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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Running in Circles with Top Tip....

Coffee of the Day - White Chocolate Coconut

Shhhhhh....... I am starting to FINALLY feel a weeeee bit better from my last nasty chemo, so let's keep it on the down low...... I don't want my body to find out and cause a revolt! ;)

I managed to craft a bit early this afternoon. trying to do some backward crafting - a bit of makeup DT work if you will. I've got several other projects to finish if I'm able, so we'll see how it goes. then I would start to actually work on current stuff. better start drinking caffienated coffee if I'm gonna pull that one off. ha!

anyhow, the current challenge over at Top Tip Tuesdays is All About Circles. I call it more appropriately 'running in circles' because that is how you are more apt to find me! tee hee! One of our sponsors is the fun Redonkulous Designs. This was a new store for me, and I gotta tell you, I'll be going back! these images are fun on a stick!

I used the image, Trendy Teen Boy, and Basic Grey Clippings papers. you will have to excuse his unnaturally white teeth.... couldn't seem to do anything to get them to look real or not so bright. either that or he looked to have a constant milk moustache. oh well. there are worse things......

Not only are there circles all over my BG papers, but I punched some out as well. one was punched from a note card and then a SU! rub-on senti was applied. added some fun grid washi tape and metal buttons. a price ticket tag from a trip to The Salvation Army was the perfect match. you'll also see part of a belt loop stapled here.... you just never know what I am going to re-puropse on my stuff, do you?! once the card was complete, I sprayed the entire thing with clay Mr. Huey mist.

now for my tip:

My sons are past the point of 'outgrowing' clothes, so we don't donate as much to The Salvation Army as we used to. they are more into 'wearing out' anything they wear these days! I have trained them, and hubby, too!, to bring everything to me first so that I may take what I first need for crafting before any items get tossed into the trash. here you will find both buttons and a belt loop from a worn out pair of shorts. in fact, the pair of shorts looked quite similar to the pair this young fella is wearing in the digi!! ;)

you will have fun re-purposing these items, and whomever receives the card will get quite the kick seeing some of their fave pieces of clothes coming back to them. just ask my sons at college! they now only want cards that have some bit of their clothing on them.... grins!

Paper Shelter - metal embellies
Jacksons Digital Expressions - anything goes
Sassy Cheryl - polka dots everywhere (I've got all sizes, too! grins!)
Shopping our Stash - something new (papers & washi tape), stash (linen thread & re-purposed items)
House of Gilli - back to school (sending to one of my sons in college)
Kaboodle Doodles - what's in (twine & washi tape)
Love to Create - spots & dots
Ooh La La - recipe
Paper Cupcakes - waste not (waving hi to my old teamies!!)
Catered Crop - washi tape (hi, Linda!)
Robyn's Fetish - kraft cs
Squirrel & the Fox - kids or babies
Inky Impressions - dies or punches


Jessica S said...

Jenn, it is always such a pleasure to see you posting more regular. And your cheerful attitude is contagious!!! Love this card. You are growing so wonderfully as an artist. I love all the fun circles behind your cute colored image.
God Bless!
Jessica S

nancyparker55 said...

Jenn, What a great card. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles with us this week.
Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. hugs

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card Jen.

Cheryl said...

What a great card!! I LOVE that belt loop!! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Beth aka BR-T said...

This is fabulous I love the masculine features!

Confiseries Papier said...

I just love this card,is that a belt loop,great job. Thanks so much for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Tonya said...

Super cool card. I love all the details. Thank you for joining us this week for the Inky Impressions challenge. Good luck and I hope you will join us again soon. :o)

Tonya ~ Inky DT

Pam said...

Love the card! What a great way to add blinge to a card. Even better it is good to hear that you are feeling a bit better!! Hope the trend continues for you. {{Hugs}}

Michelle VP said...

Wow - you amaze me! I would think of buttons, but not belt loops. How clever and fun! My boys are still in the outgrowing clothes stage. I'll have to remember this tip in a few years when they top off. :) So great to see a teen guy card too! I'm glad to hear you're feeling a wee bit better too. {hugs}

NancyD said...

Great card Jennifer. I love all the spots and dots I see on your card. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create. NancyD

Penny said...

Jennifer, this is a really clever card! Love your design and all your re-purposing! I would not have thought of using such things, but love the idea! :^)
So glad you are feeling better today!!!! :^)
Big hugs,

MilkCoffee said...

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God bless you!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

It's a wonderful card, Jen! Glad to see one of your works again. Love the subtle colors, the twine and washi tapes.

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “What’s In” Challenge!

Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

jimlynn said...

Great recycling and love this card! It's always so hard to find good images for teen boys and this one is great! Fabulous design too.
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Renee said...

Great card haven't lost your touch!!
Hugs, Renee

Kerry said...

Wow great card, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

VanessaB said...

so happy you're feeling a bit better. your card is so awesome. i love that you used the boys worn out clothing pieces to add to it. :)

Debs said...

Great card and image, really love the belt loop.
thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
Hugs Debs

Joann Burton said...

Jennifer, so glad to see your post. Also glad you are feeling somewhat better. Your card is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

Sassy Cheryl said...

What a delightful card Jennifer. It's just perfect. Love the layout and all the fabulous details.
Polka Dots are my FAVORITE! Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week.

Crafty and Green said...

Stunning Card!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! Come Back and Play with us again really soon!!

Many Blessings,

uksharon said...

Great card - especially love all your work put into creating the background.
Thanks for sharing with us at OLLCB.
Best wishes, Sharon

Purple Crazy said...

Fab teenage card, thanks for sharing with us at OLLCB, Wendy x

Gloria Westerman said...

How stinking cute!!!! love this image too...thank you so much for playing with us at Paper Cupcake/TMITA

maria f. said...

The circles got me - can never have too many. And then I noticed the belt loop. Gotta love recycling, eh? I do the same - take off buttons, zippers, etc. before things go into the trash.

Ann English said...

Hi, Jenn! I was excited to see you had joined us this week so just had to come by and look and read. Praying for you, girl. I'm glad you're feeling a bit better and up to doing a little crafting. You are one talented lady and your attitude inspires me always!
Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

Jackie said...

It is fabulous to hear that your feeling a bit better, every little bit helps! Keeping you in my thoughts and I just love your card! Lots of great patterns together! Thank you for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!

Jackie, Inky Impressions DT

Judith said...

This is just a great teenage boy card - I love it! thanks for joining us at Inky impressions this week hugs Judith x

Tracey Manderson said...

WOW great card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Hope to see you again.

wannabcre8tive said...

Hi Jenn, so good to see you here participating in the TMITA challenge.
I miss you, here. Your card is as cute as can be, as usual. I would email you, but I do not have an email address for you. I just read your blog last night, I hope you are getting along okay. I know what you are going through. I was there about 17 years ago. My email addy is on my blog, I would like to hear from you.
Thanks, so much, for coming over and playing with us at Paper Cupcakes.

alicaz said...

very cool! Great image and I love all those elements you used!

Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Danie May said...

Jen so good to hear you are feeling a bit better and are up to some crafting. I love the fabulous circle design and muted tones of your background the the Trendy Teen image is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us this fortnight at Paper Cupcakes - TIMITA.
Danie xx

Crafty Kitten said...

Great card Jen, love the image. Thanks for sharing it with us at OLL this time.
Dawn xx