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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fun News and Little Birdhouse Notes

Coffee of the Day - more Moon Pie 'cause it is THAT good!

I am so excited about today's post! first off, Mick's most fabulous girlfriend, Jocelyn, is here staying with us through the weekend. we love every time she comes for a visit! she's also working out at Camp, but I'd much rather focus on the time she spends here at the house! ;)  she has been a part of the family for so long, it's a delight to have her around.

Next, did you know that so many movies are either already out or coming out soon for those of us of the 'geek' persuasion? between Iron Man 3 and Star Trek: Into Darkness, I am almost jumping up and down in my chair..... also want to see The Great Gatsby, but that appeals more the history buff in me..... a few days ago we went to see Oblivion. very good movie, but hubby was shocked that I called almost every  moment of it. made me laugh! we watched Django Unchained last week. what a phenomenal movie. Quentin Tarantino is pure genius in my opinion. everyone in that movie deserved awards. we have the soundtrack and I listen to it almost every day.


anyhow, I am so happy to be a permanent guestie with Sandy and her DT over at Scribbles Designs! thank you, Sandy, for the invitation!  The new challenge is to create projects for Mom or a special woman with flowers.

I decided to make a set of 3x3 notecards. I make most of my cards 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square, so quite often I have that 3" strip of cs left over. I've started immediately cutting a 3" x 3" notecard from the strip so that after a while I have several ready to be made for a set. they come together fairly quick - well it's all relative for me anyhow. ;)  not the usual 3+ hours it takes me to make a card.


I used several of Sandy's fun birdhouses and papers from the Basic Grey Serendipity and Fact collections. chevrons were cut with a MFT die. flowers are Prima; buttons & ribbons are from my stash. I thought it would be fun to send these to my MIL since she likes to give little notes to her friends.

Challenges:
Basic Grey - mix 'n match (Serendipity & Fact collections)
Clear it Out - 2 or more designer papers
Loves Rubberstamps - May Flowers
Shopping Our Stash - scrap attack
Kaboodle Doodles - ribbon & at least 1 button
Love to Create - pretty flowers
Songbird - bloom and grow
Hiding in my Craft Room - super scraps
Pumpkin Spice - flowers
Creative Corner - things with wings
Simon Says Stamp - flower power

20 comments:

Stef H said...

it's ALWAYS good when you get along with "the girlfriend", but then, YOU are a joy to want to be around.

love, love, love the cards. i'm a huge fan of birdhouses.

our local library has FREE movies every wed. today's movie is PARENTAL GUIDANCE with billy crystal & bette midler. i may just take myself to see it.

have a great day.

hugs :)

Kathy said...

Such a cute and whimsical little note card set! Love the birdhouses and the colors. Congrats on the new DT, they are lucky to have you!

Smacking head, with a why didn't I think of that. I always have the extra strip from square cards and I also always make 3 inch square lunch box notes. It will be a major time saver to have some 3 x 6 note cards cut and ready to decorate. Great idea! Thanks

*Vicki* said...

All of these are adorable creations Jennifer! Love the birdhouse images and the fun zig zag pattern!! Congrats on your DT spot friend! HUGS

Sharla said...

These are just adorable Jennifer, I love the smaller size and those birdhouses are just too fun! Glad to be working with you at Scribbles!

Sharla :)

Cely said...

yay!!! i'm so glad you're one of our guest designers, jenn!!! you're such an inspiration and a phenomenal artist. :)

you and the hubby would get along great... all of his favorite movies! lately django has been going on in the background for the past couple of weeks. LOL. i don't mind, i love Leo!

Rhonda Miller said...

Sounds like you're having a grand time with your guest. I'm excited for the new Star Trek. Hubby's curious to see where they've taken it. Lol.

I just love your note cards. Those birdhouses are just perfect for it. Congrats on your DT spot.

alicaz said...

Lovely! Great use of scraps - now I wish I had the chevron die too!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Love, love, love the birdhouses! They will be great little cards! I love the repeated theme thru them - not only the yellow bird but also the ribbon & chevron pattern.

And welcome to Scribbles Designs... so glad you are here!

Sandy S

Dawny P said...

Fabulous :) All lovely designs and pretty colours. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Wow this card set is just stunning Jennifer. So nice to see your work. The girls have been raving about you for awhile now. I can understand why.

Hopefully it will be a good summer for all us geeks. Dr. Who finale this weekend where I love. Woo hoo! Of course, I've been so busy crafting I've only seen the first two eps of the season but soon...very soon...

Lisa D.

Jingle said...

These are very cute!

Fran said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

Helene Siermans said...

Those cards are so pretty Jennifer. Love the bright colours and the zig zag pattern.

Hugs Nick

Ruza Rebel said...

Such a lovely collection of note cards! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC Designer

Lydia said...

my gosh these are so darn cute xxx thank you for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps xxx

Amanda Phillips said...

Love your set...so cute! Thank you for sharing with us over at love to create challenges.
Amanda LTCDT

Olivia said...

This is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGOsh these are so cute and I love how you added the flowers!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Chris said...

These are so lovely! Such beautiful designs and colours!Thank you for participating in our challenge at Songbird .
Chris
x

Laurie HIMCR said...

Super cute set of cards! And great use of scraps!

Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

Hiding in My Craft Room
~Laurie