Oh My Gosh!

I can't believe I did not post for a few days–what can you do? LOL Guess I was busy. We've been working on trying to get unpacked. I feel like our house should be on one of those shows like “Clean House” because of the boxes and stuff everywhere. Okay, it isn't REALLY that bad but if we don't do something to mitigate the clutter and box buildup now, we WILL be on one of those shows! I don't want to find a box in the garage 30 years from and wonder what's inside — it could be scrap stuff and then I'd really be missing out!

My friend PJ just emailed me that Scrapbook Oasis is having a 40% of patterned paper sale today–oooh so tempting but with the budget crunch I am having, not a possibility today. For a while I wasn't feeling the gas prices but this month it really hit us. I can't believe how much we are spending on groceries, my oil change was $78 this week, and my car is taking almost twice as much to fill up ($80 versus $45 this time last year). I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is just because it is an election year–hurry up November!! Not to mention class attendance is down–if you gotta cut something, it's going to be the non-essentials. I'm hanging in there though–we'll be out from under this cloud soon enough! *** Side note — Xaver just called and he got paid overtime for 4th of July–woohoo! The Lord will provide…***

I also did up this little card yesterday for a challenge over at 2Sketches4You, another challenge/sketch blog. What can I say, I love these kinds of blogs! It' easier to create if I have an assignment, some parameters to work within.

I turned the sketch on its side and used a border strip I punched out and one from a Sassfras Lass paper. I am going to list some of these fun hand-punched borders in my Etsy store soon too-I've been working on a big pile of them! I also used some eyelets–always thinking of ways to use up my stash. I used scraps from my Sprockets & Posies class. I actually have extra kits for this class on sale at Collective Journey.

Off to go do some scrappy running around today. I'm putting the finishing touches on my Absolutely Glamorous class at the Scrapping Lounge and bringing the sample down there today. See you around!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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22 thoughts on “Oh My Gosh!

  1. Jennifer,
    This is such an awesome card!!! I LOVE how you turned it on it’s side, darling!! Great take on my sketch:)

    Posted on July 15, 2008 at 4:57 pm
  2. Wow!! What a funky, original card! I love it! :o)

    Heather xx

    P.S. Thanks for choosing not to use word verification on your blog! Makes life sooo much easier for blog-hopping! :o) Bless you!

    Posted on July 15, 2008 at 6:18 pm
  3. I totally love your card!

    Posted on July 15, 2008 at 8:30 pm
  4. Such a fun card…love that you turned the sketch on its side! Great job!!


    Posted on July 15, 2008 at 10:23 pm
  5. Awesome card! Love the doodling!! :)

    Posted on July 15, 2008 at 10:57 pm
  6. Love the colours!

    Posted on July 16, 2008 at 2:01 am
  7. love the colors!!

    Posted on July 16, 2008 at 3:46 am
  8. Wow love this card – the papers are divine and love the colour combo

    Posted on July 16, 2008 at 3:32 pm
  9. Cute Card!!!!

    I know what you mean… $$$$ is so low right now. YUCK I hate it!!!

    Posted on July 16, 2008 at 3:55 pm
  10. I love the way it is on its side!! Its gorgeous!! Infact it has totally inspired me to get my eyelets out!! Ive not used any in aages!!

    Posted on July 16, 2008 at 4:37 pm
  11. love how you rotated the sketch, this is AWESOME!

    Posted on July 16, 2008 at 5:22 pm
  12. I love the side view! Such a funky take on the sketch! I love it.

    Posted on July 16, 2008 at 10:10 pm
  13. ha! i went to Oasis today at lunch and did a little damage. there will be more sales and paper some other time for you ;)

    Posted on July 16, 2008 at 10:26 pm
  14. Nice card. And congrats on being one of the Fab5!!

    Posted on July 20, 2008 at 3:07 pm
  15. Super cool! I love this! And congrats!

    Posted on July 20, 2008 at 4:45 pm
  16. Very cute, I love the colors. Congrats on the Fab 5!

    Posted on July 20, 2008 at 4:47 pm
  17. Awesome card.. love the color.

    Congrats on Fab 5

    Sonia (Sony)

    Posted on July 20, 2008 at 9:03 pm
  18. Gorgeous card!!! Congrats on being one of the Fab 5!!

    Posted on July 20, 2008 at 9:20 pm
  19. This is great! Love your doodling and those brads! WTG on being a fab 5!

    Posted on July 20, 2008 at 9:36 pm
  20. Fabulous card! The sketch looks great turned like that! And your stars and eyelets details are super cool!

    Posted on July 20, 2008 at 11:01 pm
  21. WOW!! So very cool take on the sketch! Love it, love the colors, love it all!


    Posted on July 20, 2008 at 11:47 pm
  22. That is so cool — what a great take on teh sketch!

    Posted on July 21, 2008 at 8:50 pm