Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Are YOU The Winner?

Now before I get to the winning, I am going to post a couple of quick tags.
Nothing special...I guess you could scroll down to the bottom, if you're impatient.
I have made these tags out of frustration.
I am trying {too hard} to get a layout done, but fail miserably at every attempt.
So, I thought maybe I could get the juices flowing by completing something small far this has NOT worked.
Oh well, it will come.

On to the good stuff.
Recently, my blog has hit over 100 followers!
Thank you, thank you! I appreciate each and every one of you!
Four months has gone by SO QUICKLY!
So I decided to have a draw, I entered ALL OF YOU {except my Ma & my Sister},
I hope you don't mind.

Here is what's up for grabs:
{Pictured Above:}
Creative Memories Discover Paper Frames {24 frames}
Creative Memories Primary Paper Buttons {64 buttons}
Creative Memories Discover Paper Buttons {64 buttons}
Creative Memories Primary Designs II Stickers {1sheet}
Creative Memories Discover Decorative ABCS {2 sheets}
A couple of embellishments {car&topped paper clip}
Ribbon Tape Measure {approx. 9 feet}
Buttons {random}

On to the WINNER:
CONGRATULATIONS! You win the items listed above.
Please send your mailing address to

To everyone who reads my blog- Thank you, I want you to know
that, so far, it has been a LOAD of fun!


Monday, 25 July 2011

Mondays Are For Mom

'Every Summer has a Story'
Nancy Parker
Here is my card for this week.
I made it for the challenge over at Mo's Digital Pencil - "Summer Vacation".
Even though I am not a "Catcher of Fish", I love this image by Mo.
It is great for any male gender cards & it colours up nice & easy - I have used it often.
I used my Copics {of course} to colour with; paper by My Mind's Eye; sentiment was a digital freebie; hook, line & sinker from Pop's {Jasmine's Grandfather}tackle box.

Thanks for looking,


Saturday, 23 July 2011

Now I know my A,B,C's

they are by far my favourite chipboard alphabet.
I tend to give them my own stamp of style and have
had quite a few people ask how I do it...
Well, let me tell you.

The Thickers I use the most are Jewelry Box- Chestnut
{pictured here}
I pick out my title and then sand off the top coating 
{lightly} with my emery board.
I tend to leave some of the original colour
{in this case Chestnut} to give it a bit of a distressed look.
Next I pick out an ink pad that will match/compliment my layout.
Then press each letter against the ink pad, making the letter the desired colour.
It is best if you set them onto a piece of junk cardboard.
I used {and often will} a light & dark colour for this title.
{Tim Holtz- Mustard Seed&Scattered Straw}
Then give the letters a spray with a matching colour of glimmer mist.
{I make my own, you can check out how HERE}
You do NOT have to wait for the ink to dry before you spray them.
The colour will change before your eyes...and then you're done!

{A Few Samples}
'High Tea 4 Me!'
'April Showers'
{Life's A Beach}
*this title has not been inked, just sanded*
One thing I will mention if you are working with Thickers,
is that the sticker back tends to come off
during this process, I find this a bonus as I can position the title
around my layout, without them sticking down, 
until I find the perfect spot. 
I find that a glue pen is best & easiest to stick them down.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Great Days!


Friday, 22 July 2011

It's Tea Time!

'High Tea 4 Me!'
My niece and nephews LOVE having a tea party. They'll get dressed up, break out
Aunt Jazzie's {my} collection of yellow teacups and beg for the kettle to be boiled.
They act as old friends and are perfectly content for about an hour...making memories that will last a lifetime.

{Product Tags:}
My Mind's Eye
Crate Paper
Tim Holtz
 Thickers {American Crafts}

Hope you all have a Wonderful Weekend!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Back At It

Oh thanks goodness...hopefully this FANTASTIC SKETCH from
My Mind's Eye has snapped me out of my creativity funk.  

I decided to do the layouts on my niece and nephews doing something they love,
having a tea party! They all LOVE tea {thanks to Ma}
and they get along so well while having them. two old men and a little old lady.

Celebrate with Tea for 3!
{page one}
{page two}
The theme for the sketch was CELEBRATION, in honour of their birthday!
{check out all the details on their blog}

{My Mind's Eye Product}
My Mind's Eye - Lost&Found Union Square "Home Sweet Home" Collage Paper
My Mind's Eye- Stella&Rose Hazel "Lovely" Adorned Paper
My Mind's Eye- Lime Twist Life of the Party "Happy Day" Meadow Die-Cut Paper
My Mind's Eye- Lime Twist Life of the Party "Be You" Accessories Sheet
My Mind's Eye- Lime Twist Life of the Party "Sweet" Accessories Sheet
My Mind's Eye- Stella&Rose Hazel "Fancy" Sticker Tags
My Mind's Eye- Stella&Rose Hazel "Lovely" Label Stickers
My Mind's Eye- Stella&Rose Gertie "Delightful" Decorative Brads
Core'dinations- Core Impressions My Mind's Eye-Lost&Found Collection
American Crafts- Thickers Jewelry Box, Chestnut
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint & Soot Black

Thanks for taking a look...and hanging in with me through my 'dry spell'.
Great Days.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Mondays Are For Mom

'Happy Birthday' Nancy Parker
Well I have to say, 'Thank Goodness for my Ma!' If it wasn't for her I would have nothing to post. {ugh}

Anyway, this card was made for this weeks challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil
The rules stated that you could only use Black&White with a 'splash' of colour.
The image is one of Mo's fantastic digitals, coloured with Copic Markers.
The dot background is fabric adhered to cardstock...the rest of the papers are from the infamous 'stash box'.
The cute flower is homemade and the tag sentiment is a freebie, found on-line.

