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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sparkler Super Hero

Coffee of the Day - Cinnamon Hazelnut

Hold on to your lug nuts folks, this post is jam packed with fun! ;)

Once again I must tell all of you again how touched I have been by your love and support for me through all of my cancer journey. It's not been an easy road to walk by any means, but each of you has been cheering me on along the way, offering the most wonderful comments, cards, emails, texts, phone calls, and sometimes even little gifties. Thank you again for all you do to encourage me on a daily basis! :) Physically I haven't been doing so hot these past few days, so you really do brings touches of sunshine into my life!

With this, one very kind person, Samantha, reached out to me last week and asked me to join her on not one, but TWO Design Teams. how could I possibly tell her no? ;) She knows my limitations right now and is so accepting of what I am able to do. Thank you, Samantha!



So today's card is a 'two-fer' - for my new team at Top Tip Tuesdays as well as a Party Time Tuesday contribution. how wonderful to have people surrounding me with so much support! thank you!

Top Tip Tuesdays is also welcoming another new member, Lisa S. so please pop by her blog and give her a big ol' howdy! The challenge for the week is - One for the Men - Masculine.

Top Tip: Sometimes small buttons have holes that are just too tiny to try to get even the thinnest of twine through. Pull out your handy dandy white gel pen and draw a few well placed lines between the button holes. It looks just like twine! :)

Party Time Tuesdays challenge this week is to be patriotic and show your country's colors.

Please be sure to go by the blogs to see ALL of the amazing inspiration by the Design Team! whoa nelly, can every one of these people on both teams really craft their little hearts out! :) you will be so impressed!

My card is made with an image from The Digi Garden, senti from Create with TLC, papers from K & Co. Americana, natural ribbon from May Arts, and washi tape from Etsy. I used stickles to accent the badge I made. the image was paper pieced and highlighted with my white gel pen. the lilttle ticket I actually found on the ground coming out of JoAnn's one day a long time ago. my sons laughed at me when I picked it up, but I knew it would be perfect for a project one day! it had been stepped on so many times it was already pre-distressed for me. I picked up litter and re-cycled it onto a project! wooo hoooo! can't beat that with a stick! ;)

Challenges:
Jessica's Craft Shaque - July 4
Outlawz - colors of your country
3 Girl Jam - beautiful bows
Incy Wincy - patriotism (USA)
Kaboodle Doodles - a boy's life
Love to Create - stars & stripes
My Craft Spot - July 4/Canada Day
Digital Tuesday - kids
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - July 4/Celebrations
Cutie Pie - one for the boys
Gingerloft - red, white, & blue

44 comments:

angie ashuk said...

This is a great card!!! And congrats on 2 design teams. Best wishes during your tough journey!! Thanks for linking up with 3 Girl Jam.

Jessica S said...

Congratulations on your two Design Teams Jennifer....so fun. I will try to get over to check them out when all the "partying" at The Shaque is over. I am so very happy you are linking up to the challenges...thank you. This is so fun...love the caped cutie! Love the idea of using a gel pen on the buttons, too! Thanks again sweetie.
:O)
Jessica S

Theresa said...

Love your card Jennifer! So cute! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Outlawz! Hope you are feeling well! Big hugs to you!

Chris said...

Two more DT's, congrats! and yeah you, not for the dt's but for picking up that dirty old ticket and holding onto it till it was ripe for a card. Only a crafty person would understand that act.

Lisa S. said...

I love this card Jennifer and your adorable little super hero! The dp's are awesome for a manly card and your tip is great. No more struggling with small button holes. Yay!

So glad we are on the TTT team together. Congrats also on the PTT DT as well. :) I hope you know we are all here for you and I will keep you in my prayers. :)

Hugs,
Lisa S. xx

Samantha said...

Woooooooooooooooooo hooooo!!! Welcome to the Team hunny! so glad you could join us and you only deserve to be treated like we all want too! I have to say that I am so pleased you said yes and LOOK forward to your inspiration creations and hope you will have so much fun! and the girls on the team and awesome! I love having you as a blog friend and loved being a PIO teamie and now you are on TTT! and Shuuuuush.... wink tehehheee somewhere else too! YAY!!!

AWESOME card and totally brain brilliant tip! hugs n love Samantha :0)

3 Girl JAM said...

Fabulous card! I love that burlap bow! Congrats on your new Design Teams and good luck to you. Thanks for linking up!

NickelNook said...

WooHoo for you Jennifer! Congratulations on your new DT positions! This is a fun and fabulous card! He's so cute!
Hey...I've got a couple of birds I'm sending your way. I told them you would welcome them with open arms because I've had ENOUGH of them. Don't be fooled by their appearance...they only LOOK like crows...but they'll sing YOU a sweet song, I'm sure! hahaha Believe me their bags are PACKED!! Have a happy day!...Nancy :o)

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your 2 Design Teams and good luck with your tough journey!

Sarah x

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Congratulations! And indeed what a fantastic handmade card fit for the little boys. Love that you chose a superhero image too.

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “A Boy’s Life” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Lisa M said...

Hi Jennifer!
I'm sooooo happy to have you aboard at TTT! I really love your work and inspirational attitude and I look forward to learning so much more from you. Your card is superb and as you already know, I am OVER the moon about that tip! It was like a lightbulb went on and I had a total "DUH!" moment when I read that. So thanks for helping me not lose my ever lovin' mind (what's left) with those little bitty buttons. :)
Hugs,
Lisa M.

