Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What I've been up to!!

Hello my crafty friends, I have missed y'all!! Boy have I been busy making pages, I have really been on a roll lately!! I get the love for 12"x12" pages now, and I could never go back!! LOL!! I am looking at doing 81/2"x11" pages, although I haven't seen ANY pretty 81/2"x11" paper packs??? (Yes, I know I can cut the paper to size but it's not the same for me) I have really been going through the Two Peas In A Bucket Gallery, for ideas.. When I get stuck and need ideas I will try a few different places for ideas, even Google Images.. Pinterest is a great place too, but then I just end up looking at EVERYTHING else!!!!! I really wanted to share a page that I am SUPER proud of.. If you follow me you know I love the Glitz Design lines, and they also have a great story..

I got really brave and tried using spray inks, I have been watching tons of videos on how to use them.. I have to say some of these ladies make things look WAY too easy!!

I hand cut the Dream-Catcher from another page in the pack, I wanted to use the paper it was on but it was just too dark.. It took me a little while to cut it out, it's no where near perfect, but I love it!!  

I used one of the gold foil labels from my Studio Calico Project Life kit (September), I use stuff from my kits on everything.. Some people don't do it that way, and that's okay too!! Whatever works for you, as long as your doing something that makes you happy!!

I am so in love with the gold trend, I hope you are giving it a try!! I had to use these gold Thicker's, aren't they pretty!!!! I'm also always trying to find a way to add enamel dots.. In this post I showed y'all two examples of bold trends that I'm loving, what trends are you loving right now?? Leave me a message and let me know what trends your playing with!! I can't wait to see what y'all are up to!! 


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Something New!!


Hello again, boy have I missed y'all! I'm so sorry, I have had 
major technical issues.. And man I am no good at that stuff, I'm lucky I can get this blog up!! I'm kidding, kinda!! I am sooooo blessed to have amazing friends.. My beautiful friend Erica's husband (Thomas) is an IT Specialist, and he put me back on track.. I know I already thanked them in my last post but I always want them to know just how much I love and appreciate them..

 I had sometime to look back at the few post I have done and I feel I need to clear something up with y'all.. This blog is NOT only about Project Life!!!! I know I have only posted about P.L., but I'm still VERY new.. I have a few ideas that I'm going to try out over the next few weeks, please stick with me.. Please feel free to leave me comments, I love hearing from y'all!! Also feel free to follow me on Pinterest, Facebook (Jennifer Streff), Instagram (Streffmom4), and y'all are always welcome to email me @

Today I wanted to show you some cards I made this weekend.. I found this awesome 12x12 Dear Lizzy paper pack for 50% off  at Hobby Lobby, and I LOVE it!! I used it to make my first 12x12 scrapbook page, did I say how awesome it is?!?  Layering is something I'm kinda obsessed with lately.. I love the look it gives. It took a while for me to understand that it was okay to cut things up, I know crazy.... But if any of you are like me you have that love for your paper, oh the beautiful paper.. I'm a paper hoarder, I love it soooooo much.. I think we all know how easy it is to get caught up in the buying of pretty products, and then we realize that all we have done is buy pretty things.. I get grounded from shopping from time to time... LOL!!! I am at the point where I have used up most of my stash, so I think I might just hit the store very soon. I will post pics of what I pick-up!! Here are the pics of the cards I made, I hope y'all like them!! 

 I Love how easy these cards came together!! I wish the whole paper pack was full of the cut-up pages, and and a few regular style 12x12 pages. Maybe someone is listening?? Layering is pretty trendy right now, maybe we will get lucky and see something like it at the next CHA!?!?

I used clear bling on this card, I haven't used them in a while.. I guess I am kind of stuck on the colored enamel dots, but they are so fun.. I did try using Pearl Pens, but..... I think I might be too impatient. If you are not impatient like me you might want to give them a try!!   

I can't tell y'all how happy I am to be back, I really did miss posting.. Please remember to follow my little blog by email, and maybe share it!?!? I am SUPER EXCITED because I finally got "A Beautiful Mess"!!!!! It's beautiful!!!! I am not sure how much I can share with y'all, but I will find out.. Talk to y'all really soon!!


Monday, September 30, 2013

Hot Mess!!

Hello, I'm so sorry I have been missing these last few days!! I have had major technical issues, and thanks to my AWESOME friends Erica and Thomas I am finally back on track!! YAY!!!!! I would have been lost without y'all!! XXXX... I am so lucky to have a BBF who's husband is an IT specialist... I owe him some BBQ, and a really good bottle of wine!!

So while I am only checking in today, ( I can't have y'all forgettin me already) I wanted to leave you with something to keep you busy till my next post.... Below is a link to a free SUPER CUTE printable!!!! If you get a chance check out this blog for tons of SUPER CUTE stuff!! I should be back to regular post by Wednesday..I am grateful to my readers, thank you so much for your support XXXXX!!!!!!!

U printables by RebeccaB: FREEBIE printable - Polaroid Cameras

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hello My Sweet's

Hello My Sweet's, I hope y'all had an awesome weekend!! I had a busy but productive weekend. Saturday was super exciting because I got my very first Studio Calico Project Life kit!!!!! YAY!!!! Can you see me doing my happy dance?!?! (probably a good thing you can't, because it's not pretty) My post Wednesday will be all about the P.L. kit, and I will post my pics of what I made!! I'm thinking I might try a few different monthly kits to see where I get the most bang for my buck? Please leave me a post letting me know which kits you love and why..

