Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Keep Your Face to the Sunshine

Coffee of the Day - actually not sure, hubby made it before he headed out for work....

Hello after a bit of a break! I ended up going to Indiana and Chicago after all. it was a great trip - bittersweet in that we dropped off Ryan at Indiana Wesleyan University to begin his new adventure there, but a fun time in Chicago celebrating our anniversary. I loved everything about the city, as I knew I would. we spent most of our time driving around to look at the architecture, which is was the main thing I wanted to do. We did get to have lunch at Frontera's, a fabulous restaurant owned by Rick Bayless. we sat next to the most charming gentleman who dines there every Saturday. he kept us entertained for the entire meal! But I knew the whole time we were in Chicago that as much as I enjoyed it, I could never live there. it is a beautiful city, of that there is no doubt. but I need my hills and trees and woods. :)

I'm going to slam y'all with several posts, so hold onto your seats. I wasn't able to get these scheduled before I left, so I'm very late adding them to my blog now. please forgive me for being tardy. once we came back home, the  traveling took it's toll, and I've not been doing well. I'm trying to get caught up slowly but surely.....
I was blessed to receive an invite to be a guest designer over at Quirky Crafts Challenges. There new challenge is called 'I Like to Move it, Move it.' They want to see movement of some kind on your papercraft projects. The sponsor is The Cutting Cafe. There is also a new challenge over at the Digi Makeover - pearls and lace. I combined all of these challenges into one card!

First I printed Kat the Pinwheel Fairy and one of the sentiments from Jen's Sunshine onto white cs. these were cut with a Spellbinders circle die to create a suspension card. papers are Basic Grey Mint Julep, flower and leaves are Prima, linen thread & pinwheel punch are SU!  her wings are painted with shimmerz. the pinwheels do actually turn, so there is more movement on the card there. I did add a light wash to the pinwheels to tame the white of the dsp. the pink lace is vintage. the sentiment side was sprayed with glimmer mist.

WAW - anything goes
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - things with wings
TTCRD - anything goes
Emerald Faeries - magical creatures
Mema's Crafts - lace and flowers
Oozak - anything goes with dies/punches
Flutter By Wed. - anything goes with a butterfly or fairy
Allsorts - it's about the sentiment
Pattie's Creations - anything goes
Sister Act - anything goes
Aud Sentiment - any sentiment
Delightful Challenges - make the cut


*Vicki* said...

I love Chicago neighbor! :) Well about 4 hours away neighbor! LOL!! Glad you had fun!

Your card is sooooo adorable!! LOVE those pinwheels and the subtle colors with the papers and lace!! Gorgeous!

Jenn said...

Love Love LOVE your card, Jen! So sweet!!!

Danni said...

So cute and sweet! Love the added pinwheels!! Thanks for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Penny said...

Jen, I am so glad you got to go on your trip after all! How wonderful! And lucky girl, you got to eat at Frontera! Yum! :^)
Love your sweet card--the design is so pretty, as are the DP's & image! Love those darling pinwheels and your embellishments! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Wendy L said...

Great sentiment and lovely design, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

Cathy DT

~ginny said...

Using pinwheels as embellishments for that image is very creative Jen! I also really like the layers at the bottom with the lace, paper, twine and ribbon. Thanks for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
Aud Sentiments Design Team
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Cazzy said...

Hi Jennifer, thank you for being a guest designer at Quirky Crafts, your lovely card is a perfect example with the spinner and the pinwheels!

Cazzy x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is just adorable, Jennifer. I LOVE the cute little pinwheels and the awesome colors you've used. What a great card, and thanks for sharing it with us. Congrats on your GDT spot - enjoy it!
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Mema's Crafts said...

Sooooo cute. Thank you for taking time to visit and play with us at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck in our challenge draw.

Samantha Casey said...

So cute! I love the pinwheels! Amazing job! Thank you for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!


Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Fabulous pinwheels. Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at TTCRD. We look forward to seeing you again.

Nela said...

Lovely card!
Thank you for playing with us at Bearly Mine Challenges!
Nela xx