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

20 comments:

  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!!
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin

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

    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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  3. fantastic card Jessica.. i love it

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  4. Beautiful card Jessica!

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

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

    Awesome stamp and love the embossing.

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  7. Great card! Love the ribbon and pin!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  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.

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  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

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

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

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  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
    DT

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

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  14. Love this- so pretty! You did a great job with the ribbon (the colors match perfectly!).
    :0)

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

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

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

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

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  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! ;)

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

    Cheers
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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I so enjoy reading your comments and love hopping back over to your blog to see your latest and greatest!
:O) Jessica B.
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