Bright & happy thanks


Once I pulled out patterned paper, my version of Beate’s 42nd sketch came together pretty quickly. You’re sure to get inspiration by visiting Beate, Cambria, Charmaine, Laurie, Mary Jo, Sharon this morning. They never disappoint!

K & Co flat papers in Oriental and Blue Floral patterns were picked up last weekend at my local scrapbooking store. I combined them with Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, and Green Galore solid cardstock, and SU! stamps. The flowers are all pretty random, but there are little stitches all making up the patterned paper, so I thought this background was perfect. I stamped the Stitched background (and the Thanks from I can’t remember which set!) in Pink Passion Craft ink. Some faux stitching, a lot of Kaiser rhinestones as well as a rhinestone brad, some Flower Fusion blooms, ribbon, and dimensionals later, I was done.

I might just send this card out in the mail today to a dear friend who surprised me (and totally made my day) with these lovely flowers. Aren’t they just beautiful? I called to thank her and to gush a bit, but a hand stamped card is most certainly in order, don’t you think? Though maybe I’ll do something more girlie and less day-glo. . . . I’ll have to work on that this evening!


I stamped the card above while watching the finale of last season’s The Tudors. Thanks to Angie, schwoooooooo! I’ve been HOOKED on the show. Sometimes, well, you just need a bit of of a saucy (and yeah, I’ll admit it’s pretty smutty!) escape to keep ya going!

Hope everyone has a marvelous weekend. Other than getting my hair done tomorrow, I have no plans. I can’t wait.

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  1. Posted April 4, 2008 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    How fun is this! I just LOVE it Jenn, so bright, happy and fun! Your cards always make me smile! Have a great weekend!

  2. Posted April 4, 2008 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    Beautiful!! How bright and cheerful!
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Posted April 4, 2008 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Beautiful card, Jenn!!! And yeah, I love that show too . . . 😉

  4. Posted April 4, 2008 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    How bright and fun. So my style. Lovin’ the color combo you used and that ribbon is perfect.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Posted April 4, 2008 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Wow! The flowers are beautiful and that card rocks! I loooove the bright colors.

  6. Posted April 4, 2008 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    LOVE the Tudors! LOVE!!! You mean you missed the first season? NETFLIX baby! Your flowers are beautimous… I’ve never seen purple like that.. WOW! You are so clever turning the sketch on the side. LOVE it Jenn. Have a great weekend!!! 🙂

  7. Posted April 4, 2008 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Love the flowers and bow you created here, Jenn — they go perfectly with that gorgeous paper! And what beautiful flowers — that’s a special friend, indeed! Enjoy your relaxed weekend . . .

  8. Posted April 4, 2008 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    I LOVE your bright and spunky card, Jenn! That ribbon is wonderful! And what beautiful flowers!!! Have a fun weekend!!

  9. Posted April 4, 2008 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    I love the bright and cheery colors and papers you’ve chosen. I’m sitting her grinning at it’s beauty :o)

  10. Posted April 4, 2008 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    I love your card Jenn! I’ve showed a few cards this week using this amazing K & Company paper!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! It’s fun to see someone else use it too! And the flowers, whoa, you are a LUCKY girl!

    Thanks for sharing,

  11. Posted April 4, 2008 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Absolutely gorgeous! That ribbon is delish, and all the elements look fabulous together!

  12. Posted April 4, 2008 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Beautiful card…I love the drops around the scallop. Joan

  13. Barbara
    Posted April 4, 2008 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    I love the way you use color! Your cards are absolutely amazing.

  14. Posted April 4, 2008 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    This is gorgeous, Jenn! I love all the color combinations you put together… bright and cheery just like you!

  15. Posted April 4, 2008 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous card!! It’s “signature Jenn” with your bright, beautiful colors! Your flowers are stunning too, what a nice surprise for your day!! Glad you liked The Tudors too! There was a question on Jeopardy the other day (yeah, dh and I tape that and watch it, our nerdy side!), about “blah blah the coach in Bend It Like Beckham.” I was screaming “JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS” (none of the contestants knew it!) and I was telling dh, “You know, he’s Henry VIII, he’s Henry VIII!” until finally dh is like “I knooooowww already!” Too much excitement on my part maybe?!

  16. Posted April 4, 2008 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    Jenn, this is so gorgeous! I am just in love with how you did your bow!!! The bling (oh, I LOVE the bling), those flowers, that delicious DP…it’s all just wonderful!

  17. Posted April 5, 2008 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    I love this card!! laurie

  18. Posted April 5, 2008 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Wow! The card is gorgeous and the flowers look wonderful! Hugs!!!

  19. Posted April 7, 2008 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    I love this! It’s just beautiful! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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