Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Here is another sneak peek/hint until tomorrow! Sorry about the hazy picture.
Stamps: Teacup Topiary. Paper: Pool Scalloped Circle, Chocolate Circle (2 of them to make the card), PTI White. Ink: Black, Pretty in Pink. Accessories: Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Grey DP, Target $1 Spot Rhinestones, Sponge.
By the way, tomorrow is also my son's second birthday! HOW does that happen???
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
But I can't share it with you today. I know, I am so mean! But I will be sharing this news with you on Thursday, May 1! And there will be a blog candy giveaway then, too, so be sure to check in! Until Thursday, here is a little hint...
OK, if you know me well, you totally know I would not allow my children on an ATV or anything of the like. But Cameron has this little SpiderMan Power Wheels-type thing, and we had some fun with Katy with it. By the way, Katy went for her four month doctor visit, and she weighs 13 pounds, 12 ounces, and she is 25 inches long!
Stamps:Flo, Lacy Circle Large, Ciao!. Paper: Orange Dream DoubleMates by Worldwin, PTI White. Ink: Palette Noir. Accessories: Copics, Stickles, Sticky Tape, DD Glitter, Stamping Bella Pearl Baubles, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1/8" circle punch.
Stamps: Pitcher, Very Sweet (jj mix). Paper: Barely Banana, Basic Black, PTI White. Ink: Palette Noir. Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, DD Glitter, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Hero Arts Sequins, Scallop punch, 1 1/4" circle punch.
This Thursday is his birthday! I cannot believe my baby is going to be two years old. I must have not been heeding the advice given to me. People always say that when you blink they'll be grown. Now, I know he is still "only" two, but I still feel like I "blinked"!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
My challenge is Organic Stamping. This means that you will be challenged to use FOOD in your stamping! That's right! You can use coffee grinds to create a stain for a background... You can use potatoes to make stamps to be used in your stamping... The sky's the limit! Use whatever kind of foods YOU would like to incorporate! No, you are not required to actually use organic foods in your entries!! ;)
I have made a couple of cards to give you some other ideas to creatively use food in your stamping...
For this first card I used a halved lemon and painted it with black scrapbooking paint. I stamped it onto some Barely Banana card stock to create the background for this card. Very cool effect, I think. ;)
For this card, you can't SEE the food I used, but you can sure SMELL it! I embossed these cupcakes (in gradually darker shades of pink!) with a sugar-free strawberry kiwi-flavored drink mix. You mix clear (or in this case Iridescent Ice) embossing powder with an equal part of the sugar-free drink mix (sugar-free is VERY important...the heated sugar in regular drink mixes will caramelize and become very sticky...Yes, I know from experience!) and emboss with the mixture!
So, what can YOU come up with? Remember, after making your wonderful creations, to post a comment to THIS blog entry with a link to your card either on your blog or in the justjohanna gallery. You have until Sunday night at midnight (technically 12:00 a.m. Monday) to complete the challenge and leave your comment! I will draw a winner to win this totally super-cute stamp:
And don't forget, everyone who plays in any (or all!) of the challenges will be entered to win grand prizes!
- one winner will receive $250 in justjohanna stamps
- one winner will receive $50 in justjohanna stamps
- five winners will receive a 25% discount coupon when they place a justjohanna order
Friday, April 18, 2008
Don't forget, tomorrow is Earth Day, and that means justjohanna's Earth Day Extravaganza is almost here! :) My challenge will be tomorrow from 12pm-3pm PACIFIC time, so that means 3-6pm Eastern time (my time!). I hope to see you right here for the festivities! I think you are REALLY going to enjoy my challenge, which I will reveal here tomorrow! If you know me well, you won't be surprised! ;)
This card features justjohanna's Tiny Crown and Chicklet Right. The colors are Lovely Lilac and Going Gray. See you here tomorrow! :)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Stamps: Frontal Cow, hi (jj mix). Paper: Regal Rose textured, A Muse pretty little papers (Summer collection), Stamper's Select White, Basic Black. Ink: Palette Noir. Accessories: Stickles, Copic markers, dimensionals.
OKAY! I have two more things to announce... First, did you know that Johanna is retiring several of her stamps?? That means they are being offered HERE at a discounted price! Time to stock up!
Also, this Saturday, April 19, justjohanna is hosting an Earth Day Extravaganza! That means that the design team members, including ME!!, will be hosting Earth Day-themed challenges on their respective blogs! All you have to do is create a project that fits the challenge and leave a comment on my blog post on Saturday (it should be up around 12:00 p.m. EST) linking your card in an online gallery or your blog. Easy-peasy!
There will be PRIZES awarded to the winners of each challenge! Each design team member will randomly choose one winner from all of the blog comments to win a brand-new Limited Edition Earth Day stamp from justjohanna! And it is SOOOOO cute! Trust me, you'll want it! And there's more...all of the participants will be entered to win the following:
Grand prize of a $250 shopping spree
Second place winner will receive a $50 gift certificate
Five third place winners will receive a 25% off coupon
Okay. That's enough for one day. But do me a favor...tune in Saturday for my challenge! I cannot wait to see what you all come up with! :)
EDITED TO ADD: All of the PARTICIPANTS will be added to the drawing for the grand prizes, not just the individual challenge winners! Even better!
I was feeding Katy earlier today and Cameron started messing with Katy's swing. First he turned on the swing. Then he turned on the music. Then he proceeded to take off his shoes and socks and climb into the swing!! He closed the little tray and then drifted off to sleep! How cute is that!?!?!? Those of you who know Cameron will, no doubt, especially appreciate this. He NEVER chooses a nap!!
Friday, April 11, 2008
Jan Scholl said...
I am taking a break from cardmaking but still buy up paper and cardstock and find myself always buying earth colors.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
1. I have this weird thing about leaving the last bite of a sandwich on my plate. I never eat the last bite. I didn't notice it, but my husband (so lovingly) brought it to my attention several years back...
2. I love to read. Most of what I read is nonfiction (Christian books, educator books, etc.) but I am almost done with Randy Alcorn's Deadline now. It is very good, and I highly recommend it!
3. I love finding things wrong with signs like spelling errors or ambiguity. For example, I recently passed a hotel, and its message board read "Relax from all the stress in our suites." Get it?? Ha!
4. My favorite color is yellow. I love bright colors, although you wouldn't know it if you came to my house. We've lived here for three and a half years, and the walls are still WHITE! (Except for the kiddos' rooms.)
5. My middle name is Jo. Not many people know that, I don't think! That also means that my husband and I have had the same initials since we got married...AJC! Pretty cool, huh?
6. Drew and I always joke about leaving lawn gnomes in the neighbors' yards when we go on walks. No, we have never done it, and no, Emma, we have not thought of putting them in your yard. :) I don't know why I think that would be so funny!
7. I have a really big secret that I know you will all want to know about soon! Very few people know about it (if you do, don't give it away!). I will be revealing that secret in about a month or month and a half.
7 1/2. No, I am not pregnant. That is NOT the secret. ;)
Who to tag? Who to tag?
2. Debbie Olson
3. Nancy Grant
Al on a Swing. I colored him in with my Copics, and I really love how the coloring on the star turned out! I outlined the star in Waterfall Stickles. I love that color Stickles. I use it ALL the time! Very light blue, but the perfect shade for so many things.
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Stamps: Al on a Swing (justjohanna). Paper: Brocade Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Stamper's Select White. Ink: Palette Noir. Accessories: Copic Markers, Rhinestones, Stickles.