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Friday, October 11, 2013

Hope and Courage Shabby Subway Art

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

Happy Friday! boy does it ever feel good to type that....
did any of you watch the tribute episode of Glee last night? it was quite beautiful, but tough to see, I admit. We received sad news yesterday regarding a friend of our's from church and her sister. This lady's sister has the same type of breast cancer that I do and has just been admitted to a hospice facility. she received her diagnosis right before I did. our treatments took a similar path. this news was not only sad for our friend and her sister, but quite the reality check for us. puts so much into perspective.

anyway, on to my card. I tried something a bit different. let me tell you, my crafting sure is a saving grace for me. so I'll keep posting cards as long as I am feeling well enough to make them! :)


Crafty Secrets has such beautiful vintage stamps, and their cancer support images are quite lovely. I used several images from the set, Support the Girls. I hadn't tried a subway art type piece before, so thought I would give it a go, adding my own shabby spin. Both the ribbon and word piece were printed onto pieces of Basic Grey Serendipity paper. I then added some little doodles and coloring to the sentiment/subway piece with my white gel pen, orange glitter pen, and paintbrush. this was matted onto another piece of the BG paper and white dots added with the gel pen. SU! linen thread, buttons, and paper flower finish off the card.

have a great weekend! remember that you are truly, deeply loved! :)

Challenges:
Crafty Secrets - October linky party
LUFP - breast cancer support linky party
DL Art - breast cancer support linky party
WAW - anything goes with encouraging senti
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Digitally Sweet - fave colors (pink with kraft)
Stamping for the Weekend - anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - pink/breast cancer awareness
Loves Rubberstamps - polka dots
Tuesday Throwdown - awareness
Love to Create - breast cancer awareness
Kraft Journal - button, bow, or bangle ( buttons & bow with kraft cs)
Dream Valley - buttons
Great Impressions - buttons and bows
Robyn's Fetish - use a digi

36 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous with so many fun little elements.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

DIANA L. said...

Your card is beautiful and so fun . I pray that you are healed and feel well and that you are able to make the cards for a long time. Thank you for joining the Linky Pinky Party- for Breast Cancer Awareness. Have a blessed day
Hugs, DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com
Linky Pinky Party
Ps. Could you send me your address.
I would like to send you something.
My contact info is at the top of my blog

*Vicki* said...

Such a fabulous design Jenn!! Love the different papers and the cut out ribbon from the papers! Great idea! HUGS

Penny said...

Oh, Jen, this is really gorgeous--love the design and the beautiful papers you combined! Love your die cuts, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny
You remember that you are truly and deeply loved, too, even if we have never met. I so admire your courage. :^)

Karen Letchworth said...

What a powerful, heart-felt and really amazing card, Jennifer. Thanks SO MUCH for joining us at The Kraft Journal this week.
God bless you, and please join us again soon.
Karen

Olivia said...

Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Gerry said...

I'm so sorry for your friend. I keep you in my prayers. I have a dear friend who just finished all her treatments for triple negative BC. You'll both beat this. I am a BC survivor. Blessings to you. Gerry

Pam said...

Love the card Jennifer! Its a beauty, hope you and yours have a great weekend. :)

Tonnie Deijkers said...

nice card like the differend elemements you've jused thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week

Mian said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and your design is fab!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Hugs Mian
Love to Create Design Team Member
Mian's Crafty Corner

Amy A said...

This is fabulous! Great details and powerful message. Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week.

Amy ~DT

Laura Love said...

What a beautiful card Jen! I love the subway art shabby style! It is such a fun spin on it! I am really sorry to hear about your friends sister. I continue to keep you in my prayers and pray that you continue to keep kicking cancer's hiney!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope to see you play along with us again soon! PS - Yummo - Pumpkin Spice Coffee - I seriously have had about 4 of them this week - LOL!

Stef H said...

this is fabulous! i just love how you put your papers together. i'm way too coordinated in my simplicity and need to step outside my box and not think that plaids and stripes don't mix. old habits you know!

hugs :)

Bev Cole said...

This is beautiful Jennifer. I love Crafty Secrets, too.

My Mom died of breast cancer 40 years ago.

Best of everything my dear, and thanks for entering our challenge.

Bev Cole, Tuesday Throwdown DT
Artsystamper.com

Sparkly Engineer said...

Love this card. What a great card to send to a friend.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Chelsea said...

Love your card for such an important cause ... AMuse Studios is giving away a FREE stamp set called Fight Like a Girl in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness ... interested? Go to www.amusestudio.com/chelsea for more info.

♥Jan♥ said...

I am glad you have crafting too, to immerse yourself in, and pass along your creations to others. Hope you are doing well. Thanks for sharing with us, and our readers at The Kraft Journal this week !!

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Beautiful card w. a great message!! :) :)
Thanks for playing along w/ Loves this week for our Polka dots challenge!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Such a pretty card, love the distressed look. 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. Remember to get the girls checked and remind a friend! :-) Together we can beat Breast Cancer!!!

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
Link Up For Pink DT

Ruza Rebel said...

Beautifully done! Thank you for joining us for our Breast Cancer Awareness Pink/Support Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza, LTC Designer

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is a great card! Love the bright colors you used. Thanks for playing along in the Crafty Secrets October Linky Party!

jessica said...

Such a beautiful card!
Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at The Kraft Journal!!
Jessica
TKJ~DT

Sarah said...

Your card is so fun, bright and encouraging! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! I'm sorry for your friend's sister and I know that had to shake you up a bit. How amazing you are to make encouraging, supportive cards for others as you travel this path yourself! May God bless, strengthen, comfort and HEAL you!

Zenita Smith said...

Love your shabby chic card!! Praying healing thoughts to you! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.
Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
DT member Love to Create Challenge
http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com

Esther said...

Another fabulous card Jennifer!!!!
Love all your inking, distressing and stitching!!!!
Thank you for joining our linking party!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love the polka dots around the framing and the great design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Cheremane said...

Such a lovely card Good Luck in the Wags n Whiskers Challenge x

Sue - said...

Beautiful bright and cheerful card.Digitally Sweet!

CreatewithTlc said...

You are always in my prayers.
Paulette

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Jennifer. This is beautiful. I saw the last half of Glee (I have it PVR'd though) and it was sad. My heart broke at the end, that was some real, raw emotion. Such a tragedy. So sorry to hear of your friend as well. I have a friend with bone cancer - I'm doing the one thing that I can at this point, being there for her and her family. I hope you continue to feel well enough to create your cards because they're beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Digitally Sweet!

Jo Ann said...

Wonderful and bright card you have here. Love the concept and lay-out. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday and would love to see you back for our new Challenge. Hugs and blessings!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Love - Love your cool card Jennifer! Great job and I'm going to add it to the website as a sample for that set because it's not pink! Sorry it took me so long to leave a comment as I saw the card last week but have been hectic. My shipper Shelley is going for her third round of chemo and I'm going to show her this card. Thanks for joining our Oct Linky Party and I'm going to email you a coupon for $6.00 credit

Take care and stay strong!
Sandy

CG said...

Hi Jennifer! Gorgeous card, as always. We sure miss you at Pile It On. You're in my thoughts. Best, CG

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Your card is beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

katslittlepassion said...

Such a lovely card!

Thanks for participating in Wags n' Whiskers challenge!

Kat
Wags n' Whiskers DT

Jayne A said...

Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW this time.
Hugs
Jayne