Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Hello Friends, I finally finished netting the other peach tree by getting on my tall 20' ladder to put the net on it. I used the back of a broomstick and was able to thin out the peaches. That took a whole day, because it was my first time thinning the trees. If you ever see a person using the back of a broomstick handle knocking little peaches of the tree, looks like whacking the tree to death, that person is Thinning a Peach Tree! LOL Taking off about 95% of the little wee peaches and leaving only 5% on the tree so the fruit will get BIG. That sure makes you appreciate peaches! I am growing the Saturn Donut looking peach, looks like a flattened peach, but it's quite sweet with white flesh. However it seems like it's growing really really slowly...we'll see what happens.

What else...The last 3 days everyone had a stomach flu.. bleh.. but we are getting better now it seems :)

Also this week is Carolyn's last week with us at the Design Team. We'll miss her tons! We all wish her the best in her endeavors. Please go and leave her a comment

Next Week will be MMSC's One Year Anniversary!! And some Amazing Prizes will be given away! Stay tuned :)

Congratulations this week to the winners : Gold Star Award:#18 Sue Drees Remarkables award: #2 Valarie F, #25 Leigh, #35 Charlene, #37 Risa, #39 Holly, #43 America

I used this week's sponsor images from D'Amour Allure and the monthly sponsor is Sunflowers & Dragonflies. Thank you for the wonderful sponsorship prize.

This week I used D'Amour Allure image Arabella using Distress inks - Scatter straw, Teadye, Sunset -SU Banana, Versamark Pink, and Copic BV08 , BV11.



The flowers are from M5D and light blue stickles on them, and sprayed Old Lace Glimmer Mist on it. Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria

Bazzil Templates for Gems were used for the swirls. I then added pink and purple pearls.

Thanks for stopping by, hugs ~Jeni


Juls said...

so beautiful and mystical! Hugs Juls

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Jeni!

This is beautiful! I love that you have put flowers in her skirt like that, how clever! Looks amazing. I also like the color of her dress.


Lovely Linda said...

Oh Jeni - this is so ....I can't find the word that best describes it - but I could say enchanting - I love this, there is touch of romance there and the dramatic - it is all rolled up into one! Your colours are perfect and so rich and warm with this frminine image - I love this, I love your work! Thanks for inspiring Jeni!! {{{hugs}}}

Jodi said...

Beautiful image! I love the coloring you did on her and great take on the sketch too!
Jodi =)

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Jeni! Beautiful coloring! So perfect with all the pretty flowers and pearls!


Carol said...

Jeni, I love your interpretation of the sketch and this image. The flowers and pearls are the perfect touch to this lovely card. I really enjoyed reading about your peaches as we have peaches in GA and I did not know that you had to thin a Peach tree to get large peaches...how cool is that. Thanks for sharing.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Jessica G. said...

Arabella is gorgeous in purple, Jeni! Those primas and pearls are such an elegant touch to create a stunning card!!

Priscilla said...

Hi Jeni, first, we have a peach tree too and I know we are suppose to prune it, but we never do...the branches get so heavy and hang down so low the dogs end up eating all the peaches off the tree..LOL it is so funny because there will be a ton of peach seeds all over the back yard..LOL Oh well, dogs will be dogs. Anyway, I hope you get beautiful fruit this year :) Now to your lovely card...as always you do a bang up job with the sketch and images each week. Thank so much for being the sponsors this week. I know the girls love working with your images. Your talent exceptional.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Jeni, I can just picture you with a broom "wacking" the poor little peaches off the tree!!! LOL I think our mango trees got some trimming yesterday from the storm and high winds we had, so no need to wack them out!!! Hope you are feeling better and the family too.
Your cards are always stunning and this one is no exception. Gorgeous colors, pretty flowers and I love the bling.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Jeni!! Gorgeous card!! I just love your image coloring and exquisite design!! The border on the edges so unique and beautiful!! What punch or die is that? Your use of flowers and details are stunning!!
Awesome take on the sketch!!

Hope you are all feeling better soon!!

Carolyn said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the drama that you have created. How romantic. I love your coloring and the pretty pearls and flowers. Wonderful job!!
Oh, I loved reading your peach story. I WANT SOME PEACHES! ;)
Sounds like alot of work, but has to be fun whacking that tree sometimes too, right? I hope that you will enjoy the "fruits" of your efforts!
I will really miss working with you my sweet friend. You are an amazing lady with so much talent that goes way beyond crafting. I am so blessed to know you and call you friend. Please stay in touch with me from time to time. I will always hold my MM family very close to my heart. Thank you for sharing in this wonderful year with me.

Hugs and blessings to you always!

Phyllis said...

Jeni ~ I love this wonderful image and the way you have colored her and applied the flower around her. Lovely, lovely color for her stunning gown. Just soooooo GORGEOUS!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

cabio's craft corner said...

That's so cool Jeni. Love the flowersoft you added. It looks like flowery magical dust. The swirl accents is very pretty!!

Plumrose Lane said...

Just stopping by for a visit. Your work is always so beautiful and inspiring!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Jeni, what a beautiful creation! Love the image and your wonderful design! Wow!


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