Monday, May 10, 2010

Embossed flowers and happy mushrooms! :)

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Macadamia

Belated Mother's Day wishes to all of you! I apologize for not popping in here yesterday with greetings for everyone. I have a card to show you and everything, but spent the day crafting, with my fam, and getting lots of rest. So it will show up tomorrow, which works, too, since we can remember those important women in our lives ALL THE TIME! :) but I do hope that the day was special for those of you who are Moms.

Today is a new challenge over at Squigglefly. What is so fun about this company is that there are so many opportunities to play in challenges. This card is for the challenge blog - tomorrow's will be for the SNR group. A new artist has joined the store, so be on the lookout for sneaks there, too. Plus a fun release this weekend - see, great times to be found at every corner you turn! :)

The challenge this week is to use embossing - either dry or wet. Well I lucked out and found a sheet of cs my friend Paula had sent me a while back. I don't have any of the fun machines (yet! grins!), so was happy to have this on hand! then I remembered these neat Prima flowers that have the embossed designs on them. Perfect! This cutie little mushroom house was recently released by Jackie Matthews and seemed the perfect pairing for this fun paper from my Rhonda stash. if you look closely in the bg, there are blue swirls that perfectly mimic the ones on the embossed piece. I just sponged blue ink over the embossing to highlight. The embossing on the Primas was treated the same. The spots on the mushroom are covered in stickles, as are the flower centers. The mailbox was painted with hi ho silver shimmerz.

Hope that you will play along in the challenge this week! It would be great to see you!

And thank you for hanging in there with me as I battle this pneumonia. it's a slow road to recovery, but I am surely getting there! A new round of antibiotics seems to be making a real difference. woooo hooooooo! :) of course my family, good friends, GOOD COFFEE, and my pups make the biggest difference in my opinion.............. love ya!

Create 4 Fun - sketch


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

hope your mother's day was awesome!

love the card! that background paper is absolutely perfect!!!! wow!

HappyCrafter said...

Sound like a nice mothers day, and glad to hear you are on the road to recovery! The card is very sweet, I like the sentiment you used, it's not one we see often.

Marlene said...

Cute card Jennifer!

melissac said...

the card is adorable! I love the color combo!! blessings and hugs!

Holly said...

So happy to hear you are feeling better and better each day! Your card is great for the challenge Jenn! Those embossed flowers are wonderful, and the paper couldn't be more perfect with that image!

JazzyH said...

Great shroom!

Maria Matter said...

this is so pretty Jen!
when I first saw it, I thought "what a happy card!" then I saw your sentiment...perfect!

take care hun
hugs & blessings!