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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pretty Pieces of Pink

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice (I was needing my good ol' fave comfort coffee today)

oh lawsie.... so much has been happening this week...let's just leave it at this for now - going through lots of testing at the hospital with more next week. had chemo yesterday in the midst of it all. don't know where this road is taking me, but so very thankful I do not walk it alone. :) the sun is still shining, the birds are still singing, a lovely baby squirrel has joined the party as he has been entertaining me on our front porch rafters, and there is still a Starbucks open somewhere even though I haven't been in ages! life is still overflowing with blessings! :)

I was gifted with a seat in the most wonderful class, Stretch Your Stamps, that began this week. while I haven't been able to participate the way I would love to, and honestly don't have any idea when I will be able to do much crafting again, I was able to get a handfull of cards made with the first few challenges. I am going to show the first to you today.

For Day 1 we were to use our background stamps. I will show you one project today and another tomorrow. I am using the Woodgrain bg by SU! and the Poppy Chevron by Unity. The technique is called Pieced Backgrounds. The border die is from MFT. love the hexagon shape! thought it would be fun to combine the trendy hexagons with the woodgrains and chevrons.

The card base was sprayed with 2 shades of Mr. Hueys - clay and white. the beautiful stamp is from My Mind's Eye and was stamped onto vellum. little touches were added with rhinestones, Prima trim & rose, seam binding, and a vintage button.

This card was a wonderful reminder to me today that I don't need to focus on what lies down the road I am traveling. I just need to enjoy today and all of its blessings. there is still so much joy to behold! :)

getting out those brave boots again! - Moxie Fab Hooked on Hexagons
Paper Minutes - shabby chic/vintage
Stamp 'n Plus - anything goes
SirStampsALot - Crafty Passion (pink, vintage buttons, trims)
Card Makin' Mamas - rubber stamping
Paper Pretties - try a new technique


Sonia said...

Hi Jennifer
Lovely creation! Great JOB!

Susan said...

Very pretty! I love the extra bling you added with the rhinestones!

CreatewithTlc said...

It's's one of those cards, that if you come back and look at it again will find something new on it, or something that you see in a different way.


ParkNSlide said...

I'm in the class too! I see you have learned the lesson well. Great card. Thanks for posting to the Stamp N Plus challenge.

Linda w said...

I love the card, so many pretty layers of interest. I'm glad you are still finding pleasure in the small things around you. Somethings no one can take away from you can they. Love and hugs lin

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card.

I am constantly keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Susie said...

Hope that road is leading to wellness. Sending hugs and prayers.

Tracy said...

Cool mix Jennifer. I like the hexagon shapes too. Like you said just kick back, relax and enjoy as it comes. Hugs!

teepee said...

Jennifer: Praying for God's peace and comfort for you during this hard time. I know that He can and does answer these types of prayers, so am confident that you will feel better. Don't know how this will all play out, but we know in whose hands we stay. Bless you, my sister. Keep smilin'. Sending hugs.

Pam said...

Love the card! Saying prayers for you always!! :)

Penny said...

Jennifer, I love all the layers and colors on this card! It is such an interesting design--it must have been fun to make!
You hang in there, Girlfriend! The world is a better place with you in it! :^)
Giant hugs,

Bonnie Irvine said...

Hey, I'm taking that class, also.Great example of what the first day was all about. Good luck with your present journey...your amazing attitude is an inspiration to us all. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes Challenge at Stamp N Plus.

Joan Bardee said...

This is so pretty. I am sorry that you are going through such dramatically difficult times. it isn't fair and I wish I could make it all go away. Your attitude is amazing to me. hugs

Francesca said...

Beautiful card , Lovely colours

Thanks for joining us for our Crafty passion challenge over at
Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


ThePurplePlace said...

Gorgeous card....I am especially loving all the wonderful pink ...not to mention all the wonderful layers and details you put into each and every card.

It's also so nice to know you love this class, as much as I do and you can come and go anytime that works for you, so that's another bonus.

Sending lots of love and happy thoughts to you! Also, keeping up with my prayers for your and all of your family and friends!!


pinky said...

Stunning project Jennifer, love your colours scheme too. You have been in my thoughts and prayers since I read your story and you are wished nothing but hope and love for your journey ahead. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

A really pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month. Clare x

Ruth said...

Lovely card- very unusual. Thanks so much for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge this month, Ruth :)

Cindy Groh said...

Fun card. Love the pink. I am having such a great time taking the class too. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.

Sara said...

Love it Jen, thanks for playing along with CMM

Cath said...

Hey Jennifer! Thanks for linking this up to the Hooked on Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

...I am SO THRILLED that you have felt up to creating through all you are going through! Just THRILLED! :)