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Long time no post! :-)

Hello everyone! I took some time today to update my blog and freshen it up a little! I've added current shopping links for my various businesses and ventures and they are in the sidebar so check them out to see lots of great products! I will be posting some seasonal projects very soon and I am hoping to offer some of them in kit form to provide the option of recreating these projects in your own craft room! Stay tuned! For now, check out some crafty inspiration at  Close To My Heart and I'll be back soon to show you new items for some sensational seasonal crafting!
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Want to give handmade for Christmas? Stay tuned for class details!

Giving handmade is always so special! I am planning several classes this fall to help you in that endeavor! Check back here in the next week or so and I'll have class details, prices, etc, posted right here!!  I'll post lots more pics soon!  Java Jen 

A Love Story Begins......

Happy Thursday, everyone! I'm here to share a unique wedding album I made last week for a beautiful bride for her shower! It's also my turn to share over at SHE'S A SASSY LADY  so hop over there to see all kinds of great inspiration every day! I began with a blank mixed media Collection Folio from Tim Holtz and took off from there! These books are so fun to work with because you can really let your imagination go crazy! The size of this one is a little larger than 8.5'x11' and is just perfect to tuck all sorts of wonderful things in!  The front cover. One of my favorite parts is the little saying I put inside the front flap! :-)  Pics of the inside - so much to see! :-)  I attached journaling cards to tags and then adhered them in the folio as pages. The tickets I used are also Tim Holtz and I simply crumpled them up and flattened them out before adhering them to give them a distressed look.  The bri

My Card Class

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing this same post over at  SHE'S A SASSY LADY . Be sure to stop over there daily to see all the crafting inspiration that goes on there!!  Recently I introduced a card class that I am offering in my home and I thought I would share the 3 types of cards here. I kept the designs simple to make it easy for participants to assemble. I'm keeping some of these cards on hand for when I need a quick card!  In my class, participants will be making 5 of each card. Thank You, Get Well and Happy Birthday. This is one of my favorite cards because the embossed layer gets ripped and then adhered with the Cricut bandages adhered on top of that! Isn't it fun?? The birthday cards are fun because I picked 5 different colors for the stamped layer and added an embossed layer. I think the participants will have fun learning these simple but impressive techniques!  If anyone local to me would like to take this class, please get in touch

Valentine's Mugs

Happy Thursday, everyone! I'm here to share a few Valentine's mugs I have made! Some I have sold and some I have given to friends and family! I also shared these mugs over at She's a Sassy Lady ! Be sure to stop over there daily because there is always so much crafty inspiration! I am so hooked on doing vinyl on mugs and the possibilities are really endless! I've made lots more but here are just a few of my favorites! This set is one of my favorites!  For anyone who doesn't know what the "TLA" is, it means True Love Always! :-)  Short and sweet today! Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Java Jen

Lora is 1!

Hi everyone!! I just wanted to share a quick post showing something I made for our granddaughter's 1st Birthday! I made a Birthday Statistics Board using a chalkboard and vinyl! I will definitely be making more of these! So much fun! This project is also featured on the  SHE'S A SASSY LADY  blog today. Be sure to check out her blog for lots of crafty inspiration!! ! The stats were written with a permanent chalk marker but could also be written with regular chalk so that it would be able to be erased.  And here she is in all her beauty!! <3 her="" love="" much="" p="" so="" we=""> Doing her princess wave with Papa, (my husband) holding her! :-) I pray that everyone has a blessed day!

It's Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas!

Hello everyone!  I'm sharing my creations over at  SHE'S A SASSY LADY  today so this is kind of a repeat for my followers of some items I've been making to sell this Christmas season! I'm excited that I'm feeling better and able to get back to doing these things that I love!  Stamped coffee cards I'm taking special orders for frames like these! Also taking orders for these! <3 p=""> Taking orders for these that display my grandchildren's artwork! :-) I made lots of Christmas banners! The Christmas Joy Foldout in Cricut Design Space is very popular and I love how it looks! Did this sign in vinyl and took the back off the frame to let my wall color show through!  These mugs have been another great seller for me too!  These monogrammed mugs are my latest project and they are selling like hotcakes! I'm so excited!  Well, that's all I have for today! Anyone interested in or