Monday, July 22, 2013

TRR#58 Rose Cottage

I know it's been a while since I told you everything going on in my world.   I'm missing in action for all sorts of reasons lately - probably number one is summer time.  I'm spending more and more hours out doors - watering the garden, swimming in the pool,  and sneaking off to the theater with my kids - something I NEVER do. Yes I feel guilty and don't ever think that I take you for granted for even a minute.  

I really just wanted to say thank you to my friends - you are a blessing in my life and I am ever so glad you are in my corner and I am in your thoughts.   I don't know if I should name names to protect the innocent but  I feel like the luckiest girl in the world lately.  Once in a while one of my friends will tell me there is a design team call out  that I would be "just perfect" for.  While they have the utmost confidence in my abilities, I've been turned away more than a few times and wonder if my heart can take another rejection sometimes.  I always promise I will try because they believe in me more than I believe in me.   SO where am I going with this right?    I made the Poppy Stamps Design Team!   Sigh... Some times I am my own worst enemy.  You can meet the rest of the team here.

I also got a few projects accepted for the December CARDS - and silly me - I already gave them away!  That means - recreate them or don't get published right?  Well here's the problem! I couldn't find the pattern paper I used anywhere.  Have you ever tried looking for Christmas paper in July?  No?  Me either.  So what did I do?  An all points bulletin  - and can I just say the best friends are crafty friends!  And it isn't just about crafting and design teams - they are there when I need to talk through problems that seem over whelming - my psychotic dog, my son's girlfriend, my aging parents...  You are the real prize in blogging my friends.  How can I ever thank you?   You mean the world to me!  You have my back and you bring out the best in me. 

I guess I should get down to business now.  Today I'm sharing the latest inspiration photo from the Ribbon Reel Challenge.  It was chosen by  sweet and talented Tammy Hobbs from Creating Somewhere Under The Sun!  You are instructed to create something using the colors in the photo (pink and white)  and add flowers, ribbon and lace.  That shouldn't be too hard with all the goodies at the Ribbon Reel Store!  

If you need a little more inspiration from the design team just click on their names to jump to their blogs.  
Keilly MulvihillDebbie MarcinkiewiczHelen BerryLenet Moss,
Zuzana ObertPauline PollingtonMichelle BalaTammy HobbsSarah Ingle

I hope you will join us at the Ribbon Reel Challenge.  Thanks so much and have a beautiful day!!

Supplies:  Finished Size:  6.25 x 4.5"
Ribbon Reel:  Button, Crochet, Charm, Roses, Twine, Grosgrain, Seam Binding
Pattern Paper:  Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Collection  "Flower Blooms" and "Botanical Gardens" 12 x 12
Stamps:  Flourishes Angelic Love
Dies:  Cheery Lynn French Flair Stackers, French Flair Doily, Marianne Creatables LR0241
Card Stock:  SU! Pink Pirouette, PTI Vintage Cream
Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia


Pauline said...

So beautiful Jeanne, I love that fancy die cut, and the pretty lace and fantastic bow!

Peanut said...

Congrats Jeanne!!! So happy to hear this news. I've always admired your work, am an ardent follower of your creative pursuits and an envier or your gorgeous garden! For what it's worth, I think you deserve to be on a dozen other design teams! You rock, my friend!
hugs, Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Unknown said...

Jeanne - sounds like you are really busy, stressed and discouraged??? (really, I'm just guessing.)I am a quiet long time follower of your fab work. It's outstanding whether or not things go the way you wish with a DT. Sometimes diversity of talent is the issue on a DT not a specific person's creativity.Given all you are juggling, maybe it's a blessing that you aren't "busier" at the moment. Here's to creative mojo, and your specific talent!!

Unknown said...

your work is fab. Keep faith in your talent and creativity!

Unknown said...

Oh this is sheer loveliness Jeanne! Love every little detail on your adorable card and your pink flower arrangement is striking! Hugs, Ira xox

Maria said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! I keep looking and looking at this stunning card! Lovely papers with angel, trims, flowers, and darling charm...well done!

Maria said...

Oops! I forgot to add big congrats on your new DT assignment for Poppy Stamps...yeah! You will be a great asset to their team! said...

I love everything about this card! It's beautiful!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Jeanne, and a perfect take on the inspiration pic! WOW! Such great, vintage appeal, and all your ribbons and trims are divine!

Cathy Weber said...

Poppy Stamps is so lucky to have you on their are the absolute best at using dies to add such interesting touches to your cards. Congrats: I love the vintage look to your card, the beautiful roses and the lace and ribbon you added to it. Such a soft, pretty card. Can't wait to see what you do with Poppy Stamps!

Marybeth said...

Congrats again ,Jeanne! You are so big time now...again! Blog friends what to help you because you are such a good friend to all of us!
Glad your having fun with the kids .....because that time goes by too fast.
Ok this card! Oh my gosh those dies and the way you used them Gorgeous!

Joyce said...

Congrats on your new DT assignment. I have never heard of them, and look forward to seeing lots of their stamps when I visit your blog. This card is so 'YOU'. Just so pretty with all those wonderful embellishments.

Kim Heggins said...

Jeanne, this is one gorgeous all the your fabulous detail. Congrats on your new design team too, so excited for you! You are one amazing lady and I am so blessed to know you. Blogland is an amazing place where all of us with the same interests can come together to be as creative as our imaginations will let us. thank you for always being there too!

Christina said...

Congrats on the new Design Team! You are one amazing crafter who definitely deserves the recognition. Your card today is all sorts of elegant! You do floral/ribbon bouquets that are always gorgeous without being too much. :)

Lisa Minckler said...

LOL..I've been hiding out in the theater so much this summer with the kiddos. Isn't it a hoot? I'm getting all caught up with the new stuff. Just freaked ourselves out with The Conjuring....EEEEK! As for your new DT team....WOO HOO,AWESOME Job! I've always told you that I think you're on the coolest DT teams and I wish I could jump on board with you. :) So happy you have such awesome friends in person and in bloggy land. Your card is gorgeous btw...AS ALWAYS!!
hugs to you,
Lisa x