SUO Challenges 110

Just as I suspected my inbox was full yesterday morning at work. I did manage to get through it though so we are ready for another fun filled day today! It was rainy and gloomy here all day today, sort of like my mood as of late. I was reading through the comments yesterday and I want to thank you all. Yes, I love to share my creativity with you but I also share a lot about my life and that is one of the most important parts of this blog to me. The connection that I have with so many of you. You are there with words of encouragement and support and that means so much to me. We have shared a lot with each other and I look forward to it each day as I hope that you continue to as well. That being said I am hoping that what is affecting me will work itself out. I have to have faith that it will, that’s enough of the somberness for now. I do have a fun little bit of information to share, I have over 40,000 followers on Pinterst! WHAT?! I still can’t believe it. So if you don’t follow me head on over and do. It’s jrk912. πŸ™‚

Today I’m over on the SUO Challenges blog for our Marker Fun challenge. I wanted to do something other than color with them so this is what I came up with. The base for today’s card is a piece of Elegant Eggplant Card Stock. I cut a piece of Watercolor Paper to 4″ x 5 1/4″ for my background. All of the images are from the Project Life December Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set from the 2014 Holiday Supplement Catalog. The snowflakes are heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. To add the color to the background I took the second largest Clear Block E and used my Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Markers to color the block with stripes of alternating color. and a little spray of water from my Stampin’ Spritzer so they would absorb into the Watercolor Paper easier. I left the block on the table and pressed the Watercolor Paper into it, lifted it off and misted the blockΒ again and repeated the process. After I lifted it up the second time I was happy with the results. I stamped the greeting on Watercolor Paper too in Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy and used the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits to cut it out. It’s adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and some Basic Jewels Rhinestones are adhered over the dots. I backed the paper with a piece of Night of Navy and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it up off the base. A few Frosted Sequins adhered to the centers of the snowflakes with Crystal Effects finish the card. I love the way the colors turned out on the Watercolor Paper, it almost gives a windy feel to it. I really hope that you enjoyed my card for the SUO Challenges Marker Fun challenge. Be sure and stop by the blog to see what the rest of the design team have done and enter your card in the gallery so we can see your take on the challenge. As always, I appreciate your visit and hope that you have a very nice Tuesday! πŸ™‚

SUO Challenges 110-JK-WM

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Project Life December Wonder Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Stampin’ Write Markers: Night of Navy and Elegant Eggplant

Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy

Specialty Paper: Watercolor

Framelits: Project Life Cards & Labels

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Crystal Effects, Fast Fuse, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL



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44 Replies to “SUO Challenges 110”

  1. WOW. . . 40,000 Pinterest followers! That is terrific. I will have to check it out and be a follower too. This card is beautiful. I love the colors and the effect. I was thinking it looked cold, “windy” is perfect. So happy yesterday’s rain, rain, rain, did not make us a Winter Wonderland!

    1. LOL! Yes, 40,000! I can’t believe it Nancy! Thank you! It does look chilly too! I am just as happy that the rain stayed rain! πŸ™‚

  2. Good Morning Justin!
    Two words- utterly gorgeous! I can see why you have 40k followers!
    Can’t wait to try this one! Have a great day.

    1. Hello Marty!
      Yay! Thanks so much! Hope you have fun with the technique and that you had a great day! πŸ™‚

  3. That background is awesome!

    We all get into a funk now and then. Friends help. So does stamping, for me! Long distance hugs.

    1. Thank you Becca! Yes, friends do help with the funk and so do all of you! Hugs to you too! πŸ™‚

  4. I think this is my favorite, which is hard to say since I love all your cards! Isn’t it amazing that you have that many people from all over following you? I love technology and the way it can connect us.

    1. LOL! Thank you Jeffie! I can’t believe that I have 40,000 followers and yes, they are from all over the world! Unreal! Technology is amazing! πŸ™‚

  5. Good morning Justin! First off, here’s a big old hug from me to you ***HUG***!!!! Secondly, damn! This card is absolutely stunning! I bow before the master! Seriously, your latest creation is beautiful. You have oodles of talent and such a warm and generous heart. Thank you for being you and for all you do! Hugs again!

