Friday, October 5, 2012

Those Brave Boots...

Coffee of the Day - Coconut White Mocha

I made this card for Kathy's HYCCT challenge of 'Courage'. as I have been going through my own battle with cancer, each time I have to face yet another aspect of treatment that I really don't want to have to go through, I say this to myself..... "gotta put those brave girl boots on!" so of course when I saw Kathy's theme of 'courage', there was no doubt in my mind which stamp set I would pick up to create a card. ;)

stamp set comes from Unity, papers from Basic Grey Soleil, baby tickets from Maya Road, itty bitty flower from Prima, linen thread is SU!, buttons are from my vintage stash, and washi tapes come from Etsy. main tag was tea stained. I took my largest watercolor brush very lightly over the main image of the cowboy boots after all coloring was done to help soften the look.  since I was using all dye inks, this caused them to run ever so slightly, which is just what I wanted. hooray! lastly I used the SU! ink squirty tool over the tag.

I have some big decisions to make over the next few days regarding my cancer journey, so I ask for prayers for my family please. I know where the journey is taking me..... it's my family that matters most to me right now. thank you so much for being with me through all of this. hugs to all of you! :) Jennifer

The Stamping Boutique - pink, pink, pink
Art Impressions - pink
Happy Campers CC - pink & brown
Crafts & Me - my sentiments exactly
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - you've been tagged
Paper Shelter - distressing


Sarah said...

Sending HUGE prayers and strength to you and your family as they embark on this journey with you. Gorgeous card! Those brave boots are super sassy :)

Sarah said...

Great card Jennifer. Love the boots.
Good luck with your treatment.

Sarah x

Anonymous said...

I just came from SCS and I ADORE this one Jenn!!! That tag with the boots on it are so fun!! :) Way to put those boots on girl!!! BIG HUGS!!!

Suzie McFloozy said...

And fabulous boots they are girlie - not quite as fabulous as you but hey !
Sending love and prayers x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

CraftyGirl said...

Love the boots and pink ones at that. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


CraftyGirl TSB DT

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fabulous card. I love the boots.

ursula Uphof said...

Great boots Jennifer. Prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for joining our challenge at
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member
My Crafting Corner

Penny said...

Jen, this card is fabulous--what a wonderful creation! Love the brave boots and sentiment, your design, and the techniques you used.
I sending you as much love as I have in my being.
Biggest hug, Penny

Pam said...

Love your brave boots and your brave heart!! Will be praying extra hard for you!!


JoanieMc said...

What a great card!! Yep, put them boots on and keep the courage going. Hoping and praying for you always.

Thanks for joining us as Link Up for Pink.

Hugs and Prayers,

Shari said...

Love your brave boots and your spirit!! Keep on fighting! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer sending you all my best thought and wishes, Hope things get better soon and you get some good news you deserve! your in my thoughts and sending you extra positive vibes! hugs me xx

Tracy said...

You've got the bravest boots I know. keep wearing them chick! Glad you're having a little crafty fun. Enjoy your family time. Hugs!

teepee said...

Love your brave girl boots, as well as your brave girl attitude. Praying for your family while you ALL go through this hard time.

Link Up for Pink said...

Prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for joining Link Up for Pink. ♥

Debbie said...

This is so totally awesome! Love the pink boots and your embelishments. Praying for peace and healing. Thanks for joining us at TSB Challenge this week and good luck.


Mrs O crafty blog said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x

Bente said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenges this week.
Hugs, Bente

RoseC said...

Jennifer, your pink boots look fabulous on this wonderful, supportive and encouraging card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "My Sentiments Exactly!" challenge. All my best wishes and prayers to you for strength as you continue your journey through cancer. Hugz, ~ Rose

KarinsArtScrap said...

Lovely card with a beautiful tag on it.
Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Anonymous said...

Prayers being sent up for you & your family which I know is what you find most important. I love this card. I'm so glad you feel up to crafting. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique in our Pink, Pink, Pink Challenge. I hope you will be able to join us for our next challenge. Good Luck~Patti TSB DT

Esther said...

Jennifer, My heart goes out to you and i am sending you big hugs!
I will be praying for you and your family!

