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Sunday, January 20, 2013


Coffee of the Day - Cinnamon Spiced Hazelnut

Happy Sunday to you! I'm finally getting to play along in the challenge today at Pile it On! hooray! this week we are asking you to Pile it On with hearts! our sponsor is the ever fabulous Dilly Beans! no one can draw a zombie like Megan, I tell you..... I was so thrilled to be part of that DT for that time in my life. maybe one day when I'm doing better I can re-apply to a few..... I sure do miss a lot of those wonderful people!

anyhow, here is my card for the hearts challenge. hold on to your hats, because this style is soooooooo different from anything I've done before. yep, it's ALMOST CAS! ;)  did you just spill your coffee? I was kinda surprised myself..... don't know that I'll do it very often, but I do like how it turned out.

I actually used more than just my standard watercoloring, too. flowers were colored with SU! markers and hedgie accents were added with my new white colored pencil. that's one snazzy tool to have and I am loving it! :) a little bit of washi tape, some baker's twine, and a button are the only embellies. faux stitching was done with my white gel pen.

I don't know how well you can tell from the scan, but the hedgie portion is actually on the INSIDE of the card. I made a window on the outside to peekie through (thanks, Moxie Fab challenges for the idea!)....... images were printed right onto the kraft cs. I was trying to do some precise measuring to figure out where to put my Spellbinders die when it dawned on me - put the die directly over the image, only with the cutting portion UP. when I folded the card and then ran it through my Big Shot, this cut the shape exactly where I wanted it on the top. easy peasy!!! boy did I feel silly that it took me 5 minutes to figure that one out.......

Pile it On - hearts
The Pink Elephant - pink, red, white
Simon Says Stamp - washi tape
Craft Us Crazy - celebrate love or use red
Card Makin' Mamas - CAS
Simply Create Too - anything goes
Sweet & Sassy - anything goes with a digi
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Simply Create - anything goes digital
Stamp 'n Doodle - anything goes
Whimsical Designs - anything goes
Anything Goes - buttons and bows
Craft Room - Valentine
Inky Chicks - anything goes
Mayzy Art - romance
Mark's Finest Papers - twine
Little Scrap Pieces - flower (I hope my heart flowers count!)
Crafts and Me - new (my coolio white colored pencil!)
Bunny Zoe's - anything goes
Moxie Fab - make a card with a widnow


Elizabeth Hart said...

Well this is so darn cute - love EVERYTHING about it and mostly love seeing you well enough to craft!!

Kate said...

So sweet! Adore the image. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Tracy said...

Since I don't drink coffee I didn't spill it, but I had to recheck the header to make sure where I was. hee hee You do awesome CAS Jen. I adore how you did the faux stitching around the image. It ties in so well with the twine. Sending you big hugs!

PeggyR said...

This is really cute!

Shelly said...

How cute, and yes we'll completely accept heart flowers :)
It's a great card!

Thank you for joining the "flower" challenge at Little Scrap Pieces"

Pat Garvin said...

Really cute. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Jennifer said...

This is so super adorable! I love your colouring and the fact that you created the sweet window!
Sorry I've not been around much, but I'm thinking of you often and pray that you are finding lots of things to smile about!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so sweet! Great image! Carri~Abusybee

shelly said...

what a sweet card and adorable image :) thank you for sharing with us at whim wednesdays :)

Steph said...

So cute! Love the image and the simple layout. Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Joanie said...

Lovely card and a great design. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

Nikki Byrne said...

Oh sooo cute! Love that hedgehog. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-room challenge this fortnight. Good luck


Mayzy Green said...

Aww! Cute little hedgie!!

Thanks for joining the MayzyArt Challenge!


Nitasha said...

Your card is so sweet! Would love for you to link it up to our current challenge at Docerela Creations:

Have a great week!

Lori said...

Such a cute card, I love the layout and "stitching"! Thanks for sharing with Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge

Anonymous said...

Ohhh lovely card Jennifer I know its got a high percentage of pink! I am wearing blue tinted glasses! LMAO! tehhehhehe I LOVE it xx

Karen said...

thank you so much for joining the lsp use a flower challenge Yes teh heart flower count! Your card is just precious love that image super sweet Karen

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi, Fabulous card, so cute image!
Thank You for sharing at Craft-Room Valentine Challenge;-))m

jackid said...

This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx(PCJ DT)

Patricia said...

This is super cute! I like how you cut out the window to show off the hedgie inside the card. Thanks for participating in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge!

Jayne said...

This is so pretty and your heart flowers are perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at LSP.
Jayne x

Gale said...

This is so cute! I love the hearts and that cute image. Thanks for sharing with us at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

Winnie and Patty said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Penny said...

Jennifer, I never even thought about how to do a window over an image--so thanks for the tip! ;^)
Love how this turned out--CAS looks good on you! LOL! Great coloring of that sweet hedgie and I love the flowers on the bottom! So cute!
Hugs, Penny

Angi Crandall said...

lol...'almost CAS'...I understand! I can always find just one more thing to add to a card! Love the soft colors and the touch of washi. Thanks for playing along with our CAS challenge at Card Makin' Mamas!

wannabcre8tive said...

A very cute card, I love how you put the frame around the image. Thanks, Jen, for joining us over at Speedy Fox and Friends for this challenge. Hope to see you again next week. Have a great weekend.

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Jennifer: Your card is ttoooo cute. Glad you joined us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #29 - "Anything Goes"

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Lizzy said...

Fabulous design, I love it! x

Erin said...

Awww wonderful work and beautiful Coloring
Thank you for joining us at
Mayzyart Challenges

Darlene Lyons said...

So cute! Love how you have used the bakers twine! Thanks for joining us at MayzyArt!

Cath said...

Hey Jennifer! Thanks for linking this up to the Make a Card with a Window Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)