Friday, January 31, 2014

Things I Love Challenge at 3 Girl JAM

It is time for another challenge on the 3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog.  This month's theme is "Things I Love with Ribbon".  Be sure to enter your projects!
Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January Hauls and Updates

Today I have a few hauls to share with you via video. I also update you on what is going on over the next few days here on the blog.

Don't forget that you just have 2 more days before a new challenge starts on the 3Girl JAM challenge blog.  That means you have 2 more days to enter the Anything Goes with Ribbon challenge.  Also remember that if you use the code, "CP10" you will receive a discount on anything you order from the 3 Girl JAM store.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Monday, January 27, 2014

3 Girl JAM Lace Now in the Store

Hello crafty friends.  Remember this gorgeous lace I told you about?

It is now available in the 3 Girl JAM Store in 2 different bundles.


Just click on the names of the bundles to go directly to the 3 Girl JAM storefront.  Don't forget to use the code "CP10" to receive a discount on anything you purchase in the store.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cupcake Birthday Card

No matter how old you are, you should have fun on your birthday.  I needed a birthday card for an adult, but I wanted it to be fun so this is what I made:

I needed the following items to make it all come together:
Close To My Heart - Art Philosophy cartridge and coordinating stamp set (for cupcake cut at 2.5")
Zig pens - Pure Yellow and Candy Pink
DCWV Nana's Kids Matstack
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Scrap of green paper
Happy Messages stamp set from Stampendous
Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - Stardust Clear
foam tape

For full details, check out the video below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Blog Hop Today 

Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons and 3 Girl JAM are having a blog hop today.  Be sure to hop along and see some fun projects from the designs teams.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Delicate and Dainty Doilies

If you hopped over from the 3 Girl JAM blog, thanks so much for stopping by today.  I am so happy to be sharing this altered art project with you.  3 Girl JAM has gorgeous hand dyed lace that will be coming soon.  I used 2 of the different laces on today's project.  Julie has also added new Valentine's Flair in the store so be sure and check it out.

I used quite a variety of products on these little pieces of art, but they are actually fairly simple to make.  These were made for a swap at Art & Sassy. If you would like to alter some doilies similar to mine, you can use the products posted below.

3 Girl JAM lace
Wilton - 6 inch doilies
"Cherub Pink" Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Distress Ink - Pumice Stone, Victorian Velvet
Studio G glitter glue
Petaloo Celebrations flowers
Fancy Pants 6X6 paper - Love Notes
Tim Holtz Seasonal Paper Stash
Recollections Clear Plastic paper
Prima Say It In Pearls - pink
Jolee's Boutique dual tone prizm
Want2Scrap pearl bling

If you would like to learn how I made these, be sure to check out the video below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Celebrate Today Birthday Card

Sometimes you just get surprised by the ideas that pop into your head.  This card is one of those surprises and I'm so happy to share it with you today.  It's one of my new favorites.  I am afraid that the picture doesn't show the full effect of its beauty.

I needed a few things to make it all happen:
Close To My Heart - Art Philosophy cartridge with coordinating stamp set and Olive ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Really Reasonable Ribbon white organza ribbon
"today" from Trees to Treasures
DCWV Lemon Flower Matstack
Creative Inspirations paint - citrus

Be sure to check out the video where I show you how I used each of those products.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New 3 Girl JAM

Have you heard about the brand new additions to the 3 Girl JAM store?  They are so fabulous!  Each member of the 3 Girl JAM design team has also been given a brand new watermark to use on our 3GJ projects.  Our very own Jessica Buffa designed them.  You can see mine in the pictures below.  (Don't get confused though.  I didn't make the flair or lace.)

There's fun new flair just in time for Valentine's Day...
(Click here to get yours)

...And some GORGEOUS hand dyed lace
(Coming soon)

Be sure to watch the video for a sneak peek.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Christmas Thank You Notes

I know that Christmas is over and you are likely moving on to winter and Valentine cards.  I'm running a bit behind and needed to make some thank you notes to send for Christmas Gifts.  One of the Christmas cards I made this year was from the Teresa Collins Christmas Silhouette images that were free in the Cricut Craft Room during the holidays. You can see those cards by clicking here.  At that time, I saved the negative space and planned to make more Christmas cards with them.  I never could quite come up with a design for them though.  One day as I was thinking about all those negative spaces on my desk, I came up with the idea for these thank you notes.

