Monday, August 15, 2011

Wild Orchid Challenge AND I Brake for Stamps SWEET STUFF!!!



Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you have all had a marvelous weekend and are settling into a great week! I feel that I should share this little tidbit with you since you shared in my happiness last week when I was told that I was free for 6 months but "give blood on your way out"....sigh!! Well the complete thrill was short-lived. The PA called on Tuesday to tell me that the cancer marker was back up to a 13 from a 10...and it should be a 4...I don't think my body knows math well!!! hahhaha...so several scans and tests later in the week showed some nodules in my chest (could it be rhinestones and pearls??? LOL) sooooo this Thursday it is back to the hospital for a PET test...Surely that means a day of pampering!!!!...lolol...ya think??? So keep those fingies and toesies all crossed for me this week!!! Big hugs to all of you!!!! But onward to some FUNNER stuff!!!!

This fortnight at Wild Orchid Challenge we are treated to a really great sketch by the very talented Dena and it was so much fun to play with. As always, there is a marvelous prize for the lucky winner so come on over and join in with us!! We would love to see your interpretation of Dena's fabulous sketch!!

For my card I used Bazzill for the base and for the double matting, the DP is from the DWELL paper pad by MME, and all background panels are machine stitched. The darling image is Emily-Puppy Love from the Miss Rachel and Emily Collection at I Brake for Stamps. The image was stamped on XPress It and colored with Copics, adding Glossy Accents to the little heart, and WOC Pearls for buttons and the corners of the image panel. The round yellow doily is cut with a MFT High Tea Party Doily Die. For the horizontal I used some gorgeous 25mm (1") Organza Ribbon tied into a double flat bow to dangle a THANK YOU charm. For the left corner I used a lovely small Silver Filigree Corner. And now for the floral treatment...all of my FOLLOWERS know that I am absolutely in love with Wild Orchid Crafts products and it is a real pleasure for me to let my American readers know that all of the flowers in this flower garden are also available at I Brake for Stamps in the US!!!! I know that many of you are hesitant to order from outside the US so this is now a golden opportunity to get the same lovely flowers without ordering from abroad! I have used a 35mm Trellis Rose, 15mm Open Roses, 10mm Open Roses, Gypsophilia Flowers, Aster Daisies, all available at I Brake for Stamps.

The inside is very simple this time because I just love these MME papers and wanted as much of them to show as possible...Just a little organza ribbon and bow on the first panel and on the jotting panel a faint image of the stamp so that the thank you message can be written over it.


SWEET STUFF!!!!!...Gosh this is FUN!!!!! The lovely Della over at I Brake for Stamps has given me some SWEET STUFF for you--she loves my FOLLOWERS, too!!!! So all you have to do is leave your link with the little Blue Froggy below before Thursday, August 18, at 8 AM EST...if you don't have a blog just put your email in a comment!!! Good Luck Everyone!!!!

First you will receive the same darling stamp, mounted on EZ Mount, that I have used for my card--Emily-Puppy Love from the Miss Rachel and Emily Collection by Embossing Arts. She is the cutest thing in her little polka dot dress and that puppy is too sweet!!!!

AND......



Della is also providing you with a $15 Gift Certificate which you can use at your pleasure for any of the delightful things she has at I Brake for Stamps, including the lovely WOC flowers!!!!

AND.....

I will send you a collection of the lovely 1" Organza Ribbons (1+ yards of each of 20 different colors) and 10 Bunches of flowers, too!!!!

How's that for a little SWEET STUFF????

Thank you all so much for dropping by today and I hope you will pop over to the Wild Orchid Challenge to have a peek at the lovely DT Sample Cards and will decide to play along with us!! Have a marvelous week and please come back often!! Big hugs to YOU!!!


73 comments:

Trina said...

Love the bouquets in this! Gorgeous colors!

alethea said...

So sorry Jacque that your good news was short lived but let's hope that your next lot of scans brings some good news!! have you in my thoughts!! Your card is so cute and as usual love how you have decorated the inside!! Always finishes off the card!! i really must start doing that!! Thanks for a chance to win thi fab candy!! Hugs xx

THERESA said...

