Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hodge Podge Blue and Silver Challenge

Good morning and happy Thursday!  It's time for another challenge at the The Hodge Podge Shop.  We're slowly growing and Margaret has added several new images to the shop.  All images are priced at $2.50, go check them out here!

This week's challenge is to use Blue and Silver.  When I saw this adorable carousel I couldn't resist coloring her up!  I'm sending it to my BFF's granddaughter.  I used my Prisma's to color it.  Since Margaret's images are usually pretty detailed you don't have to add much.  That's one thing I like, especially if I'm in a hurry.  I chose to use the sketch from Friday Sketchers and I just love all the layering.  I used my Cricut and cut out the swirly tree and snowflake.  Then I sprayed them and the background embossed papers with my shimmers mist and added some silver glitter.  I was covered in glitter by the time I was done with this one - LOL.  I chose the dark chocolate cardstock to back everything I thought it went well as a finishing color.  Make sure you pop over and leave some love for my DT sisters too!

I decided to postpone my blog candy till the first of the year with everything that has happened this month.  So be sure and watch my posts.  Have a fabulous day my girlies!!

Image - Hodge Podge Shop
Paper - K&Company
Cricut cartridge - Christmas Noel
Ribbon - RRR
Embellies - Gems by Prima

Challenges Entered
The Hodge Podge Shop - Blue and Silver
Simon Says Stamp - Blue, silver and white

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

DZ Doodles Winter Release and Blog Hop

Welcome to the DZ Doodles Winter Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from Diane at the DZ Doodles Blog, if not you can start the hop here.  New images are available to purchase at the DZ Doodles Store now.

And here's my gift tag!

I used "Is It too Late" Bear for my project.  Isn't it just the cutest?!?!  I made some jewelry for a friend for christmas and thought it would make the perfect adornment for a tag.  The tag is from MelJen's.  The picture distorts the red a bit but it's a deep christmas red and I love the pine attatchmnt on the Wamart Ribbon as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  You have from right now until Sat., Dec. 18th @ 12am MST to enter. The winner will be posted on Mon., Dec. 20th. Leave a comment on each and every one design teams blog hop post to be entered to win 3 (three) images of your choice from the today's release!!! I hope you have fun looking at all the design team's creations for today and hope they will inspire you!  Your in for a treat hop over to see Joyce now!

Here is the blog hop list...

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!
Hugs - Jen

Challenges Entered:
Digi Doodle Shop - Animals and insects
Charisma Cards - Christmas Gift
MelJens - Red, Green and Gold

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hey There!

I totally forgot to link this!!  So here it is:

I have a quick post today.  I put this card together for the Critter Sketch Challenge.  I really like this shoe from Just Inklined.  It has so many possiblities.  I'll probably use it for some bridal shower cards.  I'm trying to get some cards done but it's slow going.  Thanks for stopping by!

Without PCP I'd have no birthday cards!  I've recieved a birthday card almost every day this week.  Thank you Cynthia and Diane.  Those gals are so special.  I even got a package of goodies from Cynthia!

I got a Christmas card from my very special Secret Pal today!!  Thank you so much, I just love you.  And no I haven't figured out who you are yet.  But rest assured, it's not for a lack of trying...............LOL 

Hugs - Jen

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

DZ Doodles DT Post

Hello fellow bloggers!  I've missed you so much.  I went straight from having a kidney infection to Thanksgiving, then my dog got hit by a car and now I have walking pneumonia.  I ask you, can it get any worse???  I'm really trying to keep a smile on and get in the christmas spirit but it's a tad bit hard at the moment.  I strive to not be a complainer but I'm tellin ya, we need some health and holiday spirits over here!  Come on carolers........LOL

I have for you today my very first post for DZ Doodles as a DT member.  Rosalien made a fantastic sketch for us to use.  The image is free for a limited time over at our PCP site.  This time you are free to use any DZDoodles stamp, but you have to use the sketch.  You have untill Wednesday December 22 to enter the Challenge. Just post your card in the comment section below in this post. The winner will receive 1 image of DZDoodles of their choice.
We will announce the winner on Thursday Dec. 23. :)

I used Diane's "Gingerbread Pair" you can purchase here. Aren't they adorable.  I thought they'd be cute on a gift of homemade goodies too.  I had the perfect paper pad by Martha Stewart - Frosty Gingerbread to go with it too.  I also used another new product I got from a friend called Diamond Dust by Twinklets.  It's a chunky glitter and added a neat texture to the candies.  Maybe a little too chunky for this but it's really cool.  I also added some stickles and lots of gems for that extra bling!

