Showing posts from March, 2014

Vintage Styled Thank You Note

Good morning everyone.  I hope you are having a great day.  I needed yet another thank you note and I wanted it to be really special.  I decided on this vintage styled note.

Of course I needed some 3 Girl JAM supplies to pull it off.

Click on the pictures above to take you to the 3 Girl JAM store.  Be sure to use the code "CP10" on your 3 Girl JAM purchases to receive a great discount.
Other Supplies: Echo Park This & That "Graceful" 6X6 collection Recollections Spice Market cardstock Paper Trey Ink - Vintage Cream cardstock French Doilies from Etsy Hero Arts "All Occasion Messages" stamp set
How about a video?

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

3 Girl JAM All Things Spring Blog Hop

Good morning everyone.  Welcome to the 3 Girl JAM All Things Spring Blog Hop.  We are so excited to be launching a new challenge and showcasing the gorgeous new LG Bundle.  We really hope you are enjoying the hop.  If you hopped over from the fabulous Nicole, welcome.  If you are just checking out DJ's Sundries today, you may want to start at 3 Girl JAM for the beginning of the hop.  Julie has some great blog candy to share.  Plus you don't want to miss any of the projects from the design team.

A little more about the new LG Bundle:

This fresh bundle screams spring showers and new growth.  You can pick up your bundle by clicking on the picture.  Plus, if you use the code "CP10" you can receive a discount on your entire 3 Girl JAM order.  Now onto my project.

I chose to play with the lemon-lime ribbon from the LG bundle and added some Iris to it to make these ATC's.  I also re-purposed some items.

Shirt tags and pins
K & CO paper
Basic Gre…

Sparkly Chevron Birthday Card

Top of the morning everyone.  I trust you are having a great day.  I have a super fun project that was inspired by Jennifer McGuire.  You can see her original video by clicking here.  My daughter really likes teal and brown and she also likes chevrons.  She recently celebrated her 19th birthday so I decided I would use teal along with the brand new LG bundle from 3 Girl JAM to create a sparkly fun birthday card for her.  I used silver to replace the brown.

The video will walk you through the glitter techniques as well as the card making process, so I am just going to list the supplies I used here:

Cricut Close to my Heart Art Philosophy cartridge and stamp set bundle
Teal and Grey cardstock from my stash
Paper Trey Ink white cardstock (card base)
Perfect medium and Pewter Perfect Pearls
Silver Glitter from EK Success
Teal glitter from a scrapbooking store (? brand)
9" Xyron
Heidi Swapp Chevron stencil
ATG and foam tape
LG Bundle from 3 Girl JAM (Click on the picture below to be t…

Distress Watercolor Thank You Note

Good morning everyone.  I have so many things to make right now that I spent some time recently crafting like mad.  I really needed to make some thank you notes and one of them had to be for a man.  There are so many fun things that you can do with Distress Inks and I have been really inspired watching Kristina Werner.  You can check out the video where I received my inspiration here.  It is pretty easy to come up with your own backgrounds by just taking a few simple steps.

I also wanted to join in on the current 3 Girl JAM challenge - Yellow, Orange, and Green with Ribbon.  Doesn't that sound like a good challenge.  I knew that the 3GJ Thank You flair and the Harvest Orange would be perfect for this fun card.  You can order your own by clicking on the links within the names of the products.  Don't forget to use the code "CP10" for a discount on any 3 Girl JAM order.

Other supplies used:
Distress Markers - Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Forest Moss
Distress Ink - Sp…

Calm #3 Mixed Media Tag

Good morning everyone.  It is once again time to make a mixed media tag for a swap at Art & Sassy.  The theme for this month's tag was "doodling" and it was definitely a stretch for me.  I am not much of a doodler so I was quite nervous to implement this into a tag.  It ended up being fun to do.

Supplies used: Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (tag cut at 6.25") Chipboard Gesso Folk Art Pink Chiffon Pearl Paint Recollections Clear Stickers Sweet & Sassy stamps - The Future Micron pens - black 03 and 05, purple Bic Pens - Yellow, Green, Orange, hot Pink Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad 3 Girl JAM "Baby Girl" crinkle ribbon Really Reasonable Ribbon - Grey Pearl Bling (rope) White eyelash trim SEI "Charming" paper

How about a video?
Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Card of Encouragement

We all need to be encouraged sometimes, don't we?  Card making is one of the ways we can use to be an encouragement to someone.  This card was designed with just that in mind.

