Just Add Ink 226

Hello my friends. Today is the funeral and I’m in Pennsylvania. I am still remembering only the good times and fun that I had with my grandmother and thinking of the lovely comments from all of you. They all mean so much to me. I don’t have much else to say today so I’ll just get to my card.

I paid a visit to the Just Add Ink blog the other day. I haven’t done one of their challenges in a while so when I saw the sketch I knew just what I wanted to use…

JAI Sketch 226

Can you guess what it is? No peeking! LOL! My card is somewhat of a tall and skinny card, the base is a piece of Whisper White Card Stock that I cut to 3 3/4″ wide. On top of that is a piece of All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper*. I stamped the wreath from the Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set in Pear Pizzaz and Lost Lagoon. The berries are heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the the wreath is cut out with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. A piece of Gold Sequin Trim is adhered to the wreath with Mini Glue Dots. The piece of Lost Lagoon that goes across the card is flagged on the right side and a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper goes across the bottom. The joy is from the Snowflake Card Thinlits* and is cut out from Gold Foil Sheet. All of the pieces are adhered with Multi-Purpose Glue and the strip is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I just love that wreath and the berries in gold are pretty cool! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Just Add Ink sketch challenge. I thank you and will be thinking of you today. I hope you have a good Saturday! πŸ™‚

JAI 226-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer*

Ink: Pear Pizzaz and Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Card Stock: Whisper White and Lost Lagoon

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer

DSP: All is Calm Specialty*

Framelits: Wonderful Wreath*

Thinlits: Snowflake Card*

Embellishment: Gold Sequin Trim

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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0 Replies to “Just Add Ink 226”

  1. I hope today goes well for you Justin and you share fun times and great stories of your Gram with others who loved her as well x
    Another great card. I love this wreath and can’t wait for mine to see ink! I love your olour combo of Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz and gold, inspired! Great to see you at JAI as always xox

    1. Thank you Paula. It went as well as can be expected. I still could only smile and that was good. I love that wreath and the berries heat embossed are neat! Enjoy they rest of your weekend! πŸ™‚

  2. Good morning!
    What a beautiful card! I love the colors you chose, works well together! I’m not a big fan of off centering my projects, (always afraid things get ruined in the mail), but this looks great! Nice job? πŸ™‚
    Will be thinking of you today, keep on remembering all the fun and good times you had. Stay strong, get your rest and eat. (I know always easier said than done). Just wondering, where in PA are you?
    Well Justin, you take care and even under these circumstances, have a great day! πŸ™‚ XOXO Donna

    1. Hello Donna!
      Thank you! I really am enjoying that Wondrous Wreath set! I like it when things are a little off kilter, sort of like me! LOL! Thank you for thinking of me. I had three hours sleep and was in the card for far too long today. I was in Ringtown, can you find it?! The day wasn’t actually too bad. I hope that you had a nice day! πŸ™‚

  3. From experience I can tell you the old cliche of “time heals” is true, and those sweet memories you have will remain to warm your broken heart…B

  4. This is really beautiful, Justin. I just received my wreath bundle yesterday, and have all sorts of “non-traditional” ideas for it; love the colours you’ve used. So glad you could join us at Just Add Ink this week.

    1. Thank you Christine! What sort of non-traditional ideas do you have?! I love anything with a blue in it for the holidays! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! πŸ™‚

  5. Good Morning Justin, what a beautiful card…such a nice example of new products. Wishing you and your family peace today as you celebrate a life well lived.

    1. Hello Roseanne! Thank you so much! I appreciate you thinking of us, it was a beautiful day to celebrate the life of a wonderful person! πŸ™‚

  6. Justin, may you and your family have peace today as you celebrate the life and love of your grandmother. For your heart to be so full, she must have been a wonderful lady! Share lots of memories with your family and friend today and then here on your blog! Your card is beautiful,

    1. Thank you Stephanie, we did celebrate and laugh at all of the fun that we had together. She was an amazing person! I’ll fill you in tomorrow! Glad you like the card too! πŸ™‚

  7. I will be thinking of you today as you celebrate your Grandmother’s life. I hope you find opportunities to smile as you remember so many fond memories. Take care.
    Another gorgeous card today- thank you.

  8. Lovely Christmas card, Justin. This is going to be a very popular Stamp set – thank you for sharing it with us. I love the gold elements you have used. Chantell JAI

  9. This card is outstanding. A great motivator to get started on Christmas cards for sure. I enjoy your blog daily, My grandmother passed away at age 98 over 24 years ago and I still think of her sweetness almost every day. Cherish your memories.

    1. Thank you so much Kay! LOL! I swore that I would start early this year! I will always remember what a lovely lady my Gram was and that makes me smile. πŸ™‚

  10. Hi Justin–I’ll be thinking of you today. I’m sure you will see people you haven’t seen in a long time. If only under better circumstances.

    I love your card for today! That wreath is awesome but I especially love how you embossed the berries in gold! Ties in nicely with your Joy x 3! Love all the little sparkly bling on here! Safe travels today.

