Thank You

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, my sweet, blog friend, Julie Tucker-Wolek, organized a Virtual Baby Shower for little, ol' me.  I was beyond surprised and humbled by this gesture of kindness and wanted to send out a great big thank you to her and the rest of the talented ladies involved.  (See list below.)  Words cannot possibly express what it meant to me.  Love each and every one of you to bits!
I started this card by trimming the left edge of a piece of bright, pink, medallion, patterned paper with a strip of multi-colored, striped, patterned paper; machine stitching, with white-threaded, straight stitches, a double frame around their combined edges; and dressing the space between them with a length of lace, as well as a bit of white, seam binding ribbon, tied, in a double bow, near its top edge and embellished with a lone, pink pearl.
After adhering the prepped piece, to the Kraft, cardstock, card face, with foam tape, I stamped the partial, "Thank You" sentiment, in Jet Black ink, on a pink, striped, banner die cut and anchored it, just above the completed, stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a floral, journaling card, "FOR YOUR KINDNESS" sentiment, with messy, white-threaded, machine stitches.
The journaling card was tucked just below the embellished bow with foam tape.  I then topped a canvas butterfly with a gold-embossed, on vellum, and hand-cut butterfly, which was dressed up with a teal, paper bloom; backed it with a white-embossed, on a vellum die cut, lace circle; and adhered the prepped focal point, with foam tape, just above the sentiment, in the top center of the journaling card.
Inspiration for this card came from City Crafter Challenge Blog's Week 199: Flowers and Lace and The Card Concept's Challenge #4: Use a Floral Theme.
Please be sure to stop by each participant's blog to check out their beautiful creations and leave them a little love from me.  I've linked their baby card posts to their names below.

Julie Tucker-Wolek
Lynn Mangan
Laurie Willison 
Angi Barrs 
Jennifer Turner 
Tracey McNeely   
Annette Allen 
Lisa Elton
Ashley Horton 
Miriam Prantner  
Monika Davis
Leslie Germain 

I've got another project, inspired by Wplus9 Design's February/March Release, to share, with you all, late tomorrow.  Until then, thanks so much for stopping by!  I'm so frustratingly behind on my reader and seeing all of your beautiful projects.  Please know that I'm doing my best to keep up and will be by just as soon as I possibly can.  Big hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Fanciful Feathers, Lacey Layers, & Flora & Fauna I (Wplus9) Paper: Kraft (Wplus9); all patterned (My Mind's Eye); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Banner Trio & Lacey Layers dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); white & gold embossing powders (Ranger); canvas butterfly (Maya Road); teal paper blossom (Recollections); white seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); lace (Hobby Lobby); pink pearl (Mark Richards); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); floral framed journaling card (My Mind's Eye)


Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely thing for Julie to do ... and you so deserve it ... I love this card ... as always a stunning creation ... Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week too!

~amy~ said...

Julie rocks, eh? and so do you! Love this over the top gorgeous butterfly card!

Ashley Horton said...

This is gorgeous Jinny! I love the mix of saturated Pink and Blue with the touches of Gold! And I loved being a part of your Baby Blog Hop!! :)

Anna Rogalska said...

Absolutely precious!Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is ever so lovely, Jinny, and I can't believe you had time to make this card, much less post it AND play in a challenge! You're amazing!

Charlene said...

Beautiful Jinny!!! Thanks for playing this week at CCCB :-)

Maria said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your cards are always amazing! Thank you for the inspiration! Take care, hugs!

Lisa said...

You are the BEST Jinny!! Thank you for taking the time to make us this beautiful thank you card. The colors are bright and happy.Your layered butterflies topped with the bloom are wonderful!

Tracy said...

Oh you just have me a shot of happy with all those fabby layers. So pretty! Hugs!

Kerin said...

This card is so pretty! The combination of dsp with so many perfect elements are perfect. Btw, I LOVE your blog header! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Jinny it was our pleasure to celebrate your new addition! Love this beautiful card so much. Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

Sid said...

Beautiful !

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous creation! And congratulations too!
Thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Angi Barrs said...

I'm so glad that you enjoyed the hop! Your card is on its way to you. I kept forgetting to drop it in the mail! :) Hugs!!!!

Love this gorgeous card!!!!

KayM said...

What a beautiful card! Your layering is just amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :)

Laura Davis said...

Oh wow, this is perfection!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is just beautiful! What a stunning butterfly/flower combo! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!