I am totally exhausted from making so many cards yesterday and today… but I wanted to stop by before heading up to bed.  I have about 60 more cards to do tomorrow for gifts – oh my!

Anyway, I have a winner from the Blog Hop on Friday.  The lucky one is Cariena Basson!  I emailed ya.  Thanks!

I thought I would share something quickly.  This was a reject unused piece from a project I did a few weeks ago so I decided to turn it into a card for my hubby.  The flower was fun to create.  I first covered watercolor paper with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and then sprayed it with a Perfect Pearl and water mix.  After drying, I punched a bunch of hearts from the paper and inked the edges.  Finally, I assembled them into a flower… I so wish you could see the shine on it.  The rub-on is a favorite of mine from Lily Bee.

122209 Shiny Heart Flower
122209 Shiny Heart Flower 1
Supplies: Tim Holtz Stamp, Lily Bee rub-on, Distress Inks, Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls, Stampin' Up Punch, sewing machine

So… I hope you are all ready for the holidays.  Anyone else done with their shopping but still have things to make?  I love it, though… I gotta admit.  What gets me every year: my mom and my mother-in-law both have birthdays on Christmas Eve.  (Cool, huh?)  And they are two I like to make gifts for… thus the many I have to do tomorrow. :)

Hugs.

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  1. Jennifer

    I just finished all my gifts. Here is a link to one of them.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/25271792@N08/4207007162/

    very simple and the candy inside is homemade sweet and salty.
    From a chocolate candy making class.

    I wish you the best for tomorrow.

    Sandi N.

  2. Amazing card!.. its rly surprising to see the use of such leftovers.. well, i guess that’s why its called scrapooking! ;)
    P.S. my cousin bro and my grand mom share their b’days on 25th as well! :D

  3. Very pretty. I’m sure he will love it.

  4. What a super cute idea for a flower! Great card…
    - April

  5. It is beautiful, Jennifer! Have fun making gifts!

  6. Kelly

    I hope you can get your cards made and get some rest. With the blog hop and all, you’ve been busy. Love that card. I have the perfect pearls on my Christmas wish list. We’ll see what hubby gets….

  7. Barb :)

    Jennifer,
    Love the card! I have tried this technique as well and love it!!! I always seem to reach for my perfect pearls. My favorite way to use them is painting in an embossed image. I finished all my cards yesterday. Have three more frames to make for my nieces. (Made 11 of them all together)I know the feeling of craziness this time of year, but I too just love it, especially the creative part. :)

  8. Lovely card as per usual and hooray hooray all of my christmas shopping is done. Now to start on the baking. Have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

  9. lois skiathitis

    It’s a winner Jennifer. I’m sure he will love the card. Nice work. TFS!!! :0)

  10. Karen from Ontario

    Merry Christmas Jennifer…..
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with good times and wonderful memories.
    Thanks for all you do.

  11. Deb

    Super cute as always! My mother-in-law’s bday is the day after Christmas! I plan to spend today with my 3 year old boy making Christmas crafts–we’ll probably make the biggest mess, but it’ll be so much fun!
    I still have gifts to wrap–hopefully I can get my husband to help!
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  12. sandra

    very pretty!
    Sandra

  13. Cathy

    What a beautiful flower! Thanks for sharing so many ideas. Christmas blessings to you and your family!

  14. Teresa

    Beautiful! And now I have to go buy another ink…;) Have a Merry Christmas!

  15. Tami

    OK that flower is gorgeous, girl!
    Merry Christmas with ♥!

  16. Suzzi

    Where did you get the screw button? Love it.

    Has there ever been a card that was rejected out of curiosity?

  17. This card is just beautiful! You always amaze me! Merry Christmas and good luck with all of your projects!

  18. krolski (kathy)

    Very pretty card! Sounds like you have plenty to do today! :)
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  19. Hello Jennifer! I am so chuffed – have NEVER won anything on a blog before!! I LOVE your cards, techniques – everything!! as far as I am considered – you are a genius! and you serve an AWESOME God!! Thank you – I am so excited!!

  20. Lillian Child

    Very sweet card. I still have a few to knock out tonight after work to attach to gifts I have yet to wrap. Oh my. The clock is certainly ticking now. I do envy you your energy levels. WOW. And your cards are always so inspiring. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us bloggers. And happy holidays to you and yours!

  21. Your creations are always so very nice. Happy Holidays!

  22. {vicki}

    I Heart the flower

  23. love the heart flower and how it’s shine!! your cards are always so wonderfully made!!!

  24. Gorgeous card! i’m sure your hubby will like it! Have fun with those 60 to go!!! And have a Merry Christmas!

  25. Love the card! Hope you have a great Christmas! If you don’t mind, is it possible for you to mention my blog? I’m doing a giveaway that ends on Sunday night. Here’s the link http://ckcustomscrapbooks.typepad.com/ckcustomscrapbooks/2009/12/my-big-reveal-and-a-giveaway-to-celebrate.html
    Thanks!

  26. Octavia

    this is too cute…love the shimmer of the hearts!

  27. Roz Rhorer

    Love the flower – I’m gonna try this one for sure.
    I’m done shopping, still need to wrap. But the biggie present is an album for my son and daughter-in-law of their wedding. Nope it’s not done. I knew back in August at the wedding I was going to make them an album, I picked out the pictures, and planned the book. When did I start? ummmmm this past weekend.! ! ! Yup – I put it off, and with my crazy work schedule, it’s not done. I’m calling son and telling him not to show up b/4 noon on Christmas, cause “Mom is creating” ugh

  28. Shannon

    I love the card. The flower is so simple but realy cute!
    I’m done with my shopping but I’m still making 2 blankets–one crochet and one quilt. I’m pretty sure that I’ll have to give both of them to the recipients unfinished…

  29. SuZeQ

    Great flower for one you love.

  30. Victoria S.

    Love that flower – great card!

  31. Charmaine

    Love the idea for the flower…will definitely give this a go!

    Charmaine

  32. Debbie F.

    Thanks for reminding us that hearts make a cute flower! I use them for shamrocks (in March), but never seem to remember to make a flower with them. Love the layering idea – never thought of that!

  33. debbie susee

    I absolutely love the card you made with your “rejects”. Wish my rejects were that good.
    debbie susee

  34. Beautiful card. Love it:)

  35. it was for a magazine and they needed a different idea. the brad is from stampin up.

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