The card is fabulous and keep those brave girl boots on!!!!

Lori Comeau said...

Wonderful card. Love how you layered the tag. Great job!

Kerry said...

Love the 'brave' boots and sending you hugs and lots of positive energy! Thanks for joining us at Art Impression challenge!

Marlena M. said...

Wowee Jennifer, 2Tim 1:7 is TRULY your life verse. Thank you for sharing your journey with me at my blog and stopping by. I pray that the Lord continue to grace you with those beautiful brave boots~and that He be magnified. One day we shall see the whole picture and be at peace ALWAYS. In Him~marlena

ThePurplePlace said...

Saying extra prayers for you, Hubby and the boys too!

I know in your heart you will make the decision that is best for you, and I admire your courage and strenght, no matter what choice you make you always inspire me with how much you love and care about your family.

We all know this is a difficult diagnosis and I continue to PRAY that you will beat this nasty and dreadful illness!

Sorry I have been MIA a life has been very hectic, but in a nice way! The kids (Brian and Meghan) had a wonderful wedding and I spent a lot of time working on preparations, their favors and their wedding book too. Now is the hard week for me, as they will be leaving this coming Saturday to make the trip across country to being their new life and careers in San Diego! I'm going to miss them both very much, but I am happy they are both so in love and so excited about this next part of their lives. I'll be looking forward to the day when I can fly out and visit them and hope it will be sooner than later!!

In the meantime, I'm now back to creating, which I had missed so much and have also adopted Meghan's sweet little dog (A Dachshund, named Scout), who turn nine in August. He already if very comfy and happy here and I hope to make it a very easy transition for him. Meg's family who also live closer will stop in from time to time and visit and that will be a joy.

Please know I'm here for you and hope your days are going okay. I wish I would take this all away, but I know I can't! :)

With love and hugs,

Unknown said...

Hi Jennifer, I hope you feel a little better today, my prayers go out to you and your family.xx
Your card is such an insperation to us all, and what a fantastic saying.... I love it and the image is perfect xx. Thanks for sharing and joinin in with us at Happy Campers xx

belldoubleyou said...

You got a lovely effect with the watercolor brush.

(My best wishes to your family. Sometimes family needs brave boots too.)

Angela B. said...

Those boots are beautiful! Love your card!Thanks for joining and sharing your creation with us at


Angela Bonanno (DT Member)

Margy (DS4J) said...

Dear Jennifer. Praying for strength for you and your family.
I am so excited that you are our guest designer on Digistamps4Joy for our current challenge!
Margy (owner)

Amanda said...

Sucha a great card and tag, love the boots, and hope to see more of your creativity. thanks for joining the challenge at Digistamps4 Joy.

Hugs Amanda

Desire Fourie said...

Jennifer, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

Karen said...

Jen you just made me think of your socks~!! Lol.. I wonder if these brave boots would get the same kind of comments every time?! Smiles...

Honey I am so sad to read your post - my heart aches so for you and yours.

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you - all of you..

Huge love n hugs,

Ellis said...

Stunning card and great layout! =)
I will keep you and your family in my thoughts!
Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy!
Lot's of hugs, Elenor DT

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Fabulous card and lovely image. Please note, you are in my prayers. Hugs

KarinsArtScrap said...

Jennifer a lot of strength in the future.

greetings karin

Anonymous said...

Love the pink cowgirl boots!! Love the card! You're in my prayers..

Jen Leeflang said...

You are on my prayer list, Jenn, and I pray for you every day, that you may have the wisdom to make the right choices regarding your treatment, and that you carry on leaning on our Almighty God through all of this. Showers of blessings, sweetie!
.... Oh yes, I came over here to comment on your entry into our challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy's tag challenge, didn't I? Goes without having to say it ... it is just perfect for the challenge and so it should be ... a true inspiration, just like YOU!
love and huggz and showers of prayers
Jen Leeflang

JustYolie said...

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you for your participation in our 2nd Annual Link Up for Pink! Your entry #153 won the Marbella stamp image from Dilo En Español.

Thank you for helping us spread awareness and hope to see you in our monthly challenges.