Wednesday, April 11, 2012

For Jennifer

    (Note:  Don't forget the freebie I mentioned in yesterday's post from Whimsy and Stars Studio.  You do not have to be a Facebook subscriber to get the image.  Just go to the blog link I gave for all the details) 
     Our challenge this week at Papercraft Star is "Umbrellas".  Well it just happened to work out that I was creating a very special card for a very special lady and it had umbrellas all over it.  :-)
      If you've spent anytime playing challenges you probably recognize the name Jennifer Scull of Just Coffee.....& Stamps, & Ribbons, Paper.  I was blessed to be able to call her team mate at A Day For Daisies for a while and to call her friend even longer.  This sweet lady recently underwent surgery to remove a large tumor in her breast and is now undergoing chemo therapy.  Even before her bout with cancer, she suffered from migraines, seizures, and tremors, but she's never complained, just trusted in God to help her deal with any and all of it.  Her beautiful attitude and Christian spirit have been such a blessing to me.  She's a real sweetheart and can count lots and lots of friends among our card making community.  If you picked up that adorable Saturated Canary freebie Krista offered recently, you probably saw her name mentioned there and although she's not feeling up to crafting much lately, you can still find her name on the DT and administrative rosters for several challenge blogs.  Regardless of whether you know her or not, I know she'd appreciate your prayers so keep her in your thoughts please.  :-)
     When we were on the ADFD DT together Jennifer used a lot of corrugated cardboard on her projects.  I was always amazed at how she could work a piece in no matter what she was making.  LOL  This card is made with some of her trademark cardboard as well as some fun bright colors.  Her cards are always cheerful and bright.
     The sentiment on the front reads "You may be under a cloud now," and finishes on the inside of the card "but the Son is shining through you."  Her Christian testimony has been so uplifting to me and I hope you can see it too.  :-)
     So that's how this special umbrella card came to be made.  We'd love to see what you can come up with. Make sure you pop over to the PCS blog and check out all the DT projects.  Our wonderful Sylvia will have something awesome to show you using images from our sponsor, The House Across the Bay.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Oldie But a Goodie--April showers (brad, Stickles, punch, ribbon, cheesecloth)
Papertake Weekly--April showers
Twisted Tuesdays--flowers but no roses or rosettes
Digi Makeover--bright colors
Paper Playtime--use and umbrella plus a die cut
Victorine Originals--April Showers
Inspired By--photo inspiration
Crafting For All Seasons--April Showers

     Happy Wednesday and be blessed!

  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye"Quite Contrary--Jack and Jill", Bazzill, Recollections, Copics XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Singing in the Rain"
  • Ink:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Marvy Uchida gold gel pen
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large and Classic Scalloped Ovals Large, EK Success Retro flower punches
  • Miscellaneous:  Spare Parts brad, Crystal Stickles, Recollections pearls, Offray ribbon, Dritz cheesecloth, scrap cardboard, Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint


  1. That sentiment is perfect! And this card is amazing! I know Jennifer will love it and all the sweet things you said about her.

  2. What a lovely Card Tracy, I know Jennifer will be truly blessed. Sadly I didn't know of her before this post but she is now added to our Daily prayer list xxxxx
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  3. Gorgeous card, Tracy, and wonderful tribute to Jennifer! I love the colors and papers you used! Mo's image is adorable and you've colored her perfectly! A very fitting sentiment for Jennifer, too. I'm sure she will love receiving this.

  4. Tracy this is just gorgeous. I love everything about it - you can tell that you put a lot of love into this! I am sure Jennifer will more than love it :) The corrugated cardboard looks awesome too!

  5. Oh what a great card Tracy,your friend will love it!
    Hugs Heidy

  6. Beautiful card, Tracy, I love the colors and the papers you used, such a fun way to showcase an umbrella! Have a wonderful Wednesday.

  7. Oh Tracy, this brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful and heartfelt card this is. I just love the sentiment and the trademark corrugated cardboard..LOL! I will certainly keep her in my prayers. She sounds like a truly wonderful and inspirational lady. :)

    All the best to you and thank you for sharing this darling card and the reason for its creation. :)

  8. oh Tracy, you are so special to me! this lovely just arrived in my mailbox yesterday and it brought tears to my eyes. it is now sitting proudly on my buffet where everyone who walks by can see your beautiful card. thank you for the kind words, but more than that, thank you for the love & friendship that comes straight from your heart! :)

    hugs to you, dear friend!

