Monday, March 5, 2012

Crafty Gals March Challenge

Good Afternoon Friends!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was fantastic!!!!  We spent Friday with our son Reginald who graduated from Navy Boot Camp & he's now in Florida!  It was so great to see him & we've been talking on the phone ever since....I can't wait to get his new address so I can continue to send him happy mail!  Friday was also Bianca's 12th birthday & she was so excited to spend the day with her big brother!  He totally spoiled her too.....took her on an awesome shopping spree which took her by total surprise!  I'm so glad that he's doing very well & has such a level head....I couldn't be prouder of him!

Anywhooo, onto my post for today.  My creation was made for this month's Crafty Gals challenge.  Melina asked us to make a project with Blessings in mind using 2 different shades of green along with a thankfulness or blessings sentiment.  We had to make sure there was a nature element included and she really just wanted us to go green with our challenge so as you can see, I used Garden Green & Wild Wasabi cardstock & ink colors.  I threw in some white as my balancing color, added a couple of brads & ribbon along with a bit of texture as my finishing touches and my creation is done!  Please be sure to check out the rest of the girls creativity & leave them some love:
Melina
Tracie
Athina
Carolina
Barb
Diane
Lela
Heather
Patty
Jeanette

Well, I'm off to get ready for this weekend's Stampin' Up! regional in Milwaukee.  I need to make some swaps....nothing like working under pressure!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great rest of the day!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Supplies:  Apothecary Art & Thank You Kindly Stampsets; En Francais Background Stamp; Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White & Confetti White Cardstock; Garden Green & Wild Wasabi Ink; Big Shot; Labels Framelits; Stripes Embossing Folder; Whisper White Satin Ribbon; Metallic Brads; Decorative Label & Scallop Oval Punches; White Gel Pen; Dimensionals

37 comments:

  1. Glad you had a great weekend Jackie! :) The card is beautiful - great use of layering. X

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  2. Beautiful card Jackie. Wonderful colors for St. Patrick's Day too!

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  3. Beautiful interpretation of the challenge. It looks so professional!

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  4. I am so glad you were able to attend Reginald's graduation from Boot Camp! I love your "green" card... a perfect mix of texture, dies and embellishments. The white really makes everything pop.

    Have fun at regionals, Jackie. Can't wait to hear about all the new goodies. Take lots of pictures!

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  5. I like all the different layers and how each one has something on it! Very pretty card.

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  6. this (as always) is gorgeous. i am soooooooooooo glad reggie came home and please hug bianca for me.

    so? did he get a tattoo??? i'll bet not... only because YOU raised him right.

    hope all is well. looking forward to spring. let's get together soon.

    hugs :)

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  7. This is so pretty Jackie! I love the ribbon placement and how you stamped behind the sentiment! Thanks for being a part of the Crafty Gals! :)

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  8. I am so happy for you that you got to be with your son and how exciting to have graduated from Boot Camp. Your card is so pretty, love the green and how you did the focal.

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  9. Jackie, your card is gorgeous. Very striking with the layers and the sentiment. Fantastic!

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  10. Great Card! I really like all the layers and pretty stamping & color combo! TFS

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  11. Beautiful card and I love the sentiment that you used. Glad that you had a great weekend with your son.

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  12. So pretty! Love your design and beautiful shades of green!

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  13. How pretty, I like how you layered the sentiment!

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  14. Jackie--I really love the layers on this card--such a pretty layout!

    Thanks so much for being a part of this fun group of ladies!

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  15. Love the mono color scheme! The green pairing is sooo elegant.

    Glad you guys had such a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Love your layout, fresh clean lines! These green cards are soooo pretty! Blessings my friend!

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  17. Awesome card Jackie. I'm really loving that stamp on the back with that die!!!. Again, another very elegant card!!!

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  18. Jackie,
    This is so elegant and beautiful! Love the two tones of green and the line in the ribbon mirroring the texture on the 1st layer.
    Congrats to your son on his graduation and your daughter on her special birthday!

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  19. What a perfect weekend for you. Very big milestones, to be sure. Your card is just stunning. I am in love with the greens. Really gorgeous!

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  20. Very pretty, Jackie! Love those greens.

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  21. jackie, so glad you had such a wonderful time with your son ! We are all so Thankful for the job he does so we can all have our Freedom, Love you card the colors are just right!

    Hugs

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  22. wonderful card! so glad you had wonderful time ...now off to the Regionals..I used to love going to them (-:
    bring back lots of pics and ideas!
    hugs

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  23. Wow this is so beautiful, what a great color combo... and all of your detail makes this so special tfs
    I totally love this card

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  24. This is so elegant and stylish - you're totally a source of inspiration!

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  25. Great job on this challenge card! Very nice combination of the shades of green that you chose. Loved hearing about your son's graduation... and the special time he had with his sister and her birthday. He sounds like a wonderful brother and son, and it's easy to see why you are so proud of him. And how awesome you are to send him cards as you do; what a sweet Mom you are! Hope you have a wonderful week :-)

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  26. Congratulations to your son, and I love this pretty green card. I've been on a green kick lately myself. It fits March so well, and how green things are becoming in my part of the world. :))

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  27. Very pretty! I love this color of green.

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  28. I'm so glad you had a great time with your son, Jackie, and that he is doing so well...I can see why you are so proud of him!!! Your card is so pretty...love how you mixed the greens and layered all the different shapes...beautifully done!!!

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Hugs & Love,
Jackie