Friday, August 31, 2007
So my question to you is:
What is your favorite wedding gift to give?
Do you always go off the registry? Do you give money or gift cards? Or do you get creative? Help me out!
Thank you to everyone who helped me out with wedding gift ideas. I always love hearing other people's opinions and thought processes behind those opinions so THANKS! I decided to go with a gift card. I know how much other friends of mine appreciated all the gift cards they got and how fun it is to have "fun money" to spend on something special.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
I got the patterned paper for this card from Joy and Daisy and it is soooooo rich and shimmery and nice. The picture totally doesn't show how cool it really looks. It is called Cute Cakes-Shimmery-striped Decor by Heidi Grace. The paper itself is shimmery and then some of the lines and dots are embossed clear and glittery--you definitely have to see it in person!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
So to all my non-stamping friends or family let me know if you are interested in purchasing handmade cards from me.
paper: Fancy Pants--Kewl-Sublime, Stampin' Up--Pale Plum, Real Red, Confetti White
stamps: Stampin' Up!-- Tags and More, It's Your Birthday
other: brads, Mat pack, white gel pen, aqua painter and SU! markers, ticket corner punch
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Family Feud used to be a favorite game show of mine. As a kid we even had the computer version and I would play it all the time with my brother. Here is a hilarious clip from the fast money round of family feud when the host can't stop laughing. It is pretty funny.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I will answer this question on Monday. I would love to hear your answer--so leave a comment and let me know!
MONDAY UPDATE: I think if I had to choose one thing I would want to be good at sports. I am so not athletic at all. I played soccer as a kid for many years and I loved it, but I was never really good at it. I like sports, but I stink and so it is not as much fun to play! I am a leader (one of 6) for high school youth group at my church and most weeks after we are all done we play "death ball" which is really dodge ball, but when you have high schoolers throwing the ball sometimes it gets a little scary (I think we only put a hole in the wall once...or twice) It would be so cool to be in the front line dodging balls like I was in "The Matrix" and throwing them back with speed and force. But alas no, I am the one hiding in the back usually screaming when balls come near ;).
Friday, August 24, 2007
*The patterned paper is from my 6 x 6 Phoebe pack by Basic Grey. There is a piece of plain green (actually called Golden Gate Bridge Park) over the lined/decorated piece (called Ashbury Street).
*The flowers are stamped with white staz-on on a piece of clear acetate. The acetate is attached in the top left and bottom right corners with white DMC floss that I stitched on.
*The "Celebrate" is from the retired SU! set Lexicon of Love. I got the set from a friend and she had cut the words out of the stamps (getting rid of the rest) and left them unmounted. I love having it that way because that is the part I would want and I would have had to use a marker each time to just try to get that part of the stamp.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
I know that today isn't a movie monday, but I have a must see movie that I can't wait to share! This movie is called "The Ultimate Gift." It just came out on DVD this Tuesday.
I am always on the lookout for clean movies. I get sick of seeing movies with a good plot that they ruin by filling them with swearing and sexual jokes/actions. This movie is clean and the message is one that is so good. So go rent the movie and then come tell me what you think about it.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
. I can't remember what company made these stamps (if you know feel free to leave it in your comment) so I have to go search it out. I colored the image using prisma pencils and gamsol. The patterned paper is from a pack of Magnolia/Wild Asparagus papers that I got from Costco a while back. The cardstock is Old Olive and Sage Shadow. I don't know that I would have put those two colors together on my own, but for this card it really works!
Monday, August 20, 2007
Today's movie is just a fun one! It is a must see whether you care about tennis or not. My friend Stina made it--she is so talented! She took the video footage from her seat at the match and edited it to make the video. I love how she makes the video fit the music like the music was made just for her footage. Just watch and you will see what I mean!
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
This week my job has been to go through my house and throw away stuff that I have packed away or stored, but don't really need. (This includes, but isn't limited to, clothes that I have outgrown, papers I don't need to keep, and house decorations I will never use.) I would show you a "before" picture, but I am waaaaayyyy too embarrassed to do that. I would show you a "middle" of the way picture, but it looks worse than the "before" ;) (you know how you take everything out and it sits in the middle of the floor looking like...well, junk?) Hopefully soon I will be able to show an "after" picture with my whole house organized!!
...And if I don't blog for a few days you might want to come looking for me in case my closet avalanched on me. ;)
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
I am starting a new thing called Movie Mondays. Each Monday I am going to try to share a You-Tube video/movie. Some might be funny, some might make you tear up, some might make you think, some might make you mad...just depends on my mood ;)
Todays Movie is a the Song "Does Anybody Hear Her" by Casting Crowns. Casting Crowns is one of my favorite Christian bands. I love how they share so much through the words in their songs. The video fits this song perfectly in my opinion. So sit back, watch, and enjoy!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
"In everything give thanks." It is easy to give thanks when things in life are going well. It is a lot harder to give thanks when you feel things in life are going rotten. When life is rotten it is so much easier to give a list of the things that have gone wrong. A couple of years ago I was miserable where I worked, but I had given a one year commitment to the place. I was so sick of complaining and crying about all the ways I hated the place so I came up with a list of things about the job that I was thankful for (#1 it paid my rent!). Each day I would try to come up with one thing that I was thankful for--it actually made my job just a little more bearable until I could quit.
I once heard a story (I tried to look it up, but I can't find it anywhere) about a girl that was in a concentration camp during WW II and in those awful circumstances found things to be thankful for. One example was that she was thankful for the gnats/fleas/lice that were all over them and their barracks (making life even more miserable) because they were so bad that the guards wouldn't go in the barracks; therefore, the guards didn't find the Bible she had and didn't know she was reading the Bible to the other ladies. Can you imagine being thankful for fleas and lice???
Giving thanks to God takes the focus off of us and gives it back. If we take the time to think about it God has given us so much. And most importantly He sent his son to die for our sins!
So what in life are you thankful for today?
Edited: Thanks to my SIL who let me know it was Corrie Ten Boom and her sister Betsie that this story was about.__________________________________________________
stamps: Fancy Pants set "Pollen Dust." Verse is from Happy Harmony (Stampin' Up)
paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Basic Black
ink: Black, markers: Bashful Blue, Real Red, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Your Name: Jen
Famous Artist/Band/Musician: Jeremy Camp
4 letter word: Joke
TV SHOW: Judge Judy
Boy Name: Josiah
Girl Name: Janelle
Something you wear: Jellies (well I don't wear them anymore, but in the 80's...)
Celebrity: Jessica Alba
Something found in a kitchen: Juicer
Reason for Being Late: January snow
Cartoon Character: JackJack (The Incredibles)
Something You Shout: Jerk! (I yell this when I get cut off in traffic ;) )