Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas star card

Playing around last night trying to come up with some ideas. Saw this sketch on this blog Oh Bumble is Me. The original sketch was posted on 2 Sketches 4 you and is found here. I liked the sketch and needed something to get me crafting again.

Paper is Stampin up Very vanilla, Riding hood red and Old olive cardstock and Riding hood red dp.
Ink Stampin up Old Olive and Basic black
Stamps are Stampin up star from "Spotlight on Christmas" and the quote is Cornish Heritage Farms- Mona Lisa Moments "Christmas Expressions". Star Punch and Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon are Stampin Up.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #12

I so loved the piece of art in Esme and Carlisle's home in the movie Twilight and had to recreate it for my card with one of my favourite quotes. Of course most of us know what the inside of the card reads, "Awhile". The original rules for this challenge can be found here at Stamp Happens.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Quote of the day

“Meaning is not something that you stumble across, like an answer to a riddle or a prize in a treasure hunt. Meaning is something you build into your life. You build it out of your own past, out of your affections and loyalties, out of the experience of humankind as it is passed on to you, out of your own talent and understanding, out of the things you believe in, out of the things and people you love, out of the values for which you are willing to sacrifice something. The ingredients are there. You are the only one who can put them together into that unique pattern that will be your life. Let it be a life that has dignity and meaning for you.” -Anonymous

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Have you gone to see it yet? Are you going to go see it? Despite the line up and the feeling of being old in the crowd, I went with my two friends last night. And let me tell you I loved the books so I had high expectations. And all I can say is if I get off in time tonight I am going again!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Good Riddance

Good Riddance. Two more days to go at my old job. Then I am moving onward. I am starting fresh. I am beginning again. I am looking for change. I am looking forward to it. I know there will be a learning curve. I know that it won't be easy. I am ready to do it though. I am looking for a chance at something new. I am hopeful that this will be the start of a new life.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

World Card Making Day 2008

After working my 12 hour shift today, and discussing multiple times with my friend that we deserved triple time for working on World Card Making Day, I made this card.

Stamps- Tree by Hero Arts, Quote by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink- Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip by Stampin Up.
Leaves that I made from my mini Prima flowers.
Cardstock- Bazzill and Stampin Up.
Punch- ticket corner Stampin Up, Oval-EK Success.
Sketch- Little Paper Shop Blog Challenge #2

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

two cards I recieved

The inside says "May all your wishes come true. Good luck".

The inside says, "good things come to those who wait".

The interesting thing is they both came in the same week, last week. They both came in a huge week in my life. I interviewed for a new job. I am contemplating my future. I am having dreams about a new life. I am waiting patiently to see who or what is to come in the future. I am waiting. I am being patient. It is difficult to be patient. It is difficult to wait. I am in anticipation. I am waiting expectantly. I am hoping for good things. I am still choosing Joy. This is the year.

two cards I made

A quick card for my friend who is moving. It is hard to read but the sentiment is "I moose you." I included it with a loaf of pumpkin bread, which I made fresh last night. Yum!

Patterned paper- Making Memories.
Stamps- Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink & ribbon- Stampin Up
cardstock- Bazzill, Stampin Up

A card for my friend who got a new job.

Stamps- Amuse
Ink- Stampin Up
Cardstock- from my stash, Stampin Up, Bazzill.

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

flowers for a friend

Using my new Cuttlebug embossing folder, some jeweled brads, my new Nestabilities double ended tags and label trios. Sentiment is Technique Tuesday. Colors are stampin up- Real Red, Bordering Blue and Certainly Celery.
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Saturday, August 02, 2008

Breaking Dawn

The Fourth Stephanie Meyer book in the Twilight Series is being devoured by me today. This is the cover. Has any one else read these books? Thoughts?

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Word album project

I did this word album- Believe- for a coworker. Covered with Autumn Leaves Manhattan paper and matching Bazzill cardstock. Also used Autumn Leaves rubons and brads. Still need to add some photos, but am waiting for a few more to arrange them in the album.

recent cards

Happy Birthday card made with Fancy Pants "True" line of papers. One of my ultimate favourite lines!! The sentiment is Stampin Up. The chipboard letters are Chatterbox. The stars punches are Stampin Up. Bazzill cardstock.

