Friday, December 28, 2012
Got snow? Well, we don't here in Livermore but I'll bet a bunch of you do. I miss the white stuff but am glad I don't have to drive in it. At the Dilly Beans Challenge Blog, we're celebrating Winter so bring out your flakes, and snowmen and warm winter woolies. I made a tag because the gift giving isn't over at our house yet. Megan's #316 Sitting Snowman reminds me of those plush draft catchers you put across the bottom of your door to keep you warm and cozy inside. He's guarding the front door against the winter chill. See, it's snowing outside. The door was cut with my Cricut Christmas (Noel) Cartridge, the tag, with my paper cutter and corner rounder.
The sentiment is computer generated and I've popped some layers to jazz it up a bit. Pop by the Challenge Blog (maybe a little later) for more inspiration from my DT sisters and the Store to check out the sale.
I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Well, it's Christmas Eve and I still have lots to do. I haven't exactly been crafty the past few months but I couldn't let the day go by without a card for my love. It's a simple one, done in Cricut Craftroom. It's all I could manage, but the thought is there and I think he'll like it.
Pretty much says it all. Merry Christmas to you! xxD
Friday, December 21, 2012
This week at the Dilly Beans Challenge Blog we're making ornaments. OOOh, fun! I grabbed my trusty Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament Die again and went to work. Now which digi should I choose?
Couldn't resist #305 Christmas Owl all bundled up for the cold. He's colored with Copics with an addition of some Stickles and red Pearl Pen and cut out with my Spellbinders Crown Ovals. It's popped atop some Christmas trim from M's and the flakes are epoxy stickers.
It actually is a 3D ornament. I cut it 7 times and folded, stapled and fanned out the layers. They really didn't want to stay even, so I cut very thin strips of green adhisive foam that I'd made using transfer tape and stuck each strip at the fold which seemed to do the trick.
I trimmed it out with gingham ribbon and some Prima holly leaves and here it is hanging on the tree. Please be sure to visit the Challenge Blog later today and grab inspiration from the fab projects by my DT sisters and come play along. And don't forget the SALE at the Dilly Beans Shop as well as your last chance for discontinued stamps. Some of my faves are there, so don't miss out!
I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Christmassy Challenge.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
I love the whole idea of fairies and elves, don't you? I lived across the street from my grade school and the property included a little woodsy area beyond the playground. I'd peek in the hollows and under the leaves, imagining the magical folks that lived there. I was especially fond of jack-in-the-pulpit plants and even dug some up to replant in my secret garden behind my playhouse, knowing for sure that someone special was bound to move in. I was very excited that the Wicked Wednesday Challenge this week was Fairy Houses. I couldn't find a jack-in-the-pulpit digi, so I used the next best thing. Seems mushrooms are all the rage in the fairy community and this adorable one is the Fairy Fae House from Tiddly Inks. It's colored with Copics and gel pens and popped atop sweet DP from Heidi Grace. I've only recently begun to eat mushrooms, never liking them as a child. Wonder if that's because I didn't want to leave anyone homeless back then. LOL The little fairy on the flower is a rub-on, also from Heidi Grace and I've used adhesive epoxy letters to call it home.
I'm also entering this in the Anything Goes Challenge at ATC'S and Cards with Attitude.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Here's a fun one (at least I think so) for a bunch of challenges. Ever wonder why your kitties are sooo interested in your Christmas balls? Pehaps they know something you don't. I'm thinkin' they can hear the little creatures that live inside and can't wait to break them out. A crash sends them scurrying to parts unknown, but not before they've grabbed their shades. They're not used to the bright lights of Christmas. My first inspiration was the Stampotique Designer's Non-Traditional Christmas Challenge where you use a non Christmas stamp to make a Christmas card. I've used the Stampotique 3 in a Round, one of my faves! They're peeking out of a shaped card I've made with Spellinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments Die (sorry, still no Cricut). Making shaped cards is my all time favorite things and it's even easier using Nesties dies to do so I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Favorites Challenge.
