Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Jenn!!!

I had to take a break from December Daily to do some card making, especially when I heard it was my bloggy friend Jenn's birthday coming up! I "met" Jenn 2 years ago when we both joined a group through Close to My Heart. Everybody from the group set their own goal, declared it on their blog, and we supported each other by commenting on each other's posts and linking everyone up on our sidebar. Through these past two years, the group has changed a bit, some members have blogged more than others (and I think some have disappeared from blogland forever!), but Jenn's been a constant. She's been with me through the birth of a baby, my husband losing his job, and a move, and always with a positive and uplifting comment. So, even though we've never met in person (and I don't even have her address!) I think of her as a true friend! Happy Birthday, sweetie, and as soon as I get your address, I'll get this bad boy in the mail for ya!

So, onto the card. Jenn's a big Kraftin' Kimmie fan, so using a KK stamp was a no-brainer. I decided to pull out ol' Roxy for the second time, and coloured her up with Copics to match this My Mind's Eye patterned paper. I used this sketch from Seems a Little Sketchy (new site I found!):

Flipped it and changed it to a rectangle, but it's still basically the same. Then I had to break in the new i-rock to make a little flourish (can you tell it's a flourish?) I had big ideas of doing up the inside, but after making some HUUUUGE mistakes, this is how it ended up:

Now I just have to write in it (how am I gonna do that? Hee hee!) and mail it! I'm also going to enter this one over at The Pink Elephant, they're having an "anything goes" challenge this week.

Speaking of challenges, I am challenging myself to create 52 layouts, 12 fancy cards, and 24 simple Christmas cards this year. I'm also hoping to finish some mini albums I started and didn't ever complete, not to mention this darned December Daily! How about you? If you need a little kick in the pants (or just want me around to comment on your each and every post!) why not join in on our 2012 Challenge? We'd love to have you!


  1. Very fun card. The bling looks great! And you do such a fantastic job coloring images!!!

  2. Well done.. love the image.. bling looks great.. Wow what a challenge you have set.. Will be watching and waiting to see ya do it I know you can.. Have a great day. Take Care

  3. It's gorgeous Rox!!! Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy life to make me such a beautiful card!!! Getting to know you through blog land have been fabulous!! It's always fun to read your posts and see what's going on with you (: It's hard to believe 2 years has already gone by!!
    Big Hugs!!!!

  4. Cute card, image, and colouring :)
    That's a big list :) great way to start the new year!

  5. So glad that you found us at Seems A Little Sketchy! Thanks for playing along and be sure to check back on Monday for our newest sketch.

    Your card is adorable and I love your crafty resolutions!

  6. Great card Roxy!
    Ah ... challenges ... I have registered in Twelve (Big Picture Classes with Stacey Julian) and our lofty goal is 12 layouts a month for the year. Yup, do the math ... that's 144 layouts this year! Ay yi yi!!!
    My OLW is 'focus' and while I intended it to be about slowing down, calming down and finding time to focus on tasks needing done, it is morphing into focusing on my scrapbooking. How fun! so, I'm on board for your challenge! Toot toot!