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Friday, April 11, 2014

Stained Glass Easter Blessings

Coffee of the Day - Hazelnut

I have discovered that I have a little chipmunk friend who has taken up residence in the ceiling above my craft room. he pops his head in every once in a while to say hello, and talks to me on occasion as well. it's been quite interesting listening to his little pitter pattering feet as I sit crafting! my room used to be a porch that was sealed in by the previous homeowner. We (Dave and the boys! I had nothing to do with it other than telling them it was what I wanted.) put in a corrugated metal ceiling in my room. you should hear the way this little guy's feet sound as he races across it! it makes me smile!  anyway, on to my project....


My card today uses both an image and sketch by From the Heart. the image is a new one called 'Easter Morning Stained Glass.' it is so pretty! the papers are from the Basic Grey Euphoria collection, a REALLY old one. I used my buttermilk spica glitter pen to add some accents to the flowers. the itty bitty dies are from Cheery Lynn. flower is pretty Prima. I am sorry I don't remember the name of the Etsy store where I found this FAB stitched and torn floral polka dot fabric trim. I've had it several years and just never found the perfect project for it. this seemed the ideal use! :) at least I like it.

whoops - forgot to add that the sentiment is from an old Shady Tree stamp set. Nancy always has the best sentiments with her stamps!

hope you have a great weekend! will check in with you again later.
still waiting on my blogger dashboard to get straightened out so I can start popping by all of your blogs again. it was okay for one brief shining moment last week, but it happened to be a time I wasn't feeling well. wouldn't you know?


Challenges:
i {heart} sketches - sketch #61
Crafts 4 Eternity - Easter
Alphabet Ch - 'E' for Easter
Craft for the Craic - Easter or Spring
Digi Haven - Easter and use brown
Digitally Sweet - Easter
Jellypark Friends - Happy Easter (waving hi!!!)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Easter
QKR - Easter
Totally Papercrafts - Easter
WAW - anything encouraging goes
Get Inky - spring or Easter
DL Art - Easter
Moving Along With the Times - Easter
Milk Coffee - Easter (hello!!!)
Always Something Creative - Easter
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes w/patterned paper
Bearly Mine - Spring
Sparkles - Easter Parade
Add a Little Dazzle - Spring/Easter
Crafting with Dragonflies - Easter
Divas by Design - Easter/Spring
House That Stamps Built - Easter
Paper Shelter - Easter
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Easter or Sweet Treats with Basic Grey focus (well, no surprise, I happened to use BG papers!)
Artistic Inspirations - Easter animal
Path of Positivity - peace (it comes from my precious Saviour!)

43 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow, this is beyond amazing. Love your take on the sketch. The image is lovely and you always combing the most amazing groups of embellies. A very special card! Someone will be thrilled to receive this for Easter!

Joan B said...

what a lovely surprise in my feedly. i knew this had to be a jennifer card, because it is a pretty lined image surrounded by gorgeous embellishments and papers. hugs jennifer

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This card is LOADED with tangible symbolism. What a statement you have made with textures, colors and your main image. I ma pleased that you enjoy your wee chipmunk. Thank you for joining us this week and for posting your awesome art in our Word Art Wednesday challenge. Blessings, Carole

Penny said...

Really gorgeous, Jen! Love the rich colors you chose! Great design & embellies to accent your image! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Have a great weekend!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card.

paper fun said...

Very lovely.

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

Mari

Glittertastic said...

Fabulous card. I love the fabric trim you have used! Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week

Sharon
x

Stef H said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! i love that shabby dotted ribbon. you definitely make it work.

hope you're feeling better.

hugs :)

Jac said...

What a wonderful card, you have embellished so beautifully and enhanced the image perfectly, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

Renee Butchart said...

Hello Jennifer...remember me? I have been so bad at blogging lately! We were in Arizona for 3 mths to get away from our horrible, cold weather& blogging wasn't high on my list of things to do in the sunshine! Back home now to horrible, cold weather! It is supposed to snow again today! Anyway, lovely card as always. Enjoy your little chipmunk friend...we have lots around here...we feed them right out of our hands! Be well my friend!
Hugs, Renee

Nannieflash said...