I used another Nestie and embossed the circle on my ornament and then cut it with a craft knife after taping the back with foil tape to look like it was broken. The pieces are all triangles so I'm entering this in the Octopode Factory Shape Challenge (Use Triangles). (Hope it counts. I really would love to do another with the new Octopode Factory stamps I just got but I don't even have my tree up yet.) YIKES! How do you spell proscrastinate? D O N N A! (However, I've always been told I work best under pressure)
I've used #'s 1, 2, 3, and 10 in the Desert Islands Crafter's Itinerary. Winter holiday (Christmas, silver (the foil tape) and gold (the ornament hanger), magical creatures (they look pretty magical to me living in an ornament and all) and a non craft item (the foil tape which really isn't meant for crafting and the ornament hanger).
The sentiment is computer generated the I've colored acetate with my Bic Markers and glued them to an eyeglass brad to make the shades. Personally, the whole thing makes me giggle so I'm also entering this in the Christmas Crackers Challenge at Moving Along with the Times. Phew! that oughtta do it.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Well, last week we pulled out the red and green, but this week at Dilly Beans were asking for non-traditional Christmas colors. Let's see those pinks and aquas and limes, eh. You know every year I say I'm gonna get a jump on the holidays but I never do. As usual I'm feeling the stress BIG TIME so I couldn't help but choose #162 Zombie Christmas Elf (scroll down the page to find her and her buddy) because although I should be feeling jolly...well... Don't worry, I'll rally, I always do, but in the meantime this is as jolly as I get. LOL The whole card looks a little chaotic, imagine that! Still pretty fun to make with the flower soft fur trim, teeny buttons and glossy accent eyes. The sentiment is a combo of chipboard stickers from K&Co with a Cuttlebug snowflake. My teamies have a fabulous collection of Christmas joy so be sure and stop by the Challenge Blog later today and have a look. Ruby's Rainbow also has a Christmas with non Trad Colors as does the challenge at Pink by Design, so I'm entering it there as well. Ho, Ho, Ho!
Monday, December 10, 2012
See, I told ya I'd be back with another ATC for this week's Wicked Wednesday Wing It Challenge. This one uses a Stampotique stamp from Daniel Torrente called Oh My Dear. I did some masking and added some wings from one of the Mini Flying Ladies from Lost Coast Designs. The song lyrics were computer generated and I used Distress Inks on the background and even flicked some watered down reinker with a toothbrush because I'm too chicken to mist like my sweet friend Jenn so successfully does. Left the rubber stamps uncolored 'cause I like them that way. I'm also entering this in the Atc's and Cards with Attitude Anything Goes Challenge, the SDC #77 Let's Get Sentimental challenge and the Stampotique Guest Designer Challenge.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Don't faint, I'm WAY ahead for this week's Wicked Wednesday's Wing It Challenge. Should be decorating but I couldn't resist coloring this sweet little angel, Euro Girl Hazel, from Rick St. Dennis (see, I told you they weren't all creepy). Don'tcha just want to pinch her cheeks? And she's such a bargain at only $2.00, don'tcha think? Anyway, she's colored with Copics and metallic gel pens, fussy cut and popped atop some fab specialty paper that looks like clouds to me. Wan't sure how I was gonna attach it to the iridescent card stock but found this peelie border that did the trick and echoes the lovely trim on her dress. The large stars are Spellbinders dies with a Recollections epoxy sentiment. Teeny adhesive stars are also scattered across the sky. The fab WWDT is joined by some of the Stampotique DT this week and wait 'til you see the inspiration. WOW! Fab prize from Stampotique, too. Hope to make another entry using Stampotique stamps as well and keep my fingers crossed.
