Shabby Miss Jenn

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Welcome to the Christmas Blog Hop

Did you get here from Adri's  blog? If not you may begin your Christmas Blog Hop from here or you may start at the Crafty Card Blog.

This blog hop is intended to get you in the Christmas spirit...If you have not already finished your cards (or you are like me and have not started them) hopefully you will become inspired by all of the fabulous ideas that you will pick up today.

So...grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy yourself!


 My card features a cute digi called Holly Angel Cake from Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs. I used red and white cardstock for my base and designer paper from my stash. I had forgotten that I had this paper and when I saw the little candy cane with Holly Angel Cake I went on a search for the paper. The image is colored with Copics. I used scalloped oval and oval nestibilities and the scallop trim border from Stampin' Up! The ribbon is from my stash and I added a  bell from Michaels. The little holly berries and wings have been accented with Stickles and I used crystal effects on the candy cane. The corners are highlighted with red dew drops.

Now I have some blog candy for you.

If you sign up as a follower on my blog and leave a comment you will have a chance to win two digital images of your choice from Fresh Brewed Designs and two digital images of your choice from The Stamping Boutique!

I am always so excited to read your comments and I am so inspired by your words.

Your next stop on this blog hop will be JAN'S BLOG.

Jan is so talented and I just love going to her blog to see what she has created.

Thank you so much for playing along today!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Join Me for a Christmas Blog Hop

Happy Friday! Thank you for stopping by.

Join me on Saturday for an exciting Christmas Blog Hop. Several very talented stampers have joined together to get you in the holiday spirit and also support Operation Write Home. I will be introducing a brand new digital image to you and you will have the opportunity to win some blog candy. So join me tomorrow.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Today's card features a digital image from Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs. Her designs are so whimsical and allow you to use your imagination with color and papers. This image is called Tom Turkey

I used Prismacolor pencils for this card. The papers are all from Stampin' Up! and the lace and ribbon are from my collection.

Enjoy your day! I will have a new card and exciting news for you tomorrow.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Snow Friends

Hello everyone!

I just finished this  card for the Scrap it with a Song Challenge. The theme is "Winter Wonderland" and I think this cute snowman image from Tracy at the Stamping Boutique is just perfect. Having lived in South Florida for the past ten years, I really miss the snow (at least during the holidays!) Today it is 82 degrees and snow is out of the question.

This card is 6X6 and features bordering blue cardstock by Stampin' Up! and white cardstock layered with pop dots. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the snowflakes and dots texture plate for the Big Shot. The snowman image is colored with Prismacolor pencils. The snowflake punch is by Martha Stewart and the rhinestones and ribbon are from my stash.

I wanted a very soft, almost muted feel for this card so I only use three colors. I then added Stickles for a little bling!

Thank you for stopping by! 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Stamping Boutique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamping Boutique Blog Hop! I am so glad that you decided to play along with us today.

If you arrived here from Aletha's blog you are on the right path. Please remember to leave a comment on each blog and collect the secret letter on each blog. Your last stop will be the Stamping Boutique's blog where you will receive your final directions and be entered in a chance to win free digital images.

Now for my card...

I decided to make a 6X6 card with several raised layers. The base card is textured white and I used retired designer paper and Elegant Eggplant and More Mustard cardstock all by Stampin' Up! This sweet digital image is part of the Thanksgiving collection by the Stamping Boutique and is called AJ the Pilgrim

I used Copics and Prismacolor pencils to color AJ and the ribbon is from my stash.

My secret letter is T. Please continue through the remaining blogs leaving your comments and collecting secret letters.

Blog Hop order:
                                      Debbie   You Are here! Letter T
The Stamping Boutique 

Thank you for playing along and remember that my secret letter is T.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Winner of Operation Write Home Blog Hop Candy

The winner of two Stamping Boutique images of your choice from Saturday's wonderful blog hop is Christine of Christine's Crafting Capers. Please contact me with your selections.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Welcome to the Operation Write Home blog hop! I am so glad that you stopped by.

