Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A DARE that you could "Easel-y" give in to...

Hey everyone!

Before I begin today's post, I want to thank you all for your love and support of yesterday's post.  November 17th will always be a tough day for me, and as much as I was really apprehensive about sharing the poem I had written so many years ago, I'm really glad I did.  I'm really thankful for you guys and also excited that I have the 19th to look forward to as tomorrow is my sweet baby girl's birthday and definitely something to celebrate!  Again, thank you SO much for your wonderful words of support and for letting me know that something that affected me so deeply has touched you, too...


Well, it's another Whimsical Wednesday here and time for another Diedrich Dare!  This week our Featured Stamper is RANDI and she has a WONDERFUL card and also some simple instructions for you to follow over on the Diedrich Dare BLOG!   Instructions for WHAT, you ask? 


Well, Madelynn has been watching her Mom become crazy addicted to Easel cards and liked them SO much, too, that she wanted to DARE us all this week into making one!   I give you my take on DDSC11: The Easel Card:


Isn't this new Miss Anya Autumn digi stamp absolutely AMAZING?  I LOVE HER!  She is definitely one of my favorite Miss Anyas and I'm hoping she's gonna be made into rubbah one day ;)   I used my favorite Autumn Vine DP from Stampin Up and my beloved Filigree brads to decorate this card and used the standard A2 size card for today's Easel card.  That's the beauty about this technique-as long as your front panel is a size that you're able to score the back panel in half (in this case, I marked it 2 3/4" with a tiny gel pen mark because the Scor Pal isn't marked at that measurement, but all I had to do was line up the paper and make the score mark and it turned out great!)

Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT has simply and easel-y prepared for you today :)  They are totally excited about their creations and so am I!
Thanks for stopping by today, and the new Autumn Digis are now available at The Greeting Farm so check them out!   Thanks again for everything you all do to make me smile...  HUGS!

Jessica :)

33 comments:

texasjodylynn said...

Oh my goodness, your card is SO adorable! I just love everything about it!

Off to buy the digi... :)

Caz said...

Stunning card Jessica, I have finally managed, with the help of Marie to get access to my digi files, and Ian & Anya are now printed.

I wasn't online much yesterday, and I just read yesterdays post and poem and I am so with you on the D&D thing...and your poem is so full of emotion it bought tears to my eyes.
Hugs
Caz
x

Deconstructing Jen said...

I love this Jessica. that color combination is ADORABLE!! I've always had a thing for orange, turquoise and brown... not sure why but I just love it. I really like those little metal accents and you did a lovely job on Miss Anya. Just gorgeous over all I'd say. :D

~*Joni said...

Jess this is sooo cute! I've become quite addicted to easels, can't wait to join in on the fun!!! Love this Anya and her colors are just perfect. :D

Rachel said...

What a great layout and I love the colors you picked, it looks fantastic!

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin Anya and I love Easel cards too. Fabulous job!!!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

How cute is this! I love those perfect fall colors and you did and AMAZING job coordinating your coloring to the paper. I'm so doing an easel card. It will be my first.

Pam Varnell said...

Wow Jess, this is probably my most favorite of all your easel cards. Love that Miss Anya too. She's a cutie and you have colored her beautifully. Great colors.

Miss you!! Hugs.

Wendy said...

Ok, is she doesn't look like my daughter, I don't know what does...amazing. Even the way she has her hair! Love it!

Kelly Booth said...

So cute Jess.....I am going to try and easel card your way...Love this card you made with Autumn Ms Anya...too cute!! I just now read yesterdays post....Big Hugs to you!!
so sad and senseless when someones life is taken by a drunk driver......
Hugs....

PaperCrafty said...

Jess, this is too cute!! I love the new Miss Anya and all the bling!! Can't wait to use her!!

kadie said...

Beautiful beautiful card! I love the bling! And of course that easel layout is da bomb!

kim-paperbabe said...

Fabulous card Jess, I love your easel card have tried one the other day myself too! Love your autumn Anya gorgeous!!! Thank you for your lovely comments! HuGs Kim :)

Kris said...

I love your easel cards!!!! very awesome!! and this one is totally cute... Diedrich Dare this week will be a total challenge as i haven't attempted to make one yet... eek! havea fabulous day! hugs, Kris

Lisa H. said...

sooooo, stinkin' cute! thanks for reminding me about those papers! this is great! love how you did this easle style card.

Tammy said...

Jess this is so cute! I am loving how you colored her and the paper you've used is perfect. She is surly ready to rake up some leaves.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card. I love your rhinestone swirls.

Randi said...

Jess you are such a SWEETHEART!!! Your amazing comments are much appreciated!

Love this card! Your coloring always looks so soft and perfectly blended!! Miss Fall Anya's hair looks amazing...and those uggs are sooooo realistic! Great colors! LOVE it!

Donna said...

Jess...I am absolutely LOVING Miss Fall Anya...But WOW!! Hon...You have made her stunning!!! Randi is soooo right, her hair is amazing and this card is...just...well....Perfect! Beautiful work! Xx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wit Whew!!! This is FABULOUS!!....the cute image, your awesome coloring, the bling....totally AWWWWWWESOME!

Kim R. said...

LOVE this! Shoot, now I need to get that digi. I love your creations.

Danni said...

Lovin' this card!! Wonderful job! I hope I can squeeze in a card this week for the challenge!

Claudia @ Die Cuts R Us said...

Ok, I seriously need someone to come take care of the store so I can make some easel cards! Any volunteers? Your card is amazing Jessica! Miss Anya Autumn is super cute!

Claudia (DCRU)

Elena said...

Beautiful Fall card, Jessica! I love the new Miss Anya too! The Flourishes you added sparkled up this card even more!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Beautiful! Love the autumn colours and the bling bling!

Vicki

Amy said...

I love everything about this card Jess! And I totally agree that Fall Miss Anya NEEDS to be made into rubber as she is a definite fave! :)

Darla said...

Wow... I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card. The swirls and the paper piercing and the coloring and the color coordination...it came together wonderfully! Great Easel card. I'm really diggin the easel card style now.

Sandra MacLean said...

Jess, this was a great challenge! I'd never made one of these before, but I can see why you like them! I love the blue and orange color combo Jess - blue is a color I normally don't pick blue as a color to use, but I always love it when I see it being used.

Dina said...

This is so awesome!! I LOVE your coloring and color combo. That DP is perfection and the swiling bling is great!

Shirley said...

How adorably precious!

Amy Sheffer said...

Amazing!! Love the easel design and the warm fall color combo!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love this card. Great colours and love the bellie you used to keep it open.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Beautifully done! And you KNOW how much I adore rhinestones! Perfection!