Worth Checking Out

Hello! OK. I am going to be straight here. I am struggling right now to balance everything. The kiddos are home… Lila has a fever… Colin made the select baseball team… Audrey is looking at colleges… Kay is coming home for a visit. And honestly – these are my first priority and love. (All are good things, minus the fever!) However, I have several videos shot and I will post them as soon as I get a chance to edit. I hope you understand and know that I will be sharing as soon as I can. 🙂 xo

In the meantime, I have discovered some great things over on Instagram that I wanted to share here. I don’t visit crafty blogs but do follow a lot of crafty folks on Instagram. Here are some things that caught my eye:

(1.) Color Layering Swatches – Ruby had a brilliant idea that I just had to share! She used my ink swatch book idea to keep track of ink colors that work well for color layering. So helpful!

(2.) Heart In the Hustle Cards – If you are a fellow Believer, you may find these interesting. I plan to buy a set and include one inside handmade cards that I send out.

(3.) 25% Off Ranger Products – Get 25% off all Ranger products through 8/4/15. Use code RASALE when shopping HERE. Now is a great time to get Distress Inks, Craft Sheets and Ink Blending Tools.

(4.) No-Line Coloring – Wow. Wow. WOW. Those are the words that come to mind when I see Alice Wertz do no-line coloring. She is the master. I have not (nor plan to) tried this technique as I think I would struggle with it. But she rocks it. Wow. She has many examples on her blog.

 (5.) Mayholic In Crafts YouTube – I have been a fan of May’s for some time now, and I am so excited that she started doing videos. Yay!

(6.) Ellen Hutson Sneak PeekJulie Ebersole has some great new products coming out soon. Stay tuned! I love the peek she shared here.

(7.) 15% Off My Favorite Things – Get 15% off My Favorite Things products using code “MFTSALE” while shopping HERE before 8/4/15.

(8.) Background Check Class – Our current Online Card Class is going on and we are having a lot of fun! This is a peek at one of my class projects. We are sharing a ton of background ideas. (It is never too late to join and you can take the class whenever you want.)

(9.) Hero Arts Blog – I have really been enjoying the Hero Arts blog lately. This card by Kelly is divine.

See you soon with a video. Promise. 🙂






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72 thoughts on “Worth Checking Out”

  1. Family first! You cannot always do it all. I know you want to but OK to take a break. Always a fan and admirer! Hugs to you!

  2. FAMILY is always FIRST! I’m sure everyone understands, I KNOW I do!!!!! Hoping your little one feels better soon!

  3. Thank you for all these awesome links. Lots of great ideas and gorgeous inspiration Jennifer. Good luck with all the family stuff. Hope Lila is feeling better.

  4. Good luck for everything…sometimes it seems like everything is happening at the same time…but then you get out of it all and you fell ready to start again…families are the best and big families are my dream!!

  5. Family must always come first!!!
    Sure hope Lila gets better soon, so that you can all spend some happy time together 🙂

  6. Family is so very important. Sometimes today with them is all we have. Pray that Lila is over her fever, and you can enjoy the other family time. God bless.

  7. You have your priorities straight, family first. They can make life hectic but can be so worth every moment.

  8. Hope Lila is soon better! Take care and will be happy to see the videos when they appear! Thank you for the great links!

  9. YOU ROCK Jennifer!! NO WORRIES ENJOY those PRECIOUS KIDDOS!! We will be here and give EXTRA HUGS to Lila Fevers are NO FUN especially during the Summer and when her Big Sisters are home too!! =( Hope she feels better soon and I hope you ALL have a FABULOUS WEEK Together!! =) THANKS for sharing!!

  10. No worries — breathe! We’re all here and know that you will get to the videos as soon as you’re able. If you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of anyone else — and that includes us 😉 xo

  11. I totally get it! Moms always feel pulled in too many directions. It always amazes me how September comes and things seem to calm down. Hang in there! NO GUILT – kids come first!

  12. I love watching your videos. I’m always checking for new ones. I get very inspired and excited about trying a new technique. I’ve only been card making for about a year or so, but I have gotten so much better with the help of your videos. Keep doing what you do THANKS.

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