Dec 16, 2009

Life is Good Blog Hop!

Welcome to another GinaK blog hop!

Tonight we're showcasing Theresa Momber's Life is Good stamp set on our blogs. I have 2 cards to share all made with the same basic layout, elements and papers as the ones I shared on Monday night for Nina Brackett's blog hop. (To see those projects scroll down one post.)

I absolutely love these trees all stamped in a row in versamark ink and embossed with Cream embossing powder - they are so soft and pretty to me against these Basic Grey Wassail papers.

Here's the inside...

Simple - love the sentiment from Rupa's Warm & Wonderful stamp set paired with these snowflakes and the winter scene.

As I was making this card, I started thinking about my backyard. We have a tree line edging our backyard and frequently have deer in our backyard. Since we have an apple tree, a quiet neighborhood and several trees/bushes it seems to attract them - even though we live in town. We've seen as many as 5 deer at a time and recently this fall have seen a buck 3 or 4 times with a doe.

Here's a photo - sorry it's not the best quality, but you get the idea...


So, that was the inspiration for this card...

In the summer, the tree line is so full and lush it can be hard to see the deer but in the fall when the leaves are gone, they are a bit easier to spot. I stamped the trees in a row again and embossed with cream embossing powder and then stamped the trees again in versamark - to try to create a little more fullness.


and here's the inside...


For even more inspiration tonight with the Life is Good stamp set, check out these links:

Theresa Momber {Illustrator}
Jessica Fick
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger
Lee Murphy
Erika Martin
Emily Giovanni
Colleen Schaan

Cheri Weston {CSS designer}
Melissa Shultz {CSS designer}
Peggy Wainman {CSS designer}

Geri Utterback {guest designer}
Brenda Turner {guest designer}
Linda Payne {guest designer}

The Life is Good discussion on the StampTV Idea Center is also a valuable resource for tips, samples, and tutorials. Theresa's tip sheet and the Card Kit is available in the discussion as well.

And, finally stop by GinaK's blog today to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win today's featured stamp set or another stamp set designed by Theresa valued at $23.95 of your choice!

Enjoy all the eye-candy tonight!
Jessica

29 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! Jessica, these are absolutely amazing! You rock!

Cheri said...

Great card, Jess. You captured the "moment" with ink. Love it.

joy said...

Love the colors in the first one and the second -- looks like real deer! Beautiful job.

Maria Levine said...

Very cool cards! HA, great inspiration! I have seen deer in my yard as well but not that big. We used to have an apple tree when we first moved in and they loved eating the apples. That might be the attraction also. And tulips!

Tina Gilliland said...

These are just beautiful, Jessica!! I LOVE seeing deer.

tlgirl353 said...

Wow Jess- both of the cards are stunning!!

Patti J said...

Wowzers! We have lots of does and fawns, and I know there MUST be a buck or bucks someplace, but have never seen one - especially not like that guy! What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lagene said...

Very COOL! I love the way the deer are behind the trees!

Melissa Cash said...

Amazing cards Jessica! I love the masculine feel to these, but they would be great for anyone! Your inspiration photo is wonderful. I just love looking out the window and seeing those big guys!

JessicaK said...

Lovely white inking, and how cute are those deer peeking around the trees!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh wow!!! How cool is that!! I love the deer behind the trees!

TexasGrammy said...

Goodness! Your inspiration is awesome ... right in your backyard? Blessed are you! I love those embossed trees ... and you've placed the deer perfectly!

~Bev

cowbelleru said...

This is a beautiful set. Depicts the woods around here in the winter exactly. Beautiful!!

Betty said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards! Love how you placed the deer behind the trees!

Natalie said...

Wow! You've really done a beautiful job on the card and the inside is gorgeous, too!

Sian said...

Gorgeous cards, very stylish and wonderful photo.
Sian
x

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful cards, Jessica. The one with the deer made me smile because it looks like you are looking out my back windows.

Deb said...

Gorgeous! How amazing that you have that kind of inspiration right in your back yard! You captured the image perfectly!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your cards are so beautiful, Jessica! You captured the scene out your back windows perfectly! What great inspiration!

Jessica said...

Oh my! I don't think I'd ever leave the window! When I lived in NH,(in the care takers cottage) for a camp ground: We often had deer or even Moose munching on the only apple tree around! I don't miss the cold and snow but I do miss the counrty living! Love your cards.

Giovana said...

Wonderful cards Jess!! Lovely picture of the deer on your backyard.

God bless
Giovana

redwasher1 said...

Jessica, I love your cards and the deer photo!! Love the way you mixed the deer in the trees!

NinaB said...

What a great inspirational view you have, Jessica! I love the Wassail paper for background with the embossed trees. They look like my neighborhood now with frozen trees everywhere.

colleen said...

Jessica, these are amazing! I love the warm, peaceful feeling they evoke. What a cool thing to see each day! GREAT view.

Thanks for the inspiration.

JoAnn said...

I love the cards you made. I do love the trees the most. I would love to have the set. If I don't win it I can see me buying this set.

Donna Polley said...

Jessica,
Wow it is so cool I think I need to get this set there are so many great things people are doing with it.
Donna

buggin2stamp said...

Wow, Jessica, what inspiration you had to make this card. I like the deer hiding in the trees. Very cool!

Brenda said...

Fabulous cards Jessica! Your cards are always so inspirational. I love all the wonderful details you put into them.

Payne Holler Cards said...

love this layout, will be caseing...love those deer in the woods!!! how beautiful...TFS!!!
sorry so late in the hop - just came home from work on a very long day...started the hop from the bottom up - beautiful hop!

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