Retired Stampin Up set "Power Up". Made this for a co-worker who's daughter's boyfriend just graduated from heavy duty mechanic school. The sentiment I printed from the computer. The snaps are from Chatterbox. The background paper was run through my Cuttlebug with the "distressed stripes" embossing folder

Saturday, March 01, 2008

coffee to go

Inspired by the multiple to-go coffee's this week from Starbucks. :)

Bazzill cardstock- brown.
SU cardstock- Whisper White.
Double sided patterned paper- Rusty Pickle "Clown forgot his tie".
Punch- Stampin up- horizontal slot, EK Success- corner rounder.
Stamp- Lizzie Anne Designs.

SU Classic Ink- Basic Brown.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


So a movie inspired card here...."3:10 to Yuma" was being watched and magically this card was made. he he.

Yes, pulled out the Stampin Up Wanted and Bronc Buster sets and my star punches. Used Sahara Sand cardstock for the punched out stars, also the Classic Backgrounds stamp for the large star. All SU Classic inks- Basic Brown, Sahara Sand, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, and Close to Cocoa. The actual stamping, except for the punched stars, is on Whisper White, which is a little difficult to see in this photo.

Also used my new cardstand from my good friend RK. *smile*

Monday, February 25, 2008

love you card

My handmade valentine that I gave to my friend and co-worker. She loved it.

Diecut heart - bazzill paper.
Whisper White cardstock.
Prima flowers.
Making Memories jeweled brad.
SU- Short and Sweet stamp set.
SU- Basic black classic ink.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

thank you

Supplies: Bazzill cardstock, SU- Blue Bayou, whisper white cardstock.
Ink- SU Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky
Punch- SU Ticket corner, word window
other- pebbles

Sunday, January 20, 2008

XOXO- 2 by 2

My new Wild About You set from Stampin Up needed to be used this week. Here is what I came up with. Using my new Cuttlebug heart embossing folder as well. :)

Supplies- SU Cardstock- Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White.
Ink- SU Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Pen- Staedler yellow fineline
Ribbon-SU Chocolate chip RETIRED, and pink from my stash
Stamps- Giraffe SU Wild about you, Heart & Alphabet stamps- PSX, oval- amuse.

Flower- Bazzill by Imaginsce
Brad- Making Memories
Sticker- Rusty Pickle
Punch- SU Ticket corner, Large and Small Oval

Cuttlebug comes home.

Happy day after Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's to me.
My new Cuttlebug and embossing folders that arrived this week. I ordered them the day after American Thanksgiving and am so glad they are here to stay!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

30th Birthday card

Cream cardstock, Soft Sky SU cardstock, Basic Grey Patterened Paper "Periphery", Flowers were a gift for Christmas, Making Memories Crystal brad, Cloud 9 Design stickers, Kelly Panacci for SandyLion crown stamp, Technique Tuesday word stamps, SU word stamps.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Word of the year for Jill

Last year I read Ali Edwards posts on choosing a word of the year and I even chose one, mindful. I didn't really do anything with it though. It was a sort of difficult word to follow through on. The year went by without me consciously living out being mindful.

This year I choose JOY. I choose joy because I have the Wordsworth stamp. Just kidding. I choose joy because at the end of the day I can look through all of the not so nice stuff and still find at least one thing that brings me joy. The choosing of joy has been inspired by the Mars Hill Seattle pastor Mark Driscoll who was doing a series on The Rebel's Guide to Joy from the book of Philippians. I have downloaded some of the pod casts of the sermons and have been watching them.

2008- I choose Joy!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

And there you have it....

I told you so!

You Don't Have a Boyfriend Because You are Too Shy

When a guy gets to know you, he finds a great catch
Problem is... you're too shy for most guys to get to know.
From meeting someone to dating, you usually have your guard up.
And while you're just holding back, it makes you seem like you've got something to hide.
The Recipe For Jill
3 parts Fun 2 parts Wit 1 part Inspiration
Splash of Playfulness
Finish off with a squeeze of lime juice

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

This is what I sent out this year

for my Christmas cards.

I am late in posting them, but here they are nonetheless.

Stamp set Tags on Board SU, inner stamp- Great Impressions.

Cuttlebugged Whisper White SU Cardstock

Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky cardstock tags with the ticket corner punch and horizontal slot punch with ribbon and jeweled brad. Large oval punch, Purely Pomegranate ink.

Regal Rose cardstock