Tuesday, July 21, 2009

for our Church's picnic

SUMMER – and the living is easy.
This eleven page handcrafted Summer wordbook is the perfect way to scrap those special memories from cookouts to poolside fun. Just Add Photos and you have a perfectly done scrapbook with just the right amount of bling. BABY book ready for 7 pages and 15 journaling tags. SCHOOL book with 11 pages ready for your school memories of friends, learning and fun in 2009-10.

Our church's summer picnic is upcoming and
they wanted chinese auction items. I am donating these three wordbooks . What do you think?

sample pages

handcrafted by Jan Spohn

Saturday, July 11, 2009

My take on the gift card cupcake

My MIL kept having folks keep her Rubbermaid. I told her I could remedy that. Gave her deviled egg container a spiffy monogram!

Now for my longest project to date...

I FINALLY finished the gift card cupcake that I wanted to add to Amanda's Graduation Party. I had seen this on youtube and wanted to put my Cricut to work on it. Cut the 6 " circle in cardstock. Did the flowers from Plantin Schoolbook in orange (A's favorite color) an even pulled out my old hot glue gun. I didn't want to give her a gift card - figured that cold hard cash could be more useful. So I once again used the plastic from the cartridges and made a little plastic sleeve that will help the greenbacks slide up and down like the giftcard. This project DID take a lot of time - I would estimate roughly 5 hours off and on but I was doing two at once. The second one I did not use ANY ribbon as recommended in the video only the wet paper technique that the whipped cream is done in. This one has yet to get the 'whipped cream/binder clip/cherry to hide and hold the gift card. No bling here either.
Watch the youtube video from Fabulously Artsy the Stamp Goddess:
Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Ice Cream Banner - partly premade!

wanted to work in vinyl to craft an outdoor decoration for DIL 's family ice cream store. Costing out the vinyl to make pennants became pretty steep so opted to purchase online a vinyl pennant from a PA company. Believe it or not I placed the order YESTERDAY and they got it to me today about noon . Online Stores in New Stanton , PA rocks!!! Anyway this premade pennant banner left me with only 12 ice cream cones to cut and apply. Hope you like the results!

NOT Paper but example

Photos of some of the book squares that are done with acrylic paints with fabric texture added.
This is the 29th quilt I have made. Each teacher contributes a square and does it and gives the book to the parent to be at the shower. I quilt them all together. It is now a strong tradition
in our building. (PS - some choose to use transfer paper in the computer instead of painting)
The one for Are You my Mother and the one to the left are acrylic paint+texturizer.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Play list

jers52's Playlist (12 tracks)
by jers52
Featuring: Imagine by A Perfect Circle, Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac, Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's, Hotel California by Eagles, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, I've Got You Under My Skin by Frank Sinatra, American Pie by Don Mclean, Scarborough Fair/Canticle by Simon & Garfunkel, In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins, and more!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Here is the table bouquet I did for the Fourth of July. I am wishing I had painted the skewers before hand. I will likely do that quickly tomorrow PM and throw some red over the floral foam. Most of this was cut with Base Camp, Graphically speaking (LOVE that Freedom jumble!) with just a few cuts from the new Stand And Salute that came in the mail just this afternoon. This was the first time I used vinyl and it was wonderful sure won't be the last time I use vinyl!