Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Twinkling Tuesday: Bring on the Spring!

Hello friends!

Oh, how I wish it was Spring, can I TELL you? I am so sick of this cold...hearing reports that more snow is coming...kids not being able to enjoy being outside. I'm just a little done w/ winter, and so when I was going through some Little Paper Shop stamps and came across my Nature's Garden set, I knew exactly what I wanted to do :) Someone I know is going through a bit of a rough patch right now, too so I thought I'd make her this card in the hopes of cheering her up. I hope it works because I love this person so very much.

Well, today is Twinkling Tuesday, and our sketch this week was a stumper for me! That little DD of mine is quite the artiste! Oh how I could squeeze her as she was working on the next sketch already as she watched me make my card and pretend not to struggle LOL! She is so talented, that girl!

Some spring flowers was just what this card needed to spruce it up and bring the circular effect that I needed to come together. I used the sentiment from the Butterflies and Blossoms set, also by The Little Paper Shop and added a touch of my favorite Kaiser pearls to get the job done.
Our featured stamper this week is Jami. I heart Jami! Can I just tell you? This couldn't have come at a better week, too because I have some VERY exciting news to share with you! Jami is not only a talented stamper, but a very gifted artist and she just so happens to have launched her VERY OWN stamp set for 2RedBananas! CONGRATS Jami!

Have you been to her blog? How about the 2Red Bananas website? I visited recently and can tell you that I will definitely be ordering soon! They have a ton of awesome products...a LOT of my favorites, and are in the process of debuting their new stamps, so stay tuned!
Jami used some of their new sets to make her card this week. I LOVE the rich blues and that big bold flower in the center. So pretty! Jami's style is always super elegant and rich looking to me and she has amazing heart. I am SO happy I've gotten to know her. She is a loyal friend and great source of encouragement to all of us on the team!

Speaking of our Twinklettes...we have grown this week! I'd love for you to join me in welcoming Jacquie Peifer and Kim Ross to the Twinkle Team! I'm also very, VERY excited to report that our numbers of people playing Madelynn's sketch are growing by the week...ALSO very exciting! I love seeing your cards, and DD is absolutely tickled pink to see people playing her challenges and loving her sketch creations. This is such a blessing for both of us, thank you!

Because of this, I am excited to announce that there will be BLOG CANDY next week, Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 here on my blog :) This correlates perfectly with my one year "Blogaversary", so stay tuned for all the fun details!

As always, be sure to use our keywords when you UL to SCS or PCP so that we can all have a look. Be sure to leave a comment here too to let me know, thanks! This week's keyword is MTTSC7.
Thanks and have a Twinkling Tuesday!
Jessica and Madelynn :)


Heather said...

Hi Jessica!!!!

I love this sketch this week and I will be doing it in the morning for sure. I loved doing it last week with my Ian card and the other card I did for the challenge last week as well!!!! Madelynn's sketchs are just so cute!!!!

I have been having fun seeing the the other DT girls samples each week and think it will be fun to see two more girls samples too!!! Yea!!!

But come on what were you thinking adding more people to the team and not adding me????? It has to be a typo or somthing!!! Really now come on that has to be a mistake!!!! LOL!!!! LOL!!!!! LOL!!!!!

Tell Madelynn to keep up the great work and I will be thinking hard in the morning on this one!!! Love it!!!! Yea!!!!


jami {sgtStamper} said...

{blush} you are so sweet!!!! I heart you too my dear friend!!! And love what you did with the sketch...those flowers around the birdhouse are just perfect!!!

Kimmie0270 said...

Jami's card came out awesome and so did yours. I LOVE the colors you chose for your card (the darker colors you've been using lately are really to my taste ;) )

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh fun love both cards.

Sandra MacLean said...

I love your take on the sketch Jess! I was so fixated on those circles and square that I couldn't see past them to tweek anything! Not such an easy one this week Madelynn! :D

Janna said...

Jess, this is awesome!!!! Wow, I love the flowers and the paper and the coloring and everything!! i so want to be you!! I am just blown away by this card, and Jami's is of course stunning as well. I can hardly wait for her new stamps. i just know your friend will love this card!! Thanks for talking to me yesterday! I had the best time!

Lots of smiles,

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Hi Jess! Love the bird house - beautiful!! Fun sketch this week!!

Danni said...

Come visit me! It's almost like spring here!
Love yours and Jami's cards, just awesome!!

Christi said...

Your cards is so cute and congrats to Jami!! Woot!! Some days it's like spring here. Sunday I was wearing capris and a tshirt. Today...not so much but give it a few days and I'm sure I"ll be there again! LOL

Cassie said...

truer words have not been written about jami - she's one of the best there is!! our whole twinkle team is the best i think!

i went browsing at 2redbananas yesterday and saw lots of stuff to drool over! that webster's pages paper? and that crinkle ribbon?

love, LOve, LOVE your card - how cleaver to use the flowers for the top and bottom circles!! I am sure that your friend will be so very blessed to receive your card. I know your friendship is a blessing to me.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Love the soft springy-ness of your card. I had a ton of fun with the sketch!

Heather said...

Hi Jess,

I just sent you a e-mail, but I got my Sketch done and on my blog it was so much fun I can not wait for next Tuesday!!!! Wooo Hoooo.

Oh P.S. I love the DSP's you choose for your card soooo pretty, and that bird house is sooo super cute!!!


Elena said...

Beautiful card! Love the DP! Everything is so nice about this card!
I am tired of winter too...

Darla said...

Love the cards. Your DD is one creative gal! She takes after her mom.
I'm with you regarding winter...I'm SO done with it! How long till spring??? At least the bird house and flowers on the card make it feel like a bit of spring.

Cassie said...

ok, weird, i came by to see if there were any links to cards and re-read my post from earlier. there is an odd paragraph in the middle that i'm pretty sure was meant for some other comment.

and i haven't even had alcohol to blame it on!

Shirley said...

Wow, Jessie, a lot of things going on in your neighborhood this week. I love your cards. The first has a very warm and lovely vintage feeling and the flowers are wonderful. The second one by6 Jami, is very creative and the colors are just wonderful! TFS and the information too!