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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dressed to be blessed!


Okay, I have mentioned before how I love to discover new digi stamp stores.  Well, recently I came across another store thanks to Tammy Ortiz (awesome challenge site). :-)  I was in awe when I visited Jackson's Digital Expressions.  I immediately made a purchase and as soon as I got home from work I printed them off, colored them up and will share one of them with you today.  I instantly connected with these digis and had so much fun adding color to them.

Oh did I mention that they have a challenge blog as well?  Well, they do.  I used the color combo they offered (as a twist) to their Anything Goes challenge to design my card.  I have to admit that when I first saw this color combo, I thought it would be a true challenge.  However, once I sat down and started pulling the papers, embellishments, and cardstock together it took on a life of its own.

Here's the inspiration...
Jackson's Digital Expression Challenge

Here's my card...

Sunday Hat III
As I stated before, I didn't know where to start with this challenge.  So, I colored up my image using Copics.  Once I was happy with her look, I moved on to SU Chocolate cardstock for my card base.  I then added some Bazzill Yellow cardstock.  The dp I used is from Bo Bunny's Zoology 6x6 paperpack.  It was a nice little find as I was going through my paperpacks.  I mounted my image on a Spellbinder's diecut and used a Circle diecut to cut out the image.  I used several different kinds of embellishments on this card, starting with the leaves which are cut from Cheery Lynn flourish diecut.  I also used the two corner decos from Spellbinders.  I finished it off with some flowers from Wild Orchids as well as a little Stickles (my FAV) here and there.  I created the sentiment on my computer and used SU punches to punch it out.

I dedicate this card to all the ladies of my church.  I can remember sitting behind several church ladies when I was younger and imagining that an animal would crawl out of thier huge hats with lots of feathers, flowers and or bows.  My head is waaaaayyy to big to wear a hat (lol), but I do love the look of them with a nice suit and matching purse and heels.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!


  1. Beautiful - the die cuts add so much flair to your card. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  2. What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

    DT Member

  3. Candy,this is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at Jackson's digital Expressions.

  4. Candy, Your card is awesome! I think you did a fantastic job of using the inspiration colors. I had fund looking at your card, got a few laughts reading your post and I am delighted that you came to us from our Sistah Site "Tammy's Scrapin Corner." Tammy and Marc are awesome.

    Thanks for playing along with uu at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
    Big, Big Hugz,
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  5. Candy
    Love it GIRL! Oh my reminds me of church. Awesome layout.

  6. You did an awesome job with this challenge. Thanks for playing along with Jacksons Digital Expressions

  7. Great card Candy! I love those colours and your design. Was updating my Whimsy list and am visiting some sites I'd missed before so I'm glad I popped in.

  8. Thanks for sharing and playing along with Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  9. You did a great job with this card and the use of the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! The coloring and papers are so PREFECT!

  11. Wow very pretty. I love the layout and the colors used. Thanks for sharing and participating on a JDE Challenge!

  12. Thanks for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions, good luck.

  13. Very pretty card! I love how you coordinated the colors! Thanks so much for playing along with Jackson's Digital Expressions.


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Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention