Monday, August 20, 2012


Coffee of the Day - Pecan Pie

Happy Monday to you! oh you think I don't hear the grumbles over here?! it's a brand new day of a brand new week - all brought to you in its glory for some wonderful bit of blessing just for YOU! can't wait to hear what beauty is just outside your door! :) hope the bluebird of happiness is singing sweet songs beside your window!

Today also brings a new challenge over at the Digi Makeover by Paper Makeup Stamps. the challenge this week is to create a Tent Topper card. I had never made one of these before and was surprised at how easy it was. you can find a tut here at Split Coast Stampers. Please be sure to stop by the blog today. We have a new DT member, Ardilla, as well as a guest designer, Rachel Fisher. You can also see all of the lovely inspiration projects by the rest of the DT. so many reasons to pop by to tell everyone hello! :)

My card uses the 'Courage is Not' sentiment and Pink Paislee Declaration paper. This sentiment touched my heart in a special way and is so very, very true. It can apply to so many aspects of life. As I have said many times lately, gotta put those brave boots on and plow right on through! I am also reminded of what God tells us in Psalms, we walk THROUGH the valley of darkness, we don't stay and hang out. the only way to do that is with Him by our side. gosh, that brings a lot of comfort! :)

I picked up these fun tickets at the paper store last week. David took me for a little splurge once I got out of the hospital and those icky poo tests. Color actually matches perfectly irl. senti is borderd with distress stickles as is the little cardboard banner. buttons are vintage, stamps happened to come on an envie last week & I knew they would be perfect on some upcoming papercraft project. didn't know how fast I would be using them! giggles! trim is May Arts & rose is Prima. card base is embossed and then highlighted with vanilla craft.

Don't forget the big blog hop is coming Aug. 29! There is still time to sign up if you would like to participate. Check out this post at Party Time Tuesdays for more info. I hope all of you can make it! :)

Cupboard Trilogy - embossing
Joanna Sheen - Totally Sentimental
Robyns Fetish - use a digi
Sentimental Sundays - banners/pennants
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - no images, sentis only
Crafty Pad - dies & punches (MFT & Spellbinders)
Crafty Mess - words only
Card Makin' Mamas - try something new (technique)
Word Art Wednesday - inspiring senti
Paper Play - upcycle/recycle (postage stamps, cardboard)
Paper Pretties - primary colors


Michelle VP said...

I just love all the items you can pull together on a card and make it look smashing, Jen! The recycled stamps are my favorite bit on this card. I've always liked this quote too - really puts courage into perspective. :)

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous tent topper and I love how you added the stamps. Now I have something else to add to my repurpose stash :-). Wonderful sentiment too.

Ardilla said...

Hi, Jen!
I love the sentiment in your card... and I am agree with you, today is another great day, a new opportunity to live and laugh!
Have a blessed day :)

Karen Letchworth said...

I just LOVE your crafting style, Jennifer. And I'm SO glad to hear that you're doing ok and full of praise this beautiful morning. I just prayed for you this morning, and hope that you continue to heal, gain strength, and are drawn closer to the Lord with each day. You are a blessing to me. Thanks for playing along at Word Art Wednesday.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

rachel said...

fabulous work Jennifer - and thanks so much for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment - it does mean a lot to me! Big crafty hugs Rachel xx

Jennifer said...

Love the layout of your card and the sentiment you've chosen! you always have such a wonderful blend of elements!
I took a pic of my very first blooming sunflower out my window this morning. It's beautiful and I thank the Lord Jesus that it has bloomed. Frost is coming soon and it was wonderful to see it's bright sunny face!

Sandie said...

This is such a super card.I absolutely love the sentiment too.
Thanking for joining in with our challenge.

Sandte @ Craftymess :D

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card Jenn. Your embellishments are great.

Dawn said...

Jennifer, this is just wonderful! I love those little tickets!
Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad in our To Die For Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Penny said...

