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I'm a person of wide interest. I like doing a lot of things but I'm a master at none. Right now I'm having so much fun making cards to share with my friends and family ....There are so many wonderful designers out there and the creativity of each one is so incredible. Im currently taking a painting class working with acrylic paints. I have a loving family...Married to the same wonderful man for over 31 years. I have three grown children and one beautiful grandaughter(who also shares my love of crafting).

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's that time of year again!!!

Good Morning Everyone,
Happy Wednesday to you all!!
I would like to share a Christmas Card that I will be adding to my stash for this year.
First it's a wonderful snowman from Sassy Cherly's collection of snowmen.....I just love her snowmen they have so much character and are always having fun.
I've color the snowman with Triart markers and as usual with some prisma pencils.
The papers I've had for awhile so I'm not sure who they are from.
The snowflakes are from Martha Stewarts line of punches and the small swirl is from sizzix.
The sentiment is from the Dollar bin at Michaels......I just love those dollar bins there....There's always something fun.
Well enjoy the day and I hope you like the card.
Hugs Jean

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Christmas Ornaments

 I have also been working on some Christmas Ornaments that I think are just so beautiful....They are pretty easy to make although they take a very long time to put together....And they take some practice in folding them. They are called Kusadama Balls...there are alot of tutorials on youtube that you can follow.

This is  a close up of one of the petals in the ball.
Enjoy Hugs Jean

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Projects I have been working on!!!

I wanted to share the  Halloween cards that I sent out to my Sisters..They were so much fun to do and so easy.The stamps are from Impression Obsession and are called The Peeking Pumpkin .... you can find the stamp here.I used My Triart alcohol markers and a few prisma pencils to color the images
I used several Martha Stewart punches ....Dont you just love the mice all in a row and the fence with all the bats .The papers are from K&C. And the embellies are form Michaels.

Hope you enjoy Hugs Jean

Friday, October 29, 2010

I know I've been gone a lone time!!

Well I know it has been a long time......Many things have happen to me the past few months and I just haven't been able to post anything.I will get back into the swing of things I  promise
I had to get ready for our school opening....School started so early this year august 18th.That just didnt seem fair....Summer was just to short!!!!!
Then My Uncle who was the most dearest of Uncle's passed , and my family and I traveled to Montana from California( that was the longest drive...18 hours non stop), but his Services were beautiful and it was a wonderful celebration of his life.
Then a friend of mine passed the same week....  of colon cancer, and that was especially hard for me because we shared the same illness.
I will miss both of them so much
Thennnn...... to top all of this off I had strep throat I had to deal with.
Well now I am finally able to get back into the swing of things and I will start to post on a semi regular basis.
I have quite a few things to share and I'm excited to share the projects that I have been working on. I will have a post for you tomorrow
Hugs Jean

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Aloha...Aloha Blog Hop

If you arrive from Maria Matters blog then you are on the right path.

First a great BIG Thank You to  Michelle for the wonderful opportunity to have been on her first Design Team...It was a huge Honor to be able to work with her and her beautiful stamps.And it has been an honor to have been part of a fantastic team of artists...I've enjoy every minute Michelle.
I'm sure the next DT will have just as much fun as I have. Thanks to all the Design Team Members  for all the inspiration and beautiful creations.

Here is my Card for the blog hop ....I hope that you enjoy. I wanted the card to be simple so that Leilani would be the star of the show. I also made a stand alone card with the same image Here is a link for a tutorial on spiltcoaststampers.
Thanks Michelle for Leilani
Aloha Kini
(aka Jean)

Stand alone Card unfolded

Two Views of  Cards Folded Up

 Now head on over to Claire's Blog here....To see her beautiful inspiration

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Very Sweet Angel's

Aren't  these just adorable..... they are from Paper Face Designs. She also sells her stamps Here....There are more angels and all are adorable!!
This one is called Fiona Fairy and is free on her  Blog

This one is called Dream Time Angel

Hope you enjoy !!
Hugs Jean

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Color Challeng at Michelle Perkett Studios

Hi Everyone
I hope that you all are enjoying your Summer wherever you are.
Here in Newark, California it has been a great summer and the weather has been fantastic....just wish I had more time to play.
Well we have a great color challenge for our last challenge and don't forget to included butterflies somewhere on your card...... I've decide to use this  image which you can get Here.....She is called
Bloom Grow and Live.
The stamp is colored with Copic makers and Triat ...The DP is from my stash of Japanese papers ....The punch is from Martha Stewart's line of punches
Thank you for all the friendships and for all the fun ........
Thank you for all the wonderful comments  you have left for me....each and every one will be cherished.
Looking forward to the new and exciting inspirations from the new DT.

Hugs Jean

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

White On White at MPS

Hi Everyone.....
I hope everyone here in the USA had a great 4th of July and everyone else had a great Sunday.
There's a new Challenge at Michelle Perkett Studios.......The digi I used can be purchase Here. The image is called Abby and Walter's Birthday. We are to have nothing but white on our card other than the image itself....
This is the card I made for the challenge......somehow I'm into lots of punching for my cards lately...... all the punches I used are either Martha Stewart's or EK Success..I just love there punches
Come and have fun with us.....check out the challenge Here

This is the inside of the card....I know its not all white ...I just had to add some color.


