Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Love, Hope and Hugs!

Edited to add:  10-16-2012:  So excited to learn that this card received an honorable mention in the Tea Room this week (#135).  I am so honored especially among all of the incredible projects that were entered.
Thanks so much!

Hello everyone,
I was over at "The Shabby Tea Room" blog tonight taking a look at the inspiration for Week #135 - Beautiful Romance.  Here is a picture of the inspiraton photo supplied by Starr Timmons:

I thoroughly enjoyed all of the absolutely gorgeous inspiration by the designers in the tea room this week!  I saw all of the beautiful projects made including those using the Ribbons of Support Package Templates from My Time Made Easy.  I was so inspired by all of the beautiful projects in The Shabby Tea Room that I went and purchased the template for the ribbon card and paper to make my entry for this week's challenge.

The challenge asks that you use the colors pink, green, white, and lace.  I used those colors along with black and a "paper lace" heart from a die at Cheery Lynn Designs.  I was inspired to purchase the template as a dear friend of mine was just diagnosed with breast cancer and I wanted to make her a special card.  Here is what I came up with: 

I am also going to upload this card to Nichole Heady's blog for the "Make It Monday #86: The Inside Edition" challenge this week which is all about decorating the insides of our cards. 
I am going to get on my soapbox for a minute so please skip to the end if you aren't interested:

In case you didn't know - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  I am going to schedule my mammogram tomorrow!  I hope you will too if you are of the age where you should be having one annually!

Many of you know that I lost my sweet husband Stuart to a grade IV brain cancer called "Glioblastoma" or GBM in February 2012 after a 1 1/2 year battle.  If you or someone you know is ever diagnosed with this type of brain cancer and wants to talk or ask questions about my experiences with my husband please use the email on the right hand sidebar of my blog.  It is a very difficult cancer to fight and I will be happy to share what I have learned.   

To everyone that is fighting cancer my heart is with you! 
To everyone who is helping someone fight cancer my heart is with you too!
God Bless all of the Doctors and Nurses and Researchers on the front lines!  It is a very heart-wrenching job to help people fight this disease and we are so blessed to have their help each and every day!
Please eat as many fruits and vegetables as you can each day and be happy - stress helps create disease!
Okay -  I will get off my soapbox now!
Blessings to you all!
: )  Jill

Products used:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black; Memento pink
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink: Faith and Hope Stamp Set; and My Craft Spot: Tiny Tags 2
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs - Two of Hearts - DL128 - smaller lace heart.  Lil Inker Designs: Of the Heart dies - smallest and largest; Digital Template: Ribbons of Support Package - My Time Made Easy. 
Papertrey Ink:  Tiny Tags Dies; and sentiment banner dies.
Other:  pink paper floss; I am Roses rose; glue dots; tombow mono multi glue; ad-tech adhesive; dimensionals.

Here is a you tube video I made that includes views of the templates, dies, and stamp sets I used:


  1. Jill, you did such a fantastic job on this pink template project!! I am tickled that you were inspired by the DT projects to purchase some of the MTME goodies -- they are so yummy! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us in the Tea Room this week, sweetie :)

  2. A beautiful card - inside and out. Best wishes for your friend.

  3. Fabulous card Jill. The shape is awesome... also love the tiny tags with the inspirational words!

  4. Beautiful card Jill - you can get on your soapbox anytime - if may be Breast Cancer Awareness month but cancer is an ugly, aweful disease no matter what the type.

  5. What a wonderful card, Jill! I knew your husband died of cancer but did not it was GBM isn't that the same cancer Janelle had? I think it is wonderful that you are here to help someone with it. I hope I never ever need to send someone to your blog for that reason. Just cards please :)
    Love the tags and sweet flower at the bottom.

  6. Wonderful and heartfelt card Jill!!! You did such a beautiful job on it!! Yeah! for your soapbox too!! Hugs, Rebecca

  7. Wow, love all the layers on your card, Jill! There's so much to see! Love how you hung the tags with knots at the end of the string. Very charming! And how fun that you got to go to the zoo for a field trip. Our are limited to the local forest preserve : )

  8. Wow! Jill what a fabulous project, I'm just loving everything that you've done! The paper, the sentiments and details make this so very special! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at TSTR!

  9. Jill, your posts always are very inspiring to me. Your card for your friend is beautiful and I am sure it will lift her spirits~my prayers and good wishes!
    PS: sending hugs to you on your 'soapbox', my friend

  10. Jill, this is so beautiful. I know your friend will love it.

  11. Oh Jill, your Box is just gorgeous. Beautifully the little hanging tags! Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR:)


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: ) Jill