Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Ladies and Gentleman (in case Ted reads this), I have an announcement to make. Look to your right. No, I mean to the right of this post. See the word at the top of the right hand column? (Scroll up.) "Awards." Can you believe it? Last week I won a Top Mouse Award from Waltzingmouse Stamps for WMSC #6! I know, I'm still shocked! Then, the same night, I also found out that I won a Shining Light Award from Our Daily Bread Design for their Challenge #22! I've never won a challenge award before, and I win two on the same day??? It was like Christmas around here, let me tell you! I'm still celebrating. Thank you to two great companies for the honors!

Today's card is one I made for WMSC #7. I turned the sketch on its side, and used one of my new stamp sets from WMS, Victorian Frippery. What a great set! I can see so many possibilities for it. I chose a pink and black color palette for the card because it seemed Victorian and Parisian to me. The patterned paper I have had in my stash for ages, and I'm trying hard not to hoard supplies anymore. ;-> I colored the pearls with a Copic marker to match the pink shade and used some really cool looking ribbon from Michaels that I am not hoarding anymore either, LOL!

Stamps: WMS--Victorian Frippery
Paper: PTI--Sweet Blush & True Black; stash
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Pearls: Recollections
Copic: R20
Ribbon: Michaels
Flowers: Prima
Embossing Powder: Ranger--Super Fine Detail Clear
Dies: Spellbinders--Classic Circles & Labels 3
Impression Plate: PTI--Linen
Punch: Corner Chomper


Marge said...

This is really BEAUTIFUL -- LOVE it!!! Great take on the sketch too.

Lindsay said...

Congrats Jill! Love this card too, I love the stamp and label you used.

Karen H. said...

Love the way you turned the sketch around. That ribbon is so cool! Did you pleat & stitch it, or did it come that way?

Diane Jaquay said...

Jill, I saw that you won at WM and I'm so HAPPY for you, your card was AWESOME!! And this card is fabulous too! I love that you turned the sketch on it's side! I have the Victorian Frippery set on its way to me as I write this, I can't wait to get it, it's SO pretty! Beautiful work my friend!

Ted said...

Wow, I'm honored to be mentioned in your post! :)

But WHOA.... two awards! :) That's so awesome, Jill! And you deserve them most definitely! This card is beautiful and you're adding to the people (ahem Michele/Derby) who is making me consider looking closer at WM stamps! D'oh! :)

Thanks for the shout-out.

Baseret said...

Jill congrats on winning to challenges on the same day!! What a great take on this challenge too!

Noora said...

Such an elegant card Jill! beautiful.

Maggie said...

Congrats on your challenge awards! This is such a cute card, and I love the sketch!

Julia Aston said...

Big congrats on your win last week! This card is just lovely too! the pleated ribbon looks so pretty and your DP sets off the circle sentiment wonderfully! thanks for playing with WMS again!

Michelle said...

Congrats - recognition is always nice...and two on the same day; even better!

I love that ribbon...and I have yet to try Waltzingmouse stamps...but I'm thinking about it. Aren't they more expensive because of where they ship from? I have to choose a set that I love and will use tons. It's on my radar though ;)

AHadley said...

What a beautiful card! Love your take on the sketch, that ribbon looks fab!

Brenda said...

Wahoo! Congrats on your awards!
Your card is beautiful!

Michelle said...

Jillibean... I love your many fun things to do with it... may hate all that - sorry...LOL

Anyway - - the sparkler...that's what it's called...a sparkler...from Webster's Pages. So not a button...a sparkler. I buy my Webster's stuff direct from them...look at this page:

Sharron said...

Great effect by flipping the sketch! And your ribbon treatment is awesome. Love the tapestry background paper--perfect vintage touch! Congratulations on your challenge wins!!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Great take on the challenge! Love your background and ribbon touches. Great job!

Lorraine said...

Congrats on the two awards, girl! Well deserved! Your card in this post looks like another winner - gorgeous!

Lee Anne said...

You turned the sketch! Clever girl! This is wonderful! I'm sorry I didn't get to your Christmas challenge. Life got in the way this month! Maybe next time - you have a lot of wonderful cards to choose from don't you.

Caryn said...

SOOO well deserved Jill - your cards are just amazing. I love the effect you've got on this one with the pleats and how you've changed the orientation of the sketch. Gorgeous work.

Caryn xxx