Wordless Wednesday - Under my Workspace Wednesday!

Well, if you are a regular reader, you know I like to participate in WOYWW (What's on Your Workspace Wednesday), as seen in the post below this one....well, today for my {never actually} Wordless Wednesday, I am sharing what is UNDER my workspace this morning!

Magnolia Belle Hiding Under my desk

Magnolia Belle. She leaves as soon as I turn on the computer, though. Apparently she doesn't like you guys! HA!

I've been Coloring! - WOYWW

WOYWW 6/30/2010

Well, It's a little shocking that there is anything productive on that desk right now as last night I was feeling pretty darned lazy and hadn't really planned on working on anything, but my hands simply don't know how to be still, so I stamped several images and began to color them. They are for cards I intend to assemble later this week. I also grabbed my paper clay and molded a few faces to play with. I hadn't had a chance to use my new mold yet because I was rather consumed with my Mad Hatter doll and some of the other stuff I was working on, so, I am excited to finally have those started. They are drying slowly, as I made them fairly thick. If time works in my favor I may paint at least one of them on tomorrow. I have an idea for the tiny one, so I need to start playing with materials to see if it will work. Oh, and yes, one of them is on a stick. It just seemed like that would give me something fun to build on, so I built it right into the clay. We shall see what comes from it! HA!

To see what was UNDER my workspace this morning, check out my Wordless Wednesday post above! LOL!

For more fabulous Workspaces check out The Stamping Ground!


Skipping Stones Design Release Day Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!!! SSD031

Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design DT Blog Hop to celebrate the release of two FABULOUS new stamp sets, "Fangs or Fur" and "Chocolate Vol. 2". This is our "sweetest" release yet, whether you're a Twilight fan or a chocolate lover, we have something for you!! If you are just now hearing about this awesome hop, you may want to go back to the beginning and start the hop at Skipping Stones Design. If you have arrived from Michelle's blog I hope you are having a great time hopping!

Combined with the blog hop today, it's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday which means the Design Team is showcasing another great creation from Teri Anderson. We'd love for you to play along with the sketch. Just remember to use the keywords SSD031 if you are uploading to any online galleries or link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. We'll be looking soon for Guest Designers so you never know....

Here is my card, featuring the new release, Chocolate, Vol. 2! I LOVE this set!!! I may have mentioned that last week, but I'm mentioning it again because it is THAT stinking good! For reals!

I've Heard that Chocolate Slows Down the Aging Process...

My Complete Supply List:

Stamps: Skipping Stones Design
Ink: Close To My Heart
Patterned Paper: SEI
Adhesives: Tombow
Glitter: Close To My heart
Ric Rac: Close To My Heart
Ribbon: American Crafts
Label Sticker: October Afternoon
Brads: Bazzill
Photo Corner: Heidi Swapp

SSD031 Close Up

And the fun part....

SSD031 Inside

HA! I love it! I really really really love it! This stamp set just has the CUTEST sentiments! You should head on over to SSD to check it out!!!

Now for the GIVEAWAY!!!! Just leave a comment here letting me know a stamp set at Skipping Stones Design that you love to be entered! (Please leave one other than the one I've feature here - I'd like you to visit the site!) For an extra entry follow my blog and leave an additional comment letting me know and for a third possible entry Like Skipping Stones Design on Facebook! Leave a third comment with your Facebook name for that one to count!

One lucky Just Jingle reader will win the super way fun Chic Martini Set!!!! (I'm jealous...I don't even have this one yet! HA!) Enter to win! This giveaway will end on Monday 5 July. *Disclaimer: SSD has provided the stamps to be given away and I receive stamps as part of my role on the design team.*

Next you want to head over to Amanda's blog to see what she's got going on over there!

Skipping Stones Design
Teri Anderson
Erin Grotegut
Peggy Russell
Kandi Phillips
Jodi Collins
Michelle Giraud
Jennifer Ingle (You are here!)
Amanda Sewell
Chelsea Van Wyk
Angela Thomas

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Just Another Manic Monday

...oooooOOOooOO. Wish it were a Sunday....Oh, oooh, oh. Just another Manic Monday.

There, now that I have officially put THAT song in your head for the rest of the day...HA! fun stuff, folks! FUN. STUFF!

