Friday, January 18, 2013

When Jean speaks...

...EVERYBODY listens!!  LOL!  Boy it sure looks like she's fighting mad don't it?  What a hoot she is.  This is "Sound off Jean" from Art Impression's Golden Oldies stamp line.  AI is one of my favorite collections.  I just love any image of an OLD person.  Ya know, they make the BEST birthday cards!  Bwah-ha-ha-ha!  This card was for my BESTEST friend LouLou.  The inside reads, "you can fart, pee, laugh and sneeze all at the same time!"  OMG, isn't that GREAT?  Ahhhh, it still makes me laugh, and fart, and pee and sneeze!!  Tee-hee!  Anyhoo, I colored Jean (just needs an "ie" on the end of her name and she'd be perfect - Pffft!) with my Copics and stitched her to some SU Soft Suede CS.  I matted the DP with some grey CS and then tied some crocheted ribbon around the bottom.  I printed the sentiment on my computer.  Oh and of course, I applied some Glossy Accents to her glasses.  LOVE IT!

OMG, did you notice her shoes?  Man, those little pigs are the BEST!  It just keeps gettin' better and better!  LOL!  Have a great day and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon!

Stamps - Art Impressions; Copics; CS - SU Soft Suede & Grey; Crocheted Ribbon; Glossy Accents

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Happy Anniversary!

Hi there!  Are you hens having a good week!  Well, it's HUMP DAY!  Woot-Woot!  We're half way to the weekend!  This is my honey's anniversary card.  Man, I do LOVE this card!  Of course, just using Kraft colored cardstock makes me love it even more, but it is CUTE right?  These little images are from   the Twitterpated set from Verve Stamps.  That's where I got the idea to frame this image with dashed lines and the little hearts.  SUPER CUTE idea!  I colored the images with my Copics and paper pieced their clothes.  I attached them to the SU Crumb Cake CS with dimensionals and then drew on the dashed lines and hearts.  I matted the card with some SU Basic Black CS and then added the little one inch squares at the bottom to coordinate with their outfits.  Oh, and this set is on sale for $14.40 if you're interested. I LOVE it those cute little faces!  Tee-hee!  

Ok hens, I hope you all have a great day and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon! 

Stamps - Verve Stamps; CS - SU Crumb Cake & Basic Black; Copics; DP - My Minds Eye

Monday, January 14, 2013


Morning hens!  This is a little card I made for my niece
who graduated last year.  These little images are from the Smarty Pants set over at Paper Smooches.  I colored them with my Copics  and paper pieced the professors shirt. Of course, you can't have glasses without some Glossy Accents right? Love it!  I matted the DP with some SU Basic Black CS and stitched around the edges.  I  attached them to the DP with a few dimensionals and tied on this cute striped ribbon.  I stamped the diamond pattern on the bottom with one of the patterns from the Debonair stamp set and placed little gold beads in the center of each diamond.  Last but not least, I rounded the corners with my Corner Chomper.  Love that thing!

I also made this cute little box that looks like a mortarboard. Bet you'll never guess how I made it?  Hmmmmm???  How'd you know?  Yup, my Silhouette Cameo!!  Then I just attached some yellow grosgrain ribbon to the bottom of the round cup and threaded it through the top.  

I stuffed it with some shredded paper and placed her earrings and necklace inside. Love it! 

Supplies: Stamps - Paper Smooches; Copics; Adhesive Beads - Michaels; Glossy Accents; CS - SU Crumb Cake & Basic Black; Template - Silhouette America; Ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (Striped Grosgrain), Offray (Yellow Grosgrain)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Christmas Ornaments

Good morning hens!  I know this is late but I thought you'd like to see them anyway.  These are ornaments I made using dried flowers from Lil' Chick's wedding.  Her flowers were peach roses and so pretty.  Anyway, my sister in law saw this idea on Pinterest and sent it to me.  I knew I HAD to make it for Lil' Chick.  Once again, I busted out the trusty Silhouette Cameo and typed in Doug & Jessica and the date of their wedding.  I cut the names and date from white adhesive vinyl. I bought these glass ornaments from Michael's and filled them with the dried flowers.  What a great idea, right?  Needless to say, Lil' Chick LOVED it!   That makes me smile!

I had flower petals left over, so I decided to make one for myself.  I did mine in beige vinyl letters and used the actual ribbon from my bouquet.  So cute!

Supplies: Glass Ornaments - Michaels; Adhesive Vinyl - Silhouette America; Ribbon

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Lil' Chick's Birthday Card

How appropriate right?  I LOVED how this card turned out.  Of course you can't go wrong with any Whipper Snapper Designs image.  They're just so STINKIN CUTE!  I colored "Farm Girl" with my Copics and stitched her on some SU Cherry Cobbler CS.  I stamped Happy Birthday on some velum and attached it with a couple of silver brads.  To finish, I added some polka dot ribbon tied in a cute bubbly bow. 

