Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Monday, April 26, 2010

Good morning! Well we survived the weekend, haha.  We had our first tornado warnings of the season on Saturday.  We had a pretty severe thunderstorm, lots of lightening and rain but fortunately no tornados.  I've been in TN 15 years and have yet to see a tornado and you become pretty complacent about the warnings- until last year.  Our city suffered some pretty severe damage from a tornado that swept a 26 mile path across the city but fortunately it avoided our area- by 1 mile!  I now listen very attently to the warnings.

I have my first joy fold card for you today. Yes my first- I've seen them everywhere and finally tried one.  They are very time consuming but I love the look.  My image today is from Mo's Digital Pencil and my sketch comes from Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #50.

My sentiment was a gift from Melissa for winning the top 5 at Tuesday Morning Sketches and is a perfect fit for this little image.  Little boys love to explore and I've centered my embillishments around that theme.
Here is the inside of my card:

My image on the inside of the card is a little hard to see but if you click on the picture you can enlarge it.  This image comes from Bugaboo Stamps and is a new favorite of mine.  I love this poor little lady bug captured in a jar, lol.

Midnight Madness:  provided the sketch
Stamp Something: add a charm to your creation
One Stop Craft Challenge: metallic (my charm & chain-though the chain is hard to see in photo)
No Time to Stamp:  joy fold card
Sew Many Cards:  Anything goes

Whew! I think that is a record for me- 1 card covering 7 challenges!!
Well  I am off to work- have a great day.


~Jeri~ said...

Very cute card!! Love the stitching!!

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!!

Carol said...

What an adorable card. I really love this style fold. Your attention to detail is delightful. Great job with the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Sandy O said...

I love how you matched the images. So cute! Joyfold cards are so much fun aren't they, you did a great job.

Thank you for joining us this week at Sew Many Cards challenge.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i am glad you are safe & sound.

what a fabulous card! love the sentiment!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Janice, This is very creative and pretty. I think the cover text stamp is so matching to the image. The fold out style is really nice too, Terrific job this week , thanks for playing, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

What a super card! great job with the lil' guy! I love this image!! Your sentiment couldn't be more true!! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sew Many Cards Challenge“! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future! I invite you to hop on over and celebrate my DT positions with me by entering in my candy giveaway!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Darling card, for sure! Love that sweet little image. So glad you included the Stamp Simply Challenge in your long list!

carol said...

lovely cute card, love the style,Thankyou for sharing with Sew many cards, x carol

Jessica G. said...

Adorable Mo image and the sentiment is perfect for it! Thanks for participating in this week's Midnight Madness Sketch challenge and hope to see you again next week!
Jessica, MMSC DT

Priscilla said...

Now that is one cool are so clever with your fold on this card. It works really well with the sketch too...{{{clap clap clap}} :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We are getting ready for this weeks post, so be sure to stop by..we have lots of cool stuff coming up and I don't want you to miss out on any of it.
MMSC Hostess

Margie said...

The colors are stunning!!
You did a fabulous job!
Thanks for joining us at sMC Challenges!
Margie said...

Great card!!! So glad that the tornado didn't hit! Thanks for sharing with us at SMC!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is fabulous - love it! Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge this week.

Deb Neerman said...

What a fabulous 'Joy Fold' card ... too cute!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's "Stamp Simply" challenge!

Suzi said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the little charm. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. Hugs Suzi x

Dot Scrap said...

BEAUTIFUL card. Wiht lots of amazing details.
Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Anita said...

So cute, thanks for playing with us this week at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

Cheri said...

Great Card. I must try this fold sometime. Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Cards Challenges this week.

tanjaak said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week.

SuzanneK said...

Great card, love the stitching. Thanks for playing along at SMC

Shelley said...

Wow what a wonderful card, hope the tornados stay away :0
Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC.
Hugs Shelley xx

Jean said...

Love the image, the sentiment and how you've placed all the detail to support the little guy. Have this digital image myself but what I did doesn't touch this! You have some great cards here.