I'm also entering this isn the ATC's and Cards with Attitude Anything Goes Challenge, Jellypark Friends Stars are Brightly Shining, and Created With Love Christmas Blues Challenge.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Here's an easy one for you at Dilly Beans this week. We're using Traditional Christmas Colors. I've used the lovely #452 Holly Girl Framed, colored her with Copics and added some Stickles to her white roses and red Pearl Pen to the berries. The oval is Spellbinders and the greenery a Martha Stewart punch. the corners are peel offs with again, some Pearl Pen and I just had to throw in some Alpha Beads. There are gorgeous examples at the Challenge Blog so please go take a look. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Leave it to me to be just under the wire for the Twisted Holidaze challenge at the Sparkle and Glitter RSD Challenge blog. Honestly, it's not like I don't have a bazillion Creepmas images or ideas to go with them but... Soooo many choices, Sooo little time! Due to a recent bout of insomnia, I was lucky enough to WIN some of Rick's (St. Dennis) fabulous new Creepmas images, (Creepmas ANgel BUTCH being one of them) during the Creepmas Blog Hop going on now HERE. I had several ideas for him, but when I mentioned this particular sentiment to hubby and he actually laughed out loud, I knew this was the one. I cropped the images closely in Printmaster Platinum and layered them together to get the flock. (This really isn't all that hard as I pretty much stink at any digital work) They're colored with Copics with a bit of metallic gel pen accents and I sponged the background to give it a celestial vibe. Computer generated sentiment and a few adhesive stars and there ya go! Just in case you think Rick only has Creepy images, I've got news for you. I'm also working on a totally non creepy project with one of the sweet Euro line and I've a whole bunch of his beautiful detailed traditional images too. Check out his Etsy SHOP, You'll be glad you did, there's something for everyone. Rick's one talented dude and a pretty damn nice guy, too.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
No, that's not me! I know who doles out the gifties. LOL A quickie post for WW ATC Fame it Challenge inspired by one of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas 2009. The little pix in the film strip frames are a serious hoot. All that trauma for a frickin' candy cane? Yikes, I'm late for my Hair appt. gotta go!
Friday, November 30, 2012
Oh yeah! The Dilly Beans Challenge this week was made for me. Megan asked us to layer and "pop it up". You know, use "pop dots" (or whatever) to give some dimension. That's pretty much my FAVE thing to do but, of course, choosing the image was the hard part. Megan's been a busy gal and there are tons of new images in the SHOP so why not go have a look? After much debate, I finally decided on #425 3 Penguins. (Too cute!) I printed them a bazillion times, colored and fussy cut up a storm. Because they were sort of floating out there (and the fact that I'd cut the image so close I couldn't find the right size Nestie to frame it), I tore some cardstock and embossed it with Merry Christmas, added some Stickles and there ya go, instant snow.
Second hardest part was deciding on mat paper. Would you believe I cut 6 of them before deciding on this one? I wanted to keep the color scheme but didn't want to detract from the images. What do you think? The frame was cut with Labels Twenty Three and you'll be seeing a lot more of it when I start using up my rejects. LOL Simple embellies, just a fabric covered button and some twine. Wait 'til you see what my teamies have in store. Fabulous! Take a look HERE (in a little bit, I often jump the gun) and please come play along.
I am also entering this in the Dutch Dare #193 Winter Wonderland Challenge, Pixie Dust Winter Holiday Creations, Crafty Sentiments Red, White, and Green, LEJ Designs Favorite Technique (fussy cutting and popping up), Simons Says Stamp Anything Goes and Sweet Stamps Cold and Snowy.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Yeah, I know, another creepy one. Well, ya gotta go where the mojo flows so...what can I say? On the Smeared and Smudged Forum there are a number of monthly challenges for us Creepmeisters and Oh! the Horror! focuses on Horror flicks. This month's is "30 Days of Night". You can pretty much do whatever inspires you from the particular movie but the graphic movie poster (see it HERE) lead me immediately to Banshee by Rick S. Dennis. I flipped the image and printed it on red card stock, did a teeny bit of shading with Copics and tried to black out the part of the image I didn't want to show with Distress Inks. You could still sort of see it so I brought out the black gesso which really did the trick. "30 Days" was cut on my Grand Caliber with a Quikutz alphabet. The rest was computer generated. Just couldn't resist a little humor.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
How about this? I'm actually a couple of hours early for this week's Wicked Wednesday Challenge which is Mythical Creatures. Had lots of ideas for this one, but the final decision came after tripping over a box filled with Stampotique stamps and reacquainting myself with these cute (but sort of creepy) little elves. Thought they should be helping Santa so I went with a Christmas theme. So here are Gog Lin and Gobby Lin (ok, so maybe they're goblins, still mythical, No?) helping with the Christmas candy. They're colored with Copics, fussy cut and layered on a Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket. Fab how that fits like that.
