Monday, August 31, 2015

Chocolate Birthday Card and Another Announcement!

Happy Monday!  It's really hard to believe that it's the last day of August already... Where did the month go?  Hubby is back at work and I'm back to full-time mommying.  And the darling baby broke me into that by waking up in the night and being suuuuper cranky today.  New tooth is coming in - so he won't look like he has fangs anymore, thank goodness!

This card (well, one of them) was a special order for a birthday.  The request was for something incorporating wine, chocolates, or.. I don't remember the last item, but oh well!  I borrowed this lovely stamp set from a friend - so grateful.  Just when you think you're starting to build up your arsenal...

Inspiration was found on Pinterest, as usual.  When I make a card, I usually make two, because why not?  The one on the right was actually a "mistake" but ended up being the one that was purchased.  Go figure!  I used some Stampin' Up Crystal Effects on the glass dome to give an illusion of depth and shine. 

So, my next item of big news... I decided to become a Stampin' Up demonstrator! I know, right!?  It seems like everyone is going into home sales right now (or at least, everyone I know), so I thought I would take the plunge.  I hope to have a card making event in mid-September - more information to come - where you can just come and make a few cards, no strings attached.  If you'd like to know more, please let me know and I can get the information out to you!  Anyway, time to go make supper.  Have a great evening! <3 JEM

Monday, August 24, 2015

Merry Christmas and a BIG Announcement!

Hey everybody!  This is a big day for me - and I'm so excited that I finally get to let you guys know about it, too!  But first, my first Christmas card batch of the season.  Teaser, I know.

This card is CASED from Michelle Last, a Stampin' Up demonstrator in the UK.  I just love the 'merry' sentiment, as you could literally do the colouring a million different ways.  I think pretty much everything here is from Stampin' Up, except for the white card stock, which is from Michael's.

Okay, okay.. I'll tell you the big news now.  I applied for, and was accepted, as a vendor at the upcoming All Things Pretty Market November 21st and 22nd!!!!!  I'm so shocked.  I didn't really think I'd make it in.  And I'm a bit nervous, cuz it's my first ever craft market.  You can check out their Facebook page for more information, but I'll have some fun things to share along the way, too :)

Have a great evening! <3 JEM

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Pop Up Posies Part 2

Happy Saturday, everyone!  Do you have any plans for your weekend?  Today is the first Saturday that we've been to the Farmer's Market since our son was born.. last year!  A bit ridiculous, I know.  We hiked down first thing this morning before it got busy, picked up some yummy local honey, and trekked back home.  It was crisp but quite enjoyable.  On to today's cards!

These cards use some neat flowers from Stampin' Up's Pop Up Posies kit.  I really need to start using my goodies while they're still current and not retired, but I digress.  These little flowers are made with different sized cupcake liner looking paper, which you fold in half, arrange to your liking, and then secure with a brad of your choice.  A bit bulky but really cute!  I used kraft card stock from Michael's, and everything else is Stampin' Up.  Hope you like them!  Oh, and stay tuned to this page on Monday for a VERY exciting announcement!  I'm so pumped to share this with you.. and hopefully have piqued your interest, teehee!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend! <3 JEM

Saturday, August 15, 2015

For the Bride and Groom

Happy Saturday, everyone!  Hope you're enjoying the weekend so far.  I'm personally super excited for our renovated bathroom to be finished.  We are like, thisclose to having it done!  I'll definitely share some pictures when it's done.  On to the card of the day.  I made this card for a friend's wedding in July.  I love the simplicity of it with the touch of lace.  The stamp is from the Stampin' Up set: For the New Two.  The sequins are leftover wedding decorations and I think the card stock was from my mom.  Hope you like! <3 JEM

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

There's Only One You

Hello, everyone!  This is the birthday card I made for my hubby's birthday this year.  It features the stamp sets Feeling Sentimental, Vintage Verses, and Dictionary from Stampin' Up.  I used the Ticket Builder Punch and my Sponge Daubers.  I had lots of fun making this card - I hope you like it! <3 JEM