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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Blogging Again! (No REALLY back)

Okay, I've said it before and didn't follow through. But now I'm really motivated and committed to blog about my creative fun from the Raspberry Room. I've recently moved and settled into my new home with my best friend (hubby). Dan (for those that don't know that's hubby/best friend) insisted we could only buy a home that had a "proper" room for my studio. Gotta love that man! Of course he did have a motivation, as he thought I would be impossible to live with if I didn't have my art "therapy" room.

In any case I'm back and plan on posting on a regular basis. Part of my motivation is the fresh start in our new home. The other part is reading my son's newly established blog. Reading and feeling the excitement about his passion really pushed me to move forward with my own. BTW, if you love a challenge, don't mind getting "dirty" and enjoy staying physically fit, then his blog is a great read and can be found here http://dirtybirddiary.blogspot.com/.

Okay this post was spontaneous, and I didn't prepare for the post, so I'll share with you a darling thank you card I recently received from http://laurelbeard.wordpress.com/. Thanks Laurel, loved it!

Until next time, which WILL be SOON,
Live Well, Laugh Often & Love Much, Jean ~

Sunday, January 20, 2013


January 20, 2013
Happy New Year my friends. I hope you all have a happy healthy 2013. Today I have a little winter card for you.  I've recently joined a fun site at http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/  .  Wow, what a great group of stampers there.  They are so friendly and helpful. Well they have a different challenge group for each day of the week and you can join as few or as many as you want.  This challenge was to make any greeting card with snow or snow people.  I just love the little kiddo in this Stampin' Up set called "Winter Wonderland".  Of course I had to add hair so one looked like a little girl. Cardstock is SU whisper white and summer starfruit. All other stamps, also from SU, are Loads of Love (trees), Happy Winter (snowman) and the sentiment is from the Winter Memories set. A touch of dazzling diamonds and a few rhinestones, done.
Thanks for stopping by.  Hope to be back soon to share some of the Christmas cards made for 2012.  Can't rush into these things ya know.
Til next time, Live well, Laugh Often & Love Much
 Jean ~

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Back to Summer

Okay, so by now anyone that ever checks in the "Raspberry Room" realizes I'm not exactly the dedicated blogger . . . . . yet. I hope to eventually post regularly (at least once a week). That being said, I have a few projects from the summer. The first is a group of retirement dinner invitations that had a beach theme.  This was fun.

Images are from Flourishes "Beach Life" and Stampin Up's "Do the Hula".  The little flip flops are an old punch I found in my stash and the coloring is done with Copic markers ( a medium I have yet to master).

Now on to my have a great summer cards for my grands. We all know kids love to receive mail, so I try to send one to my grandson and granddaughter at the beginning of each season. These were there "Happy Summer" cards this year. Both were created with images from Flourishes "Sweet Days of Summer" and can be found here; http://shop.flourishes.org/category_s/55.htm . The nature of these silhouette images lend to an easy quick card. A little background texture and lots of sponging, and done. The metal tag rims were recolored with Copic markers.

That's it for now, hope to be back soon with some fall projects. Til then . . .
Live Well, Laugh Often & Love Much,
Jean ~

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Okay so the other day I finally got back into the blog and promised to return in the evening with some new projects.  I did not lie.  :(   I couldn't get back in again.  So come to find out I had "multiple" Google accounts and I was trying to sign in under the wrong one. Duh . . . . . .

So, that being said, here I am with a set of fruit themed cards I made back in March as a birthday gift for my good friend. I think she liked 'em

All main images and most of the sentiments are from Flourishes.  All cardstock is from Stampin' Up. I used an assortment of punches and dies from Martha Stewart, Spellbinders and Stampin' Up.  All images were fun to color with Copic markers. Thanks for stopping in.
Til next time, Live Well, Laugh Often & Love Much,  Jean ~

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Anyone Out There???

So sorry for my disappearing act. So I finally decide to get back into blogging my projects and  I find my blog is gone (or so it seemed). So after a month of trying, all of a sudden I can get back in. Okay I won't question who, what or where it was, but I'm here now. I may not have been blogging, BUT, I have been a card making fool. I have lots to share and will be back late tonight to start posting some of what I've been up to.
If you're still checking in, thank you. Lots to be posted.
Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much
Jean ~

Monday, March 5, 2012

Tulip Quartet

Hello my artsy friends, and welcome back to My Raspberry Room. If this is your first visit, I hope you enjoy my creations and will check in again soon. If you've visited before, thanks for coming back.
Today I have four cards all basically the same in different colors. Which is your fave?
The main image is from Flourishes "April Showers" set, all colored up with Copics. Three of the four are stamped on the Spellbinder's "scalloped circles" then dry embossed with SU's  "designer frames" folder. The fourth is stamped on Spellbinder's "lacey circles". Cardstock and sentiments are all from SU. Ribbon is all from my stash (sorry I don't know the brands). The tiny butterflies are from a retired SU set called "Beyond the Basics" And last but not least the "Framed Tulips" embossing folder and self adhesive pearls are from SU. Don't they just add a nice touch to this cute little bucket of tulips?
Well it's time to decide, more ink or catch some Zzzzz's. I think Zzzz's win tonight.
Thanks for stopping by. Til next time....
Live, Laugh & Love
Jean ~

Jean ~

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Daffodil on Daffodil

Hello blog friends. Today I have another Easter/spring card. The lovely daffodil image is from Flourishe's "Signs of Spring" set. The main image was stamped and masked to add the Flourishe's "Clouds" background. It's difficult to see in the pic (my photography skills are not the best), but the center of the flower is stamped a 2nd time and added to a lightweight chipboard. Makes it "pop" off the card. The beautiful scrolled sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Easter Blossoms set. This was all stamped and colored with Prisma Pencils and Gamsol on whisper white CS, then adhered to SU's daffodil delight CS (how appropriate is that?) The border punch is MS "arch lattice". Finishing touch, SU's self adhesive pearls.
As always, thanks for stopping by.
Til next time, Live Laugh & Love
Jean ~