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Sunday, January 24, 2010

News and a Masculine Card.....

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

Good morning to all of you! I hope it is a glorious morning wherever you are! It is COLD and rainy here...... not cold enough to snow, but cold enough to make your bones creak and make you want a BIG cup of coffee or hot choco to keep you warm....... hey, who doesn't ALWAYS want a BIG cup of coffee or hot choco?!?! giggles! I have heard about a place called Mary Lou's in MA from my S2G teamie Ann that has PINK take out cups for their coffee!!! how much fun would that be?!?! road trip anyone?

anyhow, I digress as always........

I have several bits of fun news to share with y'all today. I meant to get to you yesterday with it but got sidetracked by life...... anyhow..... on with it you say? well here goes! :)

First off, I am now an official member of the DT for Digital Stamp Oasis!!! I know!!! Isn't that the coolest?! Ellie is just the nicest person, and I really look forward to working with her, her hubby, and the other PHENOM talented ladies on the team. You can see their work on the blogs listed in my sidebar. Please go leave them some congrats comments! I know it would make their day! Please join our group over at PCP. you know how much fun those groups can be! :) I have a card to share with you in just a sec.....

Next I want to let you know that in April I will be one of 2 Demo Artists at the Rubber Stamp Convention in Akron. I am super-dee-duper psyched about this! More deets will follow as I get them, but gosh, am I excited! I will be working with products by Ranger - the folks who make those distress Stickles I tell you about all the time.....

Now on to my card.....
I am using the ship digi by DSO and papers from the Basic Grey Marrakech collection. I haven't made a masculine card in a while, so thought it was high time. The watercoloring I do seemed a perfect fit with not only this image, but the whole feel of the card. The punch is from Martha Stewart, and I added a nautical button that I found at JoAnn's on SALE! wooo hooo - gotta love that! Thought a bit of heavy twine seemed to work better than lots of ribbon, although I like the way the ribbon accents the corner behind the button. The rub-on is from Stampin' Up! I am really getting into using rub-ons lately for my sentiments. yep, behind the times, I know, but so versatile!
This card fits several challenges:

30 comments:

Linda's Craziness said...

Love this card.

Ann said...

Fabulous card - perfect for males everywhere - thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant.
Ann xxx

Katie said...

Jennifer,
I really like this one.
I love the feeling of movement in the mats and the image is wonderful.
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now who's the rock star!!!!!! wooo hoooo

gorgeous card!

hugs :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Congrats on your news sweetie!! I'm sure you'll do fabulous work!! ;) Your card is wonderful!! The colors and the image are so nice for masculine style!! Thanks for joining us with the blog hop today and spreading the word about Haiti!! It means so much!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! HUGS

Sharon said...

Fantastic card Jennifer. The image is coloured beautifully and you've used the challenge colours to full advantage. Great work!
Congrats on your DT post and all your other brilliant news!
Thanks for joining us at Colour Create.
Sharon xx

Anne-Marije said...

Hi Jennifer,
What a great card. I like it to be with you in the DSO Design Team!
Hugs from the Netherland,
Anne-Marije xxx

debb said...

Love your news- I am so happy for you!!!! Fantastic card!

Annmaree said...

Congrats on the DT!!!

This card is gorgeous!

Holly said...

Love this Jennifer! Watercoloring was the perfect way to color this image, and the distressing you did is great too. Congratulations on making the stamp oasis DT. They are lucky to have you! Super exciting news about your being asked to be a demo too!

Anne said...

Congratulations Jennifer!

Ellie said...

What a fabulous card Jennifer. I love your watercoloring. I still haven't figured out a good way to watercolor with digis, guess I need a laser printer.
The paper is great and fits the image so well. Love the punch too. And how great to be able to combine all those challenges.
Oh, and also congrats on the design artist at the stamp convention. How exciting!!

Anita said...

Congrats! What amazing opportunity for you. I wish I was closer so I could see you and we could go on a road trip. A pink coffee cup sounds awesome. I love your card. I like the idea of rubons. I just forget that I have them.

Scrapping Julie said...

masculine indeed but still so pretty, a perfect balance jennifer

Michelle said...

This is such a great guy card. They can be so hard to make sometimes.

JazzyH said...

Great card!

scrappyjan said...

Jennifer, Whsat a beautiful card you have made. Gorgeous!!
Thanks for joining us for the Colour Create this week. hugs, Janiel

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card :-) I love the image and the papers and colours you used are fab :-)

Congratulations on your DT post :-) Ellie is a lovely person,, you will enjoy it :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challlenge and DT call :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

HappyCrafter said...

Congrats on the new design team!
This is a wonderful card, good for a man or a woman too! I love this image, will have to do some shopping--tee hee :-)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, perfect for those awkward men cards.
thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Catherine said...

First off, CONGRATS on the new DT! YGG!
Second, I have to have this ship! My dad loves old ships like this, and you have showcased this one fabulously with flawless coloring and pairing it with that PP! Perfect! Love it! TFS!

Payne Holler Cards said...

woooo hoooo! doin a happy dance for you on the DT! wish I was near enough Akron to come see you...you will be wonderful and have soooo much fun!
love the nautical card - great for some of the men in my family!

ps so glad you are feeling better
hugs to you (:

Dawn K. said...

what a great man card!! you nailed it.

maddy hill said...

Excellent card for a male - i always struggle with them - great image !

congrats on your DT !

Sandy O said...

Hi Jennifer, just stopping by to say hi! I do love your card and how you colored the sails. I find white to be among the hardest to color. Sounds weird doesn't it, to color 'white" LOL
See you on PCP :O)
Sandy O

Deb said...

fabulous card Jennifer, love the image and how perfect is that MS punch, looks like waves! have a great weekend, hugs Debx

Heather the MooseLover said...

Fabulous card! Congrats on being chosen for another design team!

stitchy said...

Oh Jen what a beautiful job you done on that ship, that is just mystical, I love it..wanted to pop in and say that you have an award on my blog sweetie, didn't think you were gonna get away with not gettin this one lmao...
hugz
stitch xx

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Ooooh...this is wonderful! and congrats on the making the new DT!!

Sandy said...

Your card is great! I love it!!!