I absolutely love the way the 3 Girl JAM - Aqua Splash crinkle ribbon matches the designer papers.  It is part of the Caribbean Splash bundle and you can get yours by heading to 3 Girl JAM.  Be sure to use the code "CP10" to receive a discount on everything you order.

Other Supplies:
Iced Spruce Distress Ink
DCWV "Linen Closet" 4X6 pads
Sweet & Sassy "The Future" stamp set
Spellbinders "Labels 5"
Foam tape
Pearl bling
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Thankful Beyond Measure

I have so much to be thankful for and I hope you do as well.  There is a special group of ladies in Farmington, New Mexico that I am particularly thankful for and I wanted to send them a card to express my gratitude.  I found these fun papers from the Basic Grey PB&J collection in my 6X6 pad stash and went to work.

My original plan was to use a cool technique I learned while watching Jennifer McGuire.  Unfortunately, that didn't come together well this time, so I'm going to have to practice a bit more.  I really like the whimsical feel the patterned paper adds to the card though.

I actually use quite a lot of thank you notes so I made 2 while everything was out.  They were slightly different so I decided to share the second one as well.

Hero Arts - Pale Tomato ink
Paper Trey Ink - "Counting My Blessings" stamps and die Basic Grey "PB&J" 6X6 paper pad Recollections "Spice Market" card stock Thanks so much for stopping by today.  …

How about a haul?

Hello everyone.  I thought I would share a couple of haul videos I recently uploaded.  Hope you  are having a great day.

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Mixed Media "Calm" Tag #2

At the beginning of the month, I saw a friend post a very good question on Facebook.  Did March come in like a lion or a lamb?  It's been a bit difficult to tell for sure with the odd weather that we've seen.   I don't know about you but I think its definitely time for some more "calm" in my daily activities.  In fact, this tag was posted on YouTube and the 3 Girl JAM blog more than a week ago and is just now being posted here.  This set of tags had to include metal of some kind and I wanted to throw in some alcohol inks.  Even though I wasn't using glossy paper, I felt like I needed to try these.  I used quite a few other products and tried some new-to-me techniques.  Throw in some gorgeous 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon - in this case  goblin green and iris  - and you are good to go.  Don't forget to use the discount code "CP10" when shopping at 3 Girl JAM for an extra little discount.

This tag used quite a few supplies and I will attempt to list t…

Marathon Cooking

When life is busy and days are long and tiring, its far too easy to grab dinner at the closest McDonald's.  That is not good for my pocketbook or my waist line.  I decided that it was time to fill the freezer with easy meal starters.  Like many of you, I have been pinning lots of freezer meals so I decided to start on Pinterest.  I headed to Over the Big Moon (click here).

To start with, I needed to figure out what I needed to buy.  I figured the easiest way to do this was to turn the recipes into a spread sheet.  I was then able to go through my pantry and make a shopping list.  Then I was off to the city to go to Costco and my favorite grocery store.  I have to say that I spent about $300, though I didn't use everything I purchased for these meals.  I did have quite a few of the staples on hand so $300 is a pretty good estimate.

*Quick tip - Saving the spreadsheet for future freezer cooking days will enable me to quickly build my shopping list.  Keeping it current as I add ne…

Mini Postage Return Holders

Good morning.  I trust that you are having a great week.  I know that I am very happy to be at home today.  I did take some time to get a pedicure.  Aweeee. It was great.

Today I have 3 projects that I made for a swap at Art & Sassy.  "What are they?", you ask.  They are little pockets for a person to send postage in with their swap hosts.  They are so simple and I love the way they turned out.

I used the following supplies: Card stock from K& Company.  They were just leftovers from other projects. Flowers and lace with bling from Recollections Red and kraft carstock from my stash Purple paper from Core'dinations. Tim Holtz "Odds and Ends" stamp with Memento tuxedo black Magnet sheets from Walmart Word bands from Making Memories Prima "Say it in Crystals" Cricut Artiste cartridge - "card-shift-R" at 4"
The original video I watched making these little holders can be found here. My video:

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  …