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hi, i am jen t. welcome to my blog and ttys!



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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oriental trading- diy halloween door banner and product review

Hi all, are you ready for halloween?! There is still plenty of time to get your craft on! These yummy craft goodies below i was given to by oriental trading to review and i made a fun diy banner to show you what i made with it all. ( warning --many pictures ahead... Lol!)
So here is a list of the goodies i got and my review: 

Halloween stickles- 8 in the pack!! 
Love them and super price
Black duck tape- great quality and stuck well 
Ghost string lights - super cute gauzy ghosts i wouldn't recommend using them outside because i think they would not look as nice wet but i used them for a inner door so they are perfect for my project
Black chalk board paint- great paint , nice and thick! I can't wait to use it for more future projects
Modge podge-   Great stick and easy to pour and paint with ( i love this stuff) 
Canvas door banner- thin canvas would have been too flimsy without the duct tape. 
Large diecut tree -super cute! Made of nice and thick paper 
Boo party napkins-  thick napkins - i actually got two boo's from one napkin and i still have a bunch left for halloween night snacks 
Halloween paper pack -  alot of papers! 5o pieces!nice and a great weight not thin. Great value - down side is that it is single- sided but it worked fab for my project. 

Work in progress : i layed out long pieces of wax paper on the table do my canvas banner wouldn't stick then i spread my canvas banner out- this is a large banner not super thick but when i modge podged the paper onto it , it became more sturdy. So i painted with foam brushes the modge podge onto the backs of my papers then adhered them to the banner. The halloween papers are so nice made of thick paper one-sided with 2 of each design and a ton of other patterns ( a great deal)
Then i took the black chalk paint and did a light layer of it onto the huge tree diecut to give it a creepy look. A second coat would have made it a solid black but i liked the look of just one coat. 

Next i modge podged the tree right on top of the pattern paper. The i grabbed those cute boo napkins and took the napkin layers apart leaving me with a single ply. I then used the piece to modge podge right onto the pattern paper.

Then with the diecut leaves i brushed on some   black chalk paint, crumbled them and glued them on to go with my distressed spooky look. After that i decided i wanted the banner more distressed so i rubbed the paper in spots to the white core and then brushed it with the black paint. 

Next, i took the black duck tape and trimmed the whole banner with it to give it a border and to make it sturdier. Lastly, i took the string ghosts lights and poked holes thru where i wanted to ghosts and pushed them thru to the front of the banner. Then on the back i used the duck tape to cover the wires and hold the battery pack. Finally i took the stickles ( glitter glue) and added touches of sparkle to the ghosts and leaves. The stickles are uber glittery while they do take time to dry they are well worth the wait. ( everything is better with glitter. Right?! )

The ghost lights are super cute and change colors when they are on. pic of them lit up below.

**disclosure* I was given these products for review. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Mini tjmaxx haul

Mini tjmaxx crafty haul 
#fall #halloween #tjmaxxhaul #crafts all for$9.25 total����✂️����

Getting crafty for halloween

I am loving all the supplies from OT! Peek of my halloween project i made with craft supplies from @orientaltrading #halloween #diy #doorbanner #mixedmedia--disclosure- all items for this project were given to me to review---

Don't miss this giveaway!

Oriental trading is having a huge giveaway ! http://www.spooktaculargiveaway.com/

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Boaf september reveal #2

Hi all, Jen T. here, i am stopping by to share two pages i made using the september kit. I love this kit!! The first page is 12x12 page of my son picking and smelling dandylions. ( one of my favorite pics of him) and a page i made for jen davis's september stamping challenge -go here to check out her challenge and many others: http://forum.birdsofafeatherkitco.com/viewtopic.php?f=607&t=10285
The second page i made is of our favorite italian treat pizza fritte ( fried dough) . It is delish! I tried to make it like my mom and grandma made it.  Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!! 