I used the following materials:
Negative space left over from the Teresa Collins cuts from various solid papers
Recollections "Shades of Red" cardstock
Core'dinations "Krafty" cardstock
The Paper Studio "Holiday" cardstock
Versamark ink and white embossing powder
Martha Stewart bakers twine, Peapod twine from The Twinery, red Lime Twist twine from My Mind's Eye
Hero Arts "All Occasion Messages" stamp set
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white
Scraps of patterned paper and cardstock from various companies

I hope you enjoy the video.  I am so blessed to have received a new video camera from my husband.  I am still learning how to use it and I'm also learning how to use a new video editing program.  Hope you hang in there through the process of new equipment.

Have a great day.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things today.

Friday, January 10, 2014

New Crafty Fun

Hello.  I trust that your new year is off to a great start.  My husband and I spent New Year's Day celebrating our 23rd anniversary.  It was so nice to just spend some time together.  We are now getting back into our routine.  The Christmas boxes are packed away and order is coming to our home.

I love being in my craft room and creating special treats for others (and a few for myself).  As much as I enjoy it however, I don't like spending my evening separated from my husband who is generally in another part of the house.  With that in mind, I decided to try crocheting again.  Now this is not a new craft for me.  When I was a youngster in 4H, I had a wonderful crochet teacher.  She was so fun to be with and she was excellent at crocheting.  Unfortunately, it is one of the many things that has been pushed aside in the last few years.  Now is the time to pick it back up.  I can be creative and be with my husband at the same time.

Red Heart Sashay yarn is so pretty and makes wonderful scarves.  Joann's had it on sale this week and I grabbed some. I then went to YouTube and found a scarf tutorial.  There are many different ones to choose from.  There are even some for knitters.  I love that I can sit down and have a finished project in less than 2 hours!

I made the green one to dress up a chevron maxi skirt that I wear with a black long sleeved shirt.  I made the purple one just because I love purple.  Do I really need another reason?

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New 3 Girl JAM Design Team and Challenge

3 Girl JAM
I'm running a bit behind, but 3 Girl JAM announced it's new Design Team last Saturday.  There a some familiar faces as well as a few new ones.  Be sure to check the whole team out by clicking {here}.  Julie has some fun things coming soon, so keep checking back.  I can't wait to see the new products but don't want to give any spoilers.

3 Girl JAM Challenges

It's also time for a brand new challenge on the 3 Girl Challenge Blog.  Julie has changed the format of the challenge blog and we will be running challenges for a whole month at a time.  This month's challenge is "Anything Goes with Ribbon".  There should be plenty of ways that you can enter this one, so come and play along.


The last thing that I wanted to mention is that Julie is also providing a discount code to use ANYTIME at 3 Girl JAM.  Just use "CP10" to receive your discount.  It's a great way to get some of the ribbon you love and save a little money.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

You and Me Anniversary Card

Good morning everyone.  I would like to welcome you to a new year on DJ's Sundries.  I am so happy that you chose to stop by today. Have you ever had one of those projects that changed completely after you got started?  That kind of happened to me with this card.  I had planned to use some 3 Girl JAM Merlot ribbon on the front of the card, but when I went to grab it, I had used all of mine.  No worries, I already let Julie know that I need more.  Instead, I used some of the new Jute ribbon in the same color.  I think I like the finished project even better.  It definitely looks more masculine than a soft ribbon bow would have looked.

3 Girl JAM Jute ribbon (get yours here and be sure to use the code CP10 to let Julie know that I sent you over)
Fancy Pants "Love Note" 6X6 paper pad
Core'dinations "Juneberry"smooth card stock
Echo Park "Your's Truly" sticker set
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge
Crystal Stickles
Foam tape

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.