This wonderful cause is even more important to me as a very good friend of mine lost her son in Afghanistan last week. He was such a dedicated soldier and so young at 22. He has left behind a wife, two young children and family and friends who love him dearly and are so proud of him for his love of this country. Please take time to read about Michael and perhaps leave a message for his family.

 The card that I have made features AJ the Romantic from the Stamping Boutique. I used Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers to color the image. I used Sahara Sand and Pacific Breeze cardstock from Stampin' Up! and Blueberry Crisp designer paper also from Stampin' Up! The lace is from Michaels. I used small pearls in each corner of the image and stampin' dimensionals for depth of layers. I also used some Crystal Effects on the rose and bow of the candy box.

As a thank you for playing along in our blog hop, I am offering one of you the chance to win 2 free digital images from The Stamping Boutique Shop. You may select any two images that you would like. To enter please become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen at random and I will announce the winner on Sunday, November 14 at 5:00 PM EST. You will have two days to contact me with your selections.

The Operation Write Home Blog Hop begins here.

After viewing my blog please hop over to Stamping Sister. 
Jackie has a wonderful card for you!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Ragdoll

Today I am using an adorable digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique called "Rag Doll Sitting." I colored the image with Prismacolors and Gamsol , highlighted areas with Star Dust Stickles  and then used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop the image up. The holiday plaid designer paper is from my stash and the ribbon and buttons are retired Stampin' Up!

Please join me on Saturday for a very special bloghop 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! In getting with the spirit of the day, my card features "Frankie" from the Stamping Boutique's Halloween Collection. Frankie is colored using Copic markers. I wanted these colors to be very vivid to reflect the fun theme of the card. I used the spider web punch from Martha Stewart and added some pop up spiders from my stash. The card is 6X6 textured cardstock in basic black. The designer paper is also from my stash.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!
Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Rainy Cynthia

Happy Saturday everyone! Thank you for joining me.

Today's card is for the Paper Playtime Challenge #18, Listen to the Music of the Falling Rain. As soon as I saw this Fairy Cynthia digi stamp from the Stamping Boutique, I knew that I had to use her for this challenge.

Sometimes I struggle with how I want to use a particular image , colors, embellishments, etc., but this design came to me instantly. I have had this designer paper in my stash for a couple years and it seemed perfect for Cynthia. I used Copic markers to color the image and highlighted Cynthia's crown with Stickles. The flower centers and the puddle are embellished with Crystal Effects and the silk flowers are highlighted with Shimmer paint. 

Here is a closer look. I think that it shows the added accents a little clearer for you.

The little hearts are from the Stampin' Up! punch Pinking Hearts Border. You would actually throw these away but they seemed so appropriate for the raindrops. The lace is from Jo Ann Fabrics and the ribbon is retired Stampin' Up!. The cardstock is also Stampin' Up!

See you tomorrow with another Halloween Card.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Put on Your Halloween Shoes!

Happy Monday everyone!

Today's card features a cute digi from the Stamping Boutique's Halloween line. The minute I saw these shoes I knew I had to make a card with them. They just make me smile. 

The card base is Basic Black and the layer is Lovely Lilac (retired) by Stampin' Up! The designer paper is from my stash. I colored the image with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils and machine stitched all layers. I added crystal effects and white gel pen for accents.

I will have another card for you tomorrow.

Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

SNR Digi Day Halloween

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday!

Here is my card for the SNR digi day Halloween theme. I am using a wonderful digi stamp from The Stamping Boutique's new Halloween Collection. This is Princess Jennifer Latte the Witch. I just had to work with this incredible image, she just has so much personality!

I used Copics for all my coloring,  added stickles in Star Dust to the stars, and added shimmer paint to Princess Jennifer's dress and hat for a little extra bling! The designer paper and ribbon are retired Stampin Up!, the background punch is Martha Stewart and the corner designs are Cuttlebug. I popped the main image up and then added the punched bats to give extra dimension.

