Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Woo Hoo!!!

Today is the day! TODAY IS THE DAY!!!

I have waited and waited and waited some more to show you what I have for you today. I'm so excited!

Now, those of you who know me and check in here often will not be surprised when I say I LOVE TO USE NON-TRADITIONAL ITEMS IN MY CARDMAKING! I love to go on treasure hunts and find things out of the realm of papercrafting and find a way to use them on my cards. That is one of my FAVORITE things to do.

Another of my FAVORITE things in this hobby that we love is the opportunity to make FRIENDS. Friends are so important!!!

Combine those two favorites and it will bring you to today's creation.

My friend Darlene spoiled me! She knows I love non-traditional items......... so she mailed me a wonderful gift!!!

Here's Exhibit #1

It's the most gorgeous wrapping paper I've ever seen in my life!


And as you can see... it ummmmmmmmmmm.... punches nicely! ;)


Didn't I tell you that paper is gorgeous!?!?!? Just look at the lovely flower it made!

And if that's not enough......... look at the card with the background made out of the same paper...

I had to go with the Imagine the Possibilities sentiment on this card.... because when I find (or am gifted) a non-traditional item, I have to find the possibility - a way to use it!

Now........... before I show you the other pictures of my card, let me tell you about another FAVORITE friend of mine - Jeri!

Jeri and I go way back - I've lost track how long we've "known" each other (online). I do know she always has been a great cheerleader to me - she always says the nicest things about my cards! And she's always been a listening ear, a buddy, and an inspiration. I treasure her friendship!

Who is Jeri? She's the owner of the Craft Us Crazy Challenge blog!

February 14 - 27

Theme: Use Your Favorites (whatever it might be)

The sponsor for this challenge is

Iva Nova Chest is an online shop with great choices of mulberry flowers, ribbons, charms, and other items.

Thank you for sponsoring Craft Us Crazy, Iva Nova Chest! We appreciate you!

Now for some more pictures of the card made with that lovely wrapping paper........

Here's the inside of my card:

This is my 52nd card in the 100 Cards in 100 Days Challenge.

I can't wait to see what you'll create for the Craft Us Crazy "Favorites" Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Sentiment: Stampin' UP! Word Play
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Metallic Gold
Designer Paper: Darlene's Luscious Wrapping Paper
Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones and Pearls and Ribbon from an Unknown Vendor


kiwimeskreations said...

Marvellous barely starts to describe this - what a treasure this paper is, and love how you have used it!!

April said...

Just stunning! I am not sure I could have used it for wrapping paper as originally intended!

The layout of your card is perfect. The cream card stock is the perfect accompaniment!

I can tell this is a 'favorite'!

Barb said...

Love this card--and the paper is awesome!

jimlynn said...

WOWSERS!!!! Jeanette, that wrapping paper is knock dead gorgeous!!! LOVE it and you've made a simply stunning card with it too! SO PRETTY!

~Jeri~ said...

Awwww Jeanette! You're one of my FAVORITE folks as well!! I consider you a very dear and close friend. Lord knows you've listened to my heart and mind for so many years now, with never a complaint! I treasure you and our friendship so much!!
Now for this awesome card! I LOVE this wrapping paper! And it made such a beautiful flower! I would've had to add this paper to my hoard vault lol Beautiful work as always. I'll have to be on the look out for some of these 'non-traditional' items!
Much love my friend!

Darlene said...

Oh...oh...oh...I think this is the first time I've ever read a blog with my mouth catching flies (um except that it's the middle of winter LOL)

Jeanette, your flower is breathtaking and the layout is to die for! I just KNEW that you would do that paper justice.

It's such beautiful paper that I'm afraid to use it, but so glad that I sent some to you because you have done it justice! Love and Hugs!

Melina said...

Oh my! That is gorgeous! What beautiful paper! :)

:: BlueInks :: said...

Fancy, pretty, colorful and beautifully executed. Great job!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Fancy, pretty, colorful and beautifully executed. Great job!

kadie said...

Gorgeous! That paper is so luscious and the flower is FAB!

kel Acopan said...

OMG jeanette that card is beautiful!! can you share how you made that flower?

~Paola~ said...

simply elegant card and yes..this wrapping paper is totally amazing and U created very well with it!!♥

maryrose said...

That paper IS amazing! Love what you've done with it!