September kit- go here to get yours-

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Boaf technique tuesday- easel card

Hi all, jen t. here. I am stopping by today for technique tuesday. Grab some paper and embellies from your kit or stash and let's make a easel card. Making a card is a great way to use up scraps and bits left from your kit or stash. They are sooo fun to make! Start by cutting 2 pieces of paper 1 a  6x12 piece and second a 6x6 piece. The 6x6 will be your card front so decorate it how you would like and set aside. The 6x12 piece you are going to score at the 6 inch spot, and 3 inch spot. Then fold . Glue card front onto just the top half of the fold. To keep the card standing as an easel mat -pop dot a sentiment and place on the inner lower half of the card like how i did the hello sentiment on my card below. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! 

front of card

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Project peeks

Some peeks of my project reveals coming up this week . @amywilhelms @birdsofafeatherkitco  #kit #scrapbooking #cardmaking 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

BOAF September reveal #1

Hi all, Jen T. here to share with you two projects i made with this gorgeous kit. The first 12x12 page i made is of my grandma and me taking a selfie at our last visit together before she passed away. Needless to say a special picture that needed to be scrapbooked.  The second project i made is a altered picture frame that i got in a grab bag a while ago from micheals craft store and it had the glass broken when i got it .  I just held onto waiting for the perfect project- these papers and embellies were perfect ! I just loved this kit!!! Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!  

September kit
To get the september birds of a feather kit go to: 


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Halloween goodies!

Super excited to be creating a project and to review these awesome goodies from @orientaltrading . I will be making a diy halloween door banner. 
#halloween #diyhalloweendoorbanner -disclosure i was given these items for review--

Friday, September 4, 2015

Save the date!

Come join the fun!
#loveseptembercrop #onlinecrop #birdsofafeatherkit club @birdsofafeatherkitco @amywilhelms

My challenge on the BOAF forum

Come join my September card sketch challenge at the @birdsofafeatherkitco . Go here for the sketch ,more details and challenges on the forum http://forum.birdsofafeatherkitco.com/viewtopic.php?f=608&t=10249&p=114965#p114965. Here is card i made using the sketch and the sept. kit #card #sketchchallenge #kitclub @amywilhelms #cardmaking #dream #birdsofafeatherkitclub

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It's here!!!

It's here!!!!!! Check out the free e-catalog here with your smartphone, tablet or computer 
Then see something you want to buy click : http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/jentmomof3/ to shop 
#stampinup #holidaycatalog #halloween #christmas #winter #fall #cards #scrapbook #projectlife#papercrafts 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Tomorrow is the day!

Tomorrow is the day! �� http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/jentmomof3/
#stampinup #holidaycatalog #halloween #fall #christmas #winter

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Birds of a feather september kit

Omg you guys!! �� did you see this gorgeous sept kit?! Have a Looksy here for more details: http://birdsofafeatherkitco.com/item_1564/September-2015-Kit.htm
@birdsofafeatherkitco @amywilhelms #kit #cardmaking #scrapbooking #papercrafting #birdsofafeatherkitclub

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Got crafty with my dd

While my lil boy napped my big daughter and i tried our hands at screen printing... Soooo fun!! #craftingwithkids #momdaughtertime #screenprinting #diy #tshirt #butterfly #tulipfabricpaint @tulipfashionart

Saturday, August 22, 2015

August Boaf reveal #2

Hi all, scrap chick jen t. here. I am stopping by today to share with you the cards i made using the august kit. i just love the airy summery look of these water -color look and glossy papers! I had so much fun making these! to get your hands on this kit go to: http://birdsofafeatherkitco.com/item_1548/August-2015-Kit.htm 
6 x6 love card:


6 x 6 hey girl card:

Don't forget my august card sketch challenge on the forum too!! Go here to join the challenge and to check out the other dt challenges going on now: 

5x7 card i made using the page maps sketch above  for my august challenge using the kit

thanks for looking and happy creating!