name at the bottom and maybe including a family photo. What a GREAT gift and card in one!! I would welcome receiving a card like that in the mail from someone I love!!
Jen made the most wonderful FEAST of gumbo, dips, cookies, cakes, candies, and fruits. Several had some yummy wines to go along with these goodies.
Jen's daughter made a card as well so I know YOU can make this card as well...who me, you ask? YES YOU. You are the one who says, I AM NOT CRAFTY or I CAN'T DO THIS. YES YOU CAN. I can help you see that we all are crafty when we have the right tools and supplies.
Let me know what night works best for YOUR WORKSHOP full of YOUR FRIENDS, ok?
Friday, November 12
From November 15-30 ONLY, you can purchase either the Standard Starter Kit or choose the Digital + Standard Starter Kit at 50 percent off the regular price..... plus free shipping!
Some of the benefits:
• The starter kits can be customized to your preferences.
• Starter kit products ship FREE.
• Take 30% off your first $150 Stampin' Up! product order (placed within 45 days).
• Save 20% on all other orders
• Pre-order from the 2011 Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs starting Dec. 1st.
• Sale-A-Bration is around the corner and free stamp set opportunities multiply!
• Enjoy tons of learning tools, including video tutorials on the Stampin' Up! demo site.
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IT'S THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR A HOBBY STAMPER! The starter kit is not only a fantastic savings, it includes the benefits and discounts of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with no obligation to sell. You'll enjoy full demonstrator privileges thru March 31, 2011. To remain active beyond March 31, 2011, $300 in product sales is required.
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Thursday, November 4
TANGERINE TANGO DOUBLE STITCHED RIBBON - check
ASSORTED FLOWER BRADS - check
5 GOODIE BAGS MADE FROM DSP FOR ONLY $1 - check
ON BOARD LETTERS AND DESIGNS - check
What is all this you ask? THIS IS SANTA SHOPPING AT SU'S CLEARANCE RACK AND GETTING LOTS OF BARGAINS FOR HIS CHRISTMAS LIST.
Take another look and see what YOU can find on our clearance rack
Wednesday, November 3
We are going to take Texas by storm!! Donna already has some wonderful ideas for her workshops and I hope I get invited so I can make them also. She is a very talented scrapbooker and does digital scrapbooking as well, not to mention her wonderful cards.
I believe you will see her on my blog very soon as another guest designer.
Welcome Donna to Stampin Up!
Thursday, October 28
She used the flourish swirly stamp in the set with versamark to do the background on both stamps. On one of them she then put CRYSTAL EFFECTS item #101055, page 196, on the swirled images for a wonderful effect! Crystal effects also on the tree decorations, the flowers and the ink stamped swirls on the card as well. I LOVE crystal effects and all the things you can do with it.
She used DAZZLING DIAMONDS item #102023, page 96 on a lot of places she put the crystal effects for more BLING BLING.
Her color pallette for this card is Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock (pages 166-169) and the DESIGNER PAPER JOLLY HOLIDAY item #117158, page 174.
Thank you Lesleigh for being my first guest designer on my blog!!
For those of you who live in UTAH, check out her FABULOUS CUPCAKES and AMAZING FONDANT SCULPTING at http://cupcakesbyles.blogspot.com
Tuesday, October 26
HOWEVER, the heat does NOT stop me from feeling in the Holiday mood for tonight's workshop of SNOWFLAKES AND DAZZLING DIAMONDS AND MINI MILK CARTONS.
Beside this posting are some more photos of the treat holders/mini milk cartons for our holiday workshop. Beautiful BASHFUL BLUE and NATURAL WHITE cardstock, ribbon and ink, along with some shadowing with MARINA BLUE INK and some designer Series Paper from BLUEBERRY CRISP. Also some fine glitter from the glitter stacks and of course the big shot and snowflake dies.
When I first got the Blueberry Crips DSP, I did not like it much because it is kind of vintage and rubbed off in places. But once I got used to that, I am LOVING IT because of the mix of colors and the wonderful way it can be used with just about any theme. Doesn't it look like THE HOLIDAYS on this Winter Treat Holder??
Have a great day and leave me a message if you like my mini milk carton treat holders!!
Thursday, October 14
Oh, by the way.... did I tell you I LOVE IT??!!
You MUST get this and try it. I used the vanilla smooch spritz. There are 4 different colors available. It is in a glass vial with a very fine spritzer on the top. I think this might last me for years and years because the spritz comes out so fine.
Click on SHOP NOW to order YOUR smooch spritz from my Stampin Up site.
Leave me a comment if you have used the smooch spritz, won't you?
Wednesday, October 13
The Clearance Rack Blitz ends on October 18, so make sure you go to my stampin' up website and shop NOW.
Then click on SHOP NOW once you are at my shopping site, then click CLEARANCE RACK
Saturday, October 9
Thursday, October 7
Tuesday, October 5
Things to know about the Clearance Rack Blitz:
•Orders for Clearance Rack items must be placed at my Online Store
•Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin’ Rewards.
•While the Blitz lasts from October 5–18, some items, depending on
availability, may be made available in the Clearance Rack in the future.
•All discontinued items are available only while supplies last.
•All sales of discontinued items are final.
Saturday, October 2
Then, my Christmas stamp-a-stack class was next. We made 6 cards - 3 of each of two designs, using the Dasher Stamp from the a-la-Carte cards on pages 16-19 in the catalog.
We had a yummy lunch and fun time talking and learning several new techniques - dry embossing with the big shot, heat embossing to make a wonderful gold reindeer named Dasher, and glittering everything that held still. (we were all sparkling when it was over!!)