Please bear with me as I learn the ins and outs of my new DT position and where everything is posted.  DZ Doodles is also active over at PCP, hop over and have a look!

*****Update*****Yep, got worse, car broke down and have to replace the fuel pump.  Ouch, not a cheap part!  Grrrrrrr
Image - DZ Doodles
Paper - Martha Stewart
Gems - Prima
Flowers - Prima
Sentiment Ticket - Stichie Digi's

Challenges Entered
DZ Doodles - Sketch
Delicious Doodles - Use a digi
Paper Romance - Winter Theme
Paper Funtastics (There she goes) - Bring on the bling

Thanks for stopping by!  Oh and if anyone knows someone getting rid of their Prisma pencils let me know!

Hugs - Jen!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Blog Candy Winner! And Buddy Update

A day late and a dollar short!  That seems to be my life at the moment.  After removing my sister DT's comments and duplicates I put them all in a bowl and had my son draw a name out...........................And the winner is...............................................

Tabitha  On Eagle'sWings

Who said "That is really cute and great that you recycled the ribbon spool. Very cool thanks for sharing and following. Yea!

Congrats! Send me an email at with your address and I'll get this out to you!

Buddy Update!

Buddy's surgery went well.  The poor fella was pretty disoriented for a couple days and then when he realized his tail was a bit shorter he wasn't sure what to do.  He just kept pacing and looking at his rear! LOL  He looks awfully cute though.  Doc said I had done everything right, but unfortunately there just wasn't any saving it.  He looks like that character "Hex" with all his road rash on his face but he'll heal nicely and he's getting lots of love and attention, which I'm sure I'll regret in a week or two!  Thanks to all of you dog lovers out there who kept in touch.  Now if I can just get over this darn bronchitis or whatever it is I'll be doing great!

Hugs to all!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I'm on a new DT!

I think it's okay to tell you now since my name was added to the DT list!!  I was asked to be a member of the Design Team at DZ Doodles!  I'm so honored and can't wait to start working with the talented team they already have.  DZ Doodles will be having a blog hop on December 15th, which will be my first official time to play.  I hope you'll join me and check out the wonderful images Diane has created!  You can find her store here.

And don't forget to stop by tomorrow and see who won my Blog Candy! 

If you're looking for The Hodge Podge Challenge post it is directly below this one.  Thanks again for stopping by.  You make my day when you leave me a comment!

Hodge Podge Shop Christmas Birthday Challenge!

Welcome to this weeks challenge. We are so very happy that you could drop in today and we can't wait to see what you are going to create! This challenge was sent down from our wonderful Shelley who's inspiration came from the fact that it is her sisters birthday this month!!! And it's my birthday this month too!  So, with that in mind I decided to create some beautiful flowers.  My birthday is Christmas Eve so I know how hard it is to get a christmas card for your birthday! LOL  I used Hodge Podge's new image "Wildflower" to create my card.  I cut the flower out 2 additional times to give it some more dimension.  I also used Opal shimmers and Ba Da Bling shimmer mist to really give it some sparkle!  I really love the look of pink and purple together.  The centers of the flowers were hit with a bit of glossy accents and I added that beautiful butterfly fluttering through the flowers.  I also decided to do some doodling to bring the darkness from the image together with the papers.  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.  I can't wait to see what you come up with for your Christmas Birthday Card!  Oh and by the way I don't allow my family to do anything for christmas on Christmas Eve they have to wait till midnight when my birthday is over! Ha ha ha  It doesn't always work but I sure try!

Stop in tomorrow for my announcement of the blog candy winner!  I was delayed because of Buddy's surgery and I apologize for that.  I'm excited to see who it is too.

Image - The Hodge Podge Shop
Paper - Paperbilities
Shimmer Mist - "Hot Pink Mama" by
Shimmers - Opal
Prisma pencils to color

Challenges Entered:
The Hodge Podge Shop - Christmas Birthday
MOJO Monday - Sketch

Hugs - Jen


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