Remember to join us tonight at 7:00 PM CT at the Stamping Boutique's SNR digi day. Go to the Stamping Boutique to get your "Frankie" digi stamp in the Halloween section,for an unbelievable $1 and bring your completed project to digi day to receive a FREE exclusive image for digi day attendees only. Join us for games, chatting and fun!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Autumn Wishes

Here is another new release from The Stamping Boutique. Every image that Tracey creates is just so much fun and gives you so many possibilities  for design.

I used Prismacolor pencils to color this great little scarecrow, distressed the designer paper and mounted each layer with stampin' dimensionals.

To see more of Tracey's wonderful Fall and Halloween stamps go to The Stamping Boutique Shop but stop by often as she is adding new digis all the time.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Candy Land Winter Release from The Stamping Boutique

Here is my entry for today's challenge on Paper Craft Planet. This is a new digital stamp release  from The Stamping Boutique's Candy Cane Winter Game night line called Candy Land Winter Lane. I had a blast working with this stamp! 

This is the actual Stamp:

There are so many possibilities using this digi. I colored the image with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils and used Stickles to highlight the hat and lollipop. The designer paper and ribbon are from Stampin' Up's retired holiday line from last year. The snowflake punch is from Martha Stewart. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background and Nestibilities Scallop Circle die.

Remember to join us from 2-4 today at the Stampin' Boutique's digi image day on

Friday, September 17, 2010

Join us for the Stamping Boutique Digi Day on Paper Craft Planet

We at the Stamping Boutique have decided to try something new here on Paper Craft Planet with you does a digital image day sound to you? This will be our very first time doing this with PCP and are super excited, so excited that Tracey has been working hard to put together an awesome winter image release just in time for our first digi day with you all.

Think back to when you were little...what was your favorite game? I"m not talking about computer games or video games...I'm talking about good old fashion family night fun board kind of game. I ask this question because not only because this is the theme for our very first digi image day but also because the theme for the image release is Candy Land Winter. I know I have you interested can't even imagine what fabulous images she has come up with so you will have to join us to see for yourself. Some lucky winner will actually win the entire release so be sure to take a look at the details below and mark your calanders. Here are the details:

The Stamping Boutique Digi Image Day
Theme: Game Night (Candy Land Winter)
Where: on PCP at The Stamping Boutique group page
When: September 18th, Saturday
Time: 2PM to 4PM

What to Bring: your crafting supplies

What will be supplied: free new release images, lots of great chatter and prizes
How to join in the fun: become a memeber of The Stamping Boutique here on PCP (and the main blog too if you want) and on the day of the digi image day I will have a discussion set up just for us to chat and get the challenges so when your there just stop by and say hello so I know your ready to play!

I am super excited about this and I hope that you all will join us for the fun. I can guarentee you are going to LOVE this new set of images from Tracey. We will be doing 3 challenges and playing 1 you have 4 chances to win some awesome prizes from The Stamping Boutique.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Winner of the 911 Blog Hop

What an incredible day we had with our 911 Blog Hop yesterday. It was so wonderful to have so many play along and help us honor all of our heroes. A special thank you to everyone who played along in our hop. 

The winner of one Stamping Boutique digital image of her choice on my blog is . . . 


Congratulations Carley! Please email me with your choice of one digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique Shop.

Thank you again for playing along. Please remember to send cards to
Operation Write Home. This is such a wonderful organization and we need to remember those who put their lives on the line for us everyday.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Welcome to The Stamping Boutique's 911 Blog Hop

 Welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting!

I hope you are enjoying The Stamping Boutique's Blog Hop honoring those who are fighting the war after the effects of 911. If you arrived here from Christy's blog you are on the right path.

It is so important that we remember all of those who gave their lives and those today in harm's way everyday protecting all of us.

Please make sure you leave a comment on each blog and then go to The Stamping Boutique's Blog to leave a comment and receive a special gift.

