Shabby Miss Jenn

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Stamping Again!

I can't believe that it has been so many months since I have posted to my blog and even harder to believe that I have not done any stamping!

Last November I was hired as a first grade teacher, which has always been a dream of mine, but in order to complete my teaching certification in Florida I have had to take several courses which  consumed much of my free time. Unfortunately,  I have not been hired for this coming school year as the State of Florida is not very supportive of public education and new teachers tend to be the first cut by budget crunches.

The good news is that I now have time to stamp!

 This is a birthday card that I just made for a very good friend of mine. I used the adorable digi stamp "Audrey with a Cupcake" by the wonderful Tracey at The Stamping Boutique.

This is a 6x6 card with several layers that have been distressed and sponged using Ranger Distress Ink in walnut. I used Copics and Prismacolors to color my image. The papers  are from the Sweet Fairy Collection by Prima and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Ribbon and sentiment are retired Stampin' Up! and the pearls and lace are from JoAnn Fabrics. I also added stickles to Audrey's dress, Crystal Effects to the cupcake and glitter to the flowers for a little extra bling!

All layers have been machine stitched. The interior of my card is also layered and stitched. My layout was inspired by the wonderful artwork on the LOTV's Ideas to inspire blog.

Enjoy your day and thank you for visiting!


Jackie said...

Good to see you back! Another beautiful creation.

Crafty Girl said...

It sure is good to see you back. It sure has been a while. I too have been so consumed by work that I havent made much time for anything else. Any hopes of classes at home again?? You know I will be there!!

Linda said...

Wow what a super GORGEOUS Card!!!!! Love all the embellishments the image and the colors!!!!!! What a super beautiful card!!!! I love it!!!!!