Saturday, April 27, 2013

Pink Power

Coffee of the Day - Maple

It's absolutely gorgeous here! also our big Maple Festival is going on, so lots and lots of people visiting our little town. first year in many that the sun is actually shining for the festival, so that is nice. Ryan is in the bathtub races tomorrow morning, so that should be fun. it's weird to not have anyone marching in the big  parade. that's what happens when everyone goes and graduates from high school! ;)  since we only live a block from the town square, I can smell the yummy foods when I step outside my door. oh my gosh, all of the maple aromas are divine! we let friends park in our driveway so they can just walk up from here. traffic gets really jammed up, and the dogs pretty much spend the entire weekend barking at all of the people walking by the house.

anyhow, I wanted to share a card I made for several challenges. main reason I made it though is to work on my stash of cards to take to my oncologist's office when I go again for the card box I have set up there. When I was there the other day, the box was almost empty. Can't have that! :) so I want to make plenty more cards for all of the folks going through chemo to grab if they want to. hard to believe it was a year ago that I was going through all of that myself. my hair is still growing in. it's all curly wurly now and looks so goofy. some of it is almost about 3" long! almost! tee hee! probably closer to 2", but I'm like the little toddler who's birthday is ALMOST to the next one.....

this fun boxing gloves image comes from Oak Pond Creations, papers are Fancy Pants Time for Spring, ribbons are all May Arts, and sentiment is Create with TLC. the bright pink ribbon is really tied in a bow, but I cut it off in the scan. it got all smooshed in the scanner anyhow....faux stitching finishes the card.

Oak Pond Birthday Bash - use an Oak Pond image
Link Up For Pink - breast cancer awareness
Dilly Beans - think pink
QKR Stampede - fave things (PINK!!!)
Sweet Pea Stampers - support your fave charity (cancer patients, see above)
In the Pink - ribbons and/or ruffles
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
Rhedd and Rosie - stitching
Whimsy - pretty in pink


Lisa Mensing said...

Can I be your neighbor? Maple Festival sounds like so much fun! Am I remembering right when you blogged about doing hot dogs at Halloween? You're my dream neighbor. All our neighbors keep to themselves, no fun. Oh well!
I love the card! Too funny because I just posted a PINK card for a challenge myself! We do love our pink, don't we?
Have a good night!

Anita said...

Cute card! The festival sounds wonderful. I have a box of cards that I want to mail to you. Can you email me your address? anitamocha at

scrapclose2theheart said...

I love your card Jen. The maple festival does sound fun. I know my hubby would love it. Being from upstate NY he misses real maple syrup. Big Hugs~Patti

CreatewithTlc said...

I love your card. It is awesome...and I can feel the pink power~!....
Save a spot in your driveway for want some of that maple

Zoe said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

ursula Uphof said...

Love the sound of your festival. We don't have those in South Africa, and I do love maple syrup. Great card Jennifer. Have a great day. Hugs Ursula

Christine L said...

A gorgeous card with a fabulous image.. love your design, and of course, the lovely bow!

Thanks for sharing at In The Pink this time.. hope to see you here again soon with another fabbie pink creation!

Christine x

Moira Gray said...

This is gorgeous. Love the image.

Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog, hope we see your work again.

Moira xxx

Helen said...

I love this card! Especially the ribbon roses and fab colouring. Enjoy the festival and great news about your hair :-). Helen x

Oak Pond Creations said...

This is just too cute Jennifer. That Maple Festival does sound super fun, except for the dog barking part ;) My little dogs are the same way and can drive me batty some days. I'm so glad you joined in on the Birthday Bash over at Oak Pond. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and happy crafting! -Kim

Stef H said...

i'm with lisa (above) on the can i be your neighbor.. and how fun is that maple festival! i know jade would LOVE it!

fabulous card. super cute image too. i'll bet your hair looks fabulous! you are one brave lady... and you know i adore you. ALWAYS prayin' for you.

hugs :)

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful card! We had huge maple trees in Glen Ellen, IL. where I grew up. Your festival reminded me of how wonderful they smell!

ThePurplePlace said...

What a wonderful card and it also sounds like you are really enjoying being out and having fun!!

That's happy for you!!

Big Hugs,

JoanieMc said...

Beautiful card as always! Love the design, great job!
Congrats on the curls., glad you are a chemo grad, best wishes to you my friend. I Will always keep you in my prayers.

Hope to see more of your beautiful creations posted and thanks so much for joining Link Up for Pink once again.

Joanie DT

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “support your favourite charity” and best of luck. Hope the Festival went well. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

CraftyGirl said...

Jennifer love the gloves and your flowers. I am very glad you entered this week at LUFP. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Link Up For Pink DT

Esther said...

Fabulous card Jen, love the rolled roses!!!

The maple festival sound so fun and yummy, wish I could go!!!

Have a fabulous week :)

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! Jennifer, this is so gorgeous!! I ADORE those flowers and I'm going to give one a try one of these days...I promise and I'll let you know after I practice to try and make them as pretty as yours! :) HUGS

Karien said...

I Love this card...the roses are adorable!
In the Pink

Sarah said...

Such a great card Jennifer and I too want to come to the maple festival! Thank you so much for joining us at Whimsy Stamps for our Pretty In Pink challenge

Penny said...

Jen, this is beautiful! Love your image, design, papers, & embellies! It's a wonderful card to take to your oncologist's office! And so sweet of you! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer :-) such a lovely idea to make cards for people to use,, so very nice of you :-)

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
Lols x x x

Sassy Scrapper said...

Love your card -- and the message. Thanks so much for joining us over at LUFP.

kateri said...

I'm a little late hopping into the conversation. I've been sick. Getting better every day. There is a street in the town that I live in that sounds like yours. Houses aren't sold on that street, they are passed down. We don't have a maple festival, we have a huge 4th of July festival and the whole town sets off fireworks for days. Poor dogs. I love your card. It's beautiful. I have so much product that the cancer patients are welcome to. Please let me pass on some love like I received. Email:

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Lovely card!!! Thanks for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!