A fabulous image and a lovely card design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Ina said...

You have created the most beautiful scene with the true meaning of Easter. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

butlersabroad said...

Such a beautiful project here Jennifer, LOVE that torn fabric trim, it's perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles this month, hope to see you again.

Hugs
Brenda
Sparkles DT

aussie aNNie said...

A beautiful and stunning creation full of vibrancy and interest...great colour combo.Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Bearly MIne Designs, "Spring". Good luck in the challenge.xx Annie

DIANA L. said...

Wow Wow Wow!!! I love it. I love the stained glass arch windows and the torn fabric- an absolutely beautiful card - showing the real meaning of EASTER
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #130 “EASTER” challenge, Have a Blessed day
DIANA L.
http:// http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Susan Hogan said...

A lovely card for Easter. Like your ribbon trim too. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current challenge.

Anna said...

Lovely card design! Thanks for joining us at TPS this week and good luck :)
Hugs Anna

Cazro said...

An amazing card, catching the true nature of Easter, thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly.

Hammers said...

Lovely, detailed card. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week. Claire MAWTT DT

Crafty Humphreys said...

Lovely card, catches the spirit of Easter. Thanks for joining us at the Artistic Inspirations Challenge. Suz xxx

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer!!

Than you for playing along with us at From The Heart Stamps!

Denise Pustelniak said...

This is GORGEOUS!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Jennifer LaVite said...

Love the fiber - very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

karalschuknecht said...

Great card with beautiful color. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Easter Challenge." Come back and join us again. Good Luck.

Karal DT for QKR Stampede
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Dorothy H said...

Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenge! I love the fabric accents and that digi stamp you used is terrific. You card is gorgeous.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer, so very pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous .....Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

~ Jo ~ said...

WOW this card is just gorgeous!Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Jo's FFC!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scraps Shack ♥

Scott Taylor said...

What a tranquil card. Perfect for our Peace challenge theme over at PoP. Thanks for joining us this month. Monica, DT

michele said...

Lovely Easter card Jennifer! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

inkydoodlecrafts said...

A chipmunk Oh Jennifer that would be the cutest thing ever, wish I had one visiting me. Your Easter card is beautiful, gorgeous image and the way you embellish is always perfect. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)

Hazel said...

Beautiful. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x

Rita Edwards said...

What a lovely Easter card you've created! I really love your choice of papers and composition! Thank you for joining us at Milk N Coffee, hugs, Rita DT

Eithne said...

Beautiful card, love all the colours :) so glad you could join us again at Craft for the Craic.
Eithne

Sammy said...

This is soooo very lovely Jennifer! Such fab detail and lovely colours too!
Putting DT cap on to say: Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x

Ger said...

Lovely image and papers, love the torn fabric. Thanks for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is so beautifully designed and coloured with wonderful textures. This is so perfect for our PEACE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Tip Top said...

Wonderful project and so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Jellypark Challenges – hope to see you again next time!

Suzie McFloozy said...

My dear Jen I am so sorry at being late to see and comment on your gorgeous card x I love the beautiful mix of papers you chose and that polka dot trim is perfect x
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Jellypark friends (we miss you xx)& good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Jackie said...

Loved hearing about your little chipmonk, i adore them... lucky you, :) A gorgeous card also, love all the textures. Thank you for joining us at BearlyMine Challenges this time, good luck. hugs Jackie DT

Pat said...

You've created a gorgeous mix of images, colors and textures. Lovely card for the Path of Positivity challenge this month.

Path of Positivity said...

I agree with Pat, what a beautiful mix of textures and colours. Your image and subject choice was perfect for the PEACE challenge over at the Path of Positivity. I am so glad that you decided to enter.

I also liked hearing about your furry little companion. Aren't chipmunks the cutest little characters?! That is of course as long as they stay outside. :)

In the vein of our theme this month, ,ay you always experience the incredible feeling that peace has to offer in your life.

Regards,
Lisa D.,
Owner

KristyLee said...

Jen,
What an awesome piece! I love what you have done here, so very beautiful!
Peace,
Kristy