Monday, November 1, 2010

I'm Back!


Hello! Remember me? LOL! I'm back to blogging tonight with a card I made for a friend's 80th birthday. That's kind of a big deal birthday I'd say, and I wanted to make something special. My friend loves pink almost as much as I do, so it was a no brainer to choose it as the dominate color of the card! I tried a first for me--the cupcake liner flower/backing for a flower. I didn't really know what I was doing, I just distressed and folded the liner until I liked the look. I haven't made another one since. But I sure hope to as a LOT of liners came in the package, LOL! The cute crocheted flower is courtesy of Lisa V. (visit her blog here). I won a package of these lovely, almost Berry Sorbet colored flowers (she has them in an online store, although I think she is out right now) and am stretching them out for as many cards as possible! I also bought some basic crocheting supplies and intend to learn how to make them. It can't be that hard, right? Even for a complete crocheting novice? Yeah, I'm not going to hold my breath. :-D So, anyway, hopefully I'll be back soon to post a few more cards I made while I was busy letting life overwhelm me. It's nice to be back!

Supplies
Stamps:
PTI--Birthday Bash Sentiments
Paper: PTI--Vintage Cream & Berry Sorbet; October Afternoon--Cherry Hill: Recipe Box; Mellissa Frances--Kitschy Kitchen
Ink: Ranger--Antique Linen & Tea Dye distress inks; Versacolor--Pink
Border Punch: Recollections
Tag Punch: McGill
Dies: Spellbinders--Labels 9
Ribbon: Etsy Shop
Cupcake Liner: Wilton
Crocheted Flower: Lisa V.
Other: Sewing Machine

15 comments:

Lorraine said...

Hey Jill! She will love her card! I like that cupcake liner and the little crocheted flower.

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a pretty card, Jill. The flower is lovely.

Rhonda said...

Very pretty Jill. Love the tag.

Karen C. said...

Love the colour combo. The sentiment tag is really fun! It's good to know that you don't always have to stamp the sentiment on the card front. I've never tried the paper cup liner - something new to add to my to do list!!

Sue Plote said...

Welcome back, and thanks for sharing such a beautiful card...love the flower and the colors!

steph said...

Welcome back!! Your card is just plain lovely! Love that labels 9 die cut on a square card- great design!

Sharron said...

Very pretty, Jill! I'm sure your friend will love it. Labels 9 makes the perfect background and love your tag!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Lovely card. I love that nesties shape. You have great style!

Kim O'Connell said...

Rich with texture and bright, bold colors makes for a fabulous card!

Diane Jaquay said...

JILL! I've missed you gf! LOVE this card, and I'm sure the lucky birthday girl will love it too :)

Kristin said...

This is such a pretty card! love it

Monica K. said...

Jill, I'm so glad you're back and posting again! :) This is such a cool card...love the berry sorbet. How awesome that you used a cupcake liner for a flower. Great card!!

Rose said...

What a cool card LOVE the cupcake liner !!

And the labels 9 is perfect for this quare card!

Michelle Philippi said...

Shut up! - you updated your blog! - - LOL!! Ha...welcome back to the land of the living...or the slightly demented - heh.
Pink...and a cupcake liner...um...where's the cupcake though? Now I want one. I have some of those same crocheted flowers...used one one time...like yours better...

Brenda Weaver said...

so pretty! The color combo and the sweet flower in the center totally rocks!!