Thursday, May 28, 2009

Birthday Wishes

Wow, I can't believe it's Thursday already! And believe it or not...I am so ready for the weekend to get here!!! :) Even though it was a short work week, it's been a busy one. Last night I worked on Dawn McVey's Raspberry Sweet Color Challenge #7. All I have to say is that this color combo ROCKS!!!


For this card, I used Prism Spring Willow, CTMH White Daisy & PTI Raspberry Fizz & 2008 Bitty Dot Basics in Spring Moss. I also used Dawn's set Damask Designs as well. This set is just gorgeous and I had so much fun working with it. I stamped Watermelon Ink onto the Raspberry Fizz CS and embossed it with clear embossing powder...just to give it some umph! :) You can't tell in the picture, and even if you can it's very faint...but I scored the bottom part of the Bitty Dot paper...like I said it's very faint. It really looks good IRL though...you'll just have to trust me! :) I added some stitching, some Primas and I again...I used PTI's Mega Mixed Messages for the sentiment. Seriously, if you don't have this set you should get it. There's so many great sentiments and the fonts are just fabulous! :) I used my Tags Trio Nestabilities for the sentiment and just like Debbie Olson does, I cut it and rounded the edges. I used some waxy flax to tie my sentiment around the ribbon and called it done! :)

I had a ridiculously hard time trying to photog this pic and this was the best I could do. Tell me, how do you girlies photograph your pics. What kind of lighting do you use, tents, etc.? I would love to know what kind of set-up everyone has!

Ok, well that's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a fabulous Thursday!!! :) ~ Jenn

Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Damask Designs" & "Mega Mixed Messages" Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Prism Spring Willow & PTI's Raspberry Fizz & 2008 Bitty Dot Basics Ink: CTMH Watermelon & Olive & Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Antique Linen" Accents: Primas, Button, Waxed Linen Tools: Janome Sew Mini

22 comments:

Terri E. said...

Love your fun stiching, big flowers and wonderful button. Great attention to details! Way to go on this fun color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Laurel said...

This is gorgeous! As for how I photograph my cards, I made an enclosure using the white foam boards. I then put the card in there with some overhead, back lighting and then take my pic. I'll try and post on my blog sometime soon a picture of it.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very pretty, love the colors!!

Sue Lelli said...

Love the damask border and the stitching. Very pretty!

Sandra MacLean said...

This is super delicious Jenn!! I am loving that color combo too! When I photograph my cards, I use two sheets of kraft cardstock (my camera doesn't handle the white cardstock very well) and a table by a huge picture window we have in the living room. Natural light and cardstock - cheap, cheap, cheap! LOL Thanks for the birthday wishes girly! :)

~amy~ said...

oh Jenn...this is absolutely STUNNING...wowza!!

Savitri said...

Very pretty! Love the big flower!!

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Sparkle said...

Your card is gorgeous! I have the little sentiments...guess I'll have to get the bigger ones now. :)

Scrapping Julie said...

Jenn, i LOVE this card. everything about it. I totally dig those mega mixed messages too! i dont have any advise about taking pics. but i use ctmh file folder standing up and white cs on the bottom. i sit that under my ott light that sits on my scrap desk. one thing that has really helped me is i then upload the pic to picresize.com and sharpen the photo. hth

Niki Estes said...

Jennifer, this is so pretty! I love the colors, stitching, and the layered flower!

Aimes said...

Beautiful! I love this colour combo - I found it a joy to play with myself! Your card has so much I love, the stitching, the scoring, the cute button - everything!
I photograph my card by using two sheets of white cs and natural light from a patio window (then I sneak onto picnik and edit them to look A LOT better LOL!)
Aimes
x

Winter said...

So pretty! Love the clean design!

Heather P. said...

This is SOOO pretty! Congrats on making the spotlight! :)

newenglandstamper said...

This is gorgeous! I love the stitching - it's so classy! Congrats on making the spotlight!

muriel said...

I was browsing the winner of the spotlight #7 and just discovered your creation...Wow Jenn I love your card, it is gorgeous, simple and elegant, I love it !! From now on I will visit your blog :)

Anthonette said...

Gorgeous! I love the stitching. Congrats on Dawn's Spotlight.

Jessica said...

This card is sooo pretty!! Great design :) Congrats on the Spotlight!!!

Lisa Brown said...

wo hoo...very pretty card, Jenn! Congrats!

Winter said...

Congrats on top pick! :)

Winter said...

Congrats on top pick! :)

Paula Pascual said...

Love the simple and classy design!