Sunday, September 14, 2008


Hello everyone, hope where ever you are, you and all your loved ones are safe!! Last night, my DH and I went to dinner together, and there getting gas at the three gas stations that surrounded the restaurant we were eating at, were 15 trucks from a power company out of Ohio. I assume they were on their way to help out in Texas, and I gotta tell you, it made my heart happy to see them headed out to help with the terrible situation left after Hurricane Ike ravaged the gulf coast of Texas. Here in Illinois, we are experiencing the leftover effects of Ike and even lost power for a few hours this morning. My mom sent me a picture text showing me the tree that just barely missed her house too. My DH got a little whiny about the loss of power till I pointed out how wrong he was and how it could be SO much worse. He quickly shut up!! So anyway, here is my card for Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try. This weeks sketch was also part of a challenge being sponsored by Stamping Bella. All you had to do is make your card using a Bella image to be entered into the drawing to win a $15 GC to the Bella store..yay!! I used this super cute Wreathabella image(I guess I was inspired by their holiday cards...Christmas is coming soon...yikes). She was colored with my SU markers. I added some liquid applique to the hat and shoes to make them poufy. The bow on the wreath was stamped twice, colored and then one was cut out to give the bow some dimension. The DP is by Basic Grey and is part of the Fruitcake line. I paired the paper with Cranberry Crisp and Always Artichoke. The buttons are from SU, and I added some silver twine to them. I pierced around the edge of the different squares and added some silver brads to the corners. The sentiment is from the SU set Holidays and Wishes.
Well, that is all for me for now, I am off to stamp now that the power is back on!!
stamps-Wreathabella and SU Holidays and Wishes
paper- Cranberry Crisp, Always Artichoke, White, and Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
ink- Black Stazon
tools- silver brads, SU markers, silver twine, buttons


  1. Just gorgeous Jessie!!! I so get in the mood with the cooler weather now for these colors and the themes!!!! Glad you all are sure has been scary to hear about Ike!

  2. Beautiful card Jessie!!
    God bless

  3. What an awesome card! I love it! Great minds think alike... I just used that Bella for this weeks SCS challenge, take a peek at my blog.

  4. Darling . . . love the deets! Hugs, M

  5. Oh Jessie I just LOVE this card!! What a fantastic image!!And how you put it all together is wonderful!

  6. *****Jingle those bells!!*****
    This is another Jessie-beauty indeed!


  7. Jessie - this is sooo beautiful!!!
    Love the Sketch, colors and the fab Bella image!!!

    Stay safe!!! Hugs ~S~

  8. This card is just adorable, Jessie!

  9. OMG! So cute!! Can you believe I don't own a single Bella???

  10. Cute card, Jessie. Ike made his way through Missouri-lost power about 5 this morning and it came back on around 10 tonight. Boy, are we spoiled to all the modern conveniences! Feel for all the Texas people.

    Cute card you made-I had made one for the featured stamper late last night and was going to upload this morning, but, alas, no power. I don't want to mess with it now so will get it online tomorrow. tfs

  11. Nice card, I love your color-blocked background. She is very cute!

  12. Darling card, Jessie. So fun and festive!

  13. sweet card, I miss my fruitcake! believe it or not - I like the real thing too but it can ONLY be from Corsicana, TX!


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