Well, let me tell you. I mentioned that I have been super busy and I was NOT lying my friends! Last week I was working desperately on my Mad Hatter to finish him up. I have to say, the more I see him, the happier I am with him. I had originally 'sculpted' a tiny tea cup for his hand, but I didn't end up using it. Then, because 'sculpted' is probably used a little loosely in reference to that particular tea cup, my husband suggested that I check out some doll house ones and give him a tiny china tea cup and I sort of love that idea, so I am going to be looking for one sometime this week because he just needs a stinking tea cup. Just say'n.

Oh...and no, I don't mind having an honest husband who compliments my dolls and then might have said something about the tea cup looking a bit more like a coffee mug...that was made in kindergarten art class. He migta' said that. HA! He *mighta'* been right. Just say'n. HAAAAA!!!! *sigh* Our life is amusing. I must say.

Also, The Hubbums has been working a ton and he had lots going on at night this past week, so this weekend was the first real time we got to spend together all week. THAT was fabulous! I love spending time with him! He is so much fun! And so darned cute! Just say'n.

Saturday was a bit of an adventure. I started a brand new very part time job doing demonstrations at craft stores for Provo Craft. It was SO much fun! I used to work retail full time and I was one of those weird folks who kinda actually really liked that line of work. I miss it sometimes and it was just SUPER fun to be back in a store setting and talking with customers and playing with a Cricut and getting to talk about crafty stuff ALL DAY LONG! I love it. It's super way fun! My back, however, has become QUITE accustomed to my desk job. It was less than happy after a day on my feet and made a point of letting me know! Yikes!

Oh, and I am finally getting into full swing training and stuff for my new position at work, so I've had all of that going on, too, so basically, I've been running around like a chicken. Just say'n.

The GOOD news is that there is lots of fun bloggy stuff coming up this week! I have a great Skipping Stones Design blog post planned for tomorrow INCLUDING a PRIZE!!! It's a blog hop, so don't forget to stop by! It will be fun! I also have some stuff I want to show off using Tombow GOODNESS!!! AND, who knows what else I might come up with along the way!

Also, I still have two giveaways running right now, so enter those QUICK! And spread the word! One is for the FABULOUS Designs by Diana and the other is a wonderful CSN Stores Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Leave me a comment! Anything fun going on in your life lately? US folks, do you have any exciting plans for the upcoming holiday? I DO!!! I will tell you about that later, though! I can't WAIT! Have a Happy Manic Monday!


Welcome to the MAD TEA PARTY!!!

I am SO excited to be participating in this year's Mad Tea Party!  It is hosted by the fabulous fancies of Mist A Fanciful Twist!  Be sure to check out her blog for all of the magical posts!

I will be honest, I had planned to make you some fabulous cupcakes, or perhaps some lovely cucumber sandwiches and tea, but, well, time is time and little of it I possess.  Just say'n.

Today, I am so excited to share a project I have been working on for some time.  I know those of you hopping with the tea party have so many posts to look at, so I will try to keep my words few!  Instead, I will let Florence and the Machine inspire you as you view the photos of


The Mad Hatter (1)

The Mad Hatter (5)

The Mad Hatter (7)

The Mad Hatter (8)

The Mad Hatter (6)

The Mad Hatter (4)

The Mad Hatter (3)

I hope you like him!  He was a challenging piece for me but I am SO excited to have completed him and I love the finished product!!!  Now....keep going!  Check out the other Magic Tea Party posts!  There is so much to see!  You will find a lot of amazingly magical writers, some absolutely amazing photographers, creative minds of all kinds!  Enjoy your trip down the Rabbit Hole!



Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am excited to announce a FABULOUS giveaway from the very stores that offer everything from GORGEOUS Wall Sconces to Ceramic Knives to fabulously fun wall decor!  I have partnered with CSN stores to offer ONE Just Jingle reader a $60 one-time-use Gift Certificate to an of the over TWO HUNDRED stores included in the CSN family!  FOR REALS, people!  This is good stuff! 

Just to give you some ideas of what you might find for that $60...

Why am I showing you this awesome ceramic bladed knife? Well, because a ceramic blade is VERY sharp, excellent quality AND, I just so happened to purchase this very one from CSN stores a couple of weeks ago as a gift for my husband!  It is AWESOME!  Plus, I got free shipping and it came in about three days!  I was SERIOUSLY impressed with the overall service!  Totally and completely. 