Absolutely stunning, all the colors match up so perfect, love it!!!
Keeping everything crossed girl, miracles do happen, just Trust!!!!
lotsa luv

Regina said...

Jacque!!! May God bless and protect you!!! I´m praying and crossing all my fingers!!
Love and hugs
Regina

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card
Jacque
love the colour's and all the detail thankyou for the chance to win some fabulous candy
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Marcia Kamano said...

May God bless ever!

Nadenka said...

В очередной раз открытка поражает своей уравновешенностью!! Очень красиво. Я тоже заказываю цветочки в Wild Orchid Crafts. Теперь подписалась на блог, тоже хочу участвовать в заданиях!
Обожаю цветочки!!!

Cricket said...

Your card is gorgeous. I will keep you in my prayers this week! Good Luck!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Jacque, love the colour combo, so very pretty. Thank you so much for a chance at your sweet stuff, and you will be in my thoughts and prayers..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Molecraft said...

What a gorgeous colour scheme and such a sweet image, thanks for the chance to win!
Helen x

kbrandy4 said...

Gorgeous card Jacque, as always. I'm going to keep everything crossed for you and hope everything goes well for you Jacques!
Thanks for the chance to win the sweet stuff!

Hugs Hazel xx

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning card Jacque, the papers and flowers are devine. Thank you for the chance to win the candy, such a cutie image. I will of course keep everything crossed and double crossed for you, keep believing and stay strong xxx

LaJanette said...

Crossing all my fingers and toes for you Jacque!

This is such a bright and fun card; Love all those flowers; oh so pretty!

Thanks for the chance at that candy....super sweet:0)

Hugs;
Janette

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card is this. Nice colors and a lovely stamp.
Wowww, what a beautiful sweet stuff. Thank you so much for the chance.

Hugs Astrid.

chrissy xx said...

One Fabulous card! One pretty image! LOve your colours too!
Chrissyxx
Thanks for the chance to win!!

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
i'll keep my fingers and toes crossed sweetie
you'll be in my thought the whole week hunni
your card is super cute, the image is adorable
and what a amazing sweet stuff
thank you sweetie for the chance to win hunni
have a great day sweetie
hugs angelique

Ewarost said...

Jacque trzymam kciuki za ciebie... Praca piękna i optymistyczna bardzo mi się podoba.

Daisychain said...

Sorry to hear your sad news Jacque, will keep everything crossed for you. Love the card especially the colours you have used. Thanks also for the chance to win the gorgeous candy. Loads of hugs, Christine x

Brigitte said...

I do have a blog, but I wanted to tell you to keep hope. My prayers are with you and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Good luck.
Fabulous card, by the way, just like usual!!!
Hugs
Brigitte

Jessie said...

Oh Jacque, I'm so sorry, you'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Your card is like a ray of sunshine! Keep thinking happy crafty thoughts! x

Debbie said...

Hi Jacque, so sorry you have to go through more tests, you are such a ray of sunshine and a brave and talented lady.My thoughts are with you as well as keeping everything crossed for you.You're an inspiration.Keep your chin up.Beautiful card.Lovely stamp and beautiful colours that you've used.Thank you for the chance to win.Lots of love Debbie x

troy said...

Oh Jacque sorry to hear your news, will keep everything crossed for you and am sending huge hugs and positive vibes.

another stunning card, adore the image and the colourway is gorgeous, thankyou for letting us all play along for a chance to win.

huge hugs Troy xxx

Frea said...

Hi Jacque, oh dear I'm so sorry to hear this bad news. I hope your right and it will turn out ok!! I'm praying for you sweetie. Hugs, Frea

Danielle said...

Good morning Jacque, awesome card, with such a tender image. I love allthose summary colors, and your cluster is just beautiful. I am sad to read those lines, and just hope, pray and keep my fingers crossed. You are in my heart.
Hugs.

Lucy said...

Think positive and with all the prayers coming your way, everything will be fine. Beautiful card as usual! Thanks :)

Sadie204 said...

