Thursday, October 3, 2013

Watching the Sunset with my Best Friend

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Nut

Today I'll have 2 posts of projects for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges going on over at Split Coast Stampers. I hope you will be able to join along at some point this month. It is not only a great deal of fun, but you get to make cards that support such a phenomenal cause.

The challenge starting today is a Pinterest inspired one. Bridget is our hostess and she has shared several beautiful photos she found on Pinterest. you can take one or a combo of several and use them as inspiration for a card. I was actually surprised by the photo I used. it isn't the one I would have expected. but as soon as I saw this digital image from my friend, Deidre, and her Etsy shop, it was easy to see how the card was going to come together.

papers are from the Basic Grey Soleil collection, gorgeous flower is WOC, and everything else is just stash stuff. the moon is painted with shimmerz, and the sunset is painted over with my frost shimmer spray. I used the inside of a bubble envelope to create the bg on the card base.

All of you know just how much my labber dogs mean to me and what they have done to help ease my cancer journey. this image speaks volumes to that. I wouldn't have made it this far with what sanity I have left if it hadn't been for my dogs. :)

Crafting by Designs - anything goes
Paper Shelter - shabby chic
Creative Craft - anything goes
LUFP - breast cancer awareness linky party
Just Inspirational - bingo: 3 papers (I actually used 4), gems, lace
Oldie but a Goodie - bingo: lace, flowers, glitter (shimmerz paint on moon)
oldies are pretty much everything on here except flower and image.
Just For Fun - buttons and bows
Natalie and Amy - shabby chic
Crafty Cardmakers - cute and furry
Melonheadz - animals
A Gem of a Challenge - add black
Pattie's Creations - animals


Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful. I love that image.

Penny said...

Gorgeous tribute to your dogs, Jen! Really wonderful design, colors & embellies! Love that image, for sure! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Unknown said...

You used the inspiration photo perfectly! And I love the way you used the elements for our Bingo challenge at JIC this week....thanks for sharing with us!
Just Inspirational Challenges Design Team
Queen Bee Paper Crafts

Lin said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us. I love the sunset you have coloured into the image, it looks so restful


J said...

What a lovely card - and who can resist a labrador???

Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


Renee B. said...

Lovely card Jennifer....I miss my "labber dog" something terrible! I still get a big lump in my throat when I think of her.
Hugs, Renee

JoanieMc said...

Jenn, your card is awesome!! Love the image and the embellishments are perfect. Great creation!! Thanks for entering another creation for Link Up for Pink linking party and am looking forward to seeing a few more. ;)


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a lovely way to spend a day! Fabulous card and thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter, Susan x

Feebsy said...

A beautiful card, the sunset you've created looks so calming and I love your papers and embellishments.

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What a gorgeous card. The colours are wonderful and bright and the different textures and materials you have used are brilliant. Such a lovely image to finish the card off perfectly.

Thank you so much for making such an effort to enter our October Challenge 'Buttons & Bows' over on the Just For Fun Challenge Blog.

We offer monthly challenges with start of the month and mid month inspirational posts from the Design Team.

We hope you will join us for more of our challenges in the future.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx JFF DT Member

Julie Reed said...

Great card and a lovely use of the sunset inspiration. Thanks for sharing with us at CCM. Jules DT:)

Anna said...

Fabulous card and thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter :)
Anna DT

Viv said...

Just lovely. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck!

CraftyGirl said...

Love the distressing and your flower. I am very glad you entered this week at LUFP. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. Remember to get the girls checked and remind a friend! :-) Together we can beat Breast Cancer!!!


Link Up For Pink DT

Jessica Navarro said...

Absolutely adorable! So glad your dogs are a strength to you.

Esther said...

Jennifer this card is just lovely!!! I especially love the gal with the dog by her side. My little poodle was my "I'm done with chemo" present and she's been by my side for 11 years now :)
Thanks for joining our linking party!!!!

Pat K said...

Beautiful card with such a lovely image. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. hugs, Pat K xx

Marie Richardson said...

Such a fab card hun, I love that it means so much to you. The colours are lovely and work really wel together
Thanks for joining us this month over at Just For Fun challenge blog.
Good Luck with the challenge
Marie (DT for JFF)

Kelly Lloyd said...

Thanks for sharing with us at OBAG challenge
Hugs Kelly

Crafting Vicky said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the colors you have used for it.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Melonheadz friends challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky I have some candy on my blog ;o)