You may have also read my review on the very cool pasta machine that CSN  sent me to review awhile back!

And, if you are looking for something  totally fun and totally cute - they have that stuff, too!!! 

FOR REALS, folks!  Isn't that seriously the most adorable clock you have ever seen?  I think so.  I KNOW SO!  HA!  I love it!  It's a Monkey Clock!  How could that possibly be a bad thing?  It can't.  Just say'n.

So, how do you win a $60 gift certificate to CSN stores?  Here's how!

This Giveaway is open to addresses in the U.S. and Canada, as these are the places to where the company is able to ship.

Simply Visit CSNstores.com and tell me one thing that you found that is super cute!  (Or just something you want that you saw....just share!!!)  *THIS IS MANDATORY TO BE ENTERED!*

Extra Optional Entires:

Follow my blog and leave an ADDITIONAL comment letting me know you follow! 
Like my Facebook page and leave an ADDITIONAL comment letting me know your FB name!
Facebook or Tweet about this giveaway and leave an ADDITIONAL comment with a link to you spreading the news!
Enter my Designs By Diana giveaway and leave an ADDITIONAL comment HERE letting me know you entered!

Giveaway ends 5 July 2010.  Winner will be announced on my blog.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is given to someone else.

*CSN has provided the prize for this giveaway.  I am receiving no compensation personally to offer this opportunity.*


Holy Crazy Busy Week, BATMAN! Just say'n.

For reals, you guys! It has been a WICKED crazy week! I am exhausted and I still have so much more to do! I was fortunate to have some time to create last night, so I did get a lot accomplished and now I just need to finish up a couple of things. I really wanted to have one of my projects finished for today, but who knew paint took TIME to dry?! I mean REALLY, people?! HA! Anyway, I did want to share the card that I made for my Super Awesome Dad for Father's Day!

Daddy Card

I used October Afternoon papers and Tim Holtz stamps. I highlighted the stamps with my Prismacolor Markers. I really love the way the colors work together. Oh...and the October Afternoon Thrift Store line - HOLY CUTE! I seriously love it. Want more of it. Need lots of it. You know, just the usual desire for awesomeness in my hands!

Daddy Card Dimension

Daddy Card Sentiment

Daddy Card Bow

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What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? PROJECTS! That's WHAT!

Yup! I've got Projects going on all over the place. These are the three that I am focusing on for the next couple of days. This is one of those weeks when I really wish I could make stuff full time. So much creative stuff to do!!! Here are the pieces on my desk at the moment:

Chipboard Houses

This is a fun one! I can't wait to see how the finished product turns out!!!


She is probably in a state I could call 'almost done,' but then again, those last details sometimes take a lot of time, so we shall see!


He is challenging me at every corner! I am loving it, but I can't call this one an easy project, that is for sure! And, he has a deadline, to boot! Hopefully he will be great, though! I am totally feeling it with this one!

So, alas, that is what is on my workspace today. And they will all sit there until I get home tonight to work on them. *sigh* I need an extra me. Just say'n.

For More Wonderful Workspaces on this Fine Wednesday check out the Stamping Ground!


Forget About Love, I'd Rather Fall in Chocolate! SSD & Tombow!

Today is an EXCITING DAY for Skipping Stones Design!!!  Today the DT gets to show off TWO fabulous new sets!!!

The first one is the one I used to create my card using this week's wonderful sketch!  It's called Chocolate Volume 2.  Yup.  That says it all!  This set is all about the chocolate, folks!  LOVE IT!!!!

Rather Fall in Chocolate

HA!  Isn't that sentiment just FUN?!  Gotta love it.  Although, I rather enjoy falling in love with The Hubbums over and over again.  Just say'n.  BUT, it's still a hilarious sentiment!  HA!

Here are the rest of the awesome stamps in this set:
(P.S. You simply MUST check out Skipping Stone Designs today to see how you could get one of the sets below for FREE!_

Yup.  That would be super total cuteness!!!!  I really love it!  Did I mention that yet?  'Cause I totally do!

I also had a great time playing  with Tombow adhesives and markers while I created this card!

SSD Chocolate Covered Strawberries

The strawberries are stamped with CTMH ink and then colored with beautiful Tombow markers!  I love how well they blended to create the PERFECT strawberry color tone!  LOVE!

