Monday, February 25, 2013

I'm so excited!

And I just can't hide it!  Haha- do you have the song stuck in your head now?  Hopefully not :)

Hello to one and all!

I have just been itching to get a post up!  It seems like it has taken me forever to be able to do so.  I have an announcement.  Ahem.  Drum roll.  I made a DT!!  Yay!!!  My next post, set to launch on March 5, will be my very first post with an inspirational card for an awesome challenge coming up at Creative Card Crew.  I likely won't have any other posts before then as I *really* need to get some spring cleaning done (I say spring after we just had a big snowstorm lol).  So I'll be taking a few days off of cards... maybe, ha! 

I have been working away on two cards these past few days.  The first one, sadly, is the one I can't post until the challenge goes live.  But I am so thrilled with this second card that I made for my daughter's SECOND (wow!) birthday coming up.  Time sure flies.  

So enough of my excited ramblings.  I just have to show you this card!

Here is a full view:

Isn't she just the sweetest thing?  The stamp is Spring Swing from The Paper Shelter.  The background frame was sponged in Broken China distress ink.  It was a bit too small to fit the width of my card, so I cut and pieced two frames together.  The "tree branch" that the swing is hanging off of is actually a rose stem from Cheery Lynn Embellishments #2.  I just added a few Spellbinders leaves to make it look like a tree.  The little red flowers are also from the Embellishments #2 pack.

Now, here's the awesome part!

It's a twisted easel card!  Holy cow, I've made one!  This is my very first easel card; so now you know why I'm so excited :)

Close ups:

This one is of the fence that I intertwined a flourish studded with little flowers.  The fence was lightly sponged in Tea Dye distress ink, then covered with clear Crackle Distress paint in hopes of giving it a worn, weathered look.  The flourish, grass (which was made from a Cheery Lynn Cutie Fringe 4 die) and leaves on the tree branch were sponged in Peeled Paint distress ink, and the flowers in Barn Door distress ink.

And here is a closeup of her.

I have colored her with Copics, and the background panel was embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

And lastly, here is one of the bottom:

I think that's about all the special details.  Product info at the bottom for anyone who's interested :)  Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much for stopping by and sharing my excitement.  I hope you have a fabulous day!!

Cheery Lynn - Die cut flowers
Lady Anne's - Nana Vic's challenge, anything goes  3/5/13
Lady Anne's - Stamp challenge, anything goes + stamp  4/3/13
Ruby's Rainbow - In the garden  3/5/13
Delicious Doodles - Flowers for spring 
Pattie's Creation - Fancy folds  3/7/13
Paper Creator's Crafts - Flowery delight  3/7/13
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes, optional pile it on
One Stitch At A Time - Use a digi
Card Makin Mamas - Happy birthday  3/1/13
QKR Stampede - Birthday with a number (number on bottom of easel)
SweetPea Stampers - Use a stamp/digi  3/7/13
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything goes
Daisy Doodles - Anything goes
Pin and Tack - Anything goes  03/1/13
Sentimental Sundays - Flowers, flowers and more flowers  3/3/13
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes 3/3/13
Simon Says Stamp - Stamp you love but don't use (brand new stamp) 3/4/13
Jellypark Challenges - Use shapes (3/7/13) 

Size:  6 x 6
Papers:  Basic cardstock, Nana's Nursery from DCWV
Stamp:  Spring Swing from The Paper Shelter
Ink:  Tea Dye, Broken China, Barn Door and Peeled Paint distress inks
Copics: 0, E000/00/11/29/35/39, Y15/17/26/28, R20/22/27/29/85, B000/00/02, YG06
Embellishments:  ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Misc. Dies:  Spellbinders Foliage 2 and Classic Scalloped Circles, Memory Box Small Pinwheel Posie
Cheery Lynn Dies:  Arabian Night Rectangle Frame, Cutie Fringe 4, Victorian Picket Fence, Embellishments #2, Mini Fanciful Flourish


  1. Hi Jenn,
    I love how all the elements of your card work together and the fold is very nice. They work perfectly with that image. Thank you very much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs and congratulations on your DT position.


  2. What a cute scene you've created on your card. So Sweet. Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck.

  3. This is gorgeous! Love the scene you've created with all the dies and wonderful coloring of this sweet image. So glad you joined us for the fancy fold challenge at Pattie's Creations. Congrats on your new dt too!

  4. This is wonderful, I love that fold and all your cut out work is stunning plus gorgeous coloring! Thanks so much for playing at Broken Box Stock and Crafty Sentiments this time:)

  5. A stunning card Jenn, so much attention to detail and inclusion of different techniques - AWESOME. Congrats on your new DT adventure, am sure you are going to have so much fun . Hope to see you back next week at OSAAT and good luck in this weeks challenge :) Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  6. Great second Birthday Card your daughter will treasure it, when she get older. Thanks for joining us for Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's.