My card for today's blog hop features Patriotic AJ. I think that this is such an incredible digi and it was so much fun creating this card with him. I printed the image twice coloring the flag on the first image and AJ on the second image. I used Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers for all of my coloring. I then cut AJ out and mounted him to the flag image using pop dots for depth. The cardstock layers are also attached with pop dots. To finish the card I punched the corners with a photo corners punch and added the little star ribbon. The brim of AJ's hat and his shoes have been coated with Crystal Effects for dimension and sheen.

I will be sending this card along with several others to Operation Write Home, a wonderful organization that makes sure heroes all over the world receive cards to keep in touch with home. Please visit their website.

As a thank you for playing along in our blog hop, I am offering one of you the chance to win a free digital image from The Stamping Boutique Shop. You may select one image that you would like. To enter please leave a comment on my blog. The winner will be chosen at random and  I will announce the winner on Sunday, September 12 at 5:00 PM EST. You will have two days to contact me with your selection.

Blog Hop Order:
Debbie-you are here

Your next stop is Genevieve. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the blog hop!


Monday, September 6, 2010

Scarecrow Paper Pin

Happy Labor Day  everyone! Thanks for stopping by.

Today's project is a layered paper pin. This technique was developed by Kelli Purkey also known as the Pin Lady. The technique is not hard but requires a lot of patience as it is done in layers of cardstock. For this pin I used an adorable Scarecrow digital image from the Stamping Boutique. I copied the scarecrow image three times, one for the base and two extras so that I could color and cut out my layered pieces. The base is three layers of cardstock and each additional piece is two layers of cardstock.

I took this photo from the side to show how the pin is layered and shaped.

Before the layers dried, I added some coiled wire to the top of the pumpkin for added texture. The pin is then sprayed with six coats of triple thick enamel to give it sheen and to harden the cardstock. If there are any additional embellishments that you would like to add such as rhinestones, it would be done at this point. To finish the pin I added  twisted raffia and finally a magnet and washer to make the pin. This could also be used as a magnet and would make a great teacher's gift.

The raffia twist was made by my 10 year old daughter. We took the girls to Williamsburg, VA for vacation and at Jamestown they learned how to take reed and twist it into rope for fishing nets just like the early settlers did. Ellie just had to try it when we returned home and I have been using these twists as fall decor on some of my projects.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Birthday Bunny!

Here is my card for today's  Aud Sentiment's Challenge #10, "Best Wishes."

For my card I selected a color combination of Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie. I printed this adorable digi image, Birthday Bunny,  by The Stamping Boutique on white cardstock  and used Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers to color. The icing on the cake is done with Crystal Effects and I used Dazzling Diamond's glitter and dew drops around the image. All layers have been stitched, distressed and mounted with dimensionals. 

Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Birthday Bunny by The Stamping Boutique
Sentiment computer generated

Papers: Solar White. Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up!
Designer paper is from my collection Stampin' Up! (retired)

Accessories: Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils, Dew drops, Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds glitter by Stampin' Up! Ribbon from my collection


News I am so excited to share!

Did you notice a new badge on the sidebar of my blog? 

I am so thrilled to announce that I have been selected as a Design Team member for The Stamping Boutique, a wonderful online digital stamp store. I discovered the Stamping Boutique a few months ago, absolutely fell in love with the images and now, I still can't believe that I am a part of the DT. Congratulations to all the other ladies who have been selected. They are so talented and it is my honor to be working with them. Tracey and team-Thank you so much!!!

Tracey Malnofsky is the incredible illustrator/artist behind the adorable images and the owner of The Stamping Boutique. Make sure that you go to her store to purchase her beautiful stamps. Then go to The Stamping Boutique Blog for ideas, tutorials and challenges.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Back to School Audrey

I just finished this cute bookmark for my daughter's first day back to school. This is another wonderful digital image from the Stamping Boutique. It is appropriately called Back to School Audrey. The tutorial for this bookmark is on Splitcoaststampers.