    1. Hey Karen,
      Thank you very much and I did see some people that I haven’t seen in a long time, sad that it takes a funeral for that to happen. I’m so happy you enjoyed the card! I LOVE that wreath! Bling makes everything better! πŸ™‚

  11. thinking of you and yours. I remember my gran’s celebration of life, she lived to be 95. There were a few tears, but mainly smiles and laughter as we truly celebrated the person she was,as per her orders! I wish that for your family today. also love the Christmas card πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Lynne. There were a few tears today but more laughter and smiles. My Gram wouldn’t have wanted us to be sad either. Happy you like the card! πŸ™‚

  12. Justin, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today. Your Grandmother was an awesome person and I thank you for sharing your thoughts. May you find comfort in your memories. Your wreath card today is a fine tribute. I am more of a traditional colors for Christmas, but I really like your card today. Take care.

    1. Thank you very much Brenda. I do appreciate you thinking of us today. She was wonderful and the smiles today were proof. I always like blue for Christmas, I guess because it reminds me of the cold! Glad you enjoyed the card! I hope that you had a nice day! πŸ™‚

  13. Justin – What a beautiful card! I love the twist of making the berries with gold embossing powder, and the gold sequin trim as the “ribbon” trailing down from the wreath. Excellent. I hope you and your family will feel your grandmother’s love upon you, and share wonderful memories together. Hugs.

    1. Thank you Lisa! I love a little gold! The Wreath set is just so much fun! We will have my Grandmother in our hearts forever, that’s not a bad place to keep her. Hugs to you! πŸ™‚

  14. Hi Justin,

    You are in my thoughts today. I think that having special memories of your loved one is such a blessing, nothing can take those away. Be good to yourself today and allow yourself to feel the feelings you have, it allows you to begin healing from your loss. And know that you are in so many people’s thoughts and prayers today. [[[Hugs]]]

    I love this card … Great color choice, Love the addition of the gold and how each gold element adds so much texture. I love the use of non traditional colors for my Christmas cards.

    Thank you for taking the time to blog today, you are so faithful to us blog readers!

    1. Hello Donna,
      Thank you for thinking of me today. I agree, the memories are the best part of the person that you get to keep.
      I’m happy you like the card. I love the cooler colors for the Holidays and a little bling goes a long way! You are all faithful to me, how could I not be in return! I hope that you enjoyed your Saturday my friend. Hugs to you too! πŸ™‚

  15. Justin, peace to you as you remember all of the wonderful memories today. I love your blog with all of your creativity and great NY stories and photos. You are a dear person and an inspiration.

  16. Another fab card Justin. I will be thinking of you and your family today and keep hold of your precious memories of your Gram. Take care. Hugs, Michelle oxox

    1. Thank you Michelle! And thank you for thinking of us today, we remembered all of the good times, there were so many. Hugs to you! πŸ™‚

  17. Bless you on this day, Justin. Thank you for sharing your life with me. I enjoy your blog each morning with my first cup of coffee. Your cards are beautiful and fun to make.

    1. Thank you Theresa. And thank you for sharing my life and yours with me too! Coffee and my blog, how lucky am I that you start your day that way! πŸ™‚

  18. Prayers and thoughts are with you, and safe travels.

    I was in Wisconsin al day for the Triathalon Nationals, my son did really well, 66th finish place out of 3600 plus. Waiting for age group results. Really proud of him.

    This is gorgeous. I guess Lost Lagoon works for every season. Take care

    1. Thank you Linda, the day wasn’t too bad, traffic on the other hand! WOW! Your son is quite amazing! That’s great! I’m so happy you like the card too! Love Lost Lagoon! Hope it becomes permanent! πŸ™‚

  19. Justin I have been thinking of you all day. Share the memories with the rest of your family and keep remembering the good times. Take care and safe travels.

    Great card. My bundle was supposed to be delivered yesterday but the box is apparently stuck in Detroit and now in Windsor!?! Hopefully Monday !

    Hugs and prayers sent your way.

    1. Thank you so much Louise, I do really appreciate it. Know that all of you were thinking of me gave me the extra strength that I needed. Thanks! Glad you like the card! Oh no! That UPS… sometimes… don’t they know how important that box is?!?! Hugs to you my friend! πŸ™‚

  20. Justin, I am a day behind but wanted to tell you how much I love this card. The gold touches are perfect. Love the sequins.
    Glad you made it through the day. Funerals can be difficult but a great way to honor people you love.

    1. Hey Gerri,
      Thank you so much! I’m so glad that we have sequins now, we do need more though! LOL! It wasn’t as bad as I had imagined. The service was so great and that made it better. πŸ™‚

  21. Like Gerri before me, I’m a day late in seeing your post. Just a note to say I’m sorry to here of your loss, and to send a hug your way. Your card is beautiful. I love the embossing details and the thinlets JOY. Great way to use it on the gold foil it really looks like fine metal.

    1. Thank you very much Penny. I do appreciate it. A big hug back to you! I’m happy that you like the card! Love the Thinlits! I got the Snowflake Card just for the words! πŸ™‚

  22. Ooooh, I can’t wait for my wreath stamps to arrive, and seeing gorgeous cards like yours just makes me even more impatient! Thank you for sharing it with us at Just Add Ink. So sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother xox

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