  7. Hi Jenn, this is gorgeous! I love all the little details and how the vine intertwines with the fence!
    I'm so excited to have you join us at the Creative Card Crew too!
    And yes, now the song is firmly stuck in my head :/ lol!


  8. Beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  9. Stunning creation - there is so much I love about it. The crackle fence is brilliant with the cute image. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

  10. What a cute Fancy Fold card! Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  11. aw this is justy so pretty - love the image and the fence - great twisted easel beautifully executed! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

  12. This is a truly awesome card girl. Smiles.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week & Good Luck!


    P.S. Why not pop over to visit my blog?
    Once I reach 500 fabulous followers I'll be having a little give away. Smiles.

  13. Beautifull card, well coloured, love the fence with the vine.
    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

    Huggsss, Angelique

  14. Super sweet card and fabulous colours you used!
    Thank you for sharing it at Diva's this week and good luck
    Hugs Laurie xx

  15. Love your card...such a cute image and beautifully colored. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  16. Really adorable, love the sweet image and the die cuts are fabulous
    Lindsay xx

  17. Love the elements you used on your card and how you created the perfect scene. Your coloring is awesome as well and congrats on your DT position. Thanks for visiting our neighborhood and stopping by at 613 Avenue Create.

    DT Member
    Personal Blog:

  18. Back with a different hat. Awe, so cute and delightful, simply a lovable card. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

  19. Super sweet card! Great image and I love the flowers and everything you added to it. Your daughter will love it! Congrats on your DT! Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

  20. This is fabulous love all the die cuts and great detail.Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Joan x

  21. Fabulopus card you have created with your good news Congratulations on your new position as DT member. I hope you have lots of fun. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  22. what a cute work of art! love it!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  23. Wow!! so many adorable details!!! love the crackle fence, the branch, and the frame background!! Thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  24. Gorgeous creation, love your colors and the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.

  25. Such a lovely detailed card. I love your embellishments and your flowers. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  26. Gorgeous card, I love the sweet image and all the detailing you have added is so beautiful.
    Sue xx

  27. This is absolutely beautiful. I love the twisted easel design with the gorgeous scene with fence and flowers too. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and Pattie's Creations and good luck. Hope to see you back friday and next friday for some new challenges. Bettina xx

  28. A fabby looking card. Great tip with the crackle paint on the fence. Really lovely use of the TPS image. Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Shelter and our celebrations challenge last week. We have a brand new one up now, please come and join us.
    Love n hugs

  29. Love all the little details...the fence, the tiny die cuts, and sponging! This will be such a lovely keepsake for your daughter. Thanks for sharing your card with us in the Birthday Challenge with the Card Makin' Mamas! Hope to see you again soon!

    Inky hugs,
    CMM DT

  30. Super sweet card - adorable image and fabulous die cuts.
    Thanks for playing along with us at TPC this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  31. What a gorgeous card! Love the bright cheerful colors, and it's a perfect card for a 2-yr old! Thank you for joining QKR's Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

    BTW ~ Congrats on making the DT!

  32. This is gorgeous!
    I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  33. this is so super cute! love the gate and the grass too! and thanks for visiting and leaving a sweet comment on my blog. :) I'm now your newest follower!

  34. Ahhh thisis to cute for words! I love it :0) All the detail and those icckle flowers too :0)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Creators - Flowery Delights Challenge this time and good luck.
    Love Clairebears x

  35. How totally sweet and most adorable she looks! You have coloured your image so beautifully and added so many lovely details. Such a wonderful scenery this is! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, hugs, Ira xox

  36. Wow, this is stunning! Love that it's a twisted easel card too. Love all your detail, especially the little fence with the crackle paint. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT! Best, CG

  37. Very pretty card, love the fence and the flowers and vine. Love how you added the frame in the background and great colouring too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  38. first,,,,,,

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a fabulous announcement!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you!!!!!!

    and second,,,,,,,,what a darling card,,,,,,fabulous coloring and such pretty colors!!!!!!

  39. Congratulations on making your first design team. There is nothing quite like the feeling that someone loves your cards and thinks you are worthy to use their images! And you are certainly deserving. Your card is a stunner! I just love all the detail you added to make it special for your little girl. From the sweet image to all the wonderful embellishments it's just awesome. Thanks for playing along at Lady Anne's Stamp challenge.

  40. super super cute card and... congratulations!!!!!
    thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge

  41. What a fab card - love the frame behind your image - beautiful x
    Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us over at Jellypark & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


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