I've added an Philosophy Tag and a teeny candy cane and peppermint. Took me about a half hour to wrap that mint and tie those teeny bows. The eyeballs and manual dexterity ain't what it used to be. LOL Popped 'em up and called it done. WooHoo!
I'm also entering this in the ATC's and Cards with Attitude Anything Goes or Fall/Winter Challenge.
Monday, November 26, 2012
I'm so happy to see The Cuttlebug Spot up and running again with fabulous new additions to their Design Team. It's been far too long since I've played there so here's a CAS card for their Feathery Challenge. The embossing is the Goochie Script Cuttlebug folder. The feather die is Spellbinders. Feathers from my stash and a Tim Holtz pen nib.
I also want to let people know that The Altered Alice Gratitude Challenge is extended. You have until 5:00PM EST to get your projects in for a chance for the fabulous $30 voucher from Nature's Blessings. Your entry need not even be Alice related, however those that are get 2 chances to win. Come on, GET BUSY!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
I'm so loving the challenges at Smudgy Antics and this week's "Time Stands Still" really touched me. Been working on this one for awhile, smiling all the time, lost in a memory. I've used Smeared Ink's romantic Dance with Death 2 drawn by my HDH teamie Ike. LOVE it! The fussy cutting, not so much. LOL But I really, really, REALLY wanted the dimension here.
The fab DP is from the DCWV Tattered Time Stack. Sentiment is computer generated and inked with distress. The mini gears are from Tim Holtz. Hopefully you can see the dimension a bit better in this shot. Just sort of squeaking this one in, but it was a labor of love.
Can you remember that perfect moment when time stood still? Mine is forever etched in my mind, my heart, my very soul.
Oh, and BTW.
Now's your chance. Wooho!
Friday, November 23, 2012
Happy Black Friday! Is everyone out shopping? Not me, Can't deal with the crowds, although I seem to be scoring online. LOL I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our plans feel through so it was quiet, but nice. We've got an easy one for you at Dilly Beans, this week, ANYTHING GOES. WooHoo, although for me it was a tough decision. I'm lovin' the new little boy images at the SHOP, so I finally went with #505 Warm Winter Wishes Noah Framed. Colored his face with Copics and paper pieced the rest. Added some Flower Soft to his furry hat and instead of the glue, adhered it with my Xyron. Seemed to work fine.
The snowflakes are Spellbinders and the little snowball wire is from M's I think. The little balls helped pop the matted image. Oh yeah, there's a lttle button and some epoxy snowflakes there as well. My post is a bit late as I was informed I'd exceeded my Google storage or whatever, but all fixed now. Dilly Beans is running a bit late as well, but be sure to check back and come play along.
I'm also entering this in Fussy and Fancy Feeling Blue, Deep Ocean Challenge Pastel Colors, the Ladybugs Craft Ink TLT Snowflakes Challenge, and Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Winter challenge.
Monday, November 19, 2012
I think this may be one of the hardest posts, I've ever written. After much soul searching and and deliberation, Carole and I have decided to step down from administrating BBTB2. Carole is staying on, but I will be leaving the design team, as well. We are thrilled that Susan is taking over the reins and continuing the tradition of Cricut inspiration that Regina began in 2007. A huge thanks to her for her vision, inspiration, guidance and friendship and to Heather for keeping the blog alive with BBTB2. There is no doubt in my mind that Susan will make a fabulous team leader and I wish her the best of everything. A huge thank you too, to the designers, both past and present, who have been so generous with their support, inspiration, friendship and love. I promise to keep in touch.
