Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Card Order

Hello everyone!  I'm taking advantage of the fact that my baby is napping to quickly post these Christmas cards I just made for an order.  Disclaimer: I do NOT take credit for these ideas.  I simply saw them on Pinterest and thought they were pretty cute so I did my own version of them.  Also, I made doubles of each of these, so if you are interested in purchasing any of them, just let me know!  Enjoy! <3 JEM

Thursday, October 30, 2014

2014 Christmas Cards

Hello everyone!  I just want to share this year's Christmas cards with you.  You're probably wondering how I had time to make these with a new baby, so I'll let you in on my secret.  I prepped all the cards before the baby even arrived, so I didn't have much to do to finish them!  This first card I made at stamp club last year, and I liked it so much I had to make it again this year!

This card is something I came up with in my own brain for a card challenge last year, and again, I liked it so much I wanted to make more this year.

I saw this idea on Pinterest, and loved the simplicity of it.

This is another card idea I found on Pinterest and just loved.  It definitely took the most time though, as there are lots of little details.  I'm also really excited because a friend from church asked me to make some Christmas cards for her this year!  I'd better get brainstorming now while the baby is napping!  Hope you have a great day!  <3 JEM

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall Creations

Hello everyone!  Just wanted to let you know that I am still on the planet and making some cards in my wee bit of spare time.  How could I not?  Most of the following cards came from ideas on Pinterest, because that's how I roll these days.  Hope you enjoy! <3 JEM

For my dad's 60th birthday.

For my niece's 1st birthday.  It goes with the themed invitations I made for her party.

For my sister's boyfriend's 25th.  Young pup :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Birthday Invitations

Hey everyone!  It has been a long time... Babies are a pretty 24/7 kinda job, I've discovered.  Still, I'm secretly(okay, maybe not so secretly anymore!) dreaming that he'll soon give me time to start making cards again - I'm going through withdrawal!  My sister in law asked me to make birthday invites for my niece's 1st birthday party the week before I had my baby, so I cranked these ones out fast!  I was pretty lucky to have received the cowboy paper from a friend, cuz I'm really not country in the least.  The kraft card stock is from Michael's, and I used a background stamp from Stampin' Up on it.  The horse was made with various Stampin' Up punches, and the ribbon is Stampin' Up as well.  The twine was a gift, and so was the paper the sentiment is stamped on.  I hope you like it! <3 JEM

Monday, July 28, 2014

Summer Order

Hey everyone!  Just wanted to share this order with you.  Some of these cards are recreations from Stamp Club, and some are ideas I've seen from Pinterest, usually with a bit of a twist depending on the materials I actually have.  Also note that there is something recycled in almost all of these cards - mostly paper.

These next few cards vary slightly as I was making doubles so I'd have some extra myself.  The ones on the left are mine, and the ones on the right are for the order (she wanted blank cards).

Hope you enjoyed!  <3 JEM

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Good morning!  Something a little different for you today.  I actually finished this afghan for my friends way back in February, but just forgot to post it!  It was their wedding present.

Hope you like!  Have a great day <3 JEM

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Monochromatic and Christmas

Happy Saturday afternoon, everyone!  Two new cards for you today.  I've had to experiment with different places to take my pictures with good light because my belly just won't let me lay on the floor anymore... Also my hands seem to shake more.. These turned out pretty well though!  So this first card is for The Challenge #10, for which I used the sketch only and not the colors.  I'm also submitting it for Merry Monday #115, which is to make a white on white card.  I'm not sure where the ribbon came from, but the card stock is from Michael's, and everything else is Stampin' Up.  Click the image to play along with the current sketch!

I've decided I really love this card and want to make more of it.  Totally digging the look.  So this card is for Freshly Made Sketches #143, as well as Colour Me Card Challenge #27.  I didn't have Blackberry Bliss so I used the closest color I had.  The white card stock and silver is from Michael's, the twine from a Christmas project, and the rest is Stampin' Up. <3 JEM 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Double Post

Good evening!  Tonight's post features two cards covering 4 challenges total.  I wanted to post them all together to save digital space, I suppose.  This first card is for The Pink Elephant 257, as well as Runway Inspired Challenge #63.  I was excited when I saw the inspiration photo as it let me try out my chevron punch for the first time.  I chose to keep it simple and bold with straight edges like the dress.

Here's the inside with the sentiment so you do know it's a birthday card (and that I did use a stamp!)   :)  The black card stock is from a friend, the white from some unpublished books at work, the floral from an anniversary gift from my hubby, and the stamp and ink are Stampin' Up.

This second card is for Seize the Sketch #23 as well as The Paper Players #202.  The Paper Players Challenge was a Tic-Tac-Toe, so I chose to use green, embossing, and birthday.  The green card stock is from my mom, and the white is from those same books at work.  The stamps, ink, embossing folder, and framelit are Stampin' Up.  Hope you enjoy!  <3 JEM

Monday, June 30, 2014

New Baby Card

Good morning!  A quick card to post before running off to work.. Yeah, I'd definitely rather be making cards than going to work right now, but such is life!  This is for Freshly Made Sketches 142 as well as The Card Concept #13.  I went for the concept of Clean & Layering.  I don't usually make baby cards so this was a bit different for me.  Anyway, the yellow and green card stock is from a friend, the white is left over from a Christmas project, the duck paper is from Michael's, and the brads, ink, and sentiment are Stampin' Up.  Hope you have a good day! <3 JEM

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Calling to Wish You a Happy Birthday!

Hey all!  Something a little different today.  This card was inspired by the sketch at The Pink Elephant 256.  I pretty much used all scraps for this card, with the exception of the patterned paper which I got a very long time ago at Michael's.  The yellow ribbon is from a gift bag, and all the grey card stock is from a friend.  The stamps and ink are Stampin' Up.  Now I gotta run cuz my mom is coming over to give me a pedicure - ahh, the little things you look forward to when you can't bend over to reach your own feet, hah!  Hope you enjoy! <3 JEM

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Playful Mojo

Good morning!  Here is my submission for Mojo Monday 351 as well as Colour Me Challenge #26.  I never would have chosen to put these colors together but they seem to work rather well.  Pretty much everything about this card is recycled.  The brown card stock is from our wedding invitations, the white from some covers at work that never got used, and the yellow from a friend.  The green ribbon and flower is from a friend, the brad and happy stamp from my mom, and the twine from a leftover Christmas project.  The blue stamp and ink are Stampin' Up.  Hope you have a wonderful day - one of my best friends is coming up to visit us today and I'm really looking forward to it :)  <3 JEM

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer Birthday

Good evening all!  Just a quick post before I head off to bed.  This is my submission for The Shabby Tea Room 224, as well as The Paper Players 201.  I just love the bright summery-ness of this card.  It's also quite the collage of product.  The pink card stock, brads, and ink are from my mom, the green polka dot paper was an anniversary gift from my hubby, and the stamps, green paper, and edgelits are Stampin' Up.  Hope you enjoy! <3 JEM

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Shimmer On!

Hey everyone!  This is my submission for Merry Monday 114 and Runway Inspired Challenge #62.  I recently purchased one of the new background sheet stamp things (yeah, so technical!) from Stampin' Up and when I saw the inspiration picture at RIC I knew what I wanted to do!  So the ink, stencil, shimmer spray and stamps are from Stampin' Up, the white paper is from Michael's, and the ribbon and glitter glue is from a friend.  Hopefully you can see the shimmer on some of the stars!  <3 JEM