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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Blooming Happiness and Happy Mother's Day!

Coffee of the Day - Irish Creme

Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms, aunts, grandmas, and greats living here in the States! whew.... that was quite the mouthful, wasn't it?!?!! and if you are one of the above living somewhere else in this big, wide world, well, happy day to you, too! :)

my card today overflows with goodies, so you might want to top off your coffee before you go any further.....

I used the adorable 'Apple Blossom Birds' image by From the Heart stamps. it is the May stamp for the monthly progressive challenge. I actually printed it 3 times so that I could layer the images.

papers are Basic Grey Tea Garden (LOVE this new collection!!!), flowers are Petaloo and Wild Orchid Crafts, dies are Spellbinders (main image with mat) and Tim Holtz (polka dot flourish). crochet trim is Maya Road, I think, buttons are from stash, and flowers on the main image have distress stickles in the centers.

I did a bit of re-purposing here - first using the air mail sticker and then with the card in the lower right hand corner. it is actually packaging from Prima flowers. I distressed it with some sandpaper and then roughed up the edges. this is also a great way to get ink to adhere to slick surfaces while giving a shabby look. (tip!!)

I also played with frantage embossing powder for the first time ever. gosh, is that stuff cool! I know I'll be using it a lot more, especially the little bit of pink I have. tee hee!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to get to everyone's blogs in the upcoming week. seizures are still going gangbusters, but I am going to come by to say hello if I can. :)

From the Heart - sketch #108 with a twist of lots of layers (actually did both. if you look closely you will see that I followed the sketch)
From the Heart - progressive monthly challenge
Rosey Hearts - things with wings
Dragonfly Dreams - how does your garden grow?
Crafty Calendar - things with wings
Di's Digi Designs - load on the flowers
Just Us Girls - embossing (frantage)
Sweet Stampin' - spring flowers
Brown Sugar - layers (over 10!)
Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards - spring has sprung
Fussy and Fancy - lots of flowers
Quick Quotes - add a flower or butterfly
As You Like It - fave: land or sea? land because I need my trees! I've lived by the ocean and as much as I love the waves (I made it a point to drive by the water every day for the 10 years we lived there), I really really really need my trees. and my little critters. and the beautiful birds......
Little Miss Muffet - many layers (over 10!)
Inky Impressions - embellishments (buttons)
Simon Says Wed Ch - let's get sentimental
Whimsy - color an image
Deep Ocean - flowers
QKR - nature
Top Tip Tues - duo (not only do I have a pair of birds, but birds & branches go together! my tip is above about using sandpaper on slick paper surfaces)
Crafty Boots - things with wings
Mema's - anything goes
Stamp and Create - May flowers
Crafting Musketeers - use a die cut (Spellbinders & Tim Holtz)
Creatalicious - embossing (frantage)
Emerald Faeries - flowers for Mom
Lia Stampz - embossing (frantage)
V's Sweet Ideas - emboss it (frantage)
Pile it On - cute animal
Come and Get It - got flowers
Robyn's Fetish - lots of layers (over 10!)
Sentimental Sundays - Happy Mother's Day or really girly
Sparkle and Sprinkle - anything goes with loose glitter, flocking, or embossing powder (frantage)

whoa nelly - I think that is a record for me! just like the record I broke with the number of layers on this card! :)


Bad Kitty said...

gorgeous card

Joan B said...

what a lovely card, so full of rich details. Happy Mother's Day Jennifer. I hope you feel better soon.

Chantal said...

One word Jennifer ... beautiful :) !
Kind regards Chantal

Lisette Baker said...

Love all the goodies on your card, beautifully done and the birds image is so cute. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Chris said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours and flowers, the little birds are adorable!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Maria Sabina R. said...

awwww such a wonderful card! Love it! thanks for sharing Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

Leslie Miller said...

Awwww, so adorable! I love all those layers and bits and pieces, and the image is just too cute! Thanks for joining us in our QKR Stampede Nature Challenge this week!

Imke said...

Jennifer, your card is fabulous !! Love all the different layers and i think it looks a bit vintage.

Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month May Challenge and alos our Sketch Challenge with a tWiSt @ From the Heart Stamps !!

chrissy xx said...

What a sweetie this image is! FABulous colours and textures..Such a great take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

Sandra van Blaricum said...

this is stunning Jennifer!! Love the colors, the layers, everything!!!

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card and a great tip. A cute image. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Lesia Cook said...

Thanks for the tip. Thanks for visiting and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck in the challenge and come again real soon.

