Challenge Card

Hello all! I have a new card for you today that I created using a few challenges. The first challenge is from Altenew. I took my colors from their inspiration photo and also used their Vintage Flowers stamps. As I was working on this I noticed it was similar colors to the Color Throwdown challenge.  Finally I "sprinkled" some sequins on my card for the CASology challenge.

Hope you all are having a lovely weekend!

- Jessica


Shaker and Vellum Card

Oh I do hope that shaker cards stick around for a while. I can't get enough of them! They are soooo fun to create and let's be honest, I have a million sequins to use up!

I created this card for my Aunt's birthday. Whenever I think of her I think of purple flowers.

These flowers were pretty easy to create and I love how they turned out. I simply stamped the image with versafine ink, heat embossed them with the Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Fussy cut them along the edge and used copics to color them on the backside. As a final touch I added some sequins on top.

ps... You can still see the glue in the photos because I was in such a hurry to get them photographed, but the glue dried clear.

- Jessica


Sweet 16 Birthday Card

In March my niece turned 16. How do they grow up soooo quick!?!

I wanted to make her a fun card that had a nod toward the age of 16 and driving. This is what I created. I used a cute stamp from Stamping Bella and just altered it slightly. My niece has beautiful long hair so I just drew the hair longer using a black pen and extended the sleeve length as well. It had been forever since I'd colored anything other than flowers with copic markers but I didn't think about it too much and just colored it in pretty loose.

- Jessica


March Book Report

I have several books to share with you today. But it's looking like I won't have anything to share for April next month unless I quickly finish up some books this week.

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Blog, Inc.; Blogging For Passion, Profilt and to Create Community
by: Joy Deangdeelert Cho

It took me quite a while to read this book. In fact I bought it two years ago. Since this book is packed full of information I didn't want to just fly through it. There were lots and lots of great things I picked up in this book and it has lots of highlighting throughout it now. But I almost feel like I waited too late to read it. The blogging community seems so much harder to break into now that everyone loves the immediate gratification of instagram. 

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Over The Edge
by: Mary Connealy

This book is part of a series, but I hadn't read any other of the books. It was an easy read with no vulgarity. This story follows the lives of Seth and Callie Kincaid along with Seth's family. Callie heads west looking for her husband, Seth, who disappeared not long after they were married. Seth, who's endured several injuries, is shocked to find out he's married and is missing a large chunk of his memory. Not only do they face the challenges of trying to make a marriage but drama of all kinds follows them.

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Death Of An Artist
by: Kate Wilhelm

I can't give you a review of this book other than to say I don't think I made it through the first chapter before the profanity caused me to turn off this audio book. It wasn't for me.

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The Banishment
by: Marion Chesney

There was something about this book that reminded me of a very simplified Pride and Prejudice meets Sense and Sensibility. Another easy and fun read. Isabella, the eldest of six sisters, has to leave her beloved home that her father gambled away. Her family is depending on her to catch the eye of the bachelor that bought their property. But slowly things are also blossoming between her and an elder Lord.

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The Solitary Envoy
by: T. Davis Bunn, Isabella Bunn

Years ago I vaguely remember reading the Songs of Acadia series. This book is a continuation but is the Heirs of Acadia series. Erica Langston loves to help her father with his business. But with the British invasion tragedy strikes her family. She soon finds she must travel over to England to try and collect the family's money being held by the British banks. Upon arrival she has to face her worst enemy, but the more she comes into contact with him the more her barricades are broken down.

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- Jessica