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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Look for the Small Miracles

Coffee of the Day - Maple Walnut

Today I am sharing a long adored stamp - 'Lavender Bouquet' from the Gruffies line by House Mouse. I have a thing about fresh lilacs. I guess because I used to pick them from the bushes when I was a little girl. there scent is one of my most faves. mine will soon be blooming, and I am so excited! :)


I used some free digital paper from Far Far Hill, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, a precious sentiment by Paulette at Create with TLC, vintage buttons, dies by Spellbinders (main image and sentiment) as well as Cheery Lynn (leaf flourish), some gorgeous floral trim that I can't for the life of me remember where I purchased, manilla tag, satin ribbon, and a little kraft bag that I am re-purposing. the lilacs have accents with a wink of stella glitter pen. little banners along the edge were made with a punch by SU!

card edges were painted with acrylic paint. this is a large card to accommodate the large stamp size. I have left the tag blank for now. will add a sentiment or hand written message once I decide who it is going to. might even adhere a gift card to the tag with glue dots if I am so inclined. :)

Take care, and I hope your week is going well so far!



Challenges:
Aud Sentiments - sketch 131 with a sentiment
Gruffies and Guests - die cuts
Die Cuttin' Divas - water a flower day
Top Tip Tues - animals
Stamp and Create - May Flowers
Fashionable Stamping - old favorite (it's been many years since I last used this fun stamp!)
Glitter 'n Sparkle - use some ribbon
Great Impressions - celebrate spring
Dragon's Lair - bouquet of flowers
Crafting with an Attitude - anything goes/spring fever
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - photo insp (bear)
WAW - anything encouraging goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - animals
Sisters of Craft - anything goes

21 comments:

Bad Kitty said...

beautiful card

*Vicki* said...

This is such a sweet image!! I love lilacs too and this is probably what I would like smelling them! LOL!! Really stunning design!

Gaby Dierx said...

Great card!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Brenda said...

The thought of lilacs brings back wonderful memories of days gone by for me. Your card is wonderful, beautifully designed. Thanks so much for joining our celebration at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge! Brenda

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a pretty card! I love the image ^ the colours are so pretty!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Penny said...

Beautifully designed, Jen! Love the sweet image! I love lilacs, too, but can't really see them where we live. :^)
Hugs, Penny

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. Lilacs are one of my favorites too.

Patti J said...

Lucky you, having those lilacs! Mmmmm....if I close my eyes, I can smell them! Beautiful card, Jennifer! Thanks for sharing it with us at Great Impressions!

Mynn Kitchen said...

SO darling!!! That image is too cute, and I adore your beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Sandi said...

So sweet! Glad you joined us at If You Give A Crafter A Cookie. Hope you will join us again soon! xx

Tracy Welham said...

Stunning card! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Shirley Chillman said...

Awwww this is utterly cute Jennifer, just beautiful.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

CA Scrapper said...

That is such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Leslie

Wendy Batchen said...

Cute card, thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

Gerda said...

What a super sweet card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Vic said...

such a sweet card - Thanks for joinig in this weeks challenge at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

Tracey said...

This is so pretty Jennifer, I love all the flowers :o)
I hope you're having a fab weekend & that your computer problems are soon sorted.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Kat W said...

A really pretty design, love all the gorgeous floral details and the cute image :-)

Thanks for playing along with our 'animals' challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

Hugs, Kat x

Deanne Saunders said...

Your card is adorable!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Chris Parker-Barnes said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the gorgeous image and all the flowers are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafting With an Attitude.
Chris

Susan Renshaw said...

Cute crad - great take on the sketch! Thanks for sharing with Dragons Lair!