  • Michelle Perkett digi image

  • Martha Stewart punches

  • EK Success punches

  • Martha Stewart glitter

  • Prisma Pencils

  • Triat markers
Enjoy Hugs Jean

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Crafters Digital Art Center Challenge

There is a  great challenge  at the Crafters Digital Art Center check out the DT cards at Michelle's group....  I choose to use  her cupcake stamp isn't it cute .

Our Inspiration was taken from this   Whimsical  and colorful Cake.                                                       

These are the makers that I used for this project...They are Triart markers and one Prisma maker....
Hope you enjoy my card
Hugs Jean

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Challenge #35 at Michelle perkett Studios

                                                                                                                                                                          Well back for another exciting challenge...
We were to use  punches (any kind, MS,
Spellbinders etc) and some sort of fussy cutting be it the image or cut a flower or design out of DP.

This is what I wanted to try.....An Explosion box!!! Its a card and gift in one, I haven't put an sentiment on it yet ....haven't decide what I want to use. There are many tutorials on YouTube on how to make these boxes.
I made my box bigger  then in the tutorials so that I could accommodate my  image.....All the flowers were from punches I have, (MS,EK,Sizzix)....This was so much fun to make and it really wasn't hard at all....after all the cutting I just had to assemble..
Paper: Core'dinations,white card stock.vellum,assorted DP
Punches:( MS hydrangeas, hydrangea's boarder, daisy boarder),(Daisy chain boarder,Sm and Med retro    flower all EK )

 Hope you enjoy !!
Hugs Jean

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My new Lili of the Valley Stamps

Yhaaaa!!! I just got my new stamps from Lili of the Valley and OMG they are so cute!!! I made up some cards with two of the stamps . Hope you enjoy them!! I was a busy girl this weekend ....I had lots of fun coming up with different ideas and different color schemes.... The first stamp is called Baby Blanket.......and the second stamps is called Sailing Boat.. The stamps were colored in with copics and triart alcohol markers and prisma color pencils.
Have a Wonderful Day and Thanks for Visiting
Hugs Jean

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Three P's

Hi everyone out there it has been sooooooo nice here in my part of the world the sun has been out ..... the temperature has been in the eighties and the rain is finally gone.Summer has officially started and school is almost over .....we have until Friday and then its summer vacation .....Yaaaaah

Well our Challenge this week was to use The Three P's
3 designer papers..... 3 pearls and 3element's with a color that begins with the letter P....
I choose to use Michelle's beautiful "Just breath Mermaid" which you can get at her Etsy shop......The three DP's I choose were from basic greys Kioshi  6x6 pad ..... the card stock is from core'dinations. 
The three elements I used were Rhinestone stickers from Recollections from Michael's.......Anna griffin brads and a sewing pin that I colored with my makers. I used my Triart and Copic markers and did some shading with prisma colored pencils

I  made a latch for the card and use the pin to keep the card closed .
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my card.
Hugs Jean

Monday, May 24, 2010

Circles......Circles and more circles

Here is another fun challenge we have going on at Michelle Perkett Studios.
You are to use Circles .... Ribbon or Lace on your project
I have circles embossed in my background paper and circles in the blue sequins on Harmony Mermaids tail.Even the flower centers are circles.
I used a Martha Stewart shell boarder punch all around the card...the green paper is from core'dinations and the background paper is just plain white cardstock. Hope you enjoy the new challenge and make sure to join in on the fun...You could win ten dollars to use in her etsy store.So get creating and come have fun.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Michelle Perkett Challenge #29

It's that time again... another fun challenge from the DT at Michelle Perkett Studios
We were to create a distressed card either with tools or ink I did both....You can get Rosie from Michelle's store on Etsy Here
I used craft card stock for the card itself ......the blue cardstock is from core' dinations....the paper directly behind Rosie is white cardstock I distressed with Tim Holt distress inks and SU inks..... colors (Broken China, Antique Linen, So Saffron and Certainly Celery). There is a transparency frame over Michelle's Rosie which is from Colorbok.....I found these transparencies at Michael's...there are 12 different frames in the package.

The greeting I found on this Site, There are so many quotes you can used for your cards .....I just fell in love with this site. Hope you enjoy what I haved shared.
Hugs Jean

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Michelle Perkett challenge #27

Hi again!!
Did you guys like the Earth Day Blog Hop? .......It was so much fun and OMG there is allot of talent out there...if you haven't looked at the hop go have a look-see Here you won't be sorry.

Well this challenge is to use your favorite Michelle Perkett image in an anything goes format with a sketch for inspiration ,This is the sketch we were to use. Go and check the DT cards for inspiration Here
This is the card I made with one of Michelle's stamps you can get this  image Here she is called Moon Rose Fairy...I just love Michelle's fairies they have such a magical sense about them.
My fairy is colored with copic and triart markers...I cut her out and layered her on the oval with dimensionals...her wings and the stars are all glittered. I used three dimensional adhesive on the moon and her wings. The paper I used is from DCWV and Cosmo Cricket hope you like her.
Hugs Jean

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