Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mini Album GiveAway

Just wanted to let everyone know that with new posst the giveaway post has moved to the older post...Post date is July 21, 2012.....Please become a follower and leave a comment.

Big Hugs, Jen

Goodies from Velma

Hi Everyone...I wanted to share the goodies I received from Velma....Thanks so much Velma...I loved my goodies.

Big Hugs,

Velma hosts a tag swap evey other month...Next Swap will be due Sept. 1...she will post to her Blog:  on the 1st or 2nd of August for sign ups.  Check out the swap on her blog...she has new guidelines for the upcoming swap.

Mini Album Received from MichSmith1973 MAS Swap

Hi Everyone...I wanted to share the lovely mini I received from My partner MichSmith1973.  She did a beautiful job...I will be putting Mia's photos in this mini.

Big Hugs,

Steampunk Grunge Mixed Media Metal Art Altered Canvas

Hi Everyone...I wanted to share my 1st altered canvas.  I needed an out of the box creative outlet yesterday so this is what I came up with.  I did the finishing touches this morning.  Thanks for Watching! 

Big Hugs,

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Paula's having a GIVEAWAY...

Hi Everyone...Paula is having a GIVEAWAY on her blog ( she is giving away some really awesome blog candy...a huge kit....WOW!!!!!

Please visit Paula's blog and to enter a chance to win the HUGE KIT follow Paula's Blog and leave a comment on the giveaway post.

Good Luck!

Big Hugs,

My 1st Blog GIVEAWAY

Hi Everyone...I am having my 1st Blog GIVEAWAY....I am giving away an altered vintage book from the 1900's that I have used the covers and altered the inside with paperbags. I have hand pieced a sherpa/wool bear on the front cover and hand made the embellishements on the front cover either free hand sewing or crocheting.

For a chance to win the mini album please subscribe to my youtube channel and become a follower on my blog and leave a comment on the giveaway posted. The mini album will be given away on September 1st....

I am trying very hard to build up my youtube subscribers and followers on my blog. Please subscribe to my youtube channel (jennyashley1971) and become a follower here on my blog. I have a video of the album on youtube here is the link I hope I posted the link right.

The mini is a vintage shabby teddy bear theme and has tons of places for photos and journaling...please view the video and see the whole album.

Thanks for visiting my blog and hopefully becoming a follower....please share the giveaway with who you feel may be interested in winning the album.

Big Hugs,

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Got my Nikon SLR Digital Camera out it has been in the closet for such a long time.....

Hi Everyone...My wonderful Hubby a few years ago bought me a Nikon SLR Digital Camera and when I was commuting and working full time and each others work hours it was hard to get the camera out...Since we have moved and I am know a Stay at Home Mom and Hubby had the weekend off from retail so today I took some pics.  I did not realize how much I missed it.  We live in a Beautiful and peace little place called Wayne Lakes it is a wooded area with several lakes and lots of wildlife...We just love it here.  So the pics I took today is around one of the lake areas and playgrounds here in Wayne Lakes. 

This is Mia she is going to be 4 in September

  Mia and Nathan (Nathan will be 2 tomorrow)

 Hubby (Ron), Mia and Nathan
Little Nathan fell on the playground and got the little pebbles of sand on his face...

We had a wonderful Day...

Big Hugs,

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Steampunk Family Thank You Mini Album for Velma

Hi...I wanted to share the videos I made of the individual pages that were made by some of Velma's swappers for the group mini album that was created.  Everyone did a wonderful/amazing job!  I loved seeing each and every page. 
I uploaded all the videos the same way but for some reason the first video does not have the thumbnail picture.....

Thanks for watching!!!!!

Big Hugs, Jen

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Mini Album I am Sending to My Partner MAS Swap

Hi Everyone...I wanted to share the Mini Album that I made for my partner Michelle over at MAS.  Hope she likes it....

Big Hugs,

Happy 4th of July

Just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful and safe 4th of July.......

Big Hugs,

Paula's Give Away

Do not forget to go to Paula's Blog and become a follower and leave a comment for her mini album she is giving away...
Big Hugs,

Tag Swap Tags Received MAS June 2012

Hi...I wanted to share the tags that I received from the MAS June tag swap...the ladies did a beautiful job!

Big Hugs,

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Paula's having a Give Away...

