Saturday, June 29, 2013

Heat Wave

Holy heatwave.  We're looking at 100+ weather for today and the next 3 days after that.  So much for all that unexpected rain we got last week, we are right back into Summer now for sure!  I'm thinking a trip to the beach is in order very soon!

So today I have 4 things to share with you all (I've been a busy girl!).  First is a cute 4th of July card that I made for the following challenges:

Sunday Sketch & Stamp (sketch below) 

I used July 4 Day from Whimsie Doodles, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits with Stickles added to her shoes (red) and sparklers (gold).  DP is from My Mind's Eye.  I added some star brads to the upper left corner and some gold pearl stickers to the upper right corner - I love working with Whimsie Doodles images and I rarely get a chance to play with them, so I had fun with this one.

My next card is for the:

I used "Blushing Violet Fairy" by Elaine Cox (digi available at Sweet Pea Stamps), colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Papers are from MME, then I went through my stash of ribbon snippets & buttons and added a bunch of them as embellishments.  This card is sized 5.5 x 3.25 inches - I like to make cards that are 5.25 inches squared, and this small piece of cardstock is what is left over after I make those cards.  So I keep them in a big pile and once in a while I make a few cards with them using my scrap pieces of DP, etc.  They are the perfect size to fit into those small white "all purpose" envelopes you can buy super cheap at any large retailer, drugstore, or office supply store.  That's just my little helpful hint for the day.  :)
Because it's Saturday, we have a reminder post for you at:

We're being sponsored by 2CuteInk and I used the adorable I Cherryish You image, printed on DP and colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits with a spot of Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  DP is from My Mind's Eye, the little "LOVE" embellishment was cut from the paper and attached so that it would hang off the edge of the ATC.

And last for today, we have a new challenge for you (our last for the Summer) at:

I am also entering this into the following challenges: 

(We'll be taking a short break at Just Some Lines after this 2-week challenge for the Summer, we'll be having a DT call next month and starting back up with monthly challenges in September.)  For today's card, I used the gorgeous Emo Bride image, paper-pieced and colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  I used papers from MME and added a ribbon (Stampin' Up!), some pink gemstone stickers, and a pretty vintage-looking key charm.  Have a great weekend everyone!  Peace.


  1. This is so adorable! I have this image too, and it is so fun to work with! Love the papers you used and a great layout! Thanx for playing along with us at CC&CC! Joanne

  2. Great cards - thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

  3. Aaaahhhh she is so cute, love this image. Beautiful card... Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC&CC...

  4. I forget to stop by your blog because I'm always "LIKING" your projects on FB...but it's still nice to read comments every once in a while!

    Fab cards, all of them! The ATC's you made for this week's challenge are soooo sweet...the cherries are adorable and I love how you stamped them on printed DP.

    As "cool" as I think you are, try to stay cool in those soaring temps!

  5. Oh wow Jean i just love all these gorgeous creations!!!

  6. Such a sweet creation. Thank you for joining us this week at TPC Challenge.
    Laine - DT

  7. What a cute image you have for your card.I love the way you colored it. I like the way you highlighted the sparklers and her shoes. Thank you for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.


  8. What a lovely owl card you have made. Thanks for entering the One Sweet Challenge, best wishes Kym xxx (Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team)

  9. You certainly have been busy! My word! Love all four of them, Jenn! Very sweet images and great designs on each! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  10. Hi Jenn,
    all your work is so lovely! It always is my friend. Thank you for joining One Sweet Challenge.
    susan s

  11. Wow! What a Fabulous collection of cards! 8-) Thanks for joining us at Whimsie Doodles! 8-)