Three in One

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Good afternoon!  We're back to warmer weather in my neck of the woods, but Adina is also back to feeling icky.  It seems that every time we go to church, she comes home not feeling well.  That cannot be good!  Then, I get so tired taking care of the poor, little thing, that it's difficult to keep caught up on everything.  Help!  I think I need a vacation!  Anyway, I'm still trying to get my mojo back but, at the same time, refusing to let it take a break.  So, I do have a pretty, little number, to share with you all, today.
I started this card by machine stitching, with ivory-threaded, straight stitches, a piece of pink, polka dot fabric to the front of the Very Vanilla, cardstock, card face, which had been distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.
A strip of gray, doily, patterned paper was then adhered down the vertical center of the card face and anchored with ivory-threaded, zig-zag, machine stitches.  I then wrapped a length of seam binding ribbon, which had been stained with Pink Bubblegum Glimmer Mist, around its center; tied it, in a dressy bow, near the top edge of the card face; and embellished it with a couple of hemp twine bows; a black, checked bow; a cream, resin flower; and a chipboard house, which I dressed up with a little, silver glitter.
A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock was then stamped, in Basic Black ink, with the "Congratulations to the happy couple" sentiment; clear embossed with the gorgeous, blossom images; distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; framed with a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock, as well as ivory-threaded, straight stitches; and finally, dressed up with a little, pink trim; a couple of cream, doily, flower halves; and a trio of silver, mini brads, before being tucked under the embellished bow.
Inspiration for this card came from the Tuesday Trigger: Winter Blossoms in the Moxie Fab World...
The Shabby Tea Room's Week #98: Sparkly & Bright...
and Deconstructing Jen's Deconstructed Sketch No. 35.
I'm also thrilled to tell you all that this card, that I made for Winter's Valentine's Day Card Drive, put me in the Top 3 over at The Ribbon Reel.  Thank you so much for the honor, ladies!  My cup runneth over!
And thanks, to you all, for stopping by!  Please don't forget that you have until the close of tonight EST to link up your takes on The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #115.  Then, I'll be back, late tomorrow, along with the rest of the team, with another color story to try your hand at.  Until then, happy stamping, and be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Heartfelt Mix - sentiment & Very Vintage Greetings - flower (Wplus9) Paper: Very Vanilla & Pink Pirouette (SU); gray doily (My Mind's Eye) Ink: Basic Black (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark) Other: ivory thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); pink polka dot fabric & pink ruffle trim (Hobby Lobby); cream doily flower & chipboard house (Jenni Bowlin); white seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); Pink Bubblegum Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); skinny black ribbon (May Arts); clear embossing powder & silver mini brads (SU); silver glitter (K&Company); foam tape (Scotch); cream resin flower (Maya Road); mini clothespin (Canvas Corp.)

13 comments:

Christina said...

This is so soft and delicate! I love the multiple layers and textures of ribbon and twine at the top. Hope your little one feels better soon--I've been fighting the same battle with my youngest!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Jinny!!! Love the pretty paper and the glitter house!Thanks for sharing this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Lynn said...

Oh goodness. I love the combination of the different ribbons and twine. So beautiful! Hope sweet Adina is feeling better soon.

Lindsay said...

This is so so lovely Jinny! So shabby and divine!

So so sorry your little cutie is sick! It is so frustrating when they seem to catch every bug out there! I hope she recovers quickly.

Tammy said...

So pretty Jinny! Love the grouping of embellishments at the top, especially that glittery house! Love the soft feel the fabric provides too!

Lisa said...

Yep...this is a pretty little number Jinny! Love the sweet sparkly house and polka dot fabric. So sorry Adina is sick. My DIL teaches 1st grade & the kids are always bringing something to school. She & my son were both home from work today with the icky sickies.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So sorry she's not feeling good again :( You said this happens after church?? Question for you on this... does she sit in the pews with you, or does she go to a toddler room during the service??? If she goes to a toddler room.... question for you on that.... is it an older room/building? Could it possibly have mold that might be affecting her? (I hope you don't think I am calling your church old... just checking to see why she's getting sick)... or if the room/building isn't old, are they possibly serving her a snack that might not be agreeing with her?? Just seeing if any of these might help you figure out why she's not feeling good :):):):):)

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your card... loving the mix of ribbons/lace and loveeeeeeeee the little house! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Janice said...

This is so soft and beautiful. The stitching were a great touch. And the three brads were put just at the right spot to add some sparkle. =)

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a beautiful card Jinny - love all of the pretty details.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Jinny. Great take on all 3 of the challengs. Love the pretty ribbon and shimmery house! :o)

Helen F. said...

Beautiful card Jinny! Love all the 'romantic' details.

lynn said...

precious wedding card, jinny:)

Cath said...

Hey Jinny! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)