Monday, April 2, 2012

My "Crafty Zen"

Pin It Whew!  What a week this has been!  I don't know about you, but when I've had a real mountain of a week, I need to find my "crafty zen" in order to harness my wayward chi.  :)

Well, I am happy to report that mission accomplished!  Though I experienced a near-disastrous set-back last night trying to complete a project in 90 minutes or less (read my confessional below!), I woke up this morning with a fresh sense of go-get-'em and have already tackled a couple of crafty projects I've had on the back-burner all week (one of which is a birthday banner I'm making for my sweet cousin's beautiful daughter's first birthday -- pics on that one to come later!)!

{Full confession:  I came home from work last night and was eager to participate in my first "90-minute Scramble" with the talented ladies of the Hero Arts Flickr group...  so excited!  I was about 55 minutes into the challenge when I realized I wasn't going to make it!  I tried to kick it into over-drive, but apparently my creative juices are not of the super-sonic variety and fervently resist the pressure of the clock!  :)  Today, I sit in amazement at some of the projects these women came up with in such a short period of time!}

Anywho, here's the card I created this morning (pressure of time-clock eliminated, obviously!)...  I was inspired by the color palette over at the CR84FN Color Challenge (and was shocked at how little "peach" I have in my stash!!!) and also loved the "Flowers" theme over at Lily Pad Cards.  And, of course, since I am a huge Hero Arts fan, I am going to enter this card over at the new, really fun A Blog Named Hero site!


And the CR84FN51 Inspiration Board:


Thank you for stopping by.  I would love to hear from you!  Here's hoping you're finding your "crafty zen" this week!   :)

Supplies:
  • Hero Arts stamps - "Tree, Birds, and Messages"
  • Inks - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" Distress and "Broken China" Distress Marker
  • Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline" and Lawn Fawn "Bright Side"
  • Martha Stewart punch - "Double Loops" and small punch by the Punch Bunch
  • Copics - YG03, YG13, YG25, B02, R22, RV13
  • Kraft cardstock, sueded ribbon, pearls adhesives



13 comments:

  1. Oh wow! What a gorgeous card!

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  2. fun, springtime card! thank you so much for entering our challenge

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  3. This is gorgeous! Love that fab image, and the ribbon looks almost like felt, a. Lovely texture.
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

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  4. I love what you did with the tree image by adding the flowers to make it springy! Nicely done!

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  5. Hi Jennifer, I love the tiny flowers to this tree image. It adds colors and details to this fun and creative card! The white faux stitching and layering are superb! AWESOME!

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  6. Very pretty card Jennifer! Love the blossoms on the tree! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

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  7. I literally burst out with "THATS SO CUTE" when I saw this!! What a great idea to punch the flowers and add them to that adorable tree image!

    Such a great card!

    Thank you so much for playing :)

    Good luck!

    Linda
    A Blog Named Hero

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  8. ooh this is cute - love the punched blossoms on top, really makes it pop!

    xo, Kristina
    Visiting from A Blog Named Hero
    Please stop by and say hello :)
    www.pearlgateway.com

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  9. Your spring flowering tree is just gorgeous! Great layers and very pretty bow! Thank you for playing along with CR84FN!

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  10. I have that tree and I LOVE how you placed the flowers on it! FAB bow, too, Jennifer! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

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  11. Lovely card! The tree with flowers is beautiful!

    Blessings,
    Aleksandra

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  12. Gorgeous card, the tree looks so pretty.xxx

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  13. Beautiful card! You most certainly tapped into your "Creative Zen" with this beautiful creation!

    Thank you!

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