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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Love and Happiness in Your New Home

Coffee of the Day - Gingerbread

I am slowly whittling down my 'honey do' list of cards to make. actually sat down and wrote out all of the ones I need to do so I can stay organized.

I am a proverbial list maker. and it's always on scratch paper. I hate to waste paper, as it always feels as if there is a poor tree shrieking somewhere for every piece of paper tossed willy nilly into the trash can. so my lists are always on the back sides of envelopes, expired coupons, etc.  it completely drives my hubby mad....

oh well. I have become quite the hippie in my old age. :)  recycling everything, tattoos, eating healthy (although it hasn't done a thing for my waistline), hugging trees & talking to nature..... but I am happy as a little clam! :)


so on to my card....this one is for some friends of ours who moved this weekend. he is an accountant from a family of accountants. hence the ledger papers and other office accouterments. she is an avid tea drinker, so I added the tea tag for her. just a few little touches to make it a bit more personal.

both the image and the sentiment come from Paulette at Create with TLC. papers are from several Basic Grey collections. I printed the house image onto some digital BG ledger paper prior to watercoloring. side was punched using a cool punch by SU! flowers are Prima that were edged in distress stickles. the same stickles was added to the edges of the card base. buttons are vintage and everything else is from my stash.

hope all of you have a great week! thanks for stopping by! don't forget to enter my blog candy! :)


Challenges:
Cheerful Sketches - sketch (turned on side)
CCC Digi Creations - use a stamp or digi & add sparkle (stickles)
Digi Galore - new home
Pile it On - same pattern different ways (different styles of ledger papers - I hope I have understood this challenge correctly. if not, please remove my entry. thanks!)
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Digitally Sweet - anything goes (digital image, sentiment, and paper)
Simply Papercraft - anything goes or lots of layers
Inky Impressions - punch it (SU! punch)
Scribble and Scrap - anything goes
Crafty Girlz - anything goes

32 comments:

Nancy said...

Another one??? You are on a roll, my friend! I love this one! I love anything that has a house or a bird on it...and that's a great house! :o)

*Vicki* said...

I am so loving that image on the graph paper with the spiral border!! Very cool take on the sketch!! :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Perfect for any hew homecomer.... love it Jennifer...Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge~

wannabcre8tive said...

A very beautiful card, Jennifer. I absolutely love it.

Edwina said...

Hi Jennifer, I love this card using Paulette's image and sentiment. You did a great job on this card. When I saw her image and sentiment I thought oh, good something to make a new home card with. You did such a fantastic job using them. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

vinita jain said...

Love the personal touch and feeling behind this creation! Beautiful use of ledger backing paper and perfect for any new home comer, just adore this beautiful creations Jennifer!
Hugs!

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer, love the colour combination and the pretty embellishments. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

Lucy Patrick said...

Oh what a gorgeously personal idea to use the ledger paper and tea tag for the moving friends, I love it!

How funny, I am also a totally obsessed list maker and love to use scrap paper/old half used school books etc hehe. I even write how long I expect each chore to take me and add it up so I can see how much crafting time I'll have left haha. I never get it done in the allocated time though :(, must work on that.

Hope you're having a great day, Jen, thanks for all the gorgeous comments you leave me, so sweet.

XOX Lucy

Dawn Lancaster said...

What a great cardfor you friends Jennifer! Love the personal touches & your take on the great sketch too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

cass said...

Great card, love the die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet this week for our "Anything Goes" Challenge

Engelchen said...

a very nice card :)
Thank you so much for joining us at Cheerful sketches.

Greetings Geesje (DT)

Diane said...

What a wonderful welcome home scene you have created.

Hugs Diane

cotnob said...

A perfect new home card Jennifer - how lovely to be able to make it so personal with all of your special touches.
Pauline
x

Amy Ottmers said...

Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercraft, good luck!!! Amy DT

Penny said...

Such a sweet, bright, cheery card! Love the take on the sketch! Great color combo, love your paper, distressing, die cuts, sentiment, and fun embellies! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is an amazing card for your friend who moved. I think she will treasure it. Thank you for joining us at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

Rhonda Miller said...

I love the image and the background paper you chose. Your card is great.

Ellibelle said...

Wonderful card Jennifer! Love all the great details!

Marjoleine said...

Love your card! Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!

Greetz,
Marjoleine

ursula Uphof said...

This is a great Card Jennifer, I love the sentiment, will have to pay Paulette a visit. Hugs, Ursula

Eileen Dobson said...

Fab card, thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.
http://mycraftcreationsnz.blogspot.co.nz/

Gaby Dierx said...

Love it!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed card and love all of these added goodies......{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

Just lovely, SO many amazing details added, what a great job!! Thanks for joining us at Simply Papercraft this time around!
Jennifer, DT

Diane said...

What a wonderful scene and design.

Hugs Diane

KT Fit Kitty said...

Thought I would check back to see if I missed any of your posts - I missed this one! I haven't been online much this week. This is beautiful! I love the idea of the ledger paper for the accountant - I used to work with accountants - this is a nice touch! And so is the tea bag! Great sentiment too - must go see if it's still available - I've missed tons of stuff this week!

Jeannie said...

What a gorgeous card sure to be a treasured keepsake! By the way, I've started weekly challenges on my blog, so come on over and join me some time! I love your creativeness!

Jeannie T.

Helene Siermans said...

This look awesome! I love the different colours and how you distressed the edges. Great use of buttons too.
Nick

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer :-) I am sure your friend will love this, all the thoughtful details really do make it so much more personal and I am sure she will LOVE it :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Jennifer, I love all the details :o)
I hope you are keeping well my friend.
Big hugs
Tracey
xx

Cely said...

so unbelievably stunning! LOVE your take on the sketch! the pop of red makes it too! well done!

BethieJ said...

LOVELY Card!
Thanks for joining us last week at PIO! Hope you join us again soon!
Have a GREAT day!!