Three in One

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Good afternoon!  And oh, my goodness is it a warm one, at least for this time of year, in our neck of the woods!  We spent much of the morning playing outside.  Ezekiel can't stop practicing with his new bow and arrow, which I LOVE!  And Adina just isn't the same when she doesn't have some time, during the day, to play on the swing-set; ride her bike; color, on the patio, with chalk; or blow bubbles.  They both just love to be outdoors, and we've been blessed, thus far, with a mild winter, which makes our 920 square foot home much more manageable with two kiddos :).  So, enough chit-chat.  How'd ya'll like to see a little, country, New Year's creation?
I started this card by adhering a strip of black, damask, patterned paper, vertically, near the left edge of the Very Vanilla, cardstock, card face and machine stitching, with ivory-threaded, zig-zag stitches, down its long sides.  I then anchored a piece of black, polka dot, patterned paper, overlapping the right side of the black, damask, patterned paper, with ivory-threaded, straight, machine stitches, before hand cutting the silver banner from glitter tape and adhering it draped across the top right corner of the card face.
The bird was hand cut, from a gray, textured cardstock, using a template; silver embossed with the "Celebrate" sentiment; distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; given a black, crystal eye; and adhered, with foam tape, just below the silver pennants.
A length of ivory lace anchors the bird and was topped with a black, gingham ribbon, tied, in a bow, just to the left of the sentiment, and embellished with a black, scalloped and pearl-studded brad.
Inspiration for this card came from ColourQ's Challenge #117...
The Ribbon Reel's Challenge #18...
and Chupa's Sketchbook Saturday: Challenge #43.
I also wanted to share a few pics of my kiddos decorating Christmas cookies.  We usually decorate them on Christmas afternoon, but the weather was so nice, even then, that we went outside.  It's kinda fun to drag our Christmas festivities into the week after the big day, too, though.  Although, I really wouldn't mind a little snow ;).
And I just couldn't resist throwing in the first take on that last photograph.  LOL!  She's such a silly girl!
I have one last Friday Faves, for 2011, coming your way tomorrow.  Then, I'll be off celebrating 2012!  So, if I don't catch you tomorrow, have a safe and happy New Year, ya'll!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Mehndi Medallions (Wplus9) Paper: Very Vanilla & gray textured (SU); black damask & polka dot (Jenni Bowlin) Ink: Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark) Other: ivory thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scotch); silver glitter tape (Recollections); black crystal (Prima); silver embossing powder & embossing gun (SU); black gingham ribbon (Hobby Lobby); ivory lace & black scalloped pearl-studded brad (Paper Studio); bird template (Jenni Bowlin)

14 comments:

Lynn said...

I think I need to send the outtakes of Marcel from our cousin picture with you. He and Adina would get along famously! I love the gorgeous bird on your card today!

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous card Jinny! I love the details!

So glad your kids got to play outside! There is nothing like fresh air to tire them out, haha!

Lisa said...

GREAT card Jinny, perfect all around for the challenges. I always love the pics of the kiddos...so darn cute! HAPPY NEW YEAR BLESSINGS ;)

lynn said...

sweet card and pics, jinny! wishing you a happy new year:)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the details!


Wishing you a year of health, happiness and creativity! Happy New Year!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Beautiful card Jinny! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the banner and the birdie!! And LOVING the photos... your kids are soooooooooooo PRECIOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Pauline said...

What a gorgeous card, I love the stitched panel, and the sweet bird, a perfect take on out challenge this week! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

BEAUTIFUL card....but your cookies made me drool! LOVE LOVE LOVE sugar cookies:) YUMMY!

Keilly said...

How cute, love the sweet bird and sparkly bunting used. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Jinny! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week and Happy New Year!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love the bird with the sentiment. Great colours. Happy New Year!

Helen said...

Such a sweet card Jinny, love that birdie!! Looks like your children had lots of fun making those biscuits!! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Your card is superb as always, but your sweet kids just stole my heart!! Two gorgeous little munchkins :D

annewalker said...

Wow, you've really got the talent in craft! I so love your holiday card. With some new year messages, i think that will suffice as my gift for the holiday. And of course together with those yummy-looking cookies, can i have some? Yum yum.

Cheers and hugs this holiday xxxx
Anne Walker @
http://messages.365greetings.com/holiday/new-year/new-year-wishes.html