Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wrapping up the Weekend

As many of you know, it was a very rough weekend for our family. We had to have our beloved cat Emerson (aka Esserman, aka Pudge) put to sleep. He had a very aggressive cancer. We miss him greatly and he will always be loved.
Rest in Peace
Emerson (April 2001 - April 29, 2011)

I have to say that I am so thankful for all of the wonderful ladies atThe Latte Lounge during my difficult time. Heather of Fresh Brewed Designs had planned for a chat on Friday night, which I looked forward to to get through my tough day. It turned out to be a lucky evening for me - I won two digis and a rubber stamp - on top of themonthly FBD challenge at The Latte Lounge that I'd won earlier that day (5 digis).

Heather gave us two challenges for the Beach party. One was a card with hot pink and sunny yellow and bling and the second was a beach themed tag. Peanut used Beach Accessories rubber stamps to make her tag. She added glitter and bling and a ribbon from the recent TLL ribbon exchange. I had bought some beach fabric confetti from the deep discount bin to use on another project, but decided I didn't need it, so we cracked into it for these projects. You can see a sheer blue seashell on Peanut's tag.

Here's my card. I combined the Beach Accessories rubber stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs with The Stamping Boutique's Summer Laundry Line. I colored the image with Copics. I tried to do a sky likeAnnika, but couldn't quite figure it out. I'll have to keep practicing. I do like the pale blue for the sky.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. ICSketches #112 - sketch (sponsored by FBD!)
2. Copic Creations #49 - sky/clouds

For the tag challenge, I went crazy with the glitter modge podge and the sea themed fabric confetti. They're very bright and sparkly. I used some new beach stickers and the Beach Accessories rubber stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs.
Don't forget the JLJ Designs challenge at The Latte Lounge. There's a 25% off coupon to get you started!

Happy Crafting!



Debra said...

*big hugs* Jen, I am so sorry about Emerson. You are in my thoughts

AN said...

Oikein hieno kortti tähän ICS-haasteeseen!
Kiitos osallistumisesta
Paljon onnea arvontaan
autinkoista kevättä sinulle sinne!

Hestia's Helper said...

I love how you combined the TSB digi with the FBD rubber stamps... and that color combo is perfect!!
Congrats on ALL the wins and I'm so glad you were able to join us for the Beach Party! (-:

♥~Dawn B.~♥ said...

Ahh sorry about your kitty.

Love what you've done with the sketch from ICS. Cool image and the coloring is fabulous. Thanks for joining us. Dawn♥

Nicola said...

Sorry about you kitty. But love what you have done with the sketch this week at ICS. Great card and loving the tags. Nicola xx

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sorry about your loss, it is so sad. We are still dealing with the loss of our precious bunny who passed. Thoughts are with you all.

Susie Little said...

Fabulous card!Thank you for playing at ICS xx

Rose said...

Jen, your Copic clouds look fabulous for a perfect beach day! So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

mycardz said...

Awwww, so sorry to hear of your loss - it's such a difficult thing to go through! Your cloud card is sooo pretty! I love it. Thank you for joining us at Copic Creations! hugz, Mary