Links, links and more links…

Have some fun links tonight…

Been catching up on things lately – at least trying to. If you have emailed me and haven't heard back – please try again. Don't want to miss anything. ;) And while hopping around the internet, I ran into some good things to share…

I also forgot to mention the winner of the Tim Holtz stamp set – the lucky one is Jill in Frisco, Tx.


Must tell ya to check out some new Doodlebug goodies. I have been a fan of theirs for years – I look forward to their booth at CHA each year more than any others. Look at these new buttons… (Click to see the many more colors they come in.)

And these new KI Memories rub-ons are fab. Again, click to see the colors…

2430830_1000x1000Have fun with the links. Night.

Happy Candy Day


We are home from our awesome week at Disney. Trying to get back in the swing of things around here.

Thought I would just pop in to say Happy Halloween to everyone.

While in Disney, we went to their big Halloween party and wore our costumes. Here we are – that is my brother next to Colin. Colin was the UPS man (his pick) and we were his UPS packages, all labeled to Disney characters. They were a hit…

(By the way, since I work from home, the UPS man is here twice a day. Colin adores him. Love it.)

Have a great day!

Just playing…

I love going to stamping retreats with friends since I always seem to get a bit of time to just play.

On my last retreat, I made a few random cards, including these guys using the Tim Holtz Grungefly. (Awesome name.) This stamp is fab since it can work many different styles. And to top it off? Rock Candy Distress Stickles to make it glisten…

102310 Tim Butterflies JenMcGuire
And look closely at the Rock Candy on there. It goes on wet, but dries away leaving just a crystal/sugar/broken glass look. Awesome on any color as it is clear…

102310 Tim Butterflies 2 JenMcGuire
Used some small dictionary pages as a background. They always seem to work on any card. Just don't use pages from a medical dictionary. Trust me – I know this from experience. :)

Oh, and here is that Tim Holtz stamp. So lovely…

Here is the Rock Candy Distress Stickles. I just sqeeze a glob and spread it around.

That's all for today… have a good one…



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I am so very excited to be sharing a blog day with the amazing Jill Foster over on the Hero Arts blog. I thought I would also share over here. For more details, be sure to head over to Hero.

The first one uses that great scallop die. Lots of layered stamping here…

102210 WAD Flowers JenMcGuire

And lots of bold coloring here…
  102210 WAD Wreath JenMcGuire
And a fun little 3-D ornament. Lots of Copics used here, even to color the string…

102210 WAD Ornament JenMcGuire
Off to bed. Thanks for stopping by.


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Holiday Thinking Inking Week 4


It is the 4th week of my free 8-week online class I am teaching over at 2Peas called Holiday Thinking Inking. This week shares ideas for using acrylic paints for stamping. These are simple techniques – don’t let the thought of paints scare you!

TI Week 4 Brocade Thumb 1   TI Week 4 Snowflakes Thumb   TI Week 4 Letterprress Thumb

Here are the links for Week 4 of Holiday Thinking Inking – Paint:

  • Click HERE for the whole event, including 3 projects, 3 handouts and a video.
  • Have questions? Click HERE for the discussion thread for this week.
  • Be sure to head over to 2Peas for it – there are challenges and prizes.

Hope you have with paints and stamps. The combo really is fabulous.

Ah, and this video again shows the Electric Big Shot in action. I am telling you – hands down – this is the ultimate in die cutting machines. You can use any die or embossing folder with it. And is strong. And it is electric. It works like butter – so easily. You will quickly retire your Cuttlebug. (Gasp!) I promise.

499720_1000x1000 And if you get the Multipurpose Platform to go with it, you are set. All the shims are attached and you can quickly use ANY dies and embossing pieces (Spellbinders, Papertrey, etc.) with this and you no longer have to remember which pieces are needed and which arrangement. This takes care of it all. Awesome.

You will see me using these a lot. I have waited for a long time to share my love for this machine. I wanted to be sure it was worth it – and it truly is.

While you are reading this, I am somewhere in the magical world of Disney with my family. (And to all you Roxie fans – no worries. She is home safe and sound with the company of family staying at our house while we are gone.) I will tweet pictures once and awhile. Happy day!



Important Class Supplies:

Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop – and giveaway

Hey there.

Caring Hearts Blog Hop
Welcome to the Blog Hop for the Caring Hearts Card Drive. This card drive was started by the dear Vera and focuses on collecting Thanksgiving & Christmas cards to be sent to the elderly who live in nursing homes or care centers. The drive goes until November 15 – I hope you will consider participating!

I have a few cards to share today and a fun giveaway. First? The cards.

I love love love K&Company's Yuletide line. Check it out HERE. Made this quick card with it. Check out the notecard – these cards are printed on the inside and out and have a decorative edges. So. Very. Cool.

102010 K&Co Holiday JenMcGuire

Thie reindeer is sure to make someone smile…

102010 Merry JenMcGuire
And, a silly Thanksgiving card…

102010 Gobble JenMcGuire 1
Now be sure to hop to the next blogger on the hop – the talented Jinny. (If you want to start at the beginning, head over to Vera's.)

A few randoms:

  • Sweet Kristina (who helps with the Cards for Kids stuff) had a gorgeous baby boy. Be sure to head over to her blog to see the cutie. God is good.
  • The winner of the K&Co Halloween goodies is Mary Dawn Q.
  • Have any of you seen THIS? Would be fabulous to win this.
  • Check out the free shipping deal over at 2Peas HERE.

Finally? The giveaway. Just leave a comment here by Monday night for a chance to win this great Halloween stamp set from Tim Holtz. (Donated by the awesome Simon Says Stamp. Thanks!)

Um96holtzGood luck!



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