Saturday, June 29, 2013

Joyful Hi with Basic Grey!

Coffee of the Day - Coconut Rum

Happy Saturday! I've pulled a major goober..... this post was supposed to post first thing this morning, but for some reason didn't. so instead I am re-typing it this evening..... sorry!  Dave & I did have a fun day out though. We went to lunch at a great restaurant in this area called 'Melt'. they serve all kinds of grilled cheese sandwiches. if you have ever watched Man vs. Food on The Food Channel (I think.... we don't get cable, so I'm not positive that's it), they were featured a while back. Then we went to see the new 'World War Z' movie! Dave came out of the movie a bit freaked, but I am soooo ready to crack some zombie heads! wooo hoooo! loved the movie!

anyhow, I had the coolest offer a while back from the wonderful folks over at the Basic Grey Challenge Blog. they asked if I would be interested in being a Guest Designer for them. shoot yeah! you KNOW how much I LOVE my Basic Grey!!!! then I was told the challenge theme for my week: no stamped images. crikey! can you fathom how very very hard this challenge was for me? almost as bad as a CAS..... but I prevailed and did my best. :)

I used paper and elements from the Sweet Threads collection. the flower was made from 2 different pairs of shorts from my sons and a Tim Holtz tattered flowers die. buttons & trim are vintage, corduroy brad is SU!, and joy chipboard sticker is She Art. a few rhinestones on the banner complete the card. I did so some distressing with my ink, but that was it.

Be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see what the DT came up with for this fun challenge! Thank you to the team for inviting me to play along! It was fun, even though it was tough for me. we all need to step out of our comfort zone every once in a while! :)

One Stop Craft - add a tag
QKR Stampede - anything goes
Sister Act - anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - cute as a button
Crafting by Designs - anything goes
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Paper Shelter - buttons and brads
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
That Craft Place - flowers
Happy Campers - bling
Crafty Catz - say it with flowers


Elizabeth Hart said...

No stamps!?! Well, this turned out beautiful, Jen!!

Cathy P said...

You did such a great job with this "no stamp" challenge. How clever to use your son's shorts! It looks like you are an old pro with this kind of thing! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.
Cathy xx

Dorte said...

No stamps!! You did a great job with this Jen,
enjoy your day,
hugs Dorte

Sandra said...

I love it Jennifer!!
Think it turned out very beautiful!

Stef H said...

1... today's coffee sounds delicious@!!!

2... son went to see WW Z and he liked it alot too. me? i went to see SUPERMAN... and loved it.

3... absolutely gorgeous card! wow! you outdid yourself with this one. i love it!

happy sunday.

*Vicki* said...

WOW! What a brilliant creation you've shared! LOVE those papers and that banner is a beautiful touch to your design!! Stunning flower as well my dear! My son took his girlfriend to see that movie...sounds like something I might want to watch! :) TFS! HUGS

Pam said...

Wow! Love the card...I would have been stumped if I could not use a stamped image!?!?!? My hat is off to you because you did an outstanding job!! Hope you have a good day!


Penny said...

LOL, Jen, I don't do well without images, either. It stunts my creativity! ;^)
But you did a great job--love your different design elements, and that flower is just downright fabulous! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Penny said...

And I forgot to say Congrats on the GDT! Sigh....

Julie said...

This is a great non-stamp card Jennifer! Love the mix of papers and your flower is gorgeous!! Lovely to have you GDT with us at Basic Grey Challlenges, hugs Juliexx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

I love your card, what a beautiful mix of papers! Thanks so much for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers for our Cute as a Button Challenge - good luck! Hope to see you for our next challenge, Susan x

Judy said...

Hi my friend,

Lord it's been so long since I been by. Life has been very "fruitful" lately, and I've not had the time to get by my friends blog. Love this card sweetie, it's just too adorable. The flower is fabulous!!


PaperDaisies said...

What alovely creation. Love that big flower. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

♥Gemma♥ said...

Beautiful card and thank you for joining us at Wags n Whiskers for the recent challenge and good luck :)
hugs and xxx

Lizzy said...

I love it that you have used material for the flower from your son's shorts, great idea! Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at That Craft Place this time xx

Andreja said...

Beautiful card you made! I love everything about it!
Thanks for playing along at OneStopCraftChallenge this week :-))
Hugs, Andreja