Saturday, January 15, 2011

a scrappy day!!

I finally took a day to just sit and create. What a glorious feeling, to be playing with paper and glue again. It so exhilarating watching bits and pieces come together to form something beautiful…tell me I’m not the only one that gets a rush as ideas collaborate constructing a masterpiece!!

My first layout and card of2011!

As always, click on the photos to enlarge.
Pink Paislee; Bazzill; Coredinations; Spellbinders; Jenni Bowli; Ranger Distress paints, inks and Stickles; My Little Shoebox; American Crafts; Prima; Maya Road; Jillibean Soup; Stampin’Up; Martha Stewart; cardboard

I used Sketchabilities sketch #38 as my inspiration to get the ole wheels turning again. I wanted to jazz up the background cardstock a bit, yet I wanted it to be very subtle so I lightly embossed the corners of Core’dinations cardstock using an embossing folder and my rolling pin; then gently sanded over some of the embossed flowers.
Naturally, I had to alter some embellishments with distress paints, and distress inks!

My first attempt at a rolled felt flower! I am excited with how it turned out. I can see how they could easily turn into another addiction! I’m sure you will see more of them soon! :-)

Changing the pace a little, I created a card to play along with Cardabilities sketch #21.

October Afternoon; Making Memories; Cricut (Create A Critter);Martha Stewart; Stampin’Up; Ranger Stickles; Making Memories

I couldn’t resist adding some texture to my squirrel. It’s those little details that add so much, don’t you think!

Thanks for Stopping by!!


dlwidder said...

Your squirrel is soooo cute! :-) Love the October Afternoon background paper too!

ashjoy said...

Gorgeous page.
I found my way here via the Simply Renee blog. You may want to pop over there today!
Congrats on your win!

mommyof5kidz said...

HI! I came over through the post at Clip it Up....CONGRATULATIONS!!! AND...holy awesomeness! Your work is amazing! I just totlaly spent the last half hour oogling your handy work! Beautiful!

Manders said...

Jodi I just came from simply renee your work is amazing

Liz said...

You are such a fabby designer... I really hope to open up my page kits or so and hopefully have you design someday for me.. You are so awesome.

Sasya said...

i love both projects, so beautiful!!! love all the details on your page, it is awesome!!
and adorable card!! thanks for joining us at cardabilities!!

Anonymous said...

Looove that card, oh my gosh girl...
and thanks for visiting me over at the Simply Renee blog.

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love the embossing on your layout! Beautiful page! Your card is adorable, and I love the little squirrel. I can't wait to see more of your beautiful creations in 2011!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

jodi fabulous layout and card. I love seeing your work and miss talking with you.

Mel said...

Gorgeous LO!!!

Rhonda V. said...

Congratulations on being one of the top 5 at Pink Paislee!!! I adore your sweet card, he's just too stinking cute!!!

Sorry I didn't get over here sooner, I don't know how I missed your post!!!