Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thanks & Sending you Autumn Sunshine

Hello everyone!  Woke up to a very foggy day - Jeremy and I are driving into San Francisco today to pick up his mom from the airport (she lives about 1/2 hour from us).  I like going into San Fran as long as I don't have to be the one driving.  LOL  We'll probably go out to lunch, which is always nice.  I didn't talk to my mom or Jeremy's dad yesterday, but I did talk to my step-dad who said that my mom was taking her pain killers - something she hates to do.  So that's good that she's taking them, but bad that she needs them.  Please continue to keep them both in your thoughts.  Thank you!

Yesterday I took some time and created 2 cards to share today - the first one is for the:

I used an older image from Tiddly Inks, I can no longer find her in the shop but she's saved in my files as "Thank You" - I paper-pieced her clothes and hair ribbons with paper from My Mind's Eye.  The rest of her is colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Sentiment is also from Tiddly Inks.  I added some buttons from my stash and a paper flower with a button center to finish it off.

My TIP is this:  Treat paper piecing like paper dolls - print your image several times and cut out the various pieces from different prints to mix and match and get a unique look.  Scrap pieces of paper are great for this - print your image on a plain piece of paper and then use temporary adhesive to attach small scraps to the parts of the image you want on that particular paper before running it through your printer again.
And next is my card for this month's:

From the Heart Stamp of the Month Challenge

I'm also entering this one into the:

I used this month's Bobbing for Apples freebie (From the Heart), colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Paper is from Stampin' Up! and I added some coordinating ribbon tags and buttons.  Sentiment is also from Designed2Delight/From the Heart.  Peace.


  1. Both cards are adorable, Jenn! I love the colors and cute embellishments. And your coloring is so pretty!

  2. Very nice and cute set of cards...
    Great job!


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  3. Gorgeous card!! Love that image! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!

  4. Loving these two cards Jenn!! The 'dookin for apples' is a great image, your colouring always looks fabulous! Thanks for entering it in this week's Crafting by Designs challenge! Best of luck! Mo xxx

  5. Adorable image and card with the Primary Colors and paper piecing! Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  6. Great card, love the buttons & colours you have used!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. Adorable. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks and good luck! :)

    Big Hugs
    xx Tracey xx

  8. What cute cards! Love your use of buttons :) Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  9. Very sweet, love all those buttons!

    kathy b
    Aud Sentiments DT

  10. Both cards are adorable, Jenn.

    Thanks for joining our Freebie of the Month Challenge @ {From the Heart Stamps}

  11. Her kimono looks amazing and thanks for sharing your tip! Fabulous entry for our Paper Piecing challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips, good luck!

  12. Hi Jenn, thanks for sharing your wonderful Thank you card with us at The Perfect Sentiment. Love the cute image and the paper piecing. Fab layout, love all those buttons and the gorgeous flower.

  13. Awesome Thank you card! Very Zen! Great take on our challenge! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  14. Wonderful card... love the image......HUGS..SK :) - The Perfect Sentiment DT

  15. Great cards hunny and so pleased you could play at TTT, we have a new challenge hope you can come and play again this time, hugs Samantha :0)

  16. Great cards. Loved both of them. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  17. oh they are both cute hunny . thank you for playing along with the tiddly inkers this week, hugs Lou xxx

  18. Great card, love the image. Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.
    Hugs Ali x

  19. Both cards are gorgeous, I love the image from From the Heart!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time.