Sunday, March 30, 2008

My Pal Laura

When I first started getting involved in SCS back in October of last year, I was so scared!! Funny, I know, but scared none the less. I had so many fears about posting cards, and participating in challenges. I was really afraid that people wouldn't like my work and since some of the "groups" seemed so developed, they would think I was butting in. Around Christmas time, when everyone was elf ing people, I longed to be elfed, but still didn't know anyone. Since a lot of time had passed, and they had announced that they would not be taking any more "elf's", I pretty much thought my chances were up(I know now that I should have just done it myself, but I didn't). Then it happened, I got the PM, You've Been Elfed!! I was so excited when I saw it, and after reading it, sent back a PM with my address saying I would be honored, and also that I wanted to know who had done it, so that I could send them something too!! Well, turns out, the pm came from my elf Laura(scrapnextras). She said that I was always so nice to her, and leaving her such wonderful comments that she wanted to elf me, plus she noticed that I hadn't been elfed yet, and didn't want me to miss out. I was so happy I cried. She was the first person to reach out to me on SCS, and the rest is history. I now have tons of people that I consider friends and I feel so blessed to have met them. So, by now, if you read this far, you wanna know why I am babbling about this, well, FINALLY, Laura has been chosen as the FS over on SCS. YAY!!!!! I nominated her a while back, and have been (im)patiently waiting for her to have her time in the spotlight, and it has finally come. So this card is a tribute to her. Her gallery is fabulous, and a great source of inspiration. There are so many cards in her gallery that I would love to CASE, but since I have an ever growing collection of cards(6photo boxes full!!), I try to limit myself to one challenge card a day. I loved this card when I first saw it and wanted to CASE it, so I took this opportunity to do that. I did make my required changes, which were the images, sentiment, dp(same pack, different print), added some more brads and some piercing, a couple of layers, cause you know I love them, and the ribbon. I had just used the chocolate ribbon last night, and it makes my heart hurt when I use it, so I couldn't stand the pain of using it two days in a row. Oh why oh why didn't I buy some extra when it was on sale, now I live in constant fear that I will run out!!!LOL!! Well, I hope you are having a happy Sunday!! Thanks for stopping by, and for your continued support!!
stamps-Sweet Serendipity and Stampendous Changito Swing
paper- Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Berry Bliss
ink-Brown Stazon
tools-soft subtle brads, pink organdy, paper piercer and mat pack, SU markers


  1. Jessie!!! My first thought was of you when I saw the FS challenge!!! I only "met" Laura very recently and through YOUR blog!!! I just knew you'd have a humdinger of a challenge card and make her proud!! It's so amazing and detailed and just fabulous!! The layers.....the sheer ribbon really is beautiful....the layout.....that adorable monkey!! Awesome!!!

  2. Just love the card, the colors, the layering, everything!

  3. Laura (scrapnextras)March 30, 2008 at 5:09 PM

    Jessie, I love it...your changes are so subtle, but I really like the way yours turned out! Better than mine did! And I think the pink ribbon is the right choice...and I know I made the right choice "Elfing" you! It's been so wonderful getting to know you!

  4. Isn't this a sweet card!!! Laura is just the best, isn't she? She has a great blog & great tutorials and is an inspiration to all of us! But your cards are great too!!! Keep up the good work!
    PS: I don't even know what getting elfed means!!! :D

  5. Jessie..I love your card and i am also thrilled that laura fnally got the spot light! Now we have to get her in the "Dozen" LOL.

    The chocolate ribbon...check out the Ribbon Originals 'Theatre' set...

  6. Jessica, your card turned out great, and thank you for sharing your story about your friendship with Laura. Fun reading!

  7. Jessie,
    yor card is quite *amazing*...
    but that shouldnt' be a surprise me saying so,'cause I love ALL
    of your cards! :o)
    A tiny bit of your heart and soul is scattered among all of the beauties you lovingly create.
    By the way, I didn't know what 'elfing' ment until U decided to spoil me...{{hugs}}}
    You have such a BIG heart Jessie...
    God bless!

    Paola (SCS=sama)

  8. I love the card--the color combo is one of my favorites :-) What a cute story about how you and Laura 'met'! Also, CONGRATS on the Paper Pretties DT news--that's awesome!!

  9. DANG quickdraw! This is super cute! (No, you haven't lost your "quickdraw" title!) LOL!
    I can't BELIEVE you have only been on SCS for such a short period of time...seriously. You have such a huge fan base! :)

  10. Wow, what a really nice post, hearing about how you were elfed and how it made you feel so good. Great tribute to your friend Laura too. Your work always catches my eye in the SCS galleries. :)

  11. Super card - love the colors and the images plus the layout!!! Nicely done!!!

    I'm a big fan of Laurau's too...I
    think she is so totally talented and I love visiting (stalking) her blog dailey - just like yours - LOL!!!

  12. This is my first time visiting your blog, which I found after admiring the two cards you did for the color challenge today.

    Your card here is great, as was your tribute to Laura. I can't believe you only started posting in the latter part of 2007--your work is amazing. I wouldn't be surprised to see YOUR name in the featured stamper challenge one of these days soon.

    And, congratulations on becoming a designer for Paper Pretties! They have good taste!

    I had to chuckle about your "fear" of running out of your cherished ribbon--I think there are many of us who can relate to that!

    Keep posting your beautiful work!


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