Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Beautiful in Green

Coffee of the Day - Spiced Hazelnut

Happy Tuesday! Are you ready to party? grab the noisemakers, balloons, and confetti because it's a new challenge at Party Time Tuesday! We have a wonderful color inspiration photo for you to use for your papercraft projects this week. it immediately brought to mind freshly mowed grass, fields of corn which grow everywhere around here & are so beautiful to see, trees standing in majesty; so many examples of nature. As I have gotten older, the one thing I know for certain is that I need to be surrounded by trees and nature. I don't think I could live in a big city again. my soul needs green, so I was really happy to see this color palette.

Now for crafting, well, it's not a color combo I use often at all. so here comes the 'challenge' part! tee hee! but we as crafters always need to be nudged out of our comfortable box every once in a while. One of our sponsors this week is the fun store, Paper Parade. (btw - there is a big summer sale going on right now with 20% off everything in the store!!! wowza!) They were very kind and provided a few goodies for everyone on the DT to play with, but after seeing what was in my envie, I went to the store and picked up a few more things. early anniversary giftie from hubster! thanks, hunny bunny!! :) oh yes, he says to tell all of you thank you for the birthday wishes. he was surprised that y'all would think of him, so he was really touched.

My card uses stamps from both the Pink Paislee London Market and Spring Jubilee sets. paper is Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee. the fab die is from Cottage Cutz and was covered in rock candy distress stickles. all inks are Tim Holtz distress inks. I confess that this was my first time to actually use them for stamping. oh gosh, I truly squealed out loud when I stamped that darker green - peeled paint. you know me, I had to add a little touch of pink - spun sugar. it's only a hint, so I hope I can be forgiven. grins! frayed burlap is the brownish shade you see and shabby shutters is the lighter green. the darker green cs turned out almost black in my scan - sorry about that. I used colors that were the closest I had to the photo. the pretty pins were made for me by a friend. aren't they gorgeous?

I do hope all of you are gearing up for the big blog hop on Aug. 29. You can find more info here on the Party Time Tuesdays blog if you are interested in taking part. This is sooooooooo much bigger and more grand than I could have ever imagined! thank you so much to everyone who is involved! I just read an email this morning about the number of participants already as well as the amazing amount of prizes being donated. slap me silly!!! y'all are soooooo in for a treat! and it falls on the day before our 26th anniversary, so that is an even bigger bonus! :) hope to see YOU there!

Jackson's Digital Expressions - inks and such
Lollipop Crafts - anything goes
Made Especially for You - 3 pearls (mine is 3x2 with them being on stick pins)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - anything goes
Crazy Challenge - anything goes
That Craft Place - vintage
Catch the Bug - bingo (starts with 'b' button, ribbon, die cut)
Craft Room Challenges - pins and/or charms
Emerald Faeries - punches and/or dies
LEJ Designs - vintage


Desire Fourie said...

I just love this. The colours and layout are just perfect. Hope you are having a fab Tuesday. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Jennifer! I love all the greens!

ScrappinFabPam said...

Pretty card. Thanks for joining us over at ME4Y.

Penny said...

Jennifer, this is a gorgeous card! Love your design and that tag is just way cool! I am going to check out that die as the die cut is darling! Sending you hugs and healing wishes! :^)

Cumbrianlass said...

A great card for the Vintage theme love all the greens
Thanks for joining in the lejdesigns challenge and good luck

Sonia said...

Hi Jennifer!, you did a wonderful creation. Great JOB!~
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
-Sony LC-DT

Mary J Scrapper said...

What a lovely card. Love the die cut. Thanks for playing along at Jackson Digital Expressions.

HappiExpressions-Carol said...

This is a great card. Thanks for playing with us at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

Jennifer said...

I absolutely love all the joy in your words, I can hear you giggling from here! Wonderful card and I pray you have a wonderful day!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Green my absolute favourite colour. The fantastic piece you made with the colours and the wonderful things your sponsor provided is just that Fantastic. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous card love the greens and lace -great die-cut and pins
too thankd for joining us at LEJ DESIGNS this week good luck with challenge
carol DT x

Robin said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at MEFY.


Sheila H said...

The greens are really nice. I love the tag and the tea die cut. We appreciate your joining our challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Kathi Silvia said...

Great card...very different :) I love the effect with the rock candy stickles! So cool!! And glad you added a touch of pink it actually compliments it very well! Meant to be :) Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

DT Member

Rhonda Miller said...

What a pretty card.

I'm looking forward to the hop.

AN said...

Hei ! Korttisi on todella kaunis! Kiitos osallistumisesta Emerald faerie garden 30: punches/dies -haasteeseen tällä viikolla ja onnea arvontaan ! Kaikkea hyvää elämääsi sinulle sinne ! An

Joann Burton said...

Great card, Jennifer. I love love the colors. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

Tammy Ortiz said...

I just love this image. I will have to get this one. I love how you have made it the focus of your creation. I wish you the best of luck and hope to see you back next week.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

I am with Zoe...Green my absolute fave colour and I dont use it enough in my crafting though I wear it all the time lol....Your card is an absolute beauty ... there is nothing I do not love (but I adore the coffee pot border)! Thank you for entering it into the Craft Room "charms and pins" challenge. Wishes Suzanne

Joyce Owens said...

Very creative! Thanks for sharing with us at JDE; good luck in the challenge.

Pinkllilac said...

This is just gorgeous Jennifer, love the colours and your design is beautiful.
Thank you for joining us over at Catch the Bug this week.
Hugs Linda

Sarah said...

very lovely indeed - the greens are gorgeous and the design is wonderful - a great card. Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

Eret said...

Stunning card Jennifer. Love those colors and your diecuts. Such a beautiful design.

Laura said...

stunning car, love that your three pearls are incorporated via stickpins... very creative. thanks for sharing with us at MEFY!

Nikki Byrne said...

Gorgeous card, great embellies :o) And gorgeous pins! Thanks you for sharing it with us at Craft-room challenge this fortnight. Good luck. Hugs


MilkCoffee said...

Pretty card! Lovely embellishments and fab layout! Glad to see you can make many new cards Jen <3

Lionelsa said...

Lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

Chana said...

Very pretty card with perfect embellishments! Nice pins! Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
Chana, DT Coordinator

Maria said...

Green is one of my favourite colours, and I love how you have used them on here. This is beautiful, and I love your pins. Thanks for joining in with our Charms/Pins theme at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

Maria x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Love the monochrome look of your card. It's really wonderful.

Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Kristy said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card. I really love that glittery border! Thank you for playing along with us in the MEFY challenge! : )


G8country life said...

Beautiful card, awesome stamping. Love the ribbon and the tag. Very nice, thank you for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner- Elisa DT

Ellen said...

You succeeded in making a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen