Geometric shapes are our friends

All of this was included in the same goodie bag I’ve been using. I stamped the sentiment on the tag and added that strip of spotted ribbon. Otherwise, these were all pre-made page elements that I just used for a card instead of a scrapbook.

Lawn Mowing Spots


The lawn mower is from the Stampin’ Up! set “And Many Mower”. I think this is a great father’s day set. I’m partial to the comic strip style, though.

And I used some more paper from the goodie bag, so is should look a little familiar by now.

I’m going to get the other cards ready to post this week too.  I don’t think I’m going to get the Afternoon Quickie done.  I spent the weekend at a craft fair and today just hanging out with the kids.  We played with bubbles and sidewalk chalk and built a tower out of couch cushions.  :)

Happy Stamping!

my bff

Today’s card uses the same set of page elements as yesterday’s card.  This one is super fast.  I just played around with the chipboard alpha to see what I could spell.  (it was a lot like playing scrabble)

Here’s what I came up with:


I’m not sure I really like it, but when I was challenging myself to use the same set of materials I thought it was good.  I couldn’t decide if I wanted to add some ribbon through the hole in the top corner or not.  I decided against it, but the longer I look at it, the more I think it needs something.

Any ideas?

Graduation tag

Hello.  I’m finally back with some new things to show you.  I apologize for missing the weekly features yet again.  We’re all taking turns with some weird virus here.  The last kid is finally on the mend so hopefully I’ll get some more stamp time back.

Today’s card is for one of the seniors graduating a week or so.  I used strips of patterned paper adhered to the card base and a metal edged tag is tied on with fishing line.


I’m still using up some pre-made page elements from my friend Nicole and it makes cards go super quick.  I miss having any stamping on it, but for a quick graduation card it’s pretty good.

Please come back tomorrow.  I’ll be posting another card using this same pack of page elements.  See you then!

Tour #7, Stop #3: Crazy for Cupcakes


Welcome to Blog Tour #7, Stop #3

Hi, I’m Jen Clendineng and my projects all feature the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set and matching wheel.

blogtourcupcakes01Project 1 was inspired by a card on Andrea Walford’s blog.  I used Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Regal Rose and Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the cupcake image four times, once on the white, once on the Chocolate Patterns DSP, once on Regal Rose and once on Rose Red.  I also used the cherry from Tart & Tangy stamped in Rose Red on Rose Red card stock.

blogtourcupcakes02I sponged around the edges of each piece of card stock before I pieced the cupcake together.  The white circle was cut using the Coluzzle.  I used my slit punch to make the large scalloped circles (since I don’t have a Big Shot).  A few touches from the White Gel Pen and poof!  All done!

blogtourcupcakes03Project 2 highlights the Cupcakes wheel.  I rolled the wheel in chocolate Chip ink on Chocolate Chip card stock repeatedly to create the background “paper”.  Next, I rolled the wheel once on Whisper White in order to faux spotlight the single cupcake.  I colored the single cupcake with my Stampin’ Write Markers and cut it out.  A little bit of SNAIL hold it in place.  The sentiment I stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink to make sure it would show up, but not distract from the background.  The ribbon is Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon.

blogtourcupcakes04Project 3 is a Christmas Card featuring these adorable cupcakes.  I did a lot of masking and spent some quality time with my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the Christmas tree, but it was definitely worth it!  The cherries are Riding Hood Red and the cupcake wrappers are Kiwi Kiss (colored with a blender pen and ink pads).

blogtourcupcakes05I had to sketch in the platter with my Basic Black marker; it’s colored with Close to Cocoa.  I stamped the sentiment from Crazy for Cupcakes in Riding Hood Red and used the “Christmas” from Every day Flexible Phrases.  A Kiwi Kiss flower button from the Button Bouquet and a bit of the Kiwi Satin Ribbon made the list of embellishments.  And what would a cupcake Christmas tree be without glitter!  A light sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds seals the deal of Christmas magic!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please leave a comment to let me know what you think!   Also, don’t forget to bookmark me because the links disappear at midnight on May 16th.

And now, let me introduce my colleague, Tina Taves.  Over at her blog “Life’s Randomness”, Tina is featuring the Cheers to You stamp set.

teehee(Unfortunately, Tina is a Vikings fan, but don’t hold it against her.  We all know the Packers are the best NFL team.)


So, hop back on the tour bus, ’cause we’re pulling out!

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Did you know there are actually three tours running simultaneously? After you finish this tour, would you like an opportunity to see more beautiful designs? Since you have only 48 hours to visit these blogs, you might want to take advantage of this special treat. When you’ve completed this tour, click here to get information on the other tours.

This link will be available at all stops, so you can view the whole tour, then click the link on your last stop. You can then start your ride again with a whole new set of designs. Have fun!

Noteable Posts

Due to the blog tour that starts tomorrow through Saturday, I’m bumping up the Noteable Posts for this week.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you found some inspiration in some of these posts.  As always, have a great weekend & happy stamping!

P.S.    I’ll see you tomorrow for the Blog Tour!!!

Afternoon Quickie


Don’t forget about the Blog Tour & Pictures from the Tea Party

Oooo, oooo – I just finished my projects for the blog tour this weekend!!!  I’m soooooo wish I could show you now, but I would get in ‘trouble’ so I’m holding on to them.  For all the details on the blog tour, check out this post, or the blurb in the sidebar.

For now, here’s a couple of pictures from the Mother/Daughter Tea.

Here is all the little girls lined up singing “I’m a little teapot”. (My daughter is on the end in green.)


And one more of my daughter and her friend playing with their Princess Party Favors.


Thanks for visiting! Check back tomorrow for this week’s Afternoon Quickie video!

Technique of the Week: Princess Party Folder




Now, flip it over so it stands up like a tent.






Now, we’re going to add the goodies to the inside of the folder.






So berry sweet


I’ve finally had a chance to stamp and for long enough that something turned out good!  Yay!

This was a card that’s been in my head since last week.  I used three Splitcoast challenges from last week:  Color Combo, Sketch Challenge and Ways to Use it.

Black, Real Red, Old Olive and White card stock, Tart & Tangy set from Stampin’ Up!, swirl background stamp from Stampabilites and a white gel pen.  I printed the sentiment from my computer.

I finally had a chance to stamp last night and my first one was not very good.  So I re-did it and it’s a little better, but then I just had to change directions completely.  This is what was next and I really like how it turned out.  What do you think?

Happy Stamping!