Friday, July 5, 2013

Our Friend Zella

Today is the day that the Crafty Gals blog group will be CASE'ing/ honoring Zella. Each month our leader (Melina) chooses one of the members and on the 5th we CASE her in some way. This month it's Zella.

Here's what Melina had to say about Zella:

We are showing love to Zella this month! Zella is our GAL for July! She likes to create with cute images like animals and flowers. She loves (I believe) bright colors. She makes beautiful inspirational cards also. Look through her beautiful blog, find something you love and get busy!

As an extra challenge this month, I know Zella loves sending her cards to be used at crisis centers and the like so if you could send your card (and a few extras if you're feeling froggy) to a worthy cause (like Cards For a Cure, Cards With a Mission, Operation Write Home, etc), I know that would put a big ole smile on Zella's face.

Well... let me tell you... I went to Zella's blog and I had a TERRIBLE time chooses something to CASE! I wanted to case nearly every card! Take this one, for instance. Isn't it beautiful!?!? That was going to be my choice. I love the mostly black/white color scheme with just a touch of red. Oh, and I loved the layers and layers of paper on this one. And I love the layout and buttons on this one. Decisions! DECISIONS!

I finally decided to CASE this card. Actually Zella had three cards on that blog post - I CASE'd the second one - the one with the big sunflowers on it. Truthfully, the sunflowers were what caught my eye. I love sunflowers! They are one of my favorite flowers! I was born in Kansas, what can I say???

So, I created a card with a big ole' sunflower image on it.

Truthfully, the main similarity between my card and Zella's is the fact that both have sunflowers on them... which also means they both use the same color scheme. I hope that's enough to call it a CASE.

Here's the inside of my card:

To meet the criteria for the "extra challenge" to send the card to a cause, I'm going to use this card for my participation in the Chemo Angel program.


I can't wait to see what the other Crafty Gals did for their Zella-inspired creations! Let's go check out their blogs. You'll find the links in my left side bar.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Rubber Stampede Sunflower II
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Early Espresso and Soft Suede
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Stampin' UP! brads


Zella said...

Oh Jeanette - HAPPY YELLOW! :) And gee, if we had to pick a color to describe someone - Yellow would certainly be you!!! You provide "SONshine" in so many lives and that "SONshine" beams from you!!! Your card is absolutely lovely - your expert coloring is perfect and of course - love the papers and that did your signature inside treatment as well. Thank you so much for making such a beautiful card to honor me. And thank you for using that card on through your Chemo Angel program - you not only blessed me - but will bring "Happy Yellow" blessings to someone else too. Love you dearly!

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous card I love sunflowers too and this image is beautiful love the papers too
carol x

Melina said...

This is gorgeous Jeanette! I love the layout and colors. Beautiful CASE of Zella's creation. Sweet post, thank you for being a Crafty GAL! :)

Sharon said...

Beautiful card Jeanette!!! Love the Sunflowers!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Hey, I know that image! I have it - if you need more and you do not have the stamp.

I love how you used the yellow paper and layered the card. Very pretty. I am sure your friend will love the CASE!

kiwimeskreations said...

Yes, the flowers and colour are enough to call it a CASE - and I love it!! Stunning card Jeanette and I am sure it will be appreciated.

Darlene said...

Fantastic card & a great CASE too!! This one is sure to brighten up the lucky one who receives it!! What a great choice of papers to compliment the image. Your choice of layering colors is great as well.

Tammy said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring of the sunflower is incredible and lifelike!

Margaret said...

Fabulous card! You did a great job with your CAS. Your coloring is amazing and I love the image you chose.