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Friday, July 29, 2011

New Challenge and New Releases at Jellypark Friends!

Coffee of the Day - Caramel Creme

Hello to you! I hope you are as excited as I am that new stuff is going on today at Jellypark Friends! oh gosh, I can't even tell you what an honor it is to be part of this team of kind, amazing people - and the talent! we must never forget how much talent all of these ladies possess! from Claire and her adorable artwork to each member of the Design Team, I am constantly in awe of what creativity pours forth!

So onto our new challenge!

We are doing a photo inspiration challenge at Jellypark. you can interpret this cute picture any way you choose - from the wooden swing to the ribbons to the colors to the stone pavers. whatever it is about this picture that brings creativity to mind. It actually was taken from a wedding I saw featured at Style Me Pretty, so if you want to make a wedding card, that would be great, too! 3 winners will be chosen at random to display the winners badge on their blog, with the first place winner receiving a free digi image of their choice from Claire's store.

I decided from the get-go I wanted to use the wooden swing as the base for my card with the new Grandpa image. somehow I wanted to also incorporate the gingham from the ribbons into my project as well. so off I went to create! I stamped the SU! woodgrain bg onto my basic grey cs, wrinkled that up a bit to help distress, sponged over some white craft ink, and inked the edges as well. I then found some Cosmo Cricket gingahm papers in the Material Girl collection that were the perfect colors. as I was watercoloring the image, I realized that we don't have a Grandpa that we would send this card to. So then my shading took a wee little turn - lots of gentlemen help out at Camp doing volunteer work and David is always grabbing cards to use for thank you's. This would be perfect to add to the stash! so he is now a rather generic older gentleman. tee hee! his glasses are covered in crystal effects. the buttons were added 'cause pretty much everything I make has buttons somewhere on it, but this oldie zipper was sitting on my desk calling my name. it may not be very masculine, but I betcha every guy has a zipper on his pants! ha! so into a flower it went. card is now complete and ready to give!

I do hope you play along with all of us. and stop by the Jellypark store to see what else Claire has recently added. you will load up your shopping cart quicker than I can say Jellypark Friends, I am certain! ;)

PaperCraft Stars - anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop Best - anything goes
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Ai Factory - handmade by me (zipper flower)
Amber's Crafts - patterned papers
Paper Pretties - no markers (easy for me since my copics still scare me!)
Your Next Stamp - 3 embellies, 2 papers, 1 image
Clear it Out - anything goes (zipper is old, old)
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes


Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer, I love the design & that zipper flower looks fab :)

ahlers5 said...

I love the aged look of this. I didn't even realize that the flower was a zipper. Wonderful idea!

PeggyR said...

You sound very excited! I'll have to check it out. Don't you just wish this tropical weather would clear out!

Stef H said...

that is a fabulous "man" card... even with that gorgeous zipper flower!

i'd say yes to the tequila, but it makes me weepy - go figure!

hugs :)

Marlene said...

Very cute manly card, Jen!

Thanks so much for always leaving such a nice comment on my blog when you visit. I appreciate it ever so much. Glad you are enjoying the freebies. xoxox

WeirdCat said...

Great male card, love the design of it,thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
Ruth x

Denise said...

Great card - love the image and that flower is brilliant.
Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

NanaConnie said...

So deliciously creative! Wonderful project.

Jane Wetzel said...

hi Jennifer- very cute card and thanks for the tip to this Jellypark blog and store- really cute stuff and I hope to play along! Hope u r well Jane :)

Suzie McFloozy said...

Jen talk about great minds think alike ! we both used this image the twine and gingham too !
I adore that zipper flower and the backing DP almost looks like corduroy - so cute x
The DT made some great cards again and you are the "twine" that binds us all together hun - thanks x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Unknown said...

just to cute! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

Chrissie said...

This is a really cute card!
Thanks so much for joining us!
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Nancy in Iowa said...

Thank you for your kind words of appreciation over at Feline Playful.

Unknown said...

Hi Jennifer,

Your grandpa card is so heart warming! I love your touches of embellishments. I LOVE the woodgrain!

inkydoodlecrafts said...

It's a gorgeous card Jennifer I love the fact that you stitch your buttons on and I love the woodgrain effect backing paper, I've not seen a rubber stamp like that how cool :o) xx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Wonderful creation Jen! I love the zipper flower! What a great idea and so "going green"...good for you!

Kim Duran said...

I love this card, Jennifer! The banner with buttons is a great idea and the zipper flower is perfection! Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at Papercraft Star! I hope to see more of your creations with us soon!

Carla said...

This is adorable! I love the colors and the zipper flower!

McCrafty's Cards said...

A great card, Thanks for joining in with us at TPS this week, good luck.
Kevin xx

farmhouse-story said...

i so love your zipper flower, jennifer!! and the gingham banner--its all so cute:)

Donna said...

Wonderful card, I love that image, so cute. Thanks for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week. hugs Donna x

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Great male card!
Thanks for playing with us at Craft Us Crazy!