I hope you like it. Be sure to leave a comment below (I miss you hens!) and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon. Have a great day!

Supplies: Stamp - Whipper Snapper Designs; CS - SU Cherry Cobby; Copics; Brads and Ribbon.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy Birthday Bobby!

Mornin hens!  Today is my older brother's birthday.  I made this simple card for him and stuffed in a gift card to his favorite restaurant.  Have I told you hens how much I LOVE my Silhouette Cameo?  Holy cow, I know I couldn't have done all the crafts for the wedding without it, that's for sure.  It's AMAZING and has become an invaluable tool for my crafting.  With that said, I downloaded the template for this card and it cut out the card with the word Happy Birthday on the front.  Yup, it does it all.  It even scores it where it should be folded.  Ahhhhhhhh!  Ok, so then I backed the front of the card with some DP by October Afternoon and added some baker's twine on the left.  Next, I colored this cute little image from Whipper Snapper Designs called "Take the Cake Turtle" with my Copics and added some Stickles to the candles.  That's it!  Super simple and Super cute too!  
Hope you hens have a great Monday!

Supplies: Stamps - Whipper Snapper Designs; CS - Taylored Expressions; Template Design - Silhouette America; Copics; Bakers Twine - Hobby Lobby; Stickles; DP - October Afternoon Cakewalk

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Bridal Shower

Hi there!  Sorry for the delay in my posting but I came down with pneumonia just before Christmas!  OMG, I was SO SICK!  The doctor put me on some antibiotics and I'm doing better each day.  Whew!

So, back to my story....  Well, Lil' Chick's bridal shower was absolutely the PRETTIEST thing ever.  Her two maid of honors did an AMAZING job too! They planned a surprise English Tea Party to be held at a quaint Bed & Breakfast inn.  The Bed & Breakfast Inn was an old 3 story home that was just gorgeous.   Lil' Chick had no idea where or what the theme of the shower was.  All she knew was she had to wear a dress.  LOL!  I picked her up at her apartment and of course she kept asking where are we going, where are we going!  I wouldn't tell her!  Tee-hee!  Once I turned down the street of the Inn, she knew the location was the Bed & Breakfast Inn as she and one of her Maid of Honors had eaten lunch there before.  She started squealing she was so THRILLED!!!!  Everyone had a great time and Lil' Chick was so happy.  Here are some of the photos from that day....

This is as we were walking in. (Shhhh!  Everyone is waiting inside for her.)
This is the little sign that was in the garden outside.
Everyone yelled SURPRISE as she walked in.  She was SO EXCITED to see everyone in hats!! 

This is Alicia, Cheryl and Lil' Chick!  Alicia & Cheryl are her two Maid of Honors. 
This is how the room was decorated for the Tea Party.  So cute!!

The cupcake and hors d'oeuvre table.  I made the Bride to Be sign out of chipboard and stained doilies.

The cupcakes were decorated with teacups and Vera Bradley purses. LOL!

These are little "ham roll ups".  Lil' Chick's FAV!!
Jessica and her little cousin Madilyn.

Gotta get the pinky right!! {{snort!}}

By george, I think she's got it!!

I LOVE black & white photos!!  

Love that smile!

Time for presents!!  I asked that they save my presents for last.  I wrapped each box bottom and top individually so she could just lift off the box top and leave the bow in tact.  Everyone moaned, "Good grief!  That's Jeanie for ya!"

The first gift was a box of Thank You notes, envelopes, and stamps.  I also included a shower invitation
(yep, I made those too!) for her to keep. She's holding up the shower invitation. 
The Thank You notes coordinated with the invitation with little tea pots and a doily.
Now for the last gift.  Here's a close up of my wrapping.... :)
This is the poem I laid inside...

This is a piece of my wedding gown and the lace is from my train.  I had her NEW initials embroidered on the piece and then I made the hanky for her.  I was quite proud of myself for how well I mitered those corners too!
It turned out beautiful. She carried it on her wedding day!

I think she LOVED it!  What do you think?
Actually, she came right over to me and gave me the biggest hug.  We were both crying then.

One thing I can say about my little girl, she has a deep sense of appreciation, which I love.
She was SO TOUCHED by my gift.  That meant the world to me.  I LOVE my Lil' Chick SO MUCH!
Such pretty ladies!

My sister, my mother and me in our hats!  Woot-woot!  What fun we had!

We all LOVED the location and theme and had such fun getting all dressed up in our dresses and hats! I found that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE cream in my tea!  Who'd have thunk? And lemon curd is AWESOME!  You think there's a job as a taste tester in Buckingham Palace in my future??? Hmmmm???