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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Spooled Items Challenge at Top Tip Tuesdays

Well this post is late. late, late, late. and my hands have been slapped. ;)
but it couldn't be helped. I'm just thankful that I was able to do some crafty yesterday to get started making up on my overdue DT assignments. nope, it's not Tuesday, but it is the other T day of the week, so I'm going to just enjoy my coffee and go with it. grins!

the new challenge over at Top Tip Tuesdays this fortnight is Spooled Items. in other words, use ribbons, twine, or anything else that might possibly come on a spool ( or used to come on a spool ). We are sponsored by Bugaboo and QKR Stampede, who so very kindly provided the team with images to use. There are some very creative projects over on the Top Tip Tuesdays Challenge blog, so do hop over to check them out.

I chose this fun 'Patchwork Sun' image by QKR Stampede for my card. I had plans to do one thing with it, but then a friend of ours from Camp ended up in the hospital. immediately I knew it would make the perfect 'thinking of you' card for everyone at Camp to sign. the beautiful scripture comes from Karen Murray over at Word Art by Karen and Papercraft Memories. I have known her for a very long time and she does such gorgeous work.

Digital papers are from a freebie kit at the Sweet Shoppe and are called 'You make me happy.' the little flowers are Prima and buttons are from my stash. words on the scripture piece are highlighted with shimmerz paint. the yellow and rose ribbons were gifted to me by my good friend Suzie Mc Floozy, so I'm sorry I don't know who made them. the pastel pink trim along the bottom is a vintage piece. a fun stamp set from Inky Antics called 'Sew Many Stitches' was used on the aqua piece. I promise you will see LOTS more of this stamp set! :)

the scripture and sun are both popped up on foam tape, but the sun is on a thicker piece. I really like to do this at times when I want to give even more dimension to my card fronts.  you can see the shadows behind the sun. also note how the yellow chevron arrows point to the word 'you'. sometimes it is the little things like this that can make a big difference! :)

Dutch Dare - in stitches
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Crafty Creations - summer
Divas by Design - anything goes
Nutcrafters - summer sunshine fun
Penny's Paper Crafty - bling: rhinestones & shimmerz paint
Scrapper's Delights - inspired by a song: You Are My Sunshine (it's even in the bg paper!)
Sisterhood of Crafters - sun
WAW - anything goes with encouraging senti or verse
Crafty Sentiments - bling it on: rhinestones & shimmerz paint
Really Reasonable Ribbon - sizzling summer colors with ribbon
C is for Challenge - summer
Crazy Challenge - summertime
Squirrel and the Fox - something spooled
Catch the Bug - bingo: sentiment, button, sparkle
Digitally Sweet - sunshine and summertime
Dreamweaver - summertime, sparklers, and s'more ( more of the summer and sparkle.... grins!)
3 Girl JAM - anything goes with ribbon (button is on sidebar about halfway down)


Vicki Parson said...

That is the most adorable looking sun I've ever seen!! LOVE the sentiment to go with this as well!! Really fabulous design here Jenn! TFS! HUGS :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Jenn this is just adorable! LOVE this patchwork sun and it works beautifully with your sentiment verse! GREAT JOB girlfriend!!
Hope you're enjoying this 'break from the heat'! Thinking of you! HUGS!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Jennifer

Hope you are keeping well. Gorgeous creation, love the patchwork sun he is so cute. Thanks for playing along at Digitally Sweet.

Hugs Ali x

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Jennifer: I must say that this card caught my eye right away. It's just SO bright and fun, and you cannot help but smile when you see something this bright and beautiful. I just prayed for you, and want you to know that I really do remember to lift you up in prayer, and that God will continue to heal, strengthen and bless you! He is SO GOOD, and I thank Him for allowing me to meet you and have you share your AMAZING art in our challenges. Your cards always impress me, but this one just sang out a loud song of HAPPINESS and JOY. Thanks for lifting my spirits today with your art, and please stop by again soon.
Blessings & Hugs to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Sarah said...

What an awesome card! So cheerful, I know it will bring a smile to the your friend! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Jennifer said...

Jen, this is wonderful! I love the dimension you've used and the wonderful sun and buttons really add something special to this scripture! This is one of my favourite verses!

Louise said...

Darling card Jennifer, your friend will love it I'm sure! Thanks for joining our Dreamweaver Stencils challenge!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Such a great card!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Anna Jasiolek said...

This is sooo super-fun, love this sun's image! I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
Anna xxx

Kelly L said...

Absolutely stunning!

Thank-you for joining us at the Scrappers Delights Challenge Inspired by a Song.

mulberry station said...

What a fun card. I love all the detail work you have added. It is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug.
Nancy CTB-DT

Becky G said...

What a perfectly wonderful card, Jennifer! Love all the layers and details!

Thanks for joining us in this weeks Bingo challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope you'll join us again soon!

:) Becky G
Bugaboo DT

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love this card. That sun is so cute.

LINDA M said...

Super sweet card. I love the sun image and sentiment. All the embellishments really make this card special. Love it!

LINDA M said...

Jennifer - I forgot to add in my comment that we appreciate you sharing your sweet card with us at the Dutch Dare.

Tracy said...

Bet this cheered your friend right up. That sun alone would make anyone smile. Love the sentiment. I'll have to check her blog out. Thinking of you often my friend. Hugs!

Angelique said...

Gorgeous card. verry creative, lovin those layers.
Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights

Huggsss, Angelique

Lisa B said...

Thanks for sharing this super cute and fun card with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters and for playing along with our "Bring on the Heat" challenge. Good luck!

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "bling it up” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Jennifer, this is so adorable, I love that patchwork sun, awesome!! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week. Hope you are doing well my friend. Hugs:)

Aunty Sue said...

What a fun card and thank you for sharing you fab creation with us at Crafty Sentiments this week with our Bling Challenge along with Divas for design challenge

Margreet said...

Beautiful card with a lovely sun...thanks for joining Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Jackie said...

Very sweet card! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Stephanie said...

Wow! There are so many wonderful details on your card. I really like the colors, the way you did the chevrons and popped up the sun...OK, I like all of it. :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

jessica said...

How super fun is this!!! LOVE all the beautiful papers and great images!!
Thanks for sharing and linking up over at 3GJ's Anything Goes challenge! Hope to see you back tomorrow for a brand new challenge!

3 Girl JAM said...

This is so pretty Jennifer. Love all the different elements! Thanks for linking up with 3 Girl JAM!