Wednesday, January 4

Follow Your Heart

Hope this post finds all of my lovely followers doing well and maybe even enjoying a bit of craft time to themselves.  If I didn't get around to wishing you a Happy New Year, I take this opportunity to wish you well and prosperous during 2012!  I hope your Holidays of 2011 were blessed and you were able to enjoy some Family and Friends companionship!!!

Today, I was eager to get to crafting.  I had a lot of ideas running through my head and REALLY NEEDED to release all that energy into a creation.  Plus I couldn't wait to Link Up to the Unity Linky Partyto share and gain some wonderful Unity Inspiration!!!

I just loved, loved, loved, the new 1.  Unity January Kit of the Month Sketch Challenge!!!

I also loved, loved, loved the new 2.  Tuesday Color Challenge at The Outlawz!!!

I started my card with a Kraft card stock base that I embossed with my Butterflies folder.  I distressed the outer edges with my Tim Holtz Distress Tool.  I added the frame, which was cut at 3 1/2" using Lacy Labels/All Girl first on white card stock and then on coral colored dp.  I hand cut the banner for the sentiment using the same papers.  The heart stamp and sentiment are by Unity and are from the August 09 Kit of Month - Following My Heart.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, embossed them with TH Embossing Powder, also in Vintage Photo and used a heat tool to finish.  The buttons are from my stash and the beaded corsage pin is one that I created myself.  The beautiful crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM in Cherry Lipstick and Antique White.

Other Challenge Entries:
3.  Dutch Dare Card Challenges - #145 My Favorite Things (I just love my 3GirlJAM ribbons and my Unity Stamps)!!!
4.  Sentimental Sundays - #83 AG
5.  Robyn's Fetish (formerly known as I Did It Creations) - #88 AG
6.  Penny Black and More - JAN challenge Love and Hearts
7.  Craft Your Passion - #91 AG + distressing
8.  The Kraft Journal - AG

That is all I have for now, but hopefully I will have several more posts before weeks end!!!

Happy Crafting and Keep Crafting
:O) Jessica


  1. Really love that card! You did a fantastic job on it. Good luck on all the challenges and Happy New year to you too!!


  2. Very pretty card! Good luck with all the challenges.

    Carson's Creations

  3. fantastic card Jessica.. i love it

  4. Beautiful card Jessica!

  5. beautiful card hun, love it..... :)

  6. Gorgeous card....might have to CASE it ;0) cause I super love it!

    Awesome stamp and love the embossing.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  7. Great card! Love the ribbon and pin!

  8. Thanks for dropping by my blog and visiting during Diana's blogaversary! :) Man, I'm totally missing out on these Outlawz challenges. I have a hard time keeping up with everything! :) One rainy day I'll pop on in there and create something for a challenge.

  9. A gorgeous creation Jessica and a perfect take on the sketch.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month, good luck and look forward to seeing you again.

    B x

  10. Great card!
    Thanks for entering the Robyns Fetish challenge!
    DT member

  11. Love the embossing on this pretty card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

  12. Great take on the sketch and the embossing is a lovely touch.
    Thanks for joining us at penny black & more this month, hope to see you again.
    Lynn x

  13. So pretty. Love the design & colors. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

  14. Love this- so pretty! You did a great job with the ribbon (the colors match perfectly!).

  15. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. Very pretty card, I love the colours! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

  17. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion's distressing challenge this week!

  18. great colors, great card - thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

  19. This is so pretty!
    Psst, thanks for the comment on my Make My Heart Sing blog post! :)
    and.......... you mentioned liking that stamp set... email me for my Ippity newsletter... ;) *wink* Good stuff, I promise! ;)

  20. So many were inspired by this card of yours I just had to drop by and drool over it too!!



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:O) Jessica B.
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