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Friday, January 2, 2015

Be Original - Be YOU!

Coffee of the Day - Sweet Potato ( a brown sugar, butter cream taste. yum!)

I finally was able to get my card done for the new Anya, Oddies, and Others challenge blog, but please forgive me for the horrid scan. my regular scanner crashed today, so I had to use our regular printer. it's great for printing digis, but scanning - not so much. as you can see, photos are not clear and crisp at all. :(

good news is that I think I can repair my old scanner. I did some internet searching this evening and have found a few troubleshooting sites that just might  have the answers! I sure hope so, because I love my scanner! we all know I can't take pix worth beans any longer since I shake so much. really hope this works!

remember that you can click on any of the tabs across the top of the page on the blog. under each heading you will find not only the criteria for each stamp company, but also the linky tool for your own projects!


since I am working with Unity Stamps, my criteria for the challenge were to use at least one of the following:  blue, wooden embellie, butterfly, sticker. I am using blue and wooden veneers.

I stamped the elephant from 'Original You' onto a piece of watercolor cs that I created with gelatos and several spray mists. there is a lot of sparkle on this irl. the sentiment is part of the stamp set. the card base was stamped with 'Vintage Passport' in Versamark ink. I've not used that ink in FOREVER!

after fussy cutting the elephant, I went back over some of the little black dots with a black spica glitter gel pen. I used the same glitter gel pen to add accent dots across the top of the banner. little flower is Petaloo, enamel dots are homemade, wood veneer flowers are Studio Calico, baker's twine is Webster's Pages, little kraft bag is re-purposed, and I'm sorry I don't know mfg of washi tapes.

Tip - as many of you know, I save all kinds of things to use on my craft projects. even something as simple as a little paper bag can easily be used on a card!

for easy directions on how to make your own enamel dots, click here. once my dots had cooled, I then added them to sheets of mini glue dots so that they were ready to go! :)

I do hope you will play along with us!
Enjoy your weekend! :)

Challenges:
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Mema's Crafts - anything goes
One Crazy Stamper - blue, white, plus embellies (no digi)
Seemacrafts - anything goes
Bloggers Ch - reuse/recycle (paper bag)
Crafty Catz - anything goes
QKR - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
WAW - anything encouraging goes
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
TTCRD - anything goes
Top Tip Tues - make your own (enamel dots)

30 comments:

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. The elephant is so fun.

Stef H said...

this is stunning! i love the blue (what? no pink??? LOL) and how's the sweet potato coffee? i LOVE sweet potato but not sure how i'd like it as a coffee.... tho i trust your judgment!

wishing you and yours a very blessed new year. i look forward to all your gorgeous creations and fun posts.

hugs :)

~amy~ said...

this is wonderful...love the blues and greens!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous colour combo on your card and thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this time.
Lorraine DT

seema khan said...

Fabulous . Thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts

pauline said...

Fabulous ,Thanks for joining in Seemacrafts ,Pauline DT x

Chris said...

Fab card, love the elephant. Thank you for joining in at Seemacrafts. Chris dt xx

Caryn said...

Great card - so cute.
Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Hugs,
Caryn xxx

KristyLee said...

Beautiful design on your card, it's so Artsy looking!I like sweet potatoes but not sure how it tastes as coffee LOL!! Must try it one day!
Peace,
Kristy

Darcy Schroeder said...

I love your elephant!! And all the details you have added have made a really interesting and fun card!! I think your card showed up just fine!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Through the Craft Room Door! Hope to see you again next week!
Hugs
Darcy

NanaConnie said...

Jen, this is darling! Love the blue elephant. :-D Now, DT hat time -- I'm so happy that you chose to play in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Good luck and I hope to see you playing again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Schnipsel und MEHR said...

This ist really perfect, thank you so much for sharing your tip at TopTipTuesday.
hugs Clarissa

Margreet said...

Gorgeous! Love the fun elephant. Thanks for joining us in the very last challenge of Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Totally fun card Jennifer!!! So happy you were able to join in the fun on the Anya, Oddies, and Others linky party!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The crumpled bag caught my eye as well as your lovely blue background. Thank you for posting this wonderful art with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Have a Happy and BLESSED 2015, Carole

Samantha said...

great card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Samantha said...

PS fabby Tip and Enamel dots too! x

Shari said...

What a great card! Thanks for joining us this month at OCS!

Hugs;
Shari G.

Donna Idlet said...

love the elephant and love how you added the bag! Thanks for playing along with Mema's Crafts.

tilly's crafts said...

Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Fabulous card! Love the color combos and the re-purposed bag is a superb idea! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge ATG!

Brenda DT

Lesia Cook said...

Thanks on the tip for adding the enamel dots and Thanks for stopping by and playing at Mema's Crafts.

Julie Odil said...

I love this elephant! I have this stamp and think it's so fun to color. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at QKR Stampede! Julie, DT member

karalschuknecht said...

Great card so nicely done. Thanks for joining us this week for Anything Goes at QKR Stampede.
Karal DT

Jo Ann said...

This is so cute...I love the elephant and the ways you embellish your card. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork last week at Word Art Wednesday. There is still time to join us for our Challenge this week so, I hope you link more projects with us. Leaving you with God's Word in Hebrews 7:25 which says, "Therefore he (Jesus) is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them." God bless always!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Del said...

Great card, love the elephant image. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge and Good Luck! Del xx

Jennifer Jones said...

Cute card, love your elephant, thanks for joining us at Seemacrafts

Donalda Martin said...

Really cute!!!!! Thanks for joining this moths challenge on Seemacrafts. Hugs, Donalda DTM

Marie Richardson said...

this is wonderful
Thanks for joining us this month over at Seemacrafts challenge blog.
Good Luck with the challenge
Hugs
Marie (DT for Seemacrafts)
xxxx

Bad Kitty said...

Beautiful card