    1. Hello Vicki!
      Thank you for the hug!! I’m glad that you like the card! LOL! I am not the master but I do appreciate it! I try to be as real as possible and I thank you for sharing in it with me! πŸ™‚

  6. Justin !! This is absolutely stunning!! Wow. I love that you decided to use the markers in a “non-traditional” way for this challenge. Thanks for sharing how you did it. You are an inspiration to me!! And you make the card so fun in your “photo shoot”. You may each card a little decor art piece. – Hugs, Lisa

    1. Thanks very much Lisa! I couldn’t just color, seemed to easy! LOL! It makes me very happy that I inspire you! Bring a big smile to my face! Love that you love the pictures!! Hugs to you too! πŸ™‚

  7. Good Morning Justin:

    You are on a roll yet again. This card is fabulous and the piece de resistance is the sequins centered on each snowflake! You have to admit that the cold weather and holidays can really inspire some amazing cards. I understand the frustration with a full email box. Every time I travel it takes me a week to catch up on emails. I will have to sign up for Pinterest. Until a few weeks ago I didn’t even know what Pinterest was! LOL The old lady here is a bit behind on technology. πŸ™‚

    I have to tell you that you and Brian really make my day. I miss your blogs so much when I am away. One more thing to make coming back home feel so good. Hugs from Maine!

    1. Hey there Grace!
      Why thank you! I knew that you would like the bling! Yes, the cold weather can inspire some neat things, but I think that I could make the card without the 30 degrees outside! LOL! I’m glad that you are signing up of Pinterest, I will warn you that it can become quite addicting!
      You also need to know that you make my day everyday! I may not respond to the comments until later in the day but I see them as they come in! Hugs to you my friend! πŸ™‚

  8. gorgeous card, another must try.Love the bling on the snowflakes, a reminder of how snow sparkles in the sunlight.

  9. Hi Justin! Oh my—this card is just stunning!!! I’m still amazed at how you come up with these ideas. I have to say this is the prettiest card ever!! I will definitely try your technique. You know Justin…all of your blog followers love you. The fact that you open your heart up to all of us makes us feel like you are a very good friend despite the fact that most of us haven’t met you. You are an amazing person! Hope your day is going good. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Karen! I have so much fun thinking up things and love to see what you think of them! I do know that you guys love me and I love you all too! I too feel like we are friends! That’s why I can share all of me with you. You are awesome!! My day was good and hope that yours was too! πŸ™‚

  10. Hi Justin, I’m so glad I stopped by your blog today to catch up on your inspiring cards and what you have been doing. Wow, what a great achievement having 40,000 following you on Pinterest, you deserve it with your creativity.
    Happy Birthday to gorgeous Daniel for the weekend, love the photo’s and looks like everyone had fun especially the kids!
    I’m sorry to hear you have been feeling down recently and hope whatever it is sorts out for you. You are a great guy and friend to those that know you.
    Take care and send a big hug my friend,
    Michelle xo

    1. Hey Michelle!
      I’m happy that stopped by and got caught up too! Yes, 40,000 on Pinterest is a little mind blowing! Daniel’s party was fun! I am just missing someone, a lot. My peeps (you included) get me through! Bug hugs to you my friend! XO πŸ™‚

  11. Hi Justin, WOW, this card is amazing. I keep coming back to look at it and love it more each time. Even though it is simply stunning, your concise directions actually make it sound doable. Your less than happy mood certainly hasn’t affected your creativity….must be a sign of a true artist. Stay warm today!

    1. Thanks so much Roseanne! I hope that you do give it a try, it’s a fun way to make a background! Making my cards is a nice distraction, I appreciate the compliment! It was very hard to stay warm here today! πŸ™‚

  12. WOW! I hate snow but this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love your background, this card is really awesome.

    Congrats on your Pinterest followers, that is amazing. Take care

  13. Wow!! Justin, I am a pinterest follower of yours and this popped up on my screen and I was stopped in my tracks, mesmerized…. It is a gorgeous card and I had to see how you did it. Now I’ve got to go and get this set, ahh so much for budgets, lol! I’ll have to sign up for your blog now too. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Jill! So glad to have you along and happy that you like the card! Budget… what’s that?! LOL! πŸ™‚

  14. Striking! That embossed white pops off that gorgeous background! How do you think of all these different designs?! You are so creative! I usually just lurk but had to tell you how much I Iove this, even if I am a day late! Congrats on the milestone on Pinterest–very deserved. (re the funk–do you take vitamins? could be chemical imbalance…)

    1. Thank you so much Susan! I really appreciate it! I’m glad that you decided to not lurk! I’m still dumbfounded at all of my Pinterest followers! I do take vitamins, I know what I am missing! Thanks of the tip though! πŸ™‚

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