Please visit Paula's Blog: she is having a give away of a mini album....check it out and follow her blog and leave a comment to have a chance to win the mini...Mini will be given away July 15th.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy Mail from my Scrappin Sister Paula

Hi Everyone...A little over a week ago I received a BIG box from my Scrappin Sister & Friend Paula.  I was so excited when I received the BIG box and was in disbelief when I opened it.  Paula had sent me the tracking number to track he package and the packaged weighed 12 lbs.  Can you believe 12 pounds for scrappy goodness....We all know that our scrappy goodness means a whole lot but does not weigh a whole lot so can you imagine 12 pounds of that scrappy goodness....let say none to the least I was in scrappy heaven.  I looked at every piece of scrappy goodness put it back in the box and the relooked at all he goodness again and again and again.  Thank you so much Paula for all my goodies...I loved each and every one of them....Love Ya, Love Ya, Love Ya my Scrappin Sister and Friend.  Paula's Blog is  Paula is a very talented artist an please visit her blog to see all of her amazing creations!

Part 1 of 3

Part 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3

July 2012 Tag Swap & Other Projects

Hi Everyone...I wanted to share the video of my tags that I made for Velma's Tag Swap at Creatively Outta Control.  I sewed a felt coffee cup and thought these would be cute to hold a gift card for your favorite coffee shop. 

The video also has the handmade drawstring bag that I made for the hostess of the tag swap Velma as a small Thank You for all that she does for the swap.  I did a filet crochet of a "V" on the front of the bag and hanmade some fabric flowers, free hand sewing of the leaves and did a little beaded croheting of some flowers...tucked inside the drawstring bag is a few packages of beaded crocheted mini doilies and flowers.

I also did a preview of the mini album that I am currently working on for my one on one swap for my partner on MAS and I used the crocheted flowers and doilies on one othe pages in the album.

Thanks for watching!


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Steam Punk Mini Page

Hi Everyone...It has been a while since I have posted to my blog but I wanted to share the 6x6 steampunk mini album page that I created for the group that I am working with for a mini.  It was my first steampunk anything and I loved creating it and loved working for the first time with polymer clay.  I will definitely be doing more steampunk and clay projects.  Hugs, Jen

Monday, May 21, 2012

May 2012 Tags Received from Velma (

Hi Everyone...I wantd to share the tags that I received from Velma's May Tag Swap.  I went out to the garage this past Saturday and had the big garage door open and guess who came pulling in.....the Mail Man.....I was so excited!  The little ones was still at Grandma's from their overnight stay and I had the video camera set up and ready!  The only downfall to the whhole thing is uploading to YouTube!  Blah, Ugh!  I had been using this windows live program and it would upload to YouTube for me but the videos have to be less than 10 minutes.  I had been upped to videos longer than 15 minutes.  I swear that it took half a day to upload 2 videos.  So, now I have to decide when I do videos if I want to kkeep them at the smaller segments and do more or if I want to do the longer videos and take the whole day for them to upload....decisions...decisions...LOL! 

A Big Thank You and Hugs to Velma for the beautiful Hostess that she is and the amazing and hard work she puts in to give us this chance to do what we love and be able to share it with others.....Love Ya Velma!!!!!

 I am working with a new tripod and still have not yet figured out the exact place for the video camera so bear with me....LOL!

A big hug to all of you that participated in the swap...I loved all my tags and goodies!  You are truely the Best!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

New Videos- Baby Girl Mini Album an Tags for MAS swap

Hi Everyone...just got done making a couple of videos this morning and uploaded and thought I would share.  I completed the Baby Girl Mini Album I was working on about a week ago and it just sold on eBay and I got my tags/goodies completed for the April 30-June 15, 2012 Tag Swap at Mini Album Scraps.  The blog there is  check out the site when you get a chance.  Thanks for watching. Hugs, Jen

Baby Girl Mini Album

April 30-June 15, 2012 Swap at Mini Album Scraps

Friday, April 27, 2012

May 2012 Velma's Tag Swap My Tag & a Baby Girl mini album I am currently working on

Hi Everyone...It was good to get my tags completed for the swap I have been so looking forward to. When that envelope comes in the mail it is like christmas and you can't wait to rip it open to see what is inside.

I got my tags and goodies done so now I am working on a baby girl mini album-I got a lot of ground work done now is time for all the pretty stuff to start building on the pages....although as chunky as it is already hopefully it will not grow to much more.

Wow...I wish  would have known from youtube before  starting to record my videos that they can now be longer than 15!  I thought they had to be 10 minutes or you can tell I need a bit more practice on making the videos and uploading!

 I will make a new video on the finished album as soon as Ican get it completed...See you all soon! 

Hugs, Jen

Friday, April 13, 2012

Finally Getting Settled...

