Friday, April 1, 2011

Crafting Therapy.

It's been one of those weeks.  You know the ones.   The one that is seemingly filled to the brim with all that "stuff"  you'd rather it not be?  Well, I have been trudging my way through slowly but surely.  But today, I decided to stop trudging and just get on with it and be firm in my belief that there are blessings in every situation, even if they aren't immediately apparent.  So I decided to buck up and get crafty!  I nearly gave this week's CR84FN Color Challenge a miss due to loss of mojo and any semblance of energy today (but really, I think I was too entranced in my little pity party I had going on).  Then I realized that missing this challenge would only instil a bit more gray into my day, because what I really needed was to have a play with color.   To miss this week's challenge would have been a shame.   Hence this super quick Stamp & Go was born.  I think it mildly funny that even though I did manage to get my craft on, it did serve as a slight attitude adjuster, despite my odd choice of a less than chirpy sentiment.  I guess I wasn't fully ready to let go of the irrits, but I did try.  A mild buck up is better than no buck up at all, right?  Goodness, I sound like that sentiment.  Ack!  Enough of that.



So, before I get all maudlin here's my gorgeous geisha girl that got me going again..sort of,  *wink* for this week's CR84FN Color Challenge featuring Garnet, Chartreuse, and Cream:



Thanks for stopping by and brightening my day! x

Supplies:


  • Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Asian Garden and Asian Garden Additions, Art Stamps Cherry Blossoms
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel and Rustic Cream, Bazzill Cream Textured Cardstock
  • Ink:  Versafine Black Onyx, Memento Sahara Sand, Distress Ink in Vicorian Velvet, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain, and Aged Mahogany
  • Accessories:  Provocraft Cuttlebug Geisha Embossing Folder, Chartreuse Burlap, Spellbinders Fancy Labels Nestabilities, Tonic Distressing Tool, and Resin Orchids

18 comments:

Karen C. said...

Perfect sentiment f or òne of those days`,Jen. The Geisha embossing folder is so unique - I`ve never seen anything like that before. That little touch of chartreuse burlap adds a great colour accent. Hope you have a great week-end!!

Babies- Beth said...

Oh my, that is so cool! So nice to see Scarlet Jewel used, and your edges make me think it would be lovely blended like the MIM Challenge this week- sure hope your day goes better than the last few, lol, and the weekend brings you lots of attitude adjustment- I meant crafting!- time!

cardsandmorebygigi said...

oh, i adore geishas...that sentiment is so perfect...my garden has been storming for weeks with a very painful shoulder....rest, rest, rest, no typing,no crafting, no commenting, but i had to see your creations and send a little note to say you are amazing and i love your card....xooxoxo

Stacy said...

"be firm in my belief that there are blessings in every situation, even if they aren't immediately apparent."

LOVE that, and it's so true. Thanks for the reminder, sometimes it's easy to get caught up in the "stuff" of it all, you know? Anyway, beautiful card! Nice embossing detail, thanks for sharing & Have a great weekend :)

cbuswell said...

great card, really like the sentiment! love reading your posts! : )

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful card, Jen! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Heather Jensen said...

Glad you found some mojo. I am alwasy glad to see you join us at CR84FN! Thank you for playing. :)

Hugs~

Mad for Paper said...

Beautiful card. the spellbinders tag looks almost like a scroll. I really like it used this way. I think we should all use your motto:
"buck up and get crafty!". sounds good to me, I wonder how it would work on the kids?
TFS
Ang

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Jen! Your card is AMAZING! I love the embossed image paired with that beautifully framed sentiment! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Lorraine said...

Your card is cool & unique, Jenn. That geisha embossing is neat and I do love that sentiment - which looks so pretty on your card.

Sue Lelli said...

Jen, LOVE that embossed Geisha Girl and your FAB sentiment! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Lauren said...

This card is so beautiful!! I love the geisha background. And I know how you feel about just trudging along. I think I need some craft room therapy myself. ;) Great job!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is a seriously COOL card!!!

suzARTe said...

this card is gorgeous, I love the main image and the way you have used the colours. I love this post, it really reflects the positivity and satisfaction that comes from creating.

Kristin said...

I love your card! Great for the challenge ;-)

Chris said...

Wow. That geisha girl is so cool!

You do rock a challenge, Jen. I'd hate for you to miss one, either. It's a unique color combo, and you did well. I love your little chartreuse peeks on the edges.

I hope you have a better week, and the rain stays out of your garden for at least a sunny day or two!

Anne B said...

Oooh, that is simply gorgeous - love the geisha and those little pops of green. Hope this week is going better :)

Michelle said...

Love that sentiment....and it sounds like it goes perfect with where your mind was too....I love the embossed image and all that antiquing.