Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Tearful Inspiration.....

This is a card I created for the Inspiration challenge on SCS! This was the site:

I chose the Wizard of Oz room and the colors in Ariel's room! They are just so beautiful!!

While I was perusing the gallery, a really special memory came to mind...

Here it is:

My husband and I have lived in several different states! It was fun to move around, but we didn't have a home. We had an apartment and then we lived with a couple different relatives at times. At one point, My husband, Layla (my daughter) and I moved into my mother's house in NY. Layla was about two yrs old and had NEVER slept in a crib! She had always slept in a play-pen. Well, when we moved in with my mother, she had asked us if it was OK if she bought a COMPLETE BEDROOM for Layla. (The tears are streaming down my face now as I am typing this... kind of odd because I am NOT a crier!)
We couldn't believe it! She took my husband and I to show us a set she was eyeing for a while and my husband and I LOVED it! She purchased the most GORGEOUS bedding, wallpaper trim, paint and anything else we needed! It was such a BEAUTIFUL gift! When my husband and I finished putting the room together and making it look PERFECT! I remember my mother, my husband and I walking with Layla into her new fully furnished room! She finally had her OWN bed! Yup! She went from a playpen to a toddler bed! Her eyes LIT up when she walked in! She was SOOO happy and so were we! Our little girl finally had a FURNISHED room!

So, I guess, I've been thinking a lot about my mom!

Here's the card I created with the inspiration!

Hope you like my card!
Here is how I made the upper part of this card.
First I grabbed my "GO TO," cardstock... VERY VANILLA! :) I used SU!'s new set Baby Blossoms. First I stamped the blossoms in Versamark then Pink Pirouette (for the larger part of the flower) and then stamped the smaller part of the flower in Versamark then Blushing Bride. I did the same with the leaves using Versamark and Certainly Celery. I then poured the clear embossing powder and heated my stamped images.
I then took a sponge and used Baja Breeze to sponge very carefully around each flower. The I roughed up the edges! I do this BEFORE running it through the Lattice embossing folder, that way when I rough up the edges, the paper won't tear! After I was done roughing up the edges and ran it though using the embossing folder, I paper pierced and did some faux stitching with my gel pen! :) When I was finished with the upper piece I set it to the side.
 I then stamped a couple of the baby blossoms, cut them out and then used the Bird Punch for my leaves. I used another punch for my sentiment... added some PEARLS, (of course) and my sentiment was complete! I chose one new dp from SU! for the bottom of my card... After I adhered my top and bottom layer, I added my bow, then layered it on top of some PEAR PIZZAZZ cardstock and... my card was complete!!
What do you think?
Bye for now...


  1. Thank you for making my day! What a beautiful card with special memories for you and me. I treasure the shadow box you gave me for our Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard family vacations. We all even survived a Hurricane! I ever so enjoy viewing your blog and admiring your exquisite creations each day. They are all a true expression of who you are. Thank you for having me in your heart and mind when you made this card. Love You

  2. Beautiful Jenna! You are a very talented lady!! You are amazing just like your mother!

  3. Oh its very fun seeing your post in my email now! So fun I won't miss a card :) This card is awesome -- love that bow too~

  4. Oh sweet Jenna! I was just reading on SCS how you've been playing mama and papa for a time while your hubs is away. That's a hard thing, but I think we all do it for a period of time. Just remember to take care of you!! It's ok to be a little selfish at times, in the name of motherhood. :) Your card is gorgeous. It has such a delicate feel. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us! HUGS

  5. Jenna this card was absolutely beautiful! You are truly gifted! Your story was so touching! Keep sharing your beautiful work, you have so much talent to show the world! Love you girl :)

  6. This is gorgeous. I loved your story about your mom. Such beautiful, cheerful colors on your card.

  7. Jenna, love your new blog! I left you a present on mine, so stop by and see today!

  8. Oh so now you're blogging!!! How cool! Congrats, it's so beautiful here. Love that wall paper and your card too. I love your story, what a gift to have a mom that shows her love in a unique way.

    Have a beautiful evening Jenna, will be back to visit. :)

  9. This a such a beautiful card!!! I am loving your blog jenna. So happy to be able to subscribe. Your explanation of how you made this card is great. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. What a sweet, sweet story. And, the card for your Mom is beautiful. This is my first visit to your blog. It is wonderful and I've enjoyed the family photos and your gorgeous cards. Your girls are darling.

  11. I love this card. It is so pretty. I would love to know how you did the double layer on the sentiment. Did you use the decorative layer punch for one of them? How about the other? Thank you for sharing.

  12. Beautiful card! Wonderful story!

  13. Jenna,
    Just loved your card that you made for your mother. The colors were so soft and caring. I'm sure that she loved it.

    I just joined your blog and look forward to see what you post. Keep up the good work!