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Sunday, March 17, 2013

I'm Just a bit Square....

Coffee of the Day - Irish Cream, of course!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We are celebrating in big style here today, starting off the day with Irish Cheddar, Bacon, & Chive Scones. had to make sure it was a good sharp Irish cheddar, too. yum, yum! we'll all probably speak with an Irish accent for the day, just because we are silly that way..... how are you celebrating? green bread or beer? corned beef?

My card today has green on it, but it was made for the new challenge over at Pile it On - circles and/or squares. now I was really the square one here because I normally DO make most of my cards square. but this one I was so excited would actually fit on a standard A2 size card that it didn't dawn on me until it was finished that it should have been completely square! doh! what a goober! so for the BEST inspiration for the challenge, head over to the Pile it On challenge blog to see what everyone else has made! tee hee!


I used this pretty hummingbird block image from Bugaboo, papers from the My Mind's Eye Howdy Doody collection, vintage lace trim & buttons, & Spellbinders and SU! dies. the flower is 2 parts - the center coral/peach flower is from Wild Orchid while the outer flower is actually a silk flower I happened upon. they were perfect together for the colors in this card! I used my SU! ink squirty tool on the main square image as well as my spica clear glitter pen to accent the trails left by the hummingbird. the vintage buttons are my circles! yep, I'm so lame! ha!

Challenges:
Paper Take Weekly - 3, 2, 1 (3 buttons, 2 flowers, 1 banner tag)
Stamp and Create - fur or feathers
Avadares - Easter or Spring
QKR - dreaming of spring
Bugaboo Bingo - lace, flower, bling (spica glitter pen) or die cut, flower, green
Sweet Pea Stampers - spring colors
Artistic Inspirations - flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity - color inspiration
Aud Sentiments - for a girl
Forever Friends - lots of flowers
MAWTT - spring is in the air
Flutter By Wed. - any winged creature
Rhedd & Rosie's - one for the birds
Word Art Wed. - anything goes with encouraging sentiment
Celebrate the Occasion - spring is in the air
Crafty Sentiments - hello spring
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - fave embellie - vintage buttons & trims! :)
LEJ Designs - things with wings
Oldie but a Goodie - feeling floral (leaf die is from my old stash, as is the groovy guava ink used for coloring)
TTCRD - anything goes
Use it Tuesday - die cuts, punches, and cut outs (leaf die is old as is the groovy guava ink used in coloring)
Nana Vic - anything goes
Crafty Bloggers - spring or pastels
Eureka - spring has sprung

36 comments:

Zoe said...

Hi Jennifer, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge with this fabulous card, love the wood effect xx

Pia S said...

This is such a pretty card! Love the paper with the wood pattern and the soft colors you've chosen for this card!

Rea said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at WAW.

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer!!
have a nice day!!
Hugs,Sandra

Anita said...

Stunning card! Enjoy your scones!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Sylv said...

Love the pretty pastel colours and the lovely image on your card. Thank you for joining in our challenge this month.

Sylvia
Crafty Bloggers Network Design Team

jan farnworth said...

very pretty thanks for sharing at fbw.

Anna Jasiolek said...

Fantastic project, love the idea for this card. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
Hugs
Anna xxx

Danni said...

Very pretty!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Karen Letchworth said...

I just LOVE the romantic, and elegant feel to this Jennifer. It's just lovely. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing it with us!
Have a blessed week,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Janice said...

What a sweet card. Love how you've used that Bugaboo. Thank you so much for joining us at an OBAG this time and good luck, Jx

Adrian said...

Cute! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Lisa xx said...

gorgeous card and some beautiful flowers!

thank you for joining in with the forever friends monthly challenge....good luck and come and see us again!

Nicky Wilcox said...

Fabulous card so sweet, Thanks for joining us @ Rhedd and Rosie xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is great Jen. I love the image and the flower.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is such a cute card. I really love the wonderful details you have put including the lace.

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

paper fun said...

Stunning card. Love that sweet image and great colors.

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

Mari

Lori said...

Jennifer, this is GORGEOUS! I love everything about it. Thanks for playing along with the Bugaboo challenge this week. Good luck and please do join us again!
Lori
Bugaboo DT
p.s. I hope you enjoyed your St. Patrick's Day-Irish accents and all :)

Cathy said...

Simply gorgeous. Thank you for joining in this week's Crafty Sentiments challenge.
Cathy xx

Teresa Arsenault said...

I love the little door you have created. What a pretty and clever design.

Thanks for joining us at Avadares for our final challenge.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Jac said...

Such pretty papers and flowers, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Scrappy Chick said...

Beautiful and elegant card! Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday!
Tracy DT

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer - love the vintage feel!
Thanks for joining in with my 'Feeling Floral' challenge at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

I love the wood grain look with your great image, so pretty! Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ CTO for our "Spring is in the Air" Challenge :)

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining QKR's Challenge this week.
Ruza, QKR DT

Lisa Jane said...

such a pretty card - Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my spring
challenge
Lisa x

Stephanie U said...

What a stunning card! Thanks for pulling that hoarded die and ink and playing along with us at UIT!

Sandie said...

A pretty card,with an adorable humming bird,one of my favourite birds.

Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd & Rosies.

Hugs
Sandie x

Stephanie said...

Thanks so much for playing along with our BINGO challenge at Catch the Bug. Love your card!

Becky G said...

Jennifer, your card is lovely!

So glad you joined us in this weeks Bingo challenge at Catch The Bug. Hope to see your fabulous work again!

:) Becky G
Bugaboo Design Team Member

Lady Anne said...

You have made such a beautiful card, love the image and the colours you have used. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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Lozzy T said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colours and design..Thank you for joining us this month at Sweet Pea Stampers and hope to see you again. Good luck..
Lozzy x

Stephanie said...

Pretty card. I love the colors!! Thank you for joining us over at AUD sentiments this week!

Ger said...

Gorgeous card, lovely papers and embellishments. Thanks for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network

Diane J said...

Gorgeous card… thanks for entering Forever Friends monthly challenge, good luck in the draw and hope to see you again for our next challenge.