I used Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils to color the image and then used crystal effects to highlight Audrey's glasses and the apple on her apron. I embossed the Bashful Blue cardstock and then used designer paper, Bashful Blue ribbon, lace and brads. I cut out Audrey using the Spellbinders scallop die and then inked the edges to give a soft finish.

Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Back to School Audrey by The Stamping Boutique

Inks: Basic Black, Bashful Blue by Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Designer paper by Dream Street

Accessories: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Scallop border punch, ribbon, brads and crystal effects by Stampin' Up!, lace, Spellbinder's scallop oval die, Cuttlebug Swiss dot embossing folder.

Audrey Goes To School

Happy Friday everyone! Thank you for stopping by.

Today I am showing you a 6X6 card using a wonderful digital image. Her name is "Audrey Sitting" and is available at the Stamping Boutique website.

The designer paper is from my stash and the cardstock is by Stampin' Up! Audrey is colored with Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils. Just remember to always use your Copics first so the pencil does not damage the Copic brush tip. All layers have been machine stitched and Audrey is pop dotted on notebook paper and sitting on a measuring tape.

Here is the recipe:

Stamps: Audrey Sitting by the Stamping Boutique

Inks: Basic Black, tea dye distress ink

Papers: Whisper White textured and Summer Sun smooth (retired) from Stampin' Up!

Accessories: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, red button and rhinestones, brass charm, white gel pen by Stampin' Up!, Star Dust Stickles, stampin' dimensionals, measuring tape


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pumpkin Emma

Hi Everyone! Happy Tuesday!

For today's card I am using a stamp called Pumpkin Emma. I could not resist this stamp as my youngest daughter is named Emma and fall is my favorite season. I stamped Emma in black ink on white cardstock and then colored her in using Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. 

The designer paper is from my collection. It is a glitter paper which cannot really be seen in this photo. All other cardstock is by Stampin' Up!  I attached the layers with stampin' dimensionals and added shimmer paint to the pumpkin. This is a 6 X 6 card. I also added orange dew drops to the corners of my card.

Here is the recipe:

Stamps: Pumpkin Emma

Inks: Black, Certainly Celery by Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Certainly Celery and Lovely Lilac (retired) by Stampin' Up!

Accessories: Gingham ribbon, shimmer paint, Dew Drops

Monday, August 2, 2010

Little Girl Bear Hugs

Happy Monday everyone! Thank you for stopping by.

Today's card features a digital stamp by Meljen. I loaded white cardstock into my inkjet printer and then colored the image (isn't she so cute!) with Copics and Prismacolors. Next I cut around the image, mounted it with stampin' dimensionals on whisper white cardstock that had been run through my Big Shot and then sponged with Stampin' Up!'s Bashful Blue classic ink.

All of the layers have been stitched by machine and mounted using stampin' dimensionals.

The flowers have been brushed with shimmer paint and I used Crystal Effects on the flowers in the little girl's hair and also on the bear's nose.

Here is the recipe:

Stamps: Digital

Inks: Bashful Blue by Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Textured Pretty  in Pink and Rose Red and Whisper White smooth cardstock all by Stampin' Up! Designer paper from my collection.

Accessories: Copic Markers, Prismacolors, Big Shot, flowers, Rose Red brads, shimmer paint and word window punch by Stampin' Up!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy Anniversary

I just finished this card for my husband's cousins who will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Friday. For this card I used the Loving Bridal Couple stamp. The card base is 6x6 and I used textured Whisper White and Bashful Blue cardstock from Stampin' Up! The layers are adhered with stampin' dimensionals and I sponged the white cardstock with bashful blue ink. The flowers in Tilda's hair and in her hand are highlighted with dazzling diamonds and Crystal Effects both from Stampin' Up!

Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Loving Bridal Couple

Cardstock: Whisper White textured and Bashful Blue by Stampin' Up!

Inks: Bashful Blue

Accessories: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Big Shot with embossing folder, heart border punch, stampin' dimensionals, pearls, ribbon, dazzling diamonds and crystal effects all by Stampin' Up!