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378 Greely Road Ext. Cumberland, ME 04021
Phone: 207-829-6193 or 207-233-0137
Email: jnduchesneau@gmail.com

Sunday, April 21, 2013


CHICKEN PENNE


 
 
Posted by PicasaOh, what to have for supper.  Wandering through the grocery store isles .. looking at this and that.  Just how much cooking do I really want to do today I asked myself.  No very much, I said.  In that case I always head to the pasta isle.  It's very easy to make. Just buy a cooked chicken and cut it up.  Cook a box of penne, drain and set aside.  Cut up peppers, onions and mushrooms and saute until soft.  Add in chicken and the cook noodles and one jar (more if you like it moister) mix together and keeping heating on the stove top until heated through.  Sprinkle the top with mozzarella cheese and put in oven at 400 for 10-15 minutes until melted.  YUM!  The spices I used were salt, pepper, red pepper, garlic powder and italian seasoning.  I topped it with some chopped chives from the garden.  Can you believe I have chives growing already.  Just had to have something green on the top...makes it pretty and complete.
 
Enjoy!
 
 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Butterflies

Spring has sprung ... I think, well, maybe....    I know you can't tell too much from the picture, but this card has a light yellow pattern for the back ground and a couple of the butterflies are in yellow polka dots...  Now when was the last time you saw a polka dotted butterfly?  I must say, I did see a butterfly this week which is a bit odd, but maybe spring is finally here. 
Enjoy!
Happy Crafting :)
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Thinking of You

Thinking of you today, tomorrow and everyday.  This week has been a difficult one for all.  Laughing one moment, crying the next.  Please Lord watch over us and keep us safe.  Walk along side those whose lives have changed in a moment and give them strength where there is no strength.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people and families of the injured and killed in the Boston bombings.

God Bless.




This card is made with the following Stampin' Up! products: 
  • Thoughts and Prayers stamp set, Primrose Petals Ink
  • Big Shot Elegant Bouquet folder
  • Blossom Party die set for the flowers 
  • Pretty in Pink paper and Primrose Petals ink to color the petals.
  • Whisper White paper for the base of the card
  • Brad - More Mustard
  • Organza Ribbon, Whisper White
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Monday, April 15, 2013

What a beautiful day!  The sun is out; it's warm.  Took Miss Jasmine for a walk...She loved it!  Maybe spring has finally sprung?  (fingers crossed)  Snow has melted, well almost.  There are still spots around the yard that are too stubborn to melt.  Soon though.

My version is a storefront java shop.  I used the Morning Cup stamp set from Stampin' Up along with whisper white, real red, and red polka dots paper.  It is three dimensional ... Coffee, tea anyone?
Java Shoppe






I cased this card from Connie Stewart.  She has some great ideas!  http://pinterest.com/pin/104779128802263462/

Enjoy!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Blog Newbie!

Embedding a video has been challenging!  I'm determined to accomplish this even if it takes my  whole four-day weekend!  Finally... By George, I think I've got it!  Below is a YouTube video from Linda Bauwin, Creative Folds Series.  I think Linda is so creative.  So I had to case her card.  Below is my design.  I thought I would make a spring card.   

Between using a laptop (which I don't generally use) and designing this blog...my patience have been tried.  I'm not very techy, but I'm learning and once I've accomplished it...yahoo!  I keep hitting unknown buttons on the laptop while I'm typing and before I know it, I've changed a setting.  No "undo" button... you would think that would be a mandatory button in all blog format windows!  haha!  I do need to work on my photographic skills and lighting...but all in good time.

Spring Card


I used the stamps sets For the Birds and Summer Silhouettes for the little flowers on the inside of the card.  For paper colors, I used Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Island Indigo.  I used the square lattice folder for the imprint on the card.  I stamped the designs using black StazOn ink and colored them in with different water-colored pencils and used a blender pen to fill in.  I used added sparkle to the flowers and bird using Dazzling Details.

Here is Linda's card and her video show you how to make it.  Fun, fun, fun!




Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ahhh ... Thursday, it's been a very busy week.  I have a four day weekend coming . Yahoo!  Tax time is looming overhead. Oh my, I know what I'll be doing on Friday.  Well, hopefully just in the morning, leaving the afternoon to play!


So Many Smiles

Isn't this cute!  I made this card for my son and future daughter-in-law!  I'm using it as a thank you card for the birthday presents they gave to me.

I used the StampinUp (SU) stamp set Petite Pairs (#122497).  I was going to attach a picture of the stamp set ... but I seem to be having difficulties...oh well.  I used whisper white for the base and sponged pool party ink around the edges.  I used early espresso for the first layer then used a sheet from the antique boutique paper set.  I used a yellow ribbon and tied it in the middle.  I used the 2 3/8 scallop punch and pool party paper, then whisper white and the 1 3/4 circle punch and lastly the 1 1/2 circle punch with daffodil yellow paper for the flower.  I used the "so many smiles" stamp to stamp the center of the flower.  Voila ... what a cute fun card!

Catch ya all on the flip side!
Happy Craftin!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Birthdays

Birthdays and blogs ... both start with B and both can be challenging...especially after you pass the 50 something mark!  I spent a good part of a day maneuvering around the site and attempting to edit different areas and attach pictures. That was a bit frustrating at times, but I think I finally have a good beginning, although I'm still working out the bugs.  
 
Birthdays.... I love birthday cards!  This card was such fun to make and a simple one too.  Easier than mastering the margins of this post!  :o
 
 
I created this card using the StampinUp stamp set, "Henry Says" (#128093)

  The recipe for the card is as follows:
  • Base: 5-1/2 x 4 1/4 Whisper White (#100730)
  • 5  1/4 x 4 Night of  Navy (#100867)
  • 5 x 3 3/4 Blue Stripes (Item #121028)
  • 5 x  1 3/4 Night of Navy for the curtain
  • 5 x 1/8 Blue Stripes trim on curtain
  • 1 1/2"  Oval  punch (#119855) in Whisper White
  • 1 3/4" Scalloped oval punch (#119856) in Cherry Cobbler (#119685)
  • Typeset Alphabet Bigz (#127553) 
I think I have covered it all.  I did use a couple of  non StampinUp (SU)  items, that would be the two buttons, twine and the 1/8" red ribbon for Henry's bow. 

I think this is a very cute and versatile set.  It can be used for birthday party favors, cupcake toppers, gift bags, baby showers and more.  The typeset alphabet bigz is fabulous!  It comes with the numbers and the alphabet.  I know I will get alot of use out of them!

Hope you enjoy and happy craftin!
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April 9, 2013

Hi everyone! Welcome to Jean's Jazz.

I'm entering the world of blogging ...I know, I'm a bit behind in the times, but watch out, here I come!  I hope you all enjoy my site.  I'm hoping to have a lot of items posted here on the site ... that is if electronics and I have a "healthy" working relationship.  :)    I will have different creative projects and cards to view and make.  I hope to be able to post something each day.

 I love being creative making cards, baskets, quilts ... you name it.  Handmade gifts are a unique way to say how much you care about someone.  The gift of a handmade card speaks volumes.  After all, anyone can pick up a store bought card ... hot of the printing press...the first card looking identical to the last 100,000 printed.    But a handmade card or gift ... ah, now that is special.  It's one of a kind -- no two are ever alike--just like snowflakes.  I hope you enjoy a few of mine. 
A Smore's Christmas



Love Quilts







Polka Dot Easter Basket



I look forward to talking with you all and hope you will enjoy my blog.  This will be a site in progress, so please bear with me.  I am working on improving my photography abilities.  Helpful hints and "gentle" criticism is welcome.

Happy Crafting!