Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy Days Ahead!

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Hello.  I hope you are having a great week.  Mine has been a little rough -- you know… work stuff  :(

So that's why I thought I'd pop in with something cheery!  I actually made this card last Friday when I was really just in the mood to color something (ever happen to you?)…

{sidenote:  I have been coloring a lot this week -- I find it very therapeutic and calming…  I can just put aside all thoughts of The-Job-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named (any Harry Potter fans???) and just be in the moment.  It's so nice and I highly recommend it -- it's gotta be sooo much cheaper than therapy --- or at least it is after you make the initial investment in your Copics!  ha!}

So, anyway, I pulled out one of my favorite sets from Flourishes and turned on the DVR (I had the 2nd half of The Other Boleyn Girl to finish…  good flick!  (Although, I've done a little research and the real Henry VIII wasn't nearly as hot as Eric Bana was -- plus, he had that nasty habit of beheading his wives...  :)

I'm linking this up to the Happy Mail Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp!

I did some 3rd generation stamping of just the zinnia bloom to create my background and then set out to color my main image…  And then on to the fussy cutting :)

I also got to utilize one of my tried and true techniques on his card -- dying my ribbon to match…  I love to do this and it never fails me!  In this case, my ribbon was a light, pale yellow, so I colored up and down the length of it with the same yellows (and yellow-reds!) I had used on my zinnias, spritzed it with Colorless Blending Solution, put it in a baggie and smushed it around, and then took it out and blew it dry!  Voila!!!

Anyhow, I love how it turned out and I know just who I'm gonna send it to!  :)

Have a great Friday!


  1. Gorgeous! Fantastic coloring!

  2. woohoo! gorgeous! fabulous coloring, love the yellows and oranges too. i love reading your posts. totally makes me wish we were IRL friends :)

  3. So, I saw this post LAST friday in my reader and have been trying to PIN it all week!..
    the HOW you colored the ribbon part ..
    Just LOVELY!!

  4. This is beautiful Jen! Your coloring is superb!!! Love the stamped background and that gorgeous bow too :) A fab design :)

  5. What great coloring..... Your card is just gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Challenge this week!

    ~ Laurel

  6. Do love your gorgeous card, beautiful floral image and love that big bow too.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.



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