Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Back with another Perfect Sentiment Challenge!

So it has been a few weeks of stress, madness, relaxation, and relief (kids are back in school)! It seems like it has been ages since I have been in the blogger world. Let's see if I remember how to do this?!?!

Since it is Wednesday, it means there is a new challenge at The Perfect Sentiment! This week's challenge is to make a card with the sentiment of "Thanks" using the technique of distressing.  (Any form of distressing is allowed.)

We have a great sponsor this week-- Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps

This week's randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Store Voucher use in their store! How great is that?

Here is my creation for the "Thanks" card using distressing:

There are a number of distressing techniques that can be used. I choose to ink the edges of the Spellbinders die cut to make the "aged" look to match the distressed looking paper.

Recollection Kraft Cardstock
Paper Studios Pattern Papers
Fiskars Butterfly Punch
Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals
Stampabilities Thanks Stamp
Hobby Lobby Ribbon
Paper Studios Brown Ink

At a recent trip to my local Hobby Lobby, I found that they have added some new papers to their paper aisle! What amazing designs they have to offer, the ideas started to flow!

Please stop by the other Perfect Sentiment Design Team Members for amazing inspiration!
So during part of my haitus from blogging, my husband had a business conference in NYC. Because I was in a major need of a vacation, I tagged along! This was my first trip to the Big Apple and it was AWESOME! I cannot wait to go again!  Here are a couple of pictures:

Times Square

NYSE _Wall Street

Well I hope everyone has a great day and finds some time to create!

Also playing along with the following challenges:
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Up in the Air
Frosted Designs - Things with Wings


  1. A very clean design. I see just a hint of inking around the lacy edges. Very natural.

  2. oh, what a pretty card! I love the muted colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

  3. Very pretty card. Thanks for playing along this week on the Use Your Stuff challenge. Hope to see you again.

  4. A pretty card. nice!! thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  5. Love the punch of blue you added, it's a beautiful card. Glad yo could join us on the UYS blog.

  6. Beautiful card Jessica..love the butterflies and the distressing techniques you used. Thanks for sharing your pics from NY..I have always wanted to go there myself : )

  7. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create.

  8. love the ribbon along the bottom of your card!! your pics made me miss NY... would love to go back
    thanks for taking the time to Pile it on with us this week
    Kimberly - DT

  9. Lovely! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge & for sharing your talents with us! We hope to see you back again really soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  10. A very beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.

  11. Great job on the challenge. Love the butterfly and your crinkled ribbon.

  12. Very pretty butterfly paper, and the ruffled ribbon looks so nice too! Glad you enjoyed your trip to NYC :)