Sunday, January 27, 2008

Red, White and Blog...

Oh, I mean Black......Here is the last of my recipe swap.

Whew, DONE! I made this with the new paper from CTMH (silhouette pattern paper). This paper is so fun to use. I hand stitched ribbon to create the border and the flowers. Stitching and knots, that's all it is....okay, LOTS of stitching and knots as I had to do 10 of these.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Heart Tins are here...

and are selling quickly! This one is done quite simple. Cover with ribbon. Add buttons all the way around and top with a flower. perfect little Valentines day gift. Check out Lois's Blog for here cute take on these tins. Tins can be purchased at

Forced Artwork....

I committed to doing a crock pot swap, and of course accepted 2 spots in the swap so i can start on a personal recipe book. It is due at the end of this month and I once again have left it till the last minute. But i have one done, and can now move on to the next one. Here is my completed swap card. Now to start on my apple crisp recipe.

Paper recipe:
Crock pot cutter file by Sandy McCulley
Pattern paper - CTMH
Paper flowers - Prima
Ribbon - purchased at
Brads - CI purchased at
Mouse stamp - House Mouse

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Heart Tins - Pre Orders Available

In high demand, these HEART TINS(Click Here) will make the perfect Valentine's Day treat. Fill with a love note or who can resist a tin full of M&M's. This tin is just perfect. PRE ORDERS available now. Our shipment will arrive by Wednesday. Introductory price just for you. Place order now and shipping cost will be emailed to you for order approval, prior to charging you. Limited supply.

Monday, January 14, 2008

I don't normally post about my personal life, as I feel my life is portrayed through my artwork. But today is different. Today a very special person in my life has left this world and has gone to a better place. My grandma, who beat the odds and was turning 101 next month tried knitting a hat before taking her last breath. She passed away doing what she loved to do, surrounded by those who loved her. I will always remember her laugh, her bad jokes and her beautiful smile. As I write this through tears...I want the world to know that my grandma meant the world to me, and always will. This is the letter I wrote to her for her 100th birthday. I love you grandma! You finally got to go to a place full of all the yarn you can use, and I know God yelled BINGO when He saw You arrived at the Pearly Gates.

Grandma, can you believe 100 years have passed and here you are today in your beautiful glory? I am so proud of all you’ve done, and who you are today. You are a strong person who has lived her life to its fullest.

I have been thinking about what to write you and remembering all the wonderful times we have shared together. Do you remember when I visited you in Boulder, CO? I remember sitting on your balcony enjoying your company with the sun above our head and the snow on the ground. I remember you parading me around to all your friend’s rooms, showing off your “granddaughter”. I remember you going through your closet and finding all these wonderful treasures for me to have. Your closet was full of boxes of buttons, ribbons, trinkets and yarn. We spent hours looking though your treasure trove. I think about all the times you let me take you to Bingo. When you let me use your best “special” daubers and again showed me off to your friends. You always bragged about all the stuff I accomplished.

You are always the “warm fuzzy” grandma to me. Your fun and energy always radiates to everyone around. You were so funny when you crammed creamers in your pocket at restaurants for the morning coffee at home. All the napkins we could ever need were always in your purse. You taught me we could eat a "salad" from all the extra condiments they put out at the hotdog table for FREE, at the bingo hall. You always had a funny joke printed out and tucked away in some hidden pocket just waiting to be shared with anyone who would listen. Every time we went out, everyone knew you by name. Yetta, what a beautiful name it is. You are amazing!

May your 100th birthday bring you so many joys you deserve. You are the queen. You deserve a crown. I will love you forever.

Happy Birthday!

Love your granddaughter,

Jennifer Dove

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Hang your LOVE up!

This is made from COASTERS. Think of what a cool gift this would make. All it took was 4 coasters and I cut paper to cover the coasters and then embellished with all sorts of goodies. I sandwiched ribbon behind the coasters with another piece of paper....TA I have LOVE hangin' on my wall. You can make this with someones name or cover with can put things on front and back so its reversible...the possibilities are endless. So go grab some coasters at Just4funcrafts and get your "scrappin' groove" on!

A Different style valentines day card...

Here are 3 more cards made for my friend in Alaska. These were made special for some of the customers that are dragonfly and butterfly fans. I used glitter on the bugs, as well as Prima flowers and brads. Stamps are by SU. A large assortment of brads are available at Just4funcrafts

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Valentines Day is Approaching...

And I have been a little busy. I made these cards for my friend in Alaska. These are gift certificate holders.

The paper used is Prism cardstock and organza ribbon that is a great price at