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!   :)

  • 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


  1. Oh wow! What a gorgeous card!

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

  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!

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

  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!

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

  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!

    A Blog Named Hero

  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 :)

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

  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!

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


  12. Gorgeous card, the tree looks so

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

    Thank you!


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