Saturday, April 4, 2015

He is Risen!

Coffee of the Day - Carrot Cake (yes, it's a real coffee flavor! and it's mighty tasty, too!)

I wanted to post a card today because I know so many of us will be very busy tomorrow. I am getting ready to start some baking, but wanted to take a moment to tell all of YOU how very thankful I am for your kindness and friendship. too often in life we forget to slow down and take a moment to truly appreciate our blessings. I am sending big hugs to all of YOU across the way! :)

This card will be going to church with us tomorrow for our Pastor and his wife. They are such truly special, beautiful souls.

The image is by From the Heart and is called 'Risen Easter Egg.' I saw it while taking part in their blog hop this weekend. it also happens to be on special, at least at the time I am writing the post. the bg paper is by a fabulous company and blog called Free Pretty Things for You. she has the most gorgeous vintage digital treasures! the dsp matting the canvas banner is actually a piece sent to me by a friend. I'm sorry I don't know the mfg, but it was a perfect match for the stripe. thanks, Joan! :)

floral vine trim and buttons are vintage finds, sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh, doily, tag, and twine are from my stash. oh yes, little blue pearl is from Michael's, and canvas banner is from SU!. some faux stitching was added to lower piece of decorative paper, wink of stella clear glitter pen was used on the butterflies, and rock candy distress stickles were added to the banner on the egg.

so what do you think of my photo using my new light box set up? so so so much better than the pix with my phone! hooray to hubby for helping me get it going!

All of you have a most blessed Easter with your friends and family! :)

From the Heart - sketch 103/bling
Allsorts - Easter
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards - use a doily
Sister Act - any card goes
The Stamping Boutique - Easter
Emerald Faeries - Spring Flowers/Easter
Ladybug Crafts - anything goes
Cosmic Colors Ch - color challenge (use at least 3)
Add a Little Dazzle - spring color ch or anything goes
Crafter's Cafe - Easter
The Paper Shelter - Easter
WAW - anything encouraging goes
Digi Choosday - ovals/Easter
Crafty Boots - Easter
Eureka - Spring
Melonheadz - Spring
Ooh La La - Easter/Spring
That Craft Place - Easter/Spring


Tenia Nelson said...


Patty Sue 2 said...

A beautiful die cut and lovely image. Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER! Good luck and I hope we see more of your work in our future challenges!

Mrs Beez said...

Love that egg image and you must have had some patience to colour it so beautifully. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.PS Carrot cake flavoured coffee - sounds divine!

Anjie said...

Great make. Thanks for joining us in our Ovals/Easter challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (Senior DT Team Leader)

Stef H said...

oh sunshine, you have been on my mind lately and every time i mean to come by to visit, i get interrupted and then i forget! so glad you stopped by. hope you are feeling well and enjoying life.

wishing you and yours a very blessed easter!

big hugs :)

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Karal DT

Edwina said...

Wow! This card is fantastic! It is so beautiful. I love looking at it. Great digi and fabulous papers. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

LOVE!!! LOVE!!! Love that image.. beautifully colored and I love the layers of that yummy paper too. Thanks for joining us at FTH.

What I Created Next said...

Wow. Thats a beautiful card. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Ovals/Easter challenge (DT member)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter.

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card
thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card, wonderful colours and great egg design. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer!

Thank you for playing along with us at FTHS!

Hope to see you again this week!

Anonymous said...

very nicely done - great coloring and I love the elements in your card! Thanks for joining the FTHS sketch challenge this week!

Eve's Been Reading said...

Such a pretty card, thank you for joining in the fun challenge of 'Ovals/Easter' at Digi Choosday Challenge. Yvonne (DT)

wannabcre8tive said...

A very beautiful card. I love all the elements.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is absolutely STUNNING, Jennifer. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. It means so much to me. I always enjoy seeing your amazing creations.
Have a blessed week,
Word Art Wednesday

*Vicki* said...

Hi Jennifer!! I thought you had left the blog world!! So happy to "see" you creating!! I love this image and what a gorgeous card design!! I have recently feel in love with these digis!! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are doing well!! HUGS

craftjunkiesc said...

BEAUTIFUL card! So glad to have you back blogging & making pretty things. Fills my heart with so much joy.

Annie said...

What a bright and cheery card! Love the papers you used! Thank you for joining us at Melonheadz and hope to see you again soon! :)

Monica Weaver said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your creation with us in the Dazzling Diva Challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your creations in our weekly challenge.

Pat said...

I'm glad to see your blog back. I don't often leave a comment but I do visit once a week. In addition to your card making inspiration, you have inspired me to be more adventurous with my beverages. I'm not a coffee drinker buy I have been trying all different types of tea, thanks to you.

Colette said...

Hi Jennifer! Such a stunning card. I'm sure your Pastor and his wife were thrilled with it. Thank you for playing along with Cosmic Colours this month. x :o)

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and nice to see one with the true meaning of Easter on it.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Easter' challenge and good luck x Susan x

PaperDaisies said...

What a delightful image. Love how you have showcased it. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

Michelle J M said...

A fabulous Easter card, so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

Tracy said...

Fab Easter creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Unknown said...

Such a gorgeous colour pallette x
Gorgeous make xx Good luck and thank you for joining us at
Sandie (That Craft Place Designer, proud DT)

cotnob said...

A beautiful card, such lovely details.
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is so pretty!

Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

Moni said...

Beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica-dt

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday xx

Penny said...

Beautiful take on the sketch and color palette! :^)
Love your design, and all the fab details you added to this! I am sure the recipients were thrilled. :^)
And I think the photo turned out really great! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Bad Kitty said...

pretty card