Sentiment on Strawberry card

I used the Tombow Glue Pen to create the fine details to add the flocking and the glitter detail!  I love how awesome this glue pen is!  I can do tiny little things with it!!!  That makes me super happy!

Tiny Glitter circles

See how those are little rings instead of just plain dots!  I love that!!!!  Also, I used the Power Bond tape under my ribbon and not only did it stick REALLY well, but you can't see it at all through my organza ribbon!!!  Thank you TOMBOW!!!!

And....the final Skipping Stones Design secret that I've been keeping - TWILIGHT STAMPS!!!!  I know many of you are fans and I am excited to be a part of this exciting release!  Check these out!!!

Pretty cool, huh?  I will be creating with them soon, so watch for THAT!!!!  Now, head on over to see what the other Stamp Tramps have created!  You will see some Fur and Fangs projects, too!  (That's what the set above is called.)  I'd love to know what you think!


Design By Diana - An AWESOME shop and a Great Giveaway!

Well, that gorgeousness should say it all, but I have to gush a bit, as you probably expected! HA!

So, first of all, Design by Diana is owned by the SWEETEST, most lovely lady.....wait for it..... Diana. She has an amazing personal blog where she displays her work regularly! If you are a scrapbooker, a card maker, or an appreciator of the paper crafts genre in general you simply MUST check out her fabulous blog!

Her shop is full of wonderful fun goodies for embellishing your paper crafts and other projects, too!

Check out these super cute flowers!

Yup. UBER cuteness, folks!!!!
And check out these absolutely adorable embellies:

Seriously.  For reals, here, folks.  This stuff is so adorable and beautifully crafted!  You simply MUST go check it out!!!

Diana also has a fantastic Scrapbooking Challenge blog called Sketchy Thursdays!  They offer fantastic challenges with really great prizes! 

Diana has kindly offered one amazingly cool Just Jingle reader a $10 gift certificate to Design by Diana!  You can pick out LOTS of fun goodies with that!!!!

To enter:   Go to Design by Diana and come back and leave a comment telling me your favorite item in the shop!  Nice and easy!  This step is REQUIRED!

Optional Additional Entries:
*  Leave an ADDITIONAL comment letting me know that you publicly follow my blog (see right sidebar).
*  Leave an ADDITIONAL comment letting me know that you are following Diana's blog publicly!
*  Make a purchase from Diana's Shop and leave an ADDITIONAL comment here to let me know that you have done this.  The purchase MUST be between today and the end of the giveaway. 
*  Like my Facebook page and leave an ADDITIONAL comment here letting me know that you have done this with your Facebook name!  (see right sidebar)

Giveaway will end 5 July 2010! 

*I was not compensated in any way for this feature.  The Featured shop owner has supplied the prize for the winner.*


My Very First Yoyo on a Brand New HUGE Hairpiece!

Okay, so you guys know that I love to try new things. The funny thing is that sometimes I get intimidated by the strangest of projects.

Enter Stage Right: The Yoyo.

Yup. I was scared to death of the silly little things. You see, I saw these cute little fabric yoyos and I loved them, but the centers were always so neat and tidy and finished and the directions never seemed to lend themselves to that nice finished look. WELL. I was wrong. I know...that's rare, so I'll let you have a moment to absorb that statement.

Oh..... wait.....


But, anyway, I figured out that all I had to do was gently fold in the edge as I stitched the gathering stitch around my fabric circle and THERE YOU HAVE IT! A nice, neat, adorable yoyo!!!!

So, I made one for this headband!

Grey and Lace Headband

I apologize for the slight blur. My hands are rarely steady. BUT, you can still see my cute little yoyo in the center with beads to bling it up a bit! LOVE THAT!

Grey and Lace Headband side

Now, mind you, this is a HUGE hair piece! I stitched a clippy to the back so I can wear it solo or on a headband. The thing is like six inches across. Maybe more. Seriously. It's big. I love it. It makes me happy!

However, that being said, the large fabric base circle is, indeed, NOT a yoyo. I created that one by folding a strip of fabric in half and then running a gathering stitch along the edge, scrunching it all together and stitching it into a circle. I then layered the lace circle on top of that, stitched the adorable little grey cuteness of a yoyo over THAT and then adhered the beads to finish it off.


Grey and Lace Headband Close

Vintage beads, vintage lace, cute grey fabric. *sigh* It's fabulous. What can I tell ya?

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