Hi Everyone...It has been a while since I have posted or did much at all on the computer.  The move from California to Ohio went pretty smooth.  We took 5 1/2 days to drive and did a mini driving vacation.  I will have to say that the little ones did great for that long trip I can not make any complaints.  We have decided to rent...I found an ad in the classifieds for a small ranch home but in a beautiful location.  We are in the a little village called Wayne Lakes.  The house sits on a lane with us and another home but I wake up to birds singing and see squirrels running in the yard.  Beautiful trees, landscaping, creeks and lakes surround this little village.  We live outside of town but is only 5 to six miles out so very small commute.  The area is quite and the kids have a little front and back yard to be able to run and play in as well as the community has a swim/lake area., playgrounds, fishing and a gatehouse with a small convience/bait/beer and pizza place.  My hubby had been born and raised in the Bay Area for 50 years and is now a small town boy where I came from and loving it...he gets a transition time with the drive home instead of that Califronia commute traffic.  I still have some unpacking to do and I have to get my scrapping supplies from my Mom's where we stayed briefly.  I can not wait to get my most important area set up...LOL!  I am ready to work on my scrapbooking and again revisiting my first love of painting...  I love finding old pieces of furniture and items to refinish and then do some decorative painting on them.

Warm Regards,

Monday, February 20, 2012

What to do...

It is my fisrt offical day as a SAHM (stay at home mom).  My hubby and I and the little ones are making a move from California to Ohio.  We leave at the end of the month and drive across country.  My hubby starts on the 8th.  Not having my scrapping supplies out is a real killer...Ugh!  The little one just fell asleep so I need to get my bottom in gear and finish up lunch dishes and the laundry I started and pack something...Ugh again!

Velma's Feb. 2012 Tag Swap Video of Tags Received

Hi Everyone here is Part 1 of 3...
Part 2 of 3...
Part 3 of 3...
I loved all the tags that I received it is a very talented group of swappers and I have been so glad to be a part of Velma's monthly swap.  Hope to see you all in the swap again April or May.  Hugs, Jen

Interested in joining the swap visit Velma's blog:

She is a wonderful host!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tags, Tags and more tags & swaps

Just got home from work and relaxing, checking email and etc.  Thinking about what I want to do for the March tag swap, thinking about what I am going to do for the rolodex & mini album swap on Your paper pantry.  I have die cut my rolodex/contact cards it is a Parisian theme so I got the DCVW tres chic I believe  is paper stack but, the rolodex/contact cards are so small.  I purchased a digital collage sheet off of an etsy store of 1"x1" squares and thinking I will use some of them since they are small.  The mini is a love theme or what your partner chooses...I hope she/he chooses the love theme because I purchased the be mine stack from DCWV.  I guess I need to watch a few more YT video for inspiration and then sit for alittle bit at my scrapping table and see where it leads me......hehehe!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Feb 2012 tag swap

Well... I mailed out my tags to Velma for the Feb. tag swap.  Hopefully they will arrive tomorrow or Wednesday.  It is a great group.  Really enjoying myself.  Now the anticipation of waiting for the package of tags to arrive....Ugh!  I got my video camera charged and ready....hehehe!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Faux paper doily for mini paperbag

While I was searching on etsy for bags for packaging that I feel in love with from - Paula that was in our swap I came across these cute mini bags with a paper doily on top and a mini clothespin.  I could not find a doily the size of the bag (2 1/2 inches) the smallest I could find was 4 inches and I wanted to include them in each package for the swap so I had to create one.  Here is the Video to show/tell you how I did this.

Feb 2012 Tag Swap Tag #2 Velma

Feb 2012 Tag Swap Tag #2...Here is the video of the second tag.  I will do my best to make a video of the tags I receive for the Feb. tag Swap and Post.

Feb 2012 Tag Swap Velma

Hi Everyone I have finished up my tags today, packaged them and have them ready to go out to the postoffice right after I drop the kids at daycare. 

Video of tag #1

January 2012 Tag Swap with Velma

Hi Everyone...I did not do a video due to the excitement with me and my 3 year old daughter of the January tags I received from the swap.  One of the swappers did a video that was in this swap...her YT: scrapchicky.  If you would like to see the tags that was swapped search for her on YT. 

!st YT video and tag swap video

HI everyone I joined my very first tag swap in January.  I joined a swap with Velma over at .  I was so excited to get my tags in the mail.  It was a little like Christmas Day...hehehehe!

I am signed up for the February tag swap...looking forward to it.