The sentiment on this card is way too fabulous! Love what you did with it on this card--and love all of the embellies you used, too! Keep walking that walk, Jennifer! :^)

Twinkle Star said...

Lovely project, love the papers and the definition! Thanks for sharing at The Crafty pad this week. Estelle xx

rachel said...

hi Jennifer - just popping back to say thankyou for joining us at the crafty pad this week too! Hugs Rachel xx

Jane Songhurst said...

What a fab card, I love the embossing, the colours, quote & just about everything :)
Thanks for joining us over at The Cupboard Trilogy & good luck
Jane x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for joining in our current theme 'words only' over in the CraftyMess challenge blog.
What a really great card with a wonderful American look. Love the layout of the card and all the bits n bobs in the card work so well together. Great sentiment and I love the shape of the verse topper.
I really hope to see you entering more of our future challenges on the blog.
Hugs Lisa xxxx

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Jennifer - This is a great card. I love the sentiment. The whole thing has such a vintage and patriotic feel, I love it. Thanks for joining us this week at SSiC.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

You are such an inspiration and that sentiment is so very true! Just love your card. Wonderful DP with it as well.

Tracy said...

No I think that's the first time I've ever seen anyone actually use a "stamp" on a card. LOL They're just perfect too.
Well it's dark now so it's quiet but yep those birdies are definitely singing up a storm around here. march on in those brave boots my friend! hugs!

JustYolie said...

Jennifer, your card is just lovely! I hope you are doing a bit better!

Renee said...

Awesome card Jennifer...I love the quote! I'm really nervous cuz I'm taking part in the big hop on the's the first one I have ever been part of...but, for you girl...I'll get over my nerves! Hope my card will be up to snuff!
Hugs, Renee

TRACEY MO said...

Brilliant card great words!

Thanks for joining us at craftymess this time

Tracey dt

Joan said...

Lovely card beautiful sentiment.Hope you are ok.
Thanks for joining us over at The Cupboard Trilogy
Joan DTL

Archana said...

Very Pretty Card. Love the colors and perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining us at sentimentals sundays challenge this week.

Jerusha Borden said...

Oh my sweet, sweet friend. This is such a beautiful verse on such a beautiful card. So lovely it makes me want to cry. I have been praying for you often, my heart really aches for you and I just love you girl. Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!

Kristine said...

Beautiful card Junnifer! Love the crocheted lace in red--so pretty! And I love this sentiment as well... in fact, I just heard that in a movie recently and thought I should write that down! ;) Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges this week.

Diane said...

Jennifer...this is a beautiful, bright and gorgeously coordinated card. First I love the sentiment. What an encouragement to anyone...and your post is likewise full of joy and hope. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. This is the first time I've met you...and it was a blessing just being here. I'll be back...and I'll be praying for you, sister! Diane Noble (SSIC-DT)

xxbella71xx said...

Wow i love this, I had to look more than once to take everything in. Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

Stella xx


ScrappySandie said...

Hi Jennifer! Great card! Love the variety of elements you used, especially those repurposed stamps and tickets! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at SSiC!
Blessings to you!

ju said...

Love this card, great embossing and super quote !x
Thanks for joining the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge

Miesje said...

Hi Jennifer! I love your card and your blog. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Eret said...

Awesome card Jennifer. Love all those layers and papers. It's so cool idea to use real stamps on a card. They go perfectly with this sentiment.
Hugs, Eret

Ruza Rebel said...

I just love how you framed this sentiment, and how true it is. Love all the DP and extras you threw in! ;o)

CraftyNess said...

Beautiful card and the colours are great - thanks for joining us at the Cupboard Trilogy this month (DT)

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge! xx Lilia DT

Olivia said...

Fantastic card. Love this idea. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card Jennifer, beautiful sentiment, it certainly deserves pride of place on your stunning card. Love those stamps and tickets. One great card!
Thank you for joining us at Joanna Sheen for our totally sentimental challenge. Good luck
Kat xx

Lozzapops said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Card Makin Mamas. Laura x