VanessaB said...

congrats on the dt's! this card is absolutely adorable and awesome

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome for you- love this great card and nothing like a 2-fer! Congrats on your two new DT's!

Carla S. said...

What an adorable card, Jennifer! The image is so cute! Congrats on your two new design team gigs!

Jacki Randolph said...

Such an adorable patriotic card!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

congratulations! What a wonderful card and a most useful tip! I'll stop fighting with my twine and buttons lol

Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

LaJanette said...

What a great card! Glad to see you join the TTT team:0) Looking forward to your creations; I just know they will be great!

Thanks for sharing this cool tip; never thought of that!

Hugs;
Janette

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is soo cute.

Jennifer said...

This is wonderful news Jennifer! Plus a wonderfully created card! I love the ribbon and buttons you used!

Caroljenks said...

Jennifer we are sooooo pleased you said you'd join our fab little team over at TTT - we are so proud to have you as one of us!

This little fella is so much fun and with Top Tips like that the rest of us had better pull our socks up to come up with ones equally as good!

Congrats on your other DT too!

Samantha is one of a kind isn't she - luv her loads.
Welcome to the TTT family xxx

Carol x

OmaGloria said...

Wonderful news and an absolutely adorable card!!

Precious Hugs
OmaGloria
3 Girl JAM DT Member

Zeni said...

So glad to hear you are fighting a good fight! Your card is super cute! I really love the award ribbon! Thanks for linking up at 3 Girl JAM!

Many blessings,
Zeni
www.scrappyzeni.com

P.S. I would also like to invite you to visit link up for pink (www.linkupforpink.com). We are all about breast cancer awareness and have a wonderful group of DT members!

Penny said...

First of all, congratulations on your two new DT's!! :^)
Secondly, this is just a darling card for both! Love your image and papers! The badge is too cute! And the story about the ticket is too funny! Good for you to recycle! LOL! :^)
Hugs,
Penny

Cheryl said...

Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Your card is just wonderful, Jennifer! Sending hugs to you.

Jovan said...

Beautiful card...Congrats! Thanks for playing at 3 Girl JAM!

Tammy Ortiz said...

He is so darling and cute. I love the cape.

Thank you so much for taking the time to come enter in this week's Challenge.I Love your Creative Side, Best of Luck!
Hugs, Founder and Owner Tammy Ortiz

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Jenn,
Sorry to hear you have not been feeling so hot the past couple of days. I HOPE by now, things are improving a bit and you are feeling a tiny bit better!!

KUDOS to Samantha for inviting you to design with her. She is a dear and I met her when we both we on the StampFairy DT. She's a sweet and kind person, like you and I'm so touched by her kindness! Yet, another fabulous example of the good and wonderful people I have met through the world of crafts!

Take care my friend, and I did receive you email...write you feel up to it and enjoy you new teams too!

Hugs,
Lisa

Danie May said...

Your card is so stinkin cute Jen, and congrats on your 2 DT appointments. I am loving all the wonderful detail of your card. xx

Colleen Holmes said...

Congratulations on your design teams!! If I knew you were available I would have snatched you up in a heart beat!:) I love your card and your awesome designing. Love the idea of fauxing your twine in the buttons! Happy Fourth! Hugz

Tracy said...

I saw this in a couple of the challenges I entered and had to laugh that we had both created super hero cards at the same time. Your little guy is cute as can be. I love how you did the sentiment.
A HUGE congrats on your new teams and a hats off to Samantha for her sweet offer. You'll do her proud. :-) Hugs!

Jessica S said...

Jenn, so happy to see you were able to link up the caped cutie over at The Beautiful Bows challenge!
:O)
Jessica S
3 Girl JAM DT

Mary J said...

He is so fab Jennifer! Love the buttons placed like that!

Cheryl said...

So cute and patriotic! Fabulous card!

Joann Burton said...

Adorable...Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges. We would love to have you join us again next week also. joann sassy raggedy

Joy said...

It seems like a lot has happened to you since I have been away from the paper crafting world. I'm sorry to hear you have been so sick. As always... your attitude is wonderful and you manage to bring a smile to my face with you cheerfulness.

Take care and looking forward to catching up with your blog and lovely creations!

Joy

Cindy O said...

Cute card - such a sweet image - and thanks for the button tip! You are in my prayers.

happyscrapper said...

Sweet and wonderful catd. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin corner.
Hugz,
Christine

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

Cute Card - Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft

Caz

dragonllew said...

Great card cute image thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
Congrats on your DT's
Jenny x

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute card, great design and nice paper! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Beautiful Bows Blog Hop! DT Member Carri

febe said...

So cute. Love your work on the colors and the layout :)

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jessica said...

What a super adorable card!!! Love the image :)
Thanks for linking up at the 3 Girl JAM linky party for Beautiful Bows!
Jessica
3 Girl Jam DT

butterfly said...

This is a super card. I'm so glad to hear that the crafting world has been kind to you in what must be really difficult times, and so happy to have your work for inspiration over at TTT - congratulations on both DT appointments! And, as someone who used to put up her skirt hems with double-sided tape, can I just say your top tip is right at the top for me!!
Alison x

Ashley Nicole said...

This is such a cute card. Love the image, he's too cute. Thanks for linking up at the 3 Girl JAM linky party for Beautiful Bows.
Ashley
3 Girl JAM DT