I'm looking forward to a little more balance in my life and pursuing some of the things that have been on the back burner since my full immersion into paper crafting. And as for crafting, I hope to have the time to dabble in some mediums and styles I haven't had a chance to explore. This certainly isn't a good bye to my Cricut projects, however. I fully intend to keep designing and sharing with my blogging friends as much as possible so I hope you don't give up on me. I truly appreciate your visits. xxD
P.S. This is a pic of a design I did for Custom Crops back in 2009. If you're interested in the instructions and free .cut file click HERE.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
'You ought to return thanks in a neat speech,' the Red Queen said, frowning at Alice as she spoke. . . .In fact it was rather difficult for her to keep in her place while she made her speech: the two Queens pushed her so, one on each side, that they nearly lifted her up into the air:'I rise to return thanks--' Alice began: and she really DID rise as she spoke, several inches; but she got hold of the edge of the table, and managed to pull herself down again.-- Chapter 9, Through the Looking GlassThe US Thanksgiving holiday is this month, and many people are dedicating the month to a spirit of gratitude; after all there is nothing like counting your blessings to make you realize how many blessings there are! Our theme this month is GRATITUDE, and you can interpret that any way you like as long as you explain it in your post. Enter by Friday, Nov. 23; all entries are welcome but those that feature Wonderland will have two chances instead of one. Multiple entries are encouraged, but each must be on a separate post to have additional chances at the prize, which is quite wonderful!
The theme ties in nicely with this month's sponsor, Nature's Blessings, who has offered a $30 shopping spree to the randomly chosen winner! Nature's Blessings stamps were the beginning of Lynne's love affair with Alice in Wonderland stamping, as they have beautiful rubber versions of the original Tenniel illustrations of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland AND Through the Looking Glass. Without Nature's Blessings, The Altered Alice might not exist! In their words:
As avid readers and bibliophiles, we fell in love with the beautiful line drawings in the books in our family library. Our antiquarian stamps are a collection of our favorite images. If your tastes range from the classically elegant to the quirky and fun, then we make stamps for you! We also offer a variety of original art: be sure to visit John Wagner's page of Calligraphy and Art Lettering, and Laura Ann's pages of stamps for holidays and special occasions.My offering is the Thanksgiving Menu from Wonderland. I've used a 12x12 page of double sided DP from K&Co. folded in thirds with a coordinating band.
The fancy initial was cut on my Cricut from the Tie the Knot cartridge. the epoxy letters came from JoAnn's and I've embellished further with adhesive beads.
So what's a holiday without a specialty cocktail? Alice (Drink Me) looks a bit apprehensive, but I must say, these are delish!
Our first course is Lobster Bisque to whet the appetite. Is Lobster 3 primping for the party, or the pot?
And for the main event, roast turkey with all the trimmings. Looks like the Mad Tea Party items have made way for the big bird (free clipart turkey from the net printed, cut and glued to the scene). Alice is going for a wing, I see.
And for dessert? Alice has switched out her plum cakeYUMBO! The background was stamped with leaves from an ancient Martha Stewart set. All else is computer generated.
As this is week 3, you have inspiration from the previous 2 weeks at The Altered Alice as well. Be sure to scroll down to view the wonderful offerings from my DT Sisters. We so look forward to to seeing your interpretation of our gratitude theme! Enter your projects in the Linky list by November 23, and PLEASE include your name or blog name in the TITLE of the post so Lynne can more easily give credit to the winner and honorable mentions.
Also note that ALL forms of projects are welcome, as long as they fit the theme. You needn't alter something, cards are perfectly fine. Again, your submissions don't even have to be Alice related. However, those who submit projects with a Wonderland theme get two entries in the draw.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
'Tis the season we reflect on the things we are thankful for and at Dilly Beans it is no different. Our challenge this week is Thanks. I've used the sweet Mimi & Sara's Pumpkins Framed. My original plan was to pop the pumpkins but I liked the way the coloring came out so much on this version, I just left it flat. I've been adding a bit of texture to the hair after coloring with Copics using my sadly neglected Prismacolor pencils and kinda loving that too. The image is mounted on a Nesties Labels One embossed with the Tim Holtz Burlap folder and sanded. The sentiment is a combo of 2 ancient rub ons from my stash. The leaves were punched and hand scored and I made my cute little acorns from card candy. I'm finally practicing a bit with liquid pearls instead of my adhesive beads, but every time I squeeze, I hold my breath. LOL Please visit the Dilly Beans Challenge Blog for tons of inspiration and come play along.
