Friday, April 15, 2011

Do Nickel and Dime Me

I am having a fun month guest designing for October Afternoon.  Seriously, I had to do it, this layout, the collection is named 5&Dime for nickel's sake!  Oh yeah, I think I'm hilarious, so did all the people who suggested that we name our daughters "Penny" "Wooden" or "Buffalo." LOL.

That chipboard "&" comes from "Miscellany," which I adore!!  There are so may fun elements in there, such as vintage buttons, flashcards, chipboards, ribbon...

That's us, two nickels make a dime, lol. 

These cards are posted today on the OA blog.  The little banners were practically ready made from the sticker elements sheet. 

I put a little Helmar zapdots behind the letters to permanently flipped them out :)

Here is a card for a summer wedding this year.  The bride had selected this particular royal blue color for her wedding, so it's just perfect.

One last close-up :)

That's it from me today. Let's get the weekend started!!

34 comments:

Alice Wertz said...

you are amazing, girl! LOVE that layout and wow! fabulous cards, too! you ROCK! have a lovely weekend! =)

liana suwandi said...

You rock girl, love love love your layout and what a cute card, love the bee :)

teacher jessy said...

To me u r hilarious alright?! Love reading ur post and chuckle all the way! That layout is perfect and love the title work. Those cards are awesome too!

Tracy said...

What a fun and sweet layout. Love all the elements and details.
YOur card is so cute.

Jocelyn said...

Oh what a Fabulous LO...I adore the pic and the elements are Stunning!!!

Look at all of those Fabulous Cards!!!!! PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wishing you a great weekend!!!

Julie said...

awesome work girl!!! you rock!!! i know i always say that, but you do!

Karen B. said...

Great projects, great layering! Till I was five years old I thought my name was Ernykaren because my parents used to say mine and my twin's name together ALL THE TIME!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Amazing projects. Love that layout...especially all of the fun lettering and details. :)

Elaine said...

Dear Jing Jing,
I love your layouts. They are fantastic! I need to contact you and send you a message since I'd like to use one of your layouts for a challenge I post for scrapbookers in my country: Argentina. However I can´t find any contact information on your blog and this is why I am contacting you this way. I would greatly appreciate your writing to me at info@fotomemorias.com.ar so I can contact you directly. All my information you can find on my blogs which you will be able to access through Blogger.
I will really look forward to your reply!
All the best:
Elaine

Debbi Tehrani said...

So adorable, Jing-Jing! Beautiful design, and I love reading your story!

deana said...

You provided nothing but jaw-dropping projects at the OA blog this month! You are awesome, Jing-Jing Nickel!

And I'll say it again...

If they don't invite you to stay on after this...something is very wrong!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeee these!! That journaling on the lo is so FUN!! And your cards are GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jennifer Larson said...

Utterly gorgeous. I was so thrilled to see you as guest designer! Terrific projects, thanks for sharing them!

aina said...

Just love your work!! The LO was sooo beautiful...and funny ;-)) Wish you a great weekend :-)

Aubree said...

"if only I had two Nickels to rub together..." :)

I just love this 5 & Dime line and wow, did you make it look even more amazing!! Wonderful work!!

angie gutshall said...

Thatis an amazing layout and beautiful cards!! Love IT!!!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

This is so beautiful. AWESOME WORK! Well done. You are indeed so funny...always get a giggle when I come over here..Keep it up. We need more of it.

just jennifer said...

so fun! A's just got the line in yesterday and I was so tempted!! Saw you on the OA blog too - congrats!

Nathalie said...

Tu es une rock star Jing-Jing!!! J'ai l'impression que tes pages et tes cartes deviennent de plus en plus belles! Bravo!

Tanya Tahir said...

Oh you are so good!! These are all AMAZING and I just LOVE the humor behind your Nickel and Dime layout.

Kim said...

gosh i love coming by here for some serious inspiration, these are just blowing my socks off!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

oh, WOW! I am in love with your projects, Jing Jing! I read every word of your journaling and I just adore it. Adore your page! Love your cards. You are SO talented. I'm so glad I found your blog. I'm a real fan!

Michelle said...

okay amazing work!!Love the cards so gorgeous!! and your layout is fab love the title!!lol

Christie Bryant said...

WOW! Amazing layout and incredible cards! All these projects are over-the-top!

xoxo

Barb P said...

Oh, your layout is fantastic and the story is too funny. That line was just made for you!! Love the cards too, especially the wedding card

Courtney said...

your journaling is the absolute best - always!!!

Pearl said...

fabulous projects with this new OA line !!! & I still cant get over calling the kidlets Wooden ???

Emily Leiphart said...

I loved seeing this layout the first time on the OA blog and I love it even more the second time! You and your husband are so cute in this photo!! The added cards in this post are so sweet. I love all the little details and layers. You sure worked those layers in the cards!!

Debbie said...

Another creative layout Jing Jing!! Love the title and all of your details! Beautiful cards!!

Linda Beeson said...

I so love what you did with that collection! I always love October Afternoon, it was neat you could use it on this adorable layout.

Sue said...

these are fun Jing Jing!

Chantal said...

Oh this is a classic!!! I love how fun you are and how this translates to your scrapping! I'm so into that! :D This is delightful. Just love everything about it, Jing-Jing! :D
xo

Ange said...

Great stuff! Glad you're having fun!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Totally brill title work JJ! OA and you are ever so much a perfect match as you and your longstanding love, Crate!! Fancy you making cards too, think I've seen you say that's something you don't do. ALL of your projects are just fabulous! xx