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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Floral Thinking of You

Coffee of the Day - Butter Rum

Ryan & I were able to get quite a bit of gardening done yesterday. hope to do more today. As we were planting some of the herbs, Ryan looked up to discover that we had a visitor. Our neighbor's dog, Ruby, had escaped from her pen and stopped by to see us. We tried several times to put her back in, but she kept getting back out again. She had broken the bungee cord on the gate, and even though we put a new one on, she somehow managed to escape!

So Ryan put her on one of our leashes and tied her to our basketball goal. Then we tag-teamed doing the gardening. One of us would hang out with Ruby while the other would do some planting. Ruby's owner came home a little bit later to let us know that she is scared of storms. The thunder we had going on during the afternoon was enough to cause Ruby to break through the gate to come find comfort with us. She is such a sweetheart! :)

My card today uses several products from Basic Grey and a fun image from Crafty Secrets called 'Bouquets of Joy.' after I watercolored the image, it was covered with 2 shades of distress crackle paint - rock candy all over the main image and old paper on its edges. Papers are from Basic Grey Knee Highs and Paper Cottage.

Lots of fun embellies were used - crochet trim, SU! linen thread, button, wooden veneer butterfly, washi tapes, Prima rose, a doily, and finishing with Basic Grey pins, flair button, & tag. 

I have several fun guest designer positions coming up soon, so stay tuned for those! I'm very excited! :)
Enjoy your day!

Crafty Secrets - blog linky party
Basic Grey - mix & match (papers - Knee Highs & Paper Cottage, pins & tag - Lucille, flair button - Fact & Fiction)
Crafting by Design - remembering your childhood (I loved to pick flowers when I was little!)
Fresh Brewed Designs - flowers
Penny's - die cuts and/or punches
As You Like It - die cuts and/or punches (Spellbinders Nesties - these are used on 9 out of 10 of my projects. I LOVE them!)
Whimsy - anything goes
Clear it Out - anything goes w/stash and 2 or more papers
Inky Chicks - shabby chic
Card Mania - flowers
Cutie Pie - lots of layers
Fashionista - shabby or vintage
Get Inky - fabulous florals
Ooh La La - vintage or nostalgic
Three Scrappy Gals - flowers
One Stop Craft - flower power
Sugar Creek Hollow - spring flowers
Card Makin' Mamas - washi tape
A Little Bit Crafty - kraft cs
Card and Scrap - use a doily and/or cake napkin
Country View - how does your garden grow?
One Crazy Stamper - flowers
Cupboard Trilogy - spring flowers


Carissa said...

Funny, it always seems to be that the biggest dogs are afraid of the storms.

Love your card, it is very pretty.
Hugs, Carissa

Cathy said...

Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining in the Basic Grey challenge this time.
You have expressed an interest in being a guest designer for us - could you please email me at for more details.
Cathy xx

Anonymous said...

Poor doggie! So nice of Ryan to comfort him! :) Your creation is gorgeous Jennifer! I love all of the details you've put into it with the floral design! HUGS

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi! That is such a pretty, happy image; combined with your lovely embellies this card will make someone very happy! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Kathy said...

So pretty. I love the crackle paint and lace, such a pretty vintage look. Cute pic. of your son and Ruby. So funny a big dog like that getting scared. So kind of you guys to take care of her.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun gardening companion. Good thing you were there to comfort her. :)

Your card is great. I love the cute image.

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card with lots of lovely details. Thank you for sharing it with us at SCH this week.

Anonymous said...

Super cute card Jennifer LOVE all the different elements too! and I love the dies you have used too! seems like Ruby just loves being with you guys ehehhehee :)

Lovely card love the bright colours too!

Thanks for joining in with our first challenge at As You Like It,
appreciate your taking the time to play and show your support!

hugs Samantha :0)

Joan Bardee said...

love the warm pretty card. and the dog story is so cute.

Donna Ellis said...

Gosh, what a sweet dog - he looks like he belongs with Ryan! Good thing you were there for poor old lonely Ruby. Jennifer, your card is so sweet, and full of wonderful textures and embellishments. Love your color choices, too!

Tracy said...

LOL My pup was the same way about thunder. Love your card. That's a great image. Congrats on all your upcoming guestie spots. Hugs!

Anita said...

How fun to have a second garden buddy. Glad you are getting yours in. Stunning card!

Stef H said...

ryan looks just like you! to think a big dog like that is afraid of thunder... but then most dogs are. i'm surprised neenah isn't. she'll sit at the glass doors and actually watch the storms!

love, love, love the card. looks like LOTS of work went into it! all those embellies!

have a fabulous weekend.

hugs :)

Chris Warner said...

A beautiful card. Nice use of colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at Country View Challenges this month. Chris xxx

CreatewithTlc said...

Absolutely gorgeous card.

Penny said...

Oh, such a precious card, Jennifer! Love your image & coloring, your pretty papers, your design, and all the fun embellies! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Looking forward to your GDT's! :^)

Julie Odil said...

I love your card, Jennifer, and your story of Ruby. No wonder she comes to your yard, she's discovered two dog lovers! Thanks for linking with the Get Inky! ChallengeDon't forget to let us know what 3 free digis you would like.
Julie O, Get Inky! Stamps DT member

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous card - great colours and design.

Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge and good luck.


scrapperjulia said...

THis is beautiful, love the colors! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft CHallenge!

CheerDown said...

Great card love the paper distressing and the mix of embellishments you have used. Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations

Alli x

Tracey Brossart said...

Cute project, such adorable image and lovely lace too! :)

xx Tracey xx

Melanie said...

A lovely card! And a great story about your neighbour's dog... ours is afraid of storms as well, so she might have visited you too. ;-)

Thank you soo much for taking part in our "die cuts and/or punches” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a pretty image and lots of lovely detail.
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card!! Love that sweet image!!

Thank you so much for joining us for the Crafty Secrets May Linky Party!


Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

What a pretty card Jennifer, I love all the colors you picked and techniques used! Great job,
thanks for playing and posting in our Crafty Secrets May Linky Party!

Sandy Redburn

Tracey said...

Faulous photo Jennifer & your card is so pretty :o)

Eva Gro said...

I really sweet card!!

Thanx for joining us at Card and Scrap Good luck in the draw, and hope to see you back next time!
Eva Gro
DT member Card and Scrap

Laurian said...

Beautiful creation Jennifer and great story!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!



KalySto said...

Such a beautiful card! Love flower bouquet and thous pretty colors!!
Thank you for joining us in Card Mania Challenge!
Hope to see you again!

Anne Bente said...

Åhhhh så smuk♥

100000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

Helen said...

Great card and a lovely image.

Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so pretty. I love that image and the doily. What a sweet dog. Looks like a Bernese Mountain dog.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for playing at ALBC. I have some candy on offer

Cathy said...

You have expressed an interest in being a guest designer for us and I have been having email problems- could you please email me at for more details.
Cathy xx

Sue said...

A very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.