Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New Blog

To make easier I have moved my blog home from here to a new web site:

Now that things have settled done and I am done traveling I plan on turning my stamping hobby into a full business.

Thank you & I will see you at the new home!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bombs Away Birthday

Today Stampin' Up! introduced a new Photopolymer Stamp Set called (can you guess?) Bombs Away Birthday!

I am in love with the new photopolymer stamp sets and I can't wait to have this one too!

Here are the images in this new set:
 They work best with Blocks C & D and the info for this set - Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set #133411 and is $13.95

Also if you have joined My Paper Pumpkin (also you can join at anytime, just be sure to choose Jennifer Andrews for your Demonstrator!) you now have the ability to skip a month! Be sure that you have done this by the 10th of the month that you would like to skip. Just visit the My Paper Pumpkin's web site ( and click the Sign In on the top right corner and click Manage My Pumpkin in the center box. Quick and easy!

If you have any questions about either the Photopolymer Stamps or the My Paper Pumpkin just let me know!

Happy Stampin!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Stampin' Up! Color Refresh

Exciting new Color News!!!

Stampin' Up! has refreshed all 4 color collections to keep current with color and fashion trends.
This means some will be retiring and some will be coming back or staying and also one new color!

All retiring color products (paper, ribbon, ink pads, etc) will be available only while supplies last.

This means some products may not be available through the retired list period and will sell out! 

Also the Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor Crayons are being discontinued. The Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor Crayons Brights collection have been backed ordered so will no longer be available.
 Watercolor Crayons - Subtles (119802), Neutrals (119805) and Regals (119803) are available while supplies last! Get'em before they're gone.

Happy Stampin!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Cards

As promised here are the cards that were made with the first Paper Pumpkin kit.

It was a really fun and easy project to do. I had even more fun since I got two out of three kids to help! Both Ben (almost 4) and Madelyn (almost 7) created a card all their own. I made one following the directions and of course one that is kicked up a notch.

Here are the photos.....

Ben was really proud that he was able to make the card all by himself.

Here is the card as made following the directions....

Here is Madelyn's card.....

Here is Ben's card.....

Here is the stepped up card, I added a mat of Old Olive & the Baker's Twine to the button along with some extra stamping......

I should have taken photos of Maddie while she was making her card too but Ben was acting extra goofy when he started to make his so I had to bring the camera out. I'll have to get him his own sticker collection now to since that was his favorite part, well that and stamping, and glueing, and well everything!

*Side note I did offer to have my oldest son Brendan (10) make a card to and he wasn't having any part in that. His response was "No, I'm good" 

This is a perfect to-go project, something to do with the kids/grandkids or just for a rainy day. I love that everything (you'll need SNAIL) is in the kit :)

Happy Stampin' 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Paper Pumpkin

Once again today my little Miss Maddie was home sick from school. Hopefully tomorrow everything will be back to normal and we will be back on schedule here.....or as close as we can get with all three kids.

But it was a nice surprise to find that my Paper Pumpkin kit has arrived all ready!
I can't wait to work on this tomorrow with lil' Miss Maddie.

Here are some photos of what the kits contains:
A welcome note.....
The kit is all wrapped up in tissue for that extra special feeling.....
Here are the contents for the first kit......card kit, Basic Grey spot & two clear mount stamps.

Included in the kits are all the items needed to make the card shown in the picture include direction on how to assemble the card. All that is needed is some adhesive (SNAIL, Glue Dots, etc) Note - the clear acrylic block was a special bonus gift for the first month.

The nice thing is your creativity can begin can use your stash of ribbon, extra buttons and any retired items to make this project your own. 
Both Maddie and I will each make a stepped up version of this card tomorrow. You can sign up for Paper Pumpkin at be sure to list me (Jennifer Andrews) as your demonstrator! 

Happy Stampin' 

Friday, March 15, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Card

Getting ready to go Green.....but only for one day.

Today's card is of course for St. Patrick's Day!
Here is what was used in today's card:
-DSP Stack - Bright - Old Olive
-Full Heart Punch (6)  & Bird Builder Punch (stem)
-Natural & Old Olive Card Stock
- Happy St. Patrick's Day single stamp (retired, but any St. Patrick's stamp would work)
-Basic Rhinestone Jewels

I hope that you have a happy & safe St. Patrick's Day!
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dude, You're Welcome! Card Kit

Today I am showing the new Dude, You're Welcome! card kit. Brian (my husband) is pretty good at leaving me little notes and cards every now and again so I thought that this could be something that was just for him. I think he's scared of the about of stuff that I have to try and do anything on his own. I've taken some stuff out for him in the past to let him work with the kids on some cards and such.

Plus it comes all in a nice sturdy box that will help him keep it all together. I don't have a 'card' to show off the kit but we did try out the stamps on some of my paper so we weren't using his. Here are some photos:

Here is what is all included in the kit (both the stamps are double sided and come mounted!), the 4 stamps, Classic Basic Grey Ink Pad, Twelve 4" x 6" Postcards and Twelve Basic Grey Envelopes. 

I really love the sticker that is included too:

Here is what 3 of the 4 stamps look like:

When he gets around to making something I will post photos of that as well for you all to see :) 
Here's the ordering information: Dude, You're Welcome! #132807 $24.95   (it's located under the Special Offers section) 

Happy Stamin'

Friday, March 8, 2013

Everybunny Basket

I'm looking forward to the warm weather and knowing that Spring starts to bring those wonderful flowers back.

Here is the 3-D project that goes along with my Stamp Set of the Week.
This basket is made with a 6" x 6" piece of DSP. Scored at 2" & 4" in both directions.
Cut two score lines on two edges and adhere closed with Sticky Strip.
For the handle I used a 1" x 6" piece of card stock along with the 1/2" circle punch and a glimmer brad.
For the main image I used the 1 3/8", 1 1/4" circle punch & the 1 3/4" scalloped circle punch.

Here is the Special Best of 25 Years stamp bundle for March.
I hope that you enjoy today's project. I'm looking forward for what I have planed for next week!

Happy Stampin'

Don't forget you still have a couple of more days to sign up for the Paper Pumpkin monthly membership club. Don't forget to select me as your demonstrator for a special gift.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Back up and running.......well, walking really fast

It was bound to happen.....the kids have a break from school and someone is going to a cold. Bad news is this year it was me. But I'm back up and running (or more like walking really fast). So we will just jump right back in where I left off......finishing up the Stamp of the Week set.
Here we have card design number 3.
For this card I used of course Everybunny Stamp Set along with the following:
Regal Rose & Whisper White card stock
Brights - DSP Patterns Stack
Large Paper Doily Sizzix
Blender Pen
1/2" Circle Punch.
Bakers Twine

While this one wasn't my favorite from the stamp set, it was one that Madelyn (6) wanted to try and CASE off another card that she saw. For the most part she nailed it, I just would have used more color, a different color for the paper doily for example.

Happy Stampin'

PS - New Stampin' Up! news!!! New Photopolymer Stamp Set

There is more information in my newsletter!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Everybunny Take Two

I am loving that my kids are on mid-winter break but I am noticing I have less 'crafting' time even though I am home more. Huh.

Here is card number two in the Stamp of the Week challenge with the Everybunny stamp set.

Here is what was used on today's card......
Whisper White, Regal Rose & Lucky Limeade
Stazon ink pad
Daffodil delight, pretty in pink, Rich razzleberry, wisteria wonder & crumb cake Stampin' Write Markers.
2 3/8" scallop circle & 1 3/4" circle punches
Retired Nursery Nest DSP (I meant to use Twitterpated but grabbed the wrong pile)
Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon

I hope that you enjoy today's card!