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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Dare to Be Remarkable and step out of your comfort zone!

Coffee of the Day - Red Velvet Cake

I have been feeling really really horrid of late, and haven't been getting as much crafting done as I should. But I did manage to find the time to squeeze in a project for the Progressive Challenge over at the Sassy Studio Designs group at Paper Craft Planet.....and boy oh boy, is this card ever so NOT me! grins! but it was really fun to make, nonetheless. I think it's important to jump out of our comfort zone every once in a while, and of course I did it with both feet in a grand way! ha! still some little touches of 'me' in there peeking through.... we've gotta express ourselves, friends! it's all about the fun and creativity! even if you feel like blech.


As I said, the image is from Sassy Studio Designs, and believe it or not, the papers are Basic Grey. they are from the Obscure collection, a really old one. sentiment is Create with TLC, flower is Prima, and the cool stencil is from Crafter's Workshop. I added a lot of touches to the main image with my spica clear glitter gel pen.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend! We are having a lovely break from the heat here. hopefully it means that Autumn has arrived in all of its glory! :)

Challenges:
Chocolate, Cards, & Coffee - anything goes
Creative Fingers - add a sentiment
Sister Act - anything goes
DRS Designs - something unexpected (well other than this is such a different style for me, it also goes to show that flowers and a steampunk/funky style CAN go together!)
Creative Belli - orange, red, yellow (buttons and ribbon are old. paper has long been retired)
Rhedd and Rosie - steampunk
Sisterhood of Crafters - use a digi
LEJ Designs - autumnal colors
Loves Rubberstamps - sentiment on front
TTCRD - anything goes

23 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous, loving the layering of all the elements.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Dot said...

Super sentiment you have used for your pretty card, Jen,
hugs Dorte

Penny said...

A really wonderful collage, Jen! Love the DP you used! I had some of that at one time. Great design & fun image! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Wish I could make you feel better!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hey girl ... I know what you mean about this one being a HUGE LEAP out of the ole 'comfort zone' ... I played along too and really had to put the thinking cap on! You did a FABULOUS job on this collage ... you should be proud!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DEVINE DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Jennifer said...

Jen, this is truly wonderful! You have stepped out of your comfort zone, but have made something fantastic! Love your smatter of buttons!

Zoe said...

Beautiful work - I just love it!!

Thank you for joining this week at Creative Fingers

Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love
Co-Owner of Creative Fingers

CreatewithTlc said...

So sorry you are feeling horrid. But your creativity is fabulous. Love it.
Paulette

*Vicki* said...

Such a fun design Jenn!! It never hurts to break out once in a while, right?! :) Love that sentiment! Enjoy your weekend! HUGS

Zoe said...

thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

Dangina Martinez said...

It is always nice to step out of your comfort zone and to be surprised at how good you actually are at other things. This looks amazing. Great dimensions and elements. Thank you for joining us this week at Loves Rubber Stamps with your awesome project. Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Penny Odell said...

Very creative! Great use of embellishments. Too cute. Thank you for joining the TTCRD challenge and good luck to you.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so fabulous! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

jane stillman said...

A great card, love all the layers. Thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs, good luck

Angelique said...

Fabulous. love it, the randomness, buttons and image.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

Huggsss, Angelique
EngelDesignsScrap

Stef H said...

i think this is you... just not as much pink! you have a way with papers and making them ALL work together... whether WE think they can't. now THAT'S a definite gift or artistry! this is gorgeous!!!!

keeping you in my prayers!

hugs :)

Wendy McCarthy said...

Thanks for joining us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck! Wendy DT xx

Joanne said...

This card may not be "so you", but it is adorable! I love the image and all the embellies, nice job. Thanx so much for joining us at CC&CC. Hope you play along with us again soon. Joanne

Melissa Latchem said...

Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

Cely said...

super cute card, my friend!

Ceal said...

beautiful, I love basic grey even the old ones!
Thanks for joining us in our Sentiment challenge this week at Loves Rubberstamps! Hope to see you again soon!

Zoe said...

Thanks for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

flossbite said...

Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies.
Hugs
Fiona x

Teresa McKitterick said...

Great card, love all the layers. Thanks for playing along at
Creative Fingers
Hugs, Teresa DT
Ceesa's Card Creations