Wednesday, July 20, 2011

SING your own song.. it's your day

I have been weary again after having two really good days. Means I still have to take heed and nap now and again! I don't want too though because I love being busy, so many creative ideas and resources, just want to be creative and productive! But I will listen to my body because I need the strength for this coming Tuesday. Thanks for your support ladies!

(I love the new colors distress inks that I just received: used here are bundled sage and chipped shapphire.. love them!)
The tag has been stamped with a stamp from the Viva La Flora set from Darkroom Door - never used it before today and I have had it more than a year. I sponged a small diecut (thanks Sue) with distress ink, stamped a fern and perched the bird on it, added a small sentiment, a crinkled ribbon (thanks Jean) and I was done.

I could not resist using the Bird stamp (Studio 112 K&Co) that Sue sent me. Always wanted a stamp like this. So I have made two cards and a tag so far. Through Veronica's blog, I have picked up a love for vellum. Never really used it, but it is so, so effective and brings something extra to a card when you don't want to use ribbon or other embellishments.

Here I used a stamped panel from the pile and just stamped over the top with the Bird. It uses Hero Art stamps and I placed it in a frame which was also on the pile. That's how a lot of my cards come together.


  1. Stunning work Jacqueline, and beautiful set-ups for your pics.
    Sending you love and strength. xoxoxo

  2. All three are just beautiful !
    Your creativity just flows from you and i feel the little ripples that inspire me so very much......
    keep feeding the inspiration dearest friend !
    love and hugs
    chris richards

  3. gorgeous cards and tag Jacqueline. I really love the last one with the frame. Keep strong and rest when you need to. Prayers still being said for you.

  4. Oh these are all beautiful! Love how you used the new bird stamp. Rest up as you need. Sleep heals.

  5. Oh another bunch of lovely cards! Always a joy to pop on to your blog! Rest a lot - you will need the strength - I will be thinking of you on Tuesday!

  6. Wonderful cards!

    You are so brave, Jaqueline. Wishing you all the best!

  7. this bird stamp is lovely you know just how to use it perfectly..
    sending love x

  8. Beautiful, such lovely colors! Bundled sage is fast becoming one of my favorites, too. Yes, please don't forget to get more rest than usual....the tiredness just keeps getting worse the farther into your treatments you go. Sending hugs!

  9. Oh my! These are all just so beautiful Jacqueline! I love what you are doing with that little bird! And I adore the colours on the tag, they really go so well together! Take all the rest your body needs! Huge hugs, Brenda XXX

  10. Just so beautiful.. I can see why you love the bird stamp.. It looks fabulous on these pieces..

    Take it easy my friend. And I will be praying for you!!

    Hugs, Linda

  11. Wow! Three gorgeous cards, Jacqueline! Bundled Sage has always been one of my faves and when paired with Spun Sugar. . . .yum!!

    Take those naps, my friend. Not easy to do when feeling good, I know. I'm thinking of you, as always! Big hugs!

  12. I love the way your cards just "come together". Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration, not only for your beautiful artwork; but for the faith you have in the midst of adversity! Blessings and prayers for you!

  13. Amazing series of bird cards Jacqueline and I love how you played with your distress inks! You really know how to combine stamps and colours! Take care, Ira

  14. Gorgeous cards - those birds are beautiful
    All the best! Take it easy ;) Rx

  15. Oh what beautiful cards, Jacqueline. I love that bird image and you have used it so well on all the cards.

    Take care and listen to your body when it tells you to rest. Sending love and hugs.

  16. Absolutely beautiful.....
    Love your new distress ink colors!!! Such a great combo!

  17. Whenever you use a stamp there is something magical happening. These cards took my breath away; I love them all. You have a special talent to create amazing cards. Filled to the brim with stunning details and a wonderful choice of colors.

    Take rest if you need it; I hope you'll feel a bit better soon...X

  18. Oh so gorgeous! Love that stamp, and I never would have thought to use bundled sage and chipped sapphire together, but they are a stunning combo. Praying you will enjoy some good rest between now and Tuesday.
    hugs, blessings and prayers!

  19. Dear Jacqueline
    I love ALL your work and viewing it often. Very inspiring. Not only your work is inspiring but your courage during you Chemo. You are in my prayers.....

  20. Wonderful cards Jaqueline !
    Warm wishes, Sabine

  21. I just LOVE your beautiful cards!!!!


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