Sunday, March 20, 2011

Celebrating You!


News flash!  Like I really need an excuse to celebrate my crafty friends!  No, Siree Bob!  This card was a creation made especially for all of you.   Yep, I wanted to pay homage to my fellow sublimely crafty cronnies and let you all know how inspired I am by your seemingly boundless talent and innovative crafting genius.  Thank you for YOU! I cannot begin to say exactly how many joyous hours I spend perusing your papercrafting handiwork and each and every wonderful moment is well spent as I always come away enthused, moved and inspired and most of all, raring to go!  So, Oh Talented Ones, this card's for you! 



Your card is doubly exciting to me because I was able to use my newfound ephemera fairy from Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous line of cling stamps. I just love this cutie pie.   She profoundly reminds me of the gifts, talents and knowledge that we all have and how lovely it is when they are shared just purely and simply by being you.  Your generosity of spirit becomes even more evident when you post your creations for all to delight in and that alone continues to astound.  I thought I would enter your card into three challenges this week as a tribute to all of you.  The first challenge site is The Shabby Tea Room and this is my maiden entry with them and I especially thought this card particularly fitting as I was buoyed by your kind comments and inspiring crafting creations and thought I'd try and do you proud by playing along in something new.  The second challenge is Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge site of which I have been having such a blast being a part of and wanted to further share the papercrafting love.  Lastly, but certainly not least, I thought your card would fit into Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge as well.   That way there would be treble the chances that you'd see the card I made, with love, just for you!


Supplies:


  • Stamps:  Tim Holtz for Stampers Annonymous "Winged Things" and Papertrey Ink Take Three:  Summer and Background Basics:  Newsprint, Hero Arts/Basic Grey Life of The Party Dots Cling
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White and Rustic White Cardstock, Spillman Yellow and Lime 200gsm C/S, Misc. Textured Gray C/S, Basic Grey PP, October Afternoon DP, Crate Paper DP
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Tangerine, Versafine Onyx, Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters, Pumice Stone, Broken Chine, Wild Honey, and Dried Marigold
  • Accessories:  Copics, Distressed Stickles in Rock Candy and Black Soot, Inksentials Glossy Accents and Crackle Medium, Gray Acrylic Paint, Glitter Paint (yellow, green and orange on ink distressed doily),  Papertrey Ink Sunshine Impression Plate and Banner Builders Die, Spellbinders Labels, Paper Doilies, Keisercraft Rhinestones (Copic colored), Provocraft/Cuttlebug Embossing Folder in Swiss Dots, Tim Holtz Baroque Alterations Die, and White cotton Bakers Twine

32 comments:

Debgem said...

This is delightfully shabby chic!!! Love the colours, the images, - all of it!!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

What a totally delightful fantasy card. Beautiful colors and such a cute little image. I'm so very happy that you chose to play along with the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge this week!

Linda said...

Fabulous card! The sort that makes me smile. If I haven't mentioned lately, you write a wonderful blog!!

Gisèle said...

Hi Jen, this card is an absolute treat.I love how you can jump from quirky, to classy, to shabby, and now to fantasy. You are very versatile, and there is always that element of surprise somewhere in your cards and that makes it fun to come and visit you. And your post,as always, delightful reading!PS if ever you see a comment from Cardsandmorebygigi, that is me...xo

Dana said...

Wonderfully whimsical Jen! I haven't pulled out my Tim Holtz/Stamper's Anonymous images in ages and I'm so inspired by your delightful (and heartfelt) card to all of your crafty friends. Am I included in that bunch? *hopeful grin*
The yellow news headline is eye-catching and I love the large polkadots on that BG panel.
Your creative spirit is showing today!

Stephanie said...

Jen.....This is so, so pretty! You always amaze me with your vintage/shabby chic style.....a style I covet! I just can't do it justice like you do.

