Sunday, May 27, 2012

My Nurse is one of my Heroes....

Coffee of the Day - Spiced Hazelnut

important message---> if you received an email message from me with the subject 'hi' and the content saying something along the lines of 'check this out' and a link that follows, PLEASE IGNORE IT!!!! my inbox and address box were hit by some kind of spam. I am so sorry and have tried to fix the problem. again, please please do not open the link. just delete the message. thank you.

Don't fall outta your chairs...but I have another card to show you today! yep, 2 this weekend! how exciting is THAT!?!?

I really wanted to make a card for my oncology nurse, especially since I gave the poor thing & everyone in the chemo room such a fright last time when I had the allergic reaction to my chemo meds and sent them all into a big tizzy. So I used this adorable new nurse image from Jellypark and this great senti from Create with TLC (because in my mind she really is a hero!!!) to create a thank you card.
The design of this card is a bit unusual since the new challenge this week at Pile it On is cards with 2 or more folds. The card is a gate fold with a belly band, but when I scored the sides for the folds, I came up a bit short. Rather than have the folds come up short, I scored twice more on each side to create a pleat or 'V' shape. this adds extra thickness. the belly band then needed to be thicker, so it is actually box shaped. My card now has lots & lots of folds! :)

Papers are new Authentique Glory - absolutely wonderful papers!!! I picked up this fun twine on Etsy - rather than white with the navy it is natural with navy. the rose is made from an old zipper and the heart is punched from a coffee cozy & then inked. a baby button was added for a bit of fun! edges of main image were coated with distress stickles. final touches were made with my handy dandy SU! ink squirty tool.

Pile it On - 2 or more folds
Card Makin' Mamas - punches
Creative Card Crew - dimension
Southern Girls - die cuts or punches
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - cute as a button
Totally Gorjuss - something new (papers, digi, & twine)
Bearly Mine - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. - recipe (2 dsp, tag, glitter-I used distress stickles)
Craft your Days Away - red, white, & blue
Sweet & Sassy - thank you
Art Impressions - anything medical
Digi Doodles Shop's Best - spotty
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - bingo (glitter, punches/die cuts, buttons)
Paper Take Weekly - red, white, & blue


Anonymous said...

adorable! your nurse will love it. so happy to see that you are feeling well enough to craft.

CG said...

Oh my gosh, what a cool card!!! I just love every bit of it. You are so awesome and I'm so happy that there are awesome people in your life :) Your nurse will love this!

Melissa S. said...

Jennifer, I love this and the nurse image from Jellypark is so cool. The ten folds are great. You rocked this challenge girl. So glad you felt so good that you could make two cards. And it is still only Sunday. Hugs to you.

Renee Matarese said...

This is really cute! It's good to see you're still able to work. Hope you're feeling well. I'm glad you shared this with us at Art Impressions! Hope to see you again soon.

Barbara Bruder said...

What a great card. I am sure your nurse will absolutely love that you made this card for her. Thanks for joining the Art Impressions challenge this week.

Susie said...

This is so adorable. I love that Jellypark image. Glad you could craft. Oh, BTW, I received an email from you that I KNOW did not really come from you. I wonder if your account has been hacked. I pray for you daily.

teepee said...

Your card is great. Glad you are feeling so well that you could do 2 cards this weekend. Praying that you stay well through the rest of your chemo.

Stef H said...

you'll make the nurse cry for sure with this beauty!!!

HOW ARE YOU, MY FRIEND! please know i have you permanently in my prayer list and i go to prayer service every wed. evening. i do hope you are well. you sound super!

thank you so much for the birthday wishes and i'm wishing you a spectacular weekend. stay cool. it's hotter than you-know-where here in IL.

big hugs,

Melinda Gleissner said...

I absolutely adore your card with all it's folds! Nurses are heroes and your card is the perfect thank you. Thank you for playing along with us at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge.

Jennifer said...

This card is fabulous! Love the nurse and your wonderful papers and folds! I'm sure she'll just love it!

Scrapping Julie said...

that is so sweet to make this for her. nurses sometimes do not get the recognition they so deserve!

The Crafty Blonde said...

Great card, love the design and fab image. Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Gorjuss Challenge.
Lyndsey xx

Unknown said...

Hi Jennifer, what a lovely card. Great design and love the image. Thanks for sharing with Little Miss Muffet Challenges. I did notice however that you haven't got the Little Miss Muffet 'new' badge posted which is mandatory for this challenge. You can take the HTML code of the LMM blog. When you post the badge it will update itsself and if you enter the link on the LMM blog you are in for a chance to win the entire new release. How cool is that?!
Good luck in the challenge, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Frea, DT Member LMM Challenges

Pam said...

Love your cards and I know your nurse will too! I just love the picture of your dog, she does look so royal! Take care of yourself and I hope the graduation goes well, we will be praying for you to have a good day! :)

Sylvia x said...

Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenges this week with this super card. Loving the image

Sylvia xx

Gaynor Greaves said...

Hi Jen hope you are feeling a little better, I Love your card, and love the image of course, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodles shop, Gaynor DT xx

Jenn Borjeson said...

You go, girl! This is just fabulous. :)

Stephanie said...

What a fantastic card!! Your nurse is sure to love it. Thanks so much for playing along with us in this week's SNSDC.

Stef H said...

and thank you so much for joining us at Digistamps4Joy!

more hugs :)

Caz said...

This is lovely, Thank you for joining us at Digistamps4joy and good luck.

Caz xx DS4J DT


Tracy said...

And thus a new card fold is discovered. LOL I wonder how many new folds get discovered this way. That's why there's no right and wrong in crafting. :-) Your card is fantastic. You've picked the perfect image and I just love Paulette's sentiments. Your nurse friend will love this. Have a fantastic week sweetie!

Patricia Hays said...

You're right, nurses are definitely heroes. One of them will certainly appreciate your card with this cute image!
Thanks for joining in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge!

Jessica Buffa said...

HI JENN!!! It was such a pleasant surprise to pop over to my blog and see your comment. Love, Love, Love your card and you must share how your nurse liked it. As far as the tizzy, I am sure they have had to deal with a lot worse than a well deserved mini tizzy from you sweetie. Hugs to you and happy to see you crafting...I did fall on the floor as I saw it..LOL!
As for my giveaway, its ok if you don't do facebook...just send your friends my way or stop by to visit often for more chances to win. I will also be planning something fun, not sure what yet, once I get closer to the 500 (games, challenges, etc.) for entries, too.
Jessica S

Kathlene said...

Love this card and its innovative folding technique (even if it wasn't planned) LOL Your zipper rose looked at first like an oreo cookie to me...must be time for lunch. :) Hugs, Kathy

Ani said...

What a cute card! Love it! Thanks for playing along at our Dimension challenge at Creative Card Crew! Ani
P.S. I have a candy on my blog if you're interested

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks so much for adding your fabulous creation into our "Cute as a Button" image at Digistamps 4 Joy Good luck in the draw, and please enter into our next challenge - it goes live at 8.00 am CAT on Wednesday!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Digistamps4Joy DT Lead

Eva Marie said...

Supercute card.
Thanks for joiningus at SGC