Sorry to hear of your bad news, will be keeping you in my thoughts! Been following for a while now, share some gorgeous things on here. Thank you for the opportunity!

Sadie xx

Ali said...

Got everything crossed for you - stay strong!! xx

Kendra said...

Sending positive thoughts your way Jacque, here's hoping your body learns the math really quickly! :)

Auntie Em said...

Prayers and lots of good thoughts going out to you Jacqui with your tests. You have been doing so well. Hope it's all good news again soon.

Your card is so sweet. I love the little image and the way you framed it with the pretty flowers. Cute idea to add the little pearls to her shoes and pocket.

Take care and thinking of you! {{{{{Hugs}}}}} :)

Christina C. said...

Sweetie, my fingers and toes are crossed and sending lots and lots of positive vibes your way!!!!!!
Your card is absolutely divine....adore the beautiful colors...WOW!!! Would love to see your paper stash!!! Such a sweet, tender image...colored to perfection, as always!
You are such an inspiration to the rest of us!

ursula Uphof said...

Jacque, all fingers and toes are crossed. Special prayers for you this week, and lots of good wishes. Love the card, just great as always and thanks for the generous candy. Much kive

SannaS said...

super sweet card!!! i love those flower arrangements!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Tanya said...

Beautiful card! I've got everything crossed for you sweetie.

Shazza said...

this is so pretty x

Dawnll said...

Sending you positive thoughts with all my digits crossed.
It sure can be an up and down experience.
You are such a generous person with all the goodies you share.
As usual you have shared a real cutie, love the colors on this one.

Frances said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card!love the color combo and all the detail thankyou for the chance to win some fabulous candy
Hugs, Frances.

Sue D said...

Very pretty card and thanks for the chance at sweet stuff.
Will keep you in my prayers.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Riet said...

So beautiful card Jacque,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Paula said...

Jacque, so sorry to hear about having to go back for more tests :( Sending prayers your way. And once again, gorgeous card! (I love ALL your work!). Thank you so much for the chance to win such awesome candy!
God Bless you!

Rhonda Miller said...

Jacque, I am sending good thoughts your way and will be praying for you.
Your card is soo cute. I just love those papers and what a cute stamp. TFS.

Maryann said...

I´m so sorry to hear these news Jazque, but you must not give up faith, and I know, we´re loads of friends here, who´ll all keep you in our thoughts and hearts and keep praying for you, that all will be fine next time, you go.
Your card is as always so wonderful and amazing done. It´s such a stunning work of art and looks gorgeous. II love it.

Turid said...

I keep all my fingers and crossed and hope for the best! Warm hug from Turid

Marion said...

Hi Jacque,
I have got everything crossed and hoping for good results for you.
Fabulous card hun and a sweet little image. Great colour combo and fabby flowers.
Thanks for the chance at this sweet stuff too.
big hugs
Marion

yvon said...

Hi Jacque,
I'm so sorry to hear about your news. I'll keep everything crossed for you.I just hope everything will be allright. But, you're a very optimistic person, and i'm sure it will be allright. You're in my toughts.
Big Hugs, Yvon

Mare said...

Your cards are just unbelievable. You are such a talented lady. Please enter me in this Goodie package.

ribenaruby said...

Oh Jacque, you're such a sweet lady...I'm wishing everyhting will be alright for you! Your positive outlook on life is your strength, keep going! Love the fabby colours and what a lovely image you used, take care. Ruby x

Rebecca Johnson said...

Am including you in my prayer list. Good luck this week. I mentioned once it's because of you I had my first mammo in 7 years. Cancer free. Lucky girl. Didn't see how they would do it with me in a wheelchair and I was pretty vocal when we got the ADA pushed through. Needless to say it was a piece of cake and I worried for naught. Thanks for your great inspiration.
Peace, Becky Johnson
I believe in miracles.

Anonymous said...

Keeping you in my thoughts, with everything possible crossed for luck! =) Hugs & best wishes! -Christy Beans

Donna said...

Beautiful card, Jacque! Love the soft colors and the image is so cute. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as always. Big hugs.

Kelly Schelske said...