I also just want to thank-you for your wonderful comments on my blog all of the time. You are so sincere and just make me smile every time I read your comments. Thanks for that! {hugs}

Debbie said...

A-dorable ... so shabby and fun! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room for our birthday bash :)

Pauline said...

This is so sweet, and fun too. Love that vintage image, and your card is lovely.

Kelly S. said...

Ohh how DO you do those luscious vintage layers? Everything in it's proper place, a color and patterned feast for the eyes, Ms. Jen! Love the way you colored that fun image, and love the banner over the ORANGE and YELLOW newsprint, COOL!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful shabby chic card, Jen! And of course I love the Tim Holtz stuff, lol.

Nadine said...

Your beautiful card and heartfelt post has given me such a lift in spirits and brought a big smile to my face. Thank YOU oh crafty, talented Jen for just being you.

Your card is a perfect dedication to this wonderful hobby we love to do and the friends we've made because of it!!! {Hugs!}

AuroraDawn said...

Gorgeous card, love the shabby chic look!

Mad for Paper said...

Jen,
this is so beautiful. I just love all the little details.
TFS
Ang

Rebecca said...

This is funky and different - I love it! Thank you right back :)

Cathy Weber said...

Thank you for the wonderful card! I say that since you said it was for all your crafty friends and I consider myself one of your friends. I love that little Tim Holtz fairy. It is adorable and the PTI newprint stamp set was used on your card so nicely. There are so many elements that work well, great that it qualified for three challenges too. Love your card Jen.

Terri said...

Great card. Love all the different elements and how shabby chic it is. Thank you for all the wonderful comments you leave on my blog. They always mean a lot to me.

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous card, Jen! Love the wonderful background and layers. Love the banners are well. too made a banner card yesterday :)
Thanks for making a card for all of us crafter. What a great idea! Your card made me smile and brought a lot of cheer to me this morning :)

Jean Martin said...

Ooooh love this vintage style you have going on girl! Gorgeous! So glad you could play with us at WMSC! :)

smdluxe said...

I love this! I especially love that banner. I have not tried banners yet, but from your card, I'm getting inspired to try! BEst Wishes.

Emily said...

How fun! I am not generally a fan of the vintagey ephemera thing (maybe because I can't do it right myself) but I'm digging your card! I like the pops of orange and the banner is super fun!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

So glad you came and played with us at The Shabby Tea Room! You fit right in ;o)
I love the ephemera fairy, and you did her justice with that wondeful card! I'm loving all those layers and that pretty banner... love your style Jen!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Jen!

First of all I would love to tell you how pretty your blog background is! Those flowers are gorgeous! And love this card that you've made, so pretty combining of styles and stamps! Very, very nice and lots to see! Perfect!

Hugs, Wendy

Geri said...

Jen--traveling with my family and just saw your comment on my CR84FN card--how sweet--had to come thank you! So glad I did--I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit here! Love your layers, and textures and colors...all of it!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Jen! What an awesome card! I love all the Vintage goodness packed into one project! That banner looks fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with the WMSC :)

Heather Jensen said...

This is fabulous Jen. Love the banner and sweet fairy. :)
Hugs~

Anne B said...

Fabulous card, jen. Love the fairy, the layers, your colouring, the banner. I could go on and on. Simply delish :)

Joanne Leddy said...

Shabby and wonderful! Without a doubt, over the moon ... fabulous! I love everything about this ... thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!

Rosemary said...

wowee!! what a gorgeous piece of cardmaking! thanks for your lovely comment on my card!! :)

Davi said...

Love that card with the cool altered ephemera!

Michelle said...

I.Just.Love.This. Really. The lil' fairy...the banner....the doily...the newsprint...so many of my favies all in one place!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is beautiful, Jen! Such a gorgeous, shabby chic creation with just the right amount of bling and decor! And I'm so with you on all the fabulously, creative people out there... There's so much inspiration to be found all over blog land!

Savitri said...

Such a fun fun card!! Love the shabby chic design!