Ivonne said...

Beautiful flowers! Love the papers and flowers. The image is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges! Hugs, Ivonne

Jo said...

So many beautiful elements to look at, and your colouring/layering is superb *claps* :)
Thank you for joining in with our sketch and SOTM challenges at From The Heart Stamps :)
Jo xx

cass said...

Very pretty and so many beautiful layers. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week for our "Lots of Layers" challenge

Penny said...

So pretty--so many fun things to see on this, Jen! Really love those little birdies! :^)
Hope you have had a wonderful Mother's Day! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Anonymous said...

Great to see you Jennifer! How are you these days???

Lovely card, lots to see on it too! and love that you re-used the air mail sticker fabby tip too!

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

Sue said...

Gorgeous card so much to look at!! thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin hugs Sue xxx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Very sweet card, lovely use of lace and very pretty dlowers. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


TangledBlueRose said...

So sweet! Love the colors and layers. The birds are wonderful! Thanks for playing at Rosey Hearts Challenges!~kim

Shireen Boddapati said...

Thank you for taking part in Dragonfly dreams challenge #17, lovely card!

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Jennifer & so many details to look at :o)
(thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays too).

Jo Nevill said...

Such a gorgeous card
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

rachel taylor said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with brown sugar Rachel dt

Teresa Kline said...

very pretty, so many gorgeous details! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Kathy said...

Jennifer, hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day with your handsome boys!

I love this, totally your style. All of the elements add such a great flair, and I love the look of the frantange, need to try that stuff.

Sorry you are having so many seizures, I think of you often and keep you in my prayers.


Vannessa said...

Very pretty card and such a cute image too. Thank you for joining in The Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa
Fussy & Fancy Friday DT

mamawcindy said...

Oh, I Love your Sweet Card. That little bird is the cutest. I just became a follower of yours. I will be saying a prayer for you about the seizures. Would Love for you to come and visit my blog sometime. Happy Day to you. :0)

Angela said...

I really love the vintage vibe going on here...great card, beautifully embellished! So glad you played along with us at From the Heart Stamps...please come and play again!

CreatewithTlc said...

You seriously need to do some altered canvas art. What treasures they would be.

8upscrapin said...

Super Sweet .Thanks for joining Chocolate Coffee and Cards for challenge # 90 Spring has Sprung. DT - Crystal

Chris D. said...

What a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Jackie C said...

So very pretty Jennifer. Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card and I love the bird image. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. Karal DT

Kris said...

Hi Jennifer! :) Super adorable card, love the 3d effect and all your added blooms and papers - makes for a wonderful card. Hope you had a lovely week.

Imagine That! 'Digi of the Month' Challenge

karalschuknecht said...

I'm back with a different hat on. I love the image and all the layers. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenges this week. Karal DT

Cheryl said...

You've certainly used your creativity here! Love the sweet birds, layers and textures!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Cynthia said...

Wow, great mix of textures and patterns with the sweet FTH image. Congrats on your From the Heart win this week, Jennifer!

Melanie said...

This is soo lovely!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Embossing” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

You are absolutely right. Your gorgeous card is definitely overflowing with goodies! Lovely!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Spring Flowers Challenge!

Melanie said...

Thanks as well for taking part in our "flowers” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)

Meighan Wheller said...

Beautiful card. Love all the flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Meighan DT

BethieJ said...

Such a PRETTY Card!
Thank You for joining us last week at PIO! Hope to see you again soon!
Have a GREAT day!

Helen said...

So cute! Love all the texture too!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Annette said...

Beautiful card Jennifer. I love the sea too, but I'm not very good on the water!
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
Lili of the Valley,
Without Words Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Betty said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month

Carrie said...

Oh this is so sweet love it thanks for sharing and joining in at Crafting Musketeers Carrie DT

E.T. (Erum) said...

love love love!
Thank you for sharing this at Lia Stampz.
Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

ps: we have a new release blog hop over at Lia Stampz, do check it out.

Anne Temple said...

Your card is adorable and so is that image. Love all the layering and all the fun details you've added. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a gorgeous card, with lots of lovely dimension and detail. Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Crystal Thompson said...

Love the use of your flowers. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Quick Quotes Challenge. Hope to see your entry for next month too!!


Laurian said...

What a beautiful card, so much to look at!

Thanks so much for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back soon!


Owner Dragonfly Dreams

whoistracy said...

This is just the sweetest!! So glad you could join us at LiaStampz!