Wednesday, January 25

Facebook Pay It Forward Status Challenge

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A short while ago, a friend updated her FB status with this message . . . 
"Pay it forward 2012. . . I promise to make a homemade card for the first five people who comment.  In turn you MUST re-post this to your status.  The rules are you have to make it by hand and deliver within 2012"

I thought to myself that this would be fun.  I guess I wasn't the only one.  Before too long, I already had my five responses.  Well, I do like to keep my word, after all, that is what we are known by mostly, right???  So, tonight I created my 5 cards.  

I decided to use the image you see here because all 5 of my friends that will be receiving the cards are from Ohio, California, Illinois and Canada.  They are all special people in my life, and I am thankful to call them my friends.  I decided to pair the image with the sentiment you see at the bottom.  Both stamps are from the Unity December 2011 Kit of the Month - {...filled with love}.  

This is the first time I got to use this image and I was dying to make a card with it.  I just love the versatility it has.  You can change the colors of the buildings, add some glossy accents here and there, make it a day or night scene, and so much more.  

I used the sketch for the current January Unity KOM Sketch Challenge.  
 The base card stock is from Recollections.  The image and sentiment were printed on white card stock using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and colored with my Whisper Strokes Dual Tip Watercolor Markers (Vintage and Pastel). 

The background masks were cut from Lacy Labels using paper I received from my dear Blend, Cindy at cre8ivecindy.  I inked the edges of the dp with the same TH Distress Ink.

I will enter this card into the following challenges . . .
One Stitch at a Time - #97 Round and Round 
***I am ecstatic to be a new DT member at OSAAT***
I would love it if you could stop by and check out the challenges every week!!!!

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  1. What a cool idea! I'll have to post this on my FB, as well!

  2. This is so cute - and for such a great cause! :) Thanks for playing along with us at Made Especially For You!

  3. I want one :'( These are awesome. I love that picture. You did so good coloring it. Your 5 will LOVE 'em.

    Be blessed, Beckie
    P.S. So glad you linked up at ME4Y.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  4. Super cute idea-love the cards!
    Sherrie K

  5. These are so awesome, my dear blend!! I love the stamp and sentiment!! What gorgeous cards and such a great idea!! Your five will love them!! :)


  6. Your friends will love them. I really like the colors :) and the sentiment.
    thanks for joining us in the queen of mycraftroom challenge.


  7. Total sweetness Jessica and I bet your friends (hey Canada...maybe its me! lol) all over will love them! What a fab idea - to randomly do this. The way you did the houses and road give such dimension. I love your cardstock! Great success Jessica. And thanks for bringing your card to OSAAT. Luv Samara

  8. Great cards Jessica..your friends will really appreciate these I am sure..thanks for playing along with Made Especially For You : )

  9. brilliant card thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations with our Anything Goes Challenge

  10. Such gorgeous creations Jessica.. Can not wait until you join us on the team, not long to go now :O)
    Thaks for sharing with us at OSAAT for our Round & Round challenge.
    Choccy xx

  11. A wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challenge.

  12. Hi Jessica, what an adorable card. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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