Thinking of you for your scan and that everything is back where it should be.

Super cute card Jacque!

Rufus said...

Oh, I'm sure that was a scary moment, but hang in there! Will be thinking of you this week. Please do keep us posted, we care about you!
Sending some hugs,
R/

kathr said...

Hi Jacque, well keeping my fingiez,toesiez and eyesiez (are there any such words lol..)that everything goes well at your next appointment.. well I am actually tempted to try the challenge but don't have a blog so will just have to look at everyone elses...thanks for the chance at the candy....
hugz Kath...

Beth said...

What a lovely card, Jacque! Such a sweet image, and your coloring and design is gorgeous! Sending prayers your way!

Anonymous said...

Here's hoping that a day of pampering will send that count on it's way back to 4!! Praying for you and thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us!
Beth Greco

Chrisd said...

Another lovely creation so beautiful. Thinking positive thoughts and prayers to "move that count"in the right direction.Hugs from Michigan too.

Kimberly S. said...

This card is soooo GORGEOUS!!! Sending thoughts & prayers your way that your PET scan only shows diamonds and jewels in your chest! Seriously....I hope everything is OK and that your count goes down SOON!!!

Kimberly Sudol
sudsangel@comcast.net

Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque, You know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I have everything crossed!! Your card is so gorgeous!! I am glad to see that WOC flowers are being sold in the US!!
With Love and Hugs,
Suzan

Kim. said...

Oh Jacque I am so sorry you are having some irregular results at the moment but I sure hope you get better results from the next tests.
Gorgeous card, lovely sweet image and beautifully embellished.
Kim xXx

tammejean said...

your card is so cute--keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful flowers and this card is so stunning :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Sandy said...

One gorgeous card "ma lady". That image is one of the cutest I have seen. If I don't win her I am going to buy her and I will tell Della. You just have the knack for putting everything together just right Jacque. Yes, you are absolutely right - they are rhinestones. You know you have so much prayer energy going your way.
Big Hugs - Sandy

Lorraine said...

hi Jacque thanks so much for the candy,i do love your card today its so sweet xx

Mary Lou said...

Hey there jacque this is so bright, cheery, fun, loveable, adorable~~JUST LIKE YOU!!!!!!!
Your kindness is never unnoticed and You are always kept in thoughts and prayers!!!! My best wishes to good news hun!!!!
Love
Mary Lou

LaVerne said...

I love your cards and especially have loved your attitude through all this. Hopefully this is just another hurdle in your life that you will successfully jump over. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Trish said...

Gorgeous card as always, Jacque- love the colours you used.
Really sorry to learn of your set back, and you had been doing so well. As of now, everything is crossed and sincere prayers for a positive outcome.
Big hugs,
Trish xx

Marjorie said...

Hi Hun, Sending you lots of positive thoughts and hugs, you are such a lovely person inside and out:)Hang in there honey!! Your card is beautiful just love the colours.
Big hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Tiiti said...

Oh, the colours are just so delicious in this card! So cute. hugs, tiiti

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi I admire how positive you are and that you a a fighter with all your generosity and kind blog I am sure you will surpass this . Fingers and toes crossed . Kitty :D

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Traci S. said...

Dear Jacque~
You are such an inspiration. Your good news from last week did not last long...but perhaps this "not great math news" will switch within the next week! You are an amazing woman, such a great attitude, so full of sunshine, and such a giving, loving woman. If you read all of these comments you will notice there are many people praying for you. Add me to the list. As you know, I pray for you daily and will continue to do so. He does answer prayers, Sweetie.

This card is amazing! I love all of the flowers! That is just so cheerful...so beautiful! I love the paper. I only wish that I could have used my computer this week to enter for your incredibly generous, sensational give away. I love organza ribbon, and have wanted some for a long time. I like that adorable stamp, and you know how I feel about those beautiful flowers you use on your cards...WOW!

Keep your smile, my dear. If you want to vent....email. I will keep it to myself.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Jacilynn said...

pretty colors. love this card

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful bunch of flowers layering on this card. Love the adorable coloring and colored image :o)
Hugs,
Cabio