I'm also entering this in the DL Art Thankful Thursday Thanksgiving challenge, The Pixie Dust Studio Thanksgiving or Thank You Challenge, Simon Says Stamp Thanksgiving/Thank You, My Sheri Crafts Give Thanks Challenge,and the Digital Tuesday Thankfulness Challenge.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
WARNING: Contains Adult Content that may be OFFENSIVE to some viewers) Smudgy Antics Twisted Sister Challenge
Fair WARNING!!!!!!! I'm not KIDDING!!!!!!
This post contains offensive material on all kinds of levels.
I was even going so far as to post it on another blog so as not to horrify my readers, but I'm sucking it up, putting on my BIG GIRL
panties and proclaiming loudly that I'm
Aren't you proud of me Jenn, Glo, Tori and the rest of you guys? I did, however, take precautions that this would not show up on anyone's sidebar by predating it. You're welcome. You still have a chance to look away, though.... okay, just don't go sending me nasty emails now, ya hear?
This week's Smudgy Antics Challenge is "Twisted Sister". Just how twisted can I go? Well, obviously pretty twisted. In my defense, we watch a crapload of shows on serial killers and nasty forensic stuff so...yes, t.v. does rot the mind.
Originally this was going to be a Thanksgiving card inspired by the Smeared Ink sentiment from the Serial Killer Santa set. This ought to give you a pretty fair indication of what's coming. Scared yet? Well, you SHOULD BE!
You can still bail. Honestly, I wouldn't mind.
Okay, you asked for it.
Don't say I didn't warn you!
Funny how that Femdom set keeps popping up. She's available as a single, too. The bloody knife is borrowed from the net. The color scheme (not to mention the candy cane noose) just screamed Creepmas so I ditched the Thanksgiving theme.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
For Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge. Late again! The challenge is Snails or Stripes. Image is Octopode Factory. So sorry! I seem not to be able to get my act together (still!)
Friday, November 9, 2012
This week at Dilly Beans we're asking for anything boyish. Megan has some adorable new images in the SHOP that make it easy to do those often challenging cards for boys. I've chosen #499 Noah. My card inspired by a young man who tragically lost his life. His name was Forest and he had a big heart. He suffered pain and abuse until he was welcomed into the home of a loving family but when he left those loving arms to return to his original home, his life was taken, way too soon. We can only pray he has found eternal peace.
Please join us at Dilly Beans this week and make a card or project for a special boy.
I'm also entering this in the Sparkle and Glitter with Rick St Dennis Rememberance Challenge, the DYSU Leaves and Trees challenge, Cards for Men Anything Goes and the LEJ Designs Die Cuts or Punches Challenge.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Ohoh! Almost late again for Wicked Wednesday ATC Head Coverings Challenge. I went back and forth on this one for awhile and then remembered one of the cool new digi's I got from Smeared Ink during their super sale this weekend. (31% off Digis is still going on but I don't know how much sooner so HURRY!!!!) This is Rollers. Tell me she's not YOU some days. Today she is ME! The red hair is no accident. LOL Neither is the 'tude! Been a rough couple of weeks. Went with monochromatic to fit the Smudgy Antics Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge using Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Monochrome, and Fabric or Ribbon (hoping the tulle of her roller bonnet qualifies). The sentiment is self explanatory. Plenty of time left in this week's Smudgy Antics Challenge but I've gotta rush for the Wicked Wednesday. See ya!
Edit: Now I KNOW I had a rough week. I just noticed I misspelled valium!
Monday, November 5, 2012
I'm sorry to be so late with the winners but Random Org was down yesterday. Thank you so much for your participation in the Dia de los Muertos Hop. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Winner for Day one and 3 digis of your choice from DILLY BEANS is...
Again, thanks to all who participated in the Hop. Winners, please contact me at dlmundinger (at) yahoo (dot) com to arrange for your prize. And Abby still has Prize Winners to choose so don't forget to visit HERE (I'm thinking sometime later today). Have a great week!
Winner for Day one and 3 digis of your choice from DILLY BEANS is...
Dayana Marin who wrote:
And the Winner of the Day 2 Dia de Los Muertos earrings is...
Number 7, Jenn Borgeson who wrote: