March 25, 2009

No...I didn't lose my paper piercing tool...

I just DIDN'T WANT TO PIERCE...think I am getting sick? LOL!!!

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday! Here is my card for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS, SC221!!

For my card, I used one of my most favorite sets from There She Goes, Nature of Friendship!! I LOVE the silhouette look of this set and there are like a gazillion possibilities with all the stamps that come in this!!

I am SO going to miss Kiwi Kiss when it is gone, so I decided to do a monochromatic look with Kiwi Kiss DSP from Walk In The Park, as well as Kiwi Kiss Cardstock. I embossed the cardstock with the Flourish Texturz Background from SU!/Sizzix, and all the panels of Kiwi Kiss were sponged with, you guessed it, Kiwi Kiss ink!!

I added some black brads from American Crafts, and instead of ribbon ( piercing AND no ribbon...yikes!!), I added some butterflies from the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch. I also added two coats of Candelight Shimmerz to the butterflies, and it is super shimmery in real life!!

Have you heard about the Going Away Party over at There She Goes? NO??? Well, it's pretty are the deets right from Jessica, our fearless leader's, blog!!!

"With the release just around the corner, you will notice that 4 familiar faces won't be with us during the sneak peeks. Bev, Denise, Stephanie and Wendy have been such an amazing and inspiring part of this team and I am so sad to see them go. I am so proud to have had them on my very first DT and they will always have a very special place in my heart!

To celebrate these amazingly talented ladies, the Trendsetters are giving them a going away party! Not only are we going to honor them for the inspiration that they give to all of us, but there are going to be goodies up for grabs for you too :)

The Going Away Party Challenge- I challenge you to case a card made by these ladies and post it to your blog/SCS gallery with the keyword tsg05 and enter your name into the Mister Linky on Jessica's Going Away Party blog post. You do not need to have a blog to enter!! For the URL you can either enter your Going Away Card blog post OR the link to your card in the SCS gallery. Everyone can enter and there is no limit to how many entries you make.I challenge you to case a card made by one (or all!) of these fabulous ladies.

Bev's SCS Gallery
Denise's SCS Gallery
Stephanie's SCS Gallery
Wendy's SCS Gallery

It can be any card and you do not have to use TSG stamps to qualify for the goodies. But if you have some TSG, you are always welcome to use them ;) You have until the end of the month to get your cards in which leaves you plenty of time to stamp your hearts out. And what will you have the chance to win? You will win one of these gal's favorite TSG stamp sets!Bev- Branching OutDenise- Flowers Of HappinessStephanie- Here For YouWendy- Butterfly HappinessThere will be four different winners so the more cards you make, the better chance you have to win!"

What an AWESOME challenge! I am working on my card right now, and I will tell you, I LOVE all of these gals, but I had to JUMP at the chance to case my friend and fellow DD alum Denise aka Peanutbee!! It's taking me FOREVER because she is just TOO awesome for words :)

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!!

Stamps: Nature of Friendship from There She Goes
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black and Walk In The Park DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss and Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Candelight Shimmerz, Black Brads by American Crafts and Dimensionals



  1. I am so glad that I am the first person to comment on this card because I am going to use every superlative I know to describe how BEAUTIFUL it is!!! I absolutely love your work and check out your blog every day. I think you outdid yourself with this creation - amazing, wonderful, spectacular, fantastic, fabulous - I know a few more big words, but I'll give someone else a chance to use them! Thanks for the daily inspiration!!

  2. Beautiful, Jodi! Love the monochromatic look and your take on today's sketch!

  3. OMG...these colors are so rich and striking

  4. Jodi...are you okay??!?! Where the piercing!?! This card is totally FABO without it anyways!! Love your monochromatic color scheme! Beautiful gf!!

  5. Oh YUM Jodi! I love the monochromatic look, it really makes the sketch shine!

    And I want to see pics of your NE Stamping event! I saw you on Cindy's blog and I just wanted to reach through the computer and give you a big hug!

  6. Love the monochromatic look with kiwi kiss. It always looks fabulous. This is an amazing card - even without the ribbon or piercing!

  7. Wow love the colors....Beautiful job.

  8. Angela Lemmons said everything I was going to say.....'nuff said!!!

  9. WOW - Jodi - this is gorgeous!!! Even without the piercing - LOL!!!
    Stunning colors on top of it - pure gorgeousness!!!

  10. Love the monochromatic look of this card, Jodi! Just beautiful!

  11. LOL...I'm giggling because I just said to Christine and Laura last weekend that I need to LOSE my paper far I've been good the last four days and refrained from reaching for it ;)
    So girl, I know what you mean!!

    Love this monochromatic's beautiful!!

  12. Lovely card Jodi! You do good work girlfriend, everything is so darn pretty! :-)

    And yes, I think SLI is a MUST!

  13. Jodi, this card is stunning! TFS!


  14. Absolutely stunning!!!! Love the shimmer on the butterflies! :D

  15. I just love this mono card Jodi! I can just feel the cool soft air in this green garden! super job! who needs ribbon and piercing anyway!!! LOL!!!! (maybe you are getting sick though - better check your forehead!)

  16. Stunning! I love the monochromatic color scheme! GREAT job, Jodi!

  17. Your monochromatic card is so beautiful, and I love the images!! Fabulous card, Jodi!!

  18. Jodi, I LOVE Kiwi Kiss, so I will join you in mourning when it passes out of the SU catalogue. Your version of this SCS layout is the best I have seen in my crusing the internet this week. It is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!!

  19. Okay, I've been a silent admirer for a while...and I can't get over the fact that every single card you make is fabulous! This one is no exception. Do you ever have an off day??

    Thanks for continuously inspiring me :O)

  20. You've done such a fabulous take on the sketch and I love your monochromatic tones here!! Beautiful creation!! TFS!

  21. Really gorgeous card. Love your colors and your details and your overall take on my SCS sketch Jodi!


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