Three sweet friends came to the class and we had the BEST TIME. Thanks Audrey, Susan and Dee. It was so fun to have you come to my home and make cards with me. We will have to do some more to get our cards all made for this year!!
As they were leaving, I remembered that I needed a photo, so I got one of Susan and Audrey holding their cards. Dee had already skeedaddled home. See the photo of the gals and their cards below.
Wednesday, September 29
Well, I thought about that song last night because at Dee's workshop we made DREAMSICLES - those yummy popsicles made from orange popsicle with vanilla icecream in the middle. I LOVED those as a kid.
Well last night, 8 ladies loved making those as cards. We had so much fun. We had 4 NEWBIES to stamping and they did a terrific job with the help of those sitting next to them who were pros already at cardmaking.
We all loved the little BITE out of the corner of the card to show the vanilla ice cream inside.
We made a candy treat to go with the card - a baggie of orange slice jellies (also a childhood fav) with a topper on it to match the card.
We used the TART AND TANGY stamp set with a sentiment from a retired set.
BUT I FORGOT TO TAKE PHOTOS OF EVERYONE HAVING FUN!! I WAS SO BUSY HELPING AND HAVING FUN THAT I TOTALLY FORGOT THE PHOTOS. OUCH!
Sunday, September 26
Anyway, I got some flannel cloth with froggies on it since my niece is having a boy. I thought these froggies were perfect for a baby boy's diaper bag.
It went together so very easy - just sew an X from corner to corner thru 3 layers - 2 layers of cloth and one layer of batting or thick interface. I bought the interface by the yard and it seems just like quilt batting.
I added fabric handles and a cute wooden button for the closure. As you can see in the photo, I also added 2 pockets inside for the bottle and some wipies. I think pockets are important in diaper bags.
See photos and let me know if you have any questions about how to make one yourself.
Then decide how large you want your diaper bag (I chose 3 square high and 3 squares wide for each side.)
Thursday, September 23
Thanks so much, Monica, for this wonderful blog candy. Her website:
WOO-HOO. I WON!!!!!
Wednesday, September 22
Tuesday, September 21
Hope you enjoy my halloween mini milk carton treats that I made for the challenges.
Please leave me a comment if you like my mini milk carton creations or any of the cards on my blog.
Have a fun cardmaking and crafting week!
Saturday, September 18
DID 'JA KNOW THAT THIS YEAR STAMPIN' UP! HAS QUITE A FEW SINGLE STAMPS IN THEIR CATALOG? HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY AVAILABLE - ALL UNDER $10!!
1. IN THE BIG IDEA CATALOG THEY ARE ON PAGES 18, 19 AND 20.
*I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE HOMEMADE & TO DIE FOR STAMP
*WHAT COULD BE SWEETER THAN THE BABY STEPS STAMP WITH MOMMA AND BABY ELEPHANT HOLDING ON TO MOMMA'S TAIL?
*DASHER THE REINDEER WITH HIS BEAUTIFUL SWIRLS ON HIS ANTLERS IS GOING TO BE ON ALL MY CHRISTMAS CARDS THIS YEAR.
2. IN THE HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG THEY ARE ON PAGE 41.
*LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE SWEET SNOWGLOBE. I AM GOING TO USE MY SWEET TREAT CUPS AS THE GLOBE PART AND PUT SOME "SNOW" INSIDE LIKE A REAL SNOWGLOBE. GRANDKIDS WILL LOVE RECEIVING THAT CARD, WON'T THEY?
*I AM CRAZY ABOUT ANY KINDS OF BIRDS - EVEN CROWS. WE HAD A PAIR NEST IN THE PINES BEHIND OUR HOME IN TEXAS. SO THE MIDNIGHT RAVEN SINGLE STAMP IS JUST UP MY ALLEY FOR HALLOWEEN. DOESN'T THE RAVEN NEED TO COME VISIT AT YOUR HOUSE AS WELL?
ALL THESE SINGLE STAMPS ARE UNDER $10 - A GREAT BARGAIN THAT YOU CAN USE AGAIN AND AGAIN ALL YEAR.
Thursday, September 16
My granddaughter, Kayleigh, is helping me cut and sew the blocks while I sew them together to make the bag/tote.
Stay tuned to see the fininished piece in a few days!! IT IS SO STINKING CUTE - RIBBIT, RIBBIT
Thursday, September 9
We made 144 cartons total with holders for each set of 4. Everyone had such a fun time deciding how to decorate them with stamps, decorative paper, ink techniques, and embellishments. The embellishments were the favorite part for everyone, I believe. Brads of all colors, the new sparkly brads, paper flowers, those other flowers that you can ink, clips of all kinds, glitter, beads, glue on doo-dads (technical term for sure), etc. It was pure madness in a GOOD way.
Thank you Lesleigh for being such a wonderful hostess and putting up with all our mess and GLITTER everywhere. AND we all fell in love with those melt in your mouth cinnamon rolls. See Lesleigh's blog at CUPCAKESBYLES.BLOGSPOT.COM for more of her amazing eatible creations.
It was a fun but exhausting day. Thanks to everyone who came and participated. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones.
Saturday, August 7
Above are some cute chocolate and candy wrapped for little "just because" gifts for neighbors, friends and family.
Enjoy! and Happy Monkey Saturday
Friday, August 6
Saturday, July 31
We learned how to watercolor with the watercolor crayons and the aqua pen, how to use ribbon in unusual ways, an interesting flower pot card, big shot texture folder uses on our cards, and how to use the ink pads to shadow and highlight our cards.
Stay tuned for more classes coming in the next few weeks.
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Wednesday, June 16
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