Hope you like it!
Ma & Jazz

{PS- Fingers crossed that I might actually get a layout done for the monthly sketch at
My Mind's Eye...maybe. Wish me luck and a BURST of creativity!}
Thanks Jazz.

Sunday, 17 July 2011


Try as I might, I cannot scrapbook.
It seems as though I haven't a creative bone in my body.
You know, it is extremely frustrating.  I pick a picture, I sit down,
I don't get any further.
I could scream. 
It has been going on for about a month.
I've been poking around other's blogs, trying to get a push, but no...nothing.
I've tried sketches, contests, EVERYTHING.
So, in the end, I am sorry for the lack of posting, know that I am trying- too hard.
If any of you have any secrets, tips, or tricks for how to get out of a funk, please share.
Thanks for your patience.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

{Little} Pieces of Love

I find Family Recipes fascinating.
These small pieces of ingredient-stained paper,
that have long out-lived their creator.
They have been lovingly prepared for family dinners, potlucks and parties,
but their secrets never shared.
  When I started this project a few years ago I started out by asking
my Grandparents, Parents, and Great Aunts for Family Recipes.
I was amazed at their eagerness to share, as if they
had been waiting for years to pass these secrets along.
Proudly showing me wooden boxes, tightly packed
with hand-written note cards, with titles like
'Great-Grandma's Carrot Cake' or 'Aunt Jo's Baked Beans' scrolled across the top.  They would clutch their favourites, close and tight, while telling me stories
of making these recipes with their parents or grand-parents.
Everyone had it's own story, each one special.
Then they would hand them to me, letting me copy them
word for word, but not before making me promise to keep them in the family.
I felt, not only honoured, but privileged, knowing that I had been trusted with these special bits of paper.
I am not sure why I started scrapping each card, maybe I wanted to leave my mark, maybe I felt that they deserved more than just plain paper.  Whatever the reason, it has been a project that will probably last my lifetime, well, at least until I decide it is time to pass them along. 

{My niece has already claimed them, telling me at the age of six 'Aunt Jazzie, when you die, I want these.'}


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

A Picture Worth Framing

This picture, of my oldest nephew, Braden, was taken
a couple of years ago at Easter. He is so adorable...
which often works to his advantage.
I did this layout to fit in an {empty} frame I had sitting on my desk. 
I must have put 40 plus pictures in it, but no matter how beautiful the picture, something was always I scrapped it, which makes everything better.

{I apologize for not posting a picture of the layout in the frame,
but I couldn't remove the glass. {And no matter how hard I would try,
couldn't get a good picture without a horrible glare.}

Great Days,

Monday, 11 July 2011

Mondays Are For Mom

'A Day to Celebrate'- Nancy Parker
This card has been entered into this weeks challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.
The challenged called for the use of lace and distressing.
The image is one of Mo's, coloured with Copics. 
Also Used:
Tim Holtz 'On the Edge' Die
Kaiser Craft Paper 'Tea At Elsie's' Mini Pack
Flower- Handmade...with a bit of 'bling'

Thanks for looking- Nancy {Ma}

***Congratulations to Ma {this is Jasmine typing}, another FANTASTIC CARD was picked for the 
'Top Five Faves' at MelJen's Designs.  Be sure you pop by their blog and check out Ma's {#23Nancy's} card.
Great Job!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

When You're Hot, You're Hot!

Well I was away on vacation {without internet, I might add}
my Ma was rather busy...
Her card, 'Here Comes Summer', was picked as
a 'Top Five Faves' at MelJen's Design
This means that Ma has earned her first 'badge'
{below and also at the side of this blog}
Way to go, Ma!!

She has also been picked as a Gallery Gem at Scrapbook Challenges.
TWICE in the last two weeks.

Congratulations Ma!!


PS- I hope to get busy scrapping tonight! 
Thanks for your continuing views. JL 

Friday, 1 July 2011

A {Little} R&R

Evey year my Sister and I take her children up to the cottage for a vacation.
{Poor Sassie is being left with Grandma {Ma} for the time being...sniffle}
This year we have decided to take the scenic route, which means taking
what is normally a two hour drive and turning it into a five hour 'adventure'. 
I am sure that the time will be filled with scrapbooking moments that I will hopefully
 remember to catch on film...hopefully.
I never take any scrapbooking with me, for this trip {there is just no time},
and I was not organized enough to schedule, I'm taking a {little} more than a week
off from the blogging world.
To my fellow Canadians, HAPPY CANADA DAY!
And to my American Friends and Family, HAPPY 4th OF JULY!
Best wishes for Great Days to all,