Okay now on to what I did this weekend.... I found some We R Memory Keepers plastic sleeves on sale at my all time favorite store "TARGET"!! I really like the idea of mixing up different size sleeves in my album!! I am new to scrap-booking and I had never done a 12x12 page, I knew I really wanted to give it a try.. And who says I can't mix 12x12 layouts in with my other pocket page layouts?? This 12x12 page is very important to me because I used a pic of my Father, he passed away 31/2 years ago.. I mostly used Dear Lizzy's Neapolitan 12x12 paper pack, I'm soooooo in love with this paper pack.. I needed lots of space to journal so I used a couple of plain tags that I painted to get the color I wanted. Yes, I said painted!!! I didn't know I could either!!! It was really simple I just took a cheap foam brush and painted what I needed.. Do make sure its full dry before trying to write on the painted surface, it will ruin your pen/marker.. He is a pic of my first 12x12 layout!!!

Here is a close up of the tags I painted, I think they are still a little wet.. I am sorry my pics are kinda blurry, I working on a light box...


I also thought I would show you the Project Life (style) pages I did this weekend!! I am super proud of these because I only used 6x6 paper pads!! I used Dear Lizzy and Amy Tangerine (who just had a beautiful baby boy), everything came from the Two Peas website.. They are have a huge clearance sale right now, check it out the good stuff goes fast!! 

These pics are of my BEAUTIFUL Grand-daughter Aubrey right after she was born. My Son (Aubrey's Daddy) is in the United States Marine Corps, and they where stationed in North Carolina at the time of her birth.. I hopped on a plane a couple day's later and got to meet her in person.. 

I'm so grateful to all of y'all out there reading my blog, please sign up to follow by email so you don't miss anything.. If I get enough followers I will do a fun giveaway!!! Don't forget to check back Wednesday for my Studio Calico P.L. pages, and Friday is FREEBIE FRIDAY!!!!! you WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!


Friday, September 20, 2013

I'm Blown Away!

Wow, I'm blown away!! I can't tell you how exciting Wednesday was for me, I never imagined that almost 100 (96 to be exact) people would read my little old blog!! YAY!! I am so grateful to my online family for spreading the word, you guy's are awesome!! I never imagined that people that I have never met, and live all over the word, would become so important to me.. I can't wait to get to know all of y'all too!! It was my online family who encouraged me to start this blog, and for that I am forever grateful....  I forgot with all of the excitement to mention that you can follow my blog by email, probably one of those thing's I shouldn't forget!?!? LOL!! If you really want to see into my world you can follow my Instagram (streffmom4), and Pinterest (Jenna Streff)...

I thought today I would talk about Project Life some more. I have so many things I want to share with you about P.L.. I really want to show you that you can take this AMAZING  idea and put your own spin on it.. Please keep in mind that these are my first few P.L. pages ,the further we go the more I will show you how I came to this realization.. 

With this page I took pic's of my Boy's on the first day of school, and the last.. I can not believe I never thought to take a pic of them on the last day too??? I really love this idea, and WOW did my guy's grow!! My Charlie Boy (my baby) looks super happy,NOT!! He was really just over having his pic done that day, LOL!!!! Most of the products I used here and on every page have come from my VERY FAVORITE site Check out this site they always have great sales, and they are home to the very talented "Garden Girl's"!! And no they are NOT paying to advertise, I'm just a fan.. If you want to know who made what leave me a comment and I will gladly get back to you.. 

 On this page I am telling all about my wonderful day, and what a day it was!! Austin my second born missed Mother's day because of work, so he came over a couple day's later to take me to lunch.. Such a good son!! My Very good friend Maria met us for lunch too, love that girl!! The other awesome thing that happened that day was my oldest son surprised me with a Instax camera!! YAY!!!!! So needless to say all my pics where taken with my new camera.. YAY!!  Please remember to sign up to follow my blog, and if you have any questions please leave them in the comment section.. Next week I plan on showing how I really mix things up in my P.L. album, and I also want to show you where to find FREE printable P.L. cards on my Freebie Friday's.. I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hey Y'all!

Hello and welcome, my name is Jenna Streff.. I am a LOVER  of most crafts, but mostly paper crafts.. I am mother to 4 boy's and I am married to my best friend. And I have a beautiful Granddaughter, Aubrey.. I have so many ideas for this blog, and I hope that y'all will follow along.I am a card maker and have just started scrap-booking and Project Life.. I plan on showing you my work and maybe even give y'all some ideas as well.. I plan on posting a few times a week, and each time I post I will show something new.. I am so super excited for us to start this adventure together. My hopes are that we will all become very good friends,and maybe even like family.. Here is a few pics of my Project Life, now keep in mind that I do mine a little different then most.. I know the die hard Project Lifer's will have a stroke over what I'm about to say and that's okay!! If you follow me on Instagram you know that my favorite hash tag is #doingitmyway.. I fully understand that P.L. is set up to take the guilt/stress out of scrap-booking, but weekly is still too much for me..... Maybe I just don't like being told how to do something?? LOL!! Or maybe I'm just a little lazy??? LOL!!! Either way, I like to do it my own way.. This is how I do it.... I basically print whatever pics I have taken in no particular order, and do my pages.. I do put pics from the same date on the same page, I'm not an animal!!! LOL!!! I really want y'all to see that we can take an amazing idea like P.L. and really make it our own!!  

Please keep in mind that I am NOT a professional photographer!!! I am just like you taking pics with my phone or basic a camera... This is the first page in my album, I wanted to make it different then all the"other" pages.. 

 This is my very first P.L. page, YAY!!! This was taken Mother's Day, these are my Boy's!! Well all but my oldest, he is stationed in California with his beautiful wife and daughter.. 

These pics are of me, my super cute Husband, my Mother and Sisters.. I am so happy that y'all joined me today and I hope that you join me for many more post..