I'm Jenn

I'm Jenn
I'm Jenn The Crafty Homeschool Mom

Monday, February 27, 2012

Long Time No see

Ok I know I have been slacking here lately but I am vowing right now to check in at least once a week, probably on Mondays, but we will see how it goes. So what has been new lately? I just came back from a Stampin' UP! Regional Convention in Columbus, OH. It was so much fun we stayed at my uplines house near Bowling Green, OH. It was Fabulous and Fun. We did a lot of stamping and a ton of Swapping.
Here are a couple of the projects we made Friday night at Sherrie's house.
First was a super cute bag tag for our swap bags made with the BIG SHOT and the new Rosette Die

                                        Then using aluminum flashing and some other odds and ends we used the Big Shot to make Garden Art, I cannot wait to take mine up to our camper and make some more to sell up at camp, the possibilities are endless with the  Big Shot and Stampin' UP!
Here are some of my swaps I made, I had 125 of these cute Popsicles to swap and then I made 40 other cards plus 20 little boxes to swap for some 3D ideas. Swapping has to be one of my favorite parts of any SU convention. That and the Free merchandise and make and takes and demo workshops, I guess I love it all. It is definitely one of the best perks of being a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator, the money is nice too of course.

The night before the Convention Sherrie Made Chocolate Fondue and we had delicious chocolate covered strawberries. Don't they look divine.

The morning of the convention we had to leave super early to make the additional 2 and a half hour drive from Sherrie's to Columbus, before we left we got to take one of these adorable water bottles with us that she had made for us all. SO Cute!
Here are some of my swaps that I traded for...

                                     Another highlight of convention is getting to chat with CEO and Co-founder of Stampin' UP! Shelli Gardner!! She is so super sweet and genuine!

As always if you are interested in ordering any products you can email me suhomeschoolmom@aol.com
or visit my SU website and order straight from there and have it shipped right to your home.
Right now through March 31st you can take advantage of Sale A Bration and receive exclusive SU products for free for every $50 you order or if you want to earn even more FREE items you can host a workshop for you and your friends and I will come show you how to be creative with SU.
Creativity from my home to yours

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Totally Tess with a Lil Bling

I made these Totally Tess cards and there was something missing so I added a Lil Bling from SU.
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Birdhouse luminaries made from SU mini milk carton die

I made these this morning while at Memories Manor while away for the weekend with the Mingler group
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Monday, April 18, 2011

An Army of Easter Chicks

Made these for my Enrich students as our last day is this Thursday. They were madewith the milk carton die for the Big Shot and some retired CS. We filled them with jelly beans.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My latest Creations

I am so sorry for lack of content on this blog I have been battling sickness on and off for the last 2 months and today was diagnosed with Bronchitis with bronchial spasms and an acute sinus infection. I am hoping this is the last of it as our weather starts to even out for spring and my goal is to havew new inspiration up at minimum 2x a week.

Today I am just posting pics I will get better at posted what supplies were used as I get better in health. Please bear with me and enjoy.

The first few photos are my first attempt at a kleenex box cover using Greenhouse Gala DSP, So Safron and Certainly Celery CS and Certainly Celery Ribbon, as well as Gold Smootch Spritz and The Adornments from the Occasions Mini. I also embellished using the Fun Flowers Die and the Big Shot along with a Soft Subtles Celery Button.

  This next car is using the New Strength and Hope set. I used Silver Metallic CS and Subtles DSP stack for the Fun Flowers Die flower for the Big Shot. I also used the Top Note Die.  I will elaborate more later.

                                                This card was fun once again using the Fun Flowers Die and the Bog Shot and some pop cans. I am loving this new Die can you tell?? I also added a shimmer brad and some celery ribbon.

                                           The last photos are another new technique I learned, making paper roses with the 2 step owl  punch and the scalloped circle punch. Are they not the cutest. These were made with Real Red CS and Cherry Cobbler Ribbon to add some depth to the petals. Fun and Easy Peasy.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

UPDATED Weekend Fun

I got the opportunity to go cropping yesterday but used my time for a swap for an upcoming team meeting and to make a special something for someone I am seeing for lunch today that is giving me a new die to play with in my Bigshot
So here they are, the card I am going to be adding a punced heart to it out of pink polka dotted paper I will show a new pic for the after this is the before
I used Valentine Defined from the new Occasions Mini and Crumb Cake ink
                                                   Before I added the diecut heart

And AFTER I added the heart

I picked up some fun photo cubes at Christmas time from Target dollar spot and decided to deck out one in Valentine design so I used the Love Impressions Rubons from the Occasion Mini as well, there are 3 blank sides as well for picture room that are just inked and matted

SIzzix Class Projects

I had the pleasure of taking 2 classes taught by a sizzix rep and let me tell you I was impressed, here are the projects I made the first was a valentine card class and the 2nd was a Valentine/Winter Scrapbook class.
These are not made with SU product but could easily be adapted to do so.

  We first learned about Twinkling H20's and let me tell you I am hooked and will be getting every color. We made this adorable Valentine treat using paper flowers a blow pop and Twinking H20's and floral tape

                                                      The next card was so FUN we used a diet coke can to embellish this card with the Sizzix Big Shot How fun and goes right along with my Reclaimed Art love it love it love it

                                                       The next card was fun but my least favorite not enough pizazz and I am sure I will be adding to it some , I did add Twinkling H20's to the heart on the stamped image

                                                 This was a free for all kit and I received an extra entry into a raffle for my design using all the included elements,I did not win the raffle but it was fun trying. We embossed the black with the embossing folders and the Big Shot

                                                 Then we moved onto Scrapbook 12 x12 Layouts lots of Sizzix elements here both diecuts and embossing

                                                  This one was fun as we did some tearing, inking and painting. We embossed the black paper that is behind the music paper(which is from a music dictionary) and then dry brushed white paint over the embossed images HOW FUN

                                                 Next we got to experiment with the Movers and Shapers dies and do another free for all page and I  made this fun little WISH element the scalloped element on the right side was made using the Big Shot Pro let me tell you I am in love with that Machine. I embossed shimmer CS behind the striped paper and ties metallic stretchy ribbon around some CS to add a little Bling

I really enjoyed taking these classes it renewed my creativity and got me excited about paper crafting and after the 2 classes I attended an 8 hr crop and got a ton done after I put some finishing touches on my projects I will post pictures later on. Off to clean up the classroom so I can get back to creating more fun projects to share.