July 19, 2010

Inspired by...Jennifer McGuire!

Hello, my friends! I am ecstatic to announce that this week's "Inspired by..." artist is none other than Jennifer McGuire! Not only is Jennifer's amazing work and awesome techniques a major inspiration for me, but her touching Cards for Kids card drive is inspiring as well! Each day this week I will be sharing one of Jennifer's cards, my take on her card, and a card for the Cards for Kids card drive. I will also be sharing a bit about the families involved in the card drive and info on how to get involved! Shall we begin? :)
Here is Jennifer's card for today: To begin with, I just can't get enough of these colors! The warm yellow looks amazing with the soft pool blue. The tone on tone stamping on both panels creates such a soothing look. The touch of white around the yellow panel is a fantastic finishing touch. And speaking of finishing touches- aren't those pearls on the flowers gorgeous??
Here is my take:
Cards for Kids
Jennifer's card drive collects hundreds of cards to send to sick children and their families. Anyone can participate--it's as simple as making a fun card of encouragement and sending it in! It is such an easy way to put a smile on someone's face! For more details on how to participate, visit Jennifer's blog HERE.
Here are some pictures of the adorable children in the card drive. (I'll share a few pics each day this week.) For more information about each child, click on their picture:

And here is one of my cards that I will be sending in for the card drive:

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you tomorrow with another INCREDIBLE card from Jennifer! HUGS!
Card #1: All Stamps Hero Arts (CG125, CL428, CL389)
Card #2: All Stamps Hero Arts (CL153, CL380), Patterned Paper (Recollections)

30 comments :

Dawn said...

WOO HOO.... what a great inspirational person to highlight... Jennifer is magnificent....and now Jill your card is as well.... Love the shape and colours. Plus you puppy card is super cute. Can't wait for the rest of the week.

Be(e) said...

Love both cards, Jill! The kids cards is fun!
Love to see more throughout the week :)

Joy said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! How exciting to being showcasing Jennifer's cards, cannot wait to see the rest of the week now. Both of your cards are just so stunning and I cannot get enough at looking at them both. As for adding an extra something for cards for kids, way to go Jill, you are so inspiring and you sweet little card is so darn cute. Hugs sweet friend.

Lin said...

THREE cards in one stop! Wonderful inspiration from Jennifer, and you've risen to the challenge again - love your cards!

Sarah said...

You've got me excited about this week too! :) Love all the great eye candy today! Looking forward to tomorrow!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

I adore your dog card Jill!! Cutest thing ever! :) I love Jennifer's work. Can't wait to see what else you come up with this week!

Agata said...

This is going to be an unforgettable week! :) Great pick for starters and your take is so great! Love the soothing colors and the shape of your card. Plus there are plenty of interesting details on it!

Agata said...

This is going to be an unforgettable week! :) Great pick for starters and your take is so great! Love the soothing colors and the shape of your card. Plus there are plenty of interesting details on it!

vera rhuhay said...

Love...Love Jennifer's card!
and absolutely love your card,Jill!
Both are Gorgeous! and love the doggy card too! So cute!

Virginia L. said...

Amazing creations from Jennifer and you, Jill! What a treat this is! Love your doggie card! Incredibly cute and beautiful (if that's possible!).

Nancy said...

That is one of my favorite Jennifer cards, I love the colors and the simplicity. Of course your take is pure gorgeous Jill! Such a sweet Hello card, you can't go wrong with a cute dog to put a smile on a sweet child's face. And those faces of the dear little ones are motivation to send some cards, too!
bless you, Jill
nancy

Jennifer said...

i am smiling ear to ear. you rock!

Barb said...

What a fun week this is going to be! Such a treat to see today's post with three wonderful cards! Love them all, Jill!

Anonymous said...

All three cards--WOW--and how great for the kids! MOM

Lucy Abrams said...

Wonderful cards inspired by a wonderful person. Jennifer rocks, and so do you Jill. You're fabulous.

CinnamonSally said...

Looking forward to all the cards this week inspired by the lovely Jennifer, wow love all these cards can't wait for tomorrows installment!!

DeAnna said...

Beautiful cards, Jill!! I love the puppy ;D So cute...

Darien said...

Both Cards are Stunning!!!!!!!!! Love your stamping!!!!

shirley henry said...

I love Jennifer`s work.
Your take is just gorgeous!
The doggie card put a smile on my face!!!
Looking forward to the rest of the week.

dustypenny said...

Great cards. You are both so talented. Hugs.

Cindy Lee said...

Both are so awesome!! I love the dog card best!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful take on Jennifer's card!! and that doggie card is too cute!!

pcm said...

LOVE Jennifer McGuire and love your blog - now that you've combined the two, it's heaven :)

Kryssi said...

so flippin awesome, jill!! ALL the cards!

Simone said...

Both of your cards are sooo gorgeous Jill! I love your take on Jennifer's with those gorgeous colours and the doggie card is so adorable!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Jennifer? How fun!
Love your take Jill and your second one is so precious, it will bring comfort to one of these cutie pies!

TFS!!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Jill! Sorry I've been away so long while I've been recovering from surgery. But I am so looking forward to seeing all your recent cards today! I adore the butterfly card you made at the top of this post. It is so elegant and gorgeous and rich! :-)

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful cards by you and Jennifer - yummy colours and brilliant designs! Your card for the card drive is adorable!

Kelly said...

That doggy is just so darn cute!

78thistles said...

Beautiful cards by both you and Jennifer! I love your card with the brown grounding the design. And that dog card for the card drive is adorable!