  9. The card is fabulous Tracy & I'm sure will be much loved by Jennifer, I'll send warm & healing thoughts for her xx

  10. I love this, the image is fab and I love the papers...

  11. This is darling. I love the colors you used. The sentiment both outside and in are great. Thank you for playing at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  12. Such a great card! Love all of the details you add! Thanks for playing along over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  13. Wow Amazing card. the sentiment is perfect for its recipient and I am sure will be greatly appreciated.


  14. Beautiful all round Tracy - especially the thought :)

  15. This is just gorgeous Tracy! I love that umbrella paper and your colouring is fab! Lovely sentiment too!


  16. That is such a sweet and wonderful creation!
    Thanks for your sweet comment, I am actually a little embarrassed that it turn out all of them are picking my card to case! I didn't see that coming, LOL!

  17. Hi Tracy

    What a beautiful card and I was very touched to hear about your friend - i hope she is on the road to recover soon.

    Thank you for your comments on my blog - I started crafting on the floor in my mum's living room before migrating onto the kitchen table and I was just fortunate enough to have a spare room when I moved in with my lovely man.

    I look forward to seeing your next beautiful creation Tracy.

    see you soon - toodle pip.

    Hazel xx

  18. Hi Tracy,
    Sorry for having been around lately; it's been quite busy for me IRL; quite so, I do my best to keep crafting and blog a bit.
    Your post here is very touching; I was sorry to hear about your friend; hope she will be recovering soon; who knows, God's miracles are everywhere and I know people who are well after fighting with this terrible disease.
    Your card is wonderful, as all your work; you are always so creative and all the details are fantastic!
    Love the bright colors, your wonderful coloring and all teh details!
    Wish you a wonderful rest of the week!
    Hugs, Iulia

  19. Beautiful card and a wonderful testament to Jennifer. I know she'll love it. So glad you shared this with us at Paper Makeup Stamps' Digi Makeover Challenge.

  20. This is so very beautiful!!! The sentiment is awesome! Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  21. SuperDuper! What a fine card this is, just look at that pretty umbrella girl, love her hair! Another beauty!! Hugs, Ira

  22. Tracey what a lovely card im sure your friend wil be thrilled with it even if it is in sad circumstances, she sounds like such a tower of strength, i saw this on papertake weekly x

  23. This is beautiful - gorgeous colours and pretty flowers
    Thanks for joining in my April showers challenge this fortnight at Oldie but a Goodie
    Lisa x

  24. Tracy this is just so gorgeous. I know Jenn will have loved it (indeed as she says in her comment). I have followed Jenn for ages now and am always inspired by her bright colourful cards - I wish her a full and speedy recovery too. Your card is adorable. Such lovely colours and all those brollies!!! Thanks for sharing with us at CFAS this time.
    Dawn S xxx

  25. You are just SO amazingly talented, Tracy! This is unbelievable stunning! Such a beautiful card for Jennifer!

  26. I just adore with your cards everytime... Perfect colour combinations and details... Everytime I am with open mougth ))
    Reallly Reallly Beautiful!!

  27. What a sweet card Tracy. I'm sure your friend will love it. Such an uplifting card with a sweet message. The little image looks so playful. Beautiful work once again!


  28. Your card is amazing Tracy! Love the way you colored the girls hair! I'm sure this with lift Jennifer's spirit!!!
    Kindest regards,

  29. Your "umbrella" card is just darling, Tracy! What a wonderful way to give a lift to a special lady. I'm sure she will love it.

    Huggies & Blessings to you ~

  30. I'm sure Jennifer will so appreciate this beauty! Tracy, I just adore all the fabulous textures you tie into your designs! They're just amazing! And this one is no different. LOVE!

  31. A stunning card Tracy and I'm sure Jennifer will love it and appreciate all the love and care that has gone into making it.

    Thank you for sharing with us at PTW this week.

    I will keep Jennifer in my thoughts and prayers.

  32. So very the sentiment, too! I've already said a prayer for your team mate/friend! Thanks for sharing about her!

  33. What a lovely card, I admire all the details you've added! Super job! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday!

  34. I went out and bought THIS paper for this umbrella challenge, but then I saw your wonderful card, and quite simply, gave it up. *sigh* You put all the papers together perfectly. *sigh* Every week your talents grow and grow, and you touch so many people in such a beautiful way. ♥♥♥♥♥ -J-


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