Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm still in a funk but my blog must go on...

I'm still living in the world of chaos, but I'm trying to keep up. How do I keep up? Well...by combining 3 challenges in 1 card. Those of you who know me well, know that I am a total nerd who tries to stay about a month ahead on all of my design team commitments... so you know I was in total panic mode a week ago knowing I didn't have this week's card done yet. So just imagine what that panic turned into when it was yesterday afternoon and I still didn't have today's challenge done. Along with being a total mess, I seem to have lost every bit of creativity I might have had. This card is sort of a picture or me...a little too much, not quite enough, sort of dark, sort of sunny, mixed up and still sort of organized...

So today marks another Jacksonbelle Embellishments challenge. This week the design team was challenged to use these GORGEOUS crocheted flowers on our projects. These flowers are SOOOO incredible. They are handmade by Melody Schwartz (aka lacyquilter on SCSers). They come in packages of 8 flowers for $7.99. Shipping is $2.25 for up to 10 packages. You can pre-order these on the Jacksonbelle website. I also want to mention that all Memory Box items are 30% off, Stickles are 15% off and there are some fabulous new Inkadinkado stamps that were just added to the store.


This is also my card for this week's Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday sketch (for my card I flipped the sketch on its side)

And...it is also my Little Paper Shop blog flower challenge for this week.

My 3-challenge card: (sorry for the so-so photo - the sun was going down by the time I finished)

Supplies used: Stamp from Little Paper Shop, SU CS, Prima DP, American Crafts brads, Prima Flower, Sunflower Shimmerz, Crocheted flower, foam dimensionals, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU grosgrain ribbon.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Jacksonbelle Rockstars for some more awesome crocheted flower inspiration!

Jennifer Buck

Jill Dunn

Kimberly O’Rosky

Maren Benedict

AJ Otto

Kisa Peters

Shannan Teubner

Michelle Woerner

Taylor Usry

Lynda Benden

Beth Thomas

AND....be sure to check out the blogs of the other Twinkling Tuesday design team members for some more sketch-tastic inspiration!
Heather S.

Sorry for the weird formatting but it just figures that Blogger isn't cooperating with me. Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you all have a wonder day.


Kimmie0270 said...

You may feel like you are in a funk but your card says otherwise. Rockin girlfriend!

Debi said...

We all go through funks but if your card is an indication of a funk then I hope my next funk will produce such a fantastic card. Beautiful card and great quote!!

eggette said...

Oooo that Blogger needs a swat sometimes!! But your card is beautiful -- I Love that crocheted flower.....if I had any gumption I would sit and crochet for hours making these gorgeous things!! and thanks for playing in the LPS flower challenge!

Kim said...

I'm sorry you are in a funk, but you can't tell by looking at your elegant card! Way to combine all of those challenges!!

Jennifer E. said...

Heather, you may feel like your in a funk, but your work isn't showing it at all! This is a beautiful card--great job with incorporating all the challenges!

marywebb said...

Your card is beautiful!! It doesn't show you are in a funk at all. You always do a fantastic job.

the whimsical butterfly said...

This card is GORGEOUS! OMG funk? WHAT funk? LOL I know what you mean, but I agree that it def. doesn't show. Ok, and I NEED those flowers...gorgeous! Your card is just beautiful though...awesome you got to play this week's LPS challenge too!

Rachel Hope said...

WOW...after all that build up I did not epect something so Pretty! Great job on this card!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Funk or no funk, girlie this is FABULOUS! Great job combining challenges and aren't those flowers the bestest!!

nessy said...

well if this is a card when you have a panic on ~think you had better panic more often!! gorgeous card heather ~ love the colours and that flower is stunning
vanessa xx

Danni said...

Gorgeous card! Hope you feel more yourself soon..it's frustrating when you feel out of sorts!!

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful card, Heather -- I really like how you used the crocheted flower. Sorry to hear chaos is dampening your creativity, but you must have plenty in back-up; this card is wonderful!

Lynda Benden said...

This is beautiful Heather! I love the layout and you did a great job using that flower! Hope things slow down for you soon!

Shannan Teubner said...

Just beautiful!

Sandra MacLean said...

Funk or not Heather, this is a great card! I love the crocheted flower!

Cassie said...

i love this heather!! can't tell you're in a funk for sure! great quote too - one to be remembered for sure!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

love your flowers. my bff makes me tons! great card!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Gorgeous work girl!! Love those cool new flowers, triple challenge is the best!

Jill said...

This is beautiful! I need to have the kind of "funk"s that you have. ;)

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

WOW Heather! STUNNING! I LOVE the color combo and how you put the crocheted flower on the bigger one! Great work as always!

Kim R said...

WOW!! You would never know you were in a funk looking at your card. Beautiful!!!!

Kisa Peters said...

Gorgeous! So rich and creamy!