February 20, 2012

Guess who's moving??

Hi everyone! I have some news to share- I am soooo thrilled to announce that I am in the process of packing up and moving across the country to my hometown in South Dakota.  My husband and I have been dreaming of moving back near family for quite some time now, and we feel blessed that this is becoming a reality for us.  Because my craft room is currently in boxes, I am taking a couple of weeks off from my Monday PB&J videos.  But never fear I have posts scheduled for ya throughout my move and I'll be back soon with more videos.    Anywho, I consider you friends and just had to share what was happening around the Foster house. :)

Now, how 'bout a card? I mentioned last week how much I love this background (Penny Black 40-110 Damask Background):
And today I've paired it with this new clear set (Penny Black 30-096 Flowers Sweet):


(Sentiment by Penny Black, 30-103 Wishes)

The flower was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and embossed using clear embossing powder.  It was then colored with Copic Markers and the white was added to the center of the flower using a white gel pen.  The oval was distressed with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and then layered onto Spellbinders Deckled Edge Ovals.  To create the background, the stamp was inked with Color Box Chalk Ink and then stamped onto Penny Black Mix and Match cardstock.  The burgandy strip of paper was inked with Aged Mahogany and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.

Oh, and I also wanted to mention that my UBER talented friend, Elizabeth Allan, has a video up on her blog using this same clear set.  You can check it out HERE.

Thanks again for popping by!
See ya on Wednesday with another card featuring new stamps!

35 comments :

Kasia B said...

Beautiful :)

Kathy said...

This is a gorgeous card, Jill and I'm so happy for you to be moving near your family! I pray your move goes off without a hitch and you arrive safely in your hometown. What an answer to prayer for you!!
many blessings,
Kathy

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

Gorgeous card, Jill! gonna miss you on Penny black blog. hope everything goes well while moving :)

Alina said...

Happy packing! Great to hear that your dream is coming true!
Hope everything will be ok with the moving and packing and so!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Congrats on the move Jill. Take care.

artistamyjo said...

How delightful,moving home!
Love the card and safe travels.....
Hugs

Tanya said...

Congratulations on moving! Your card is gorgeous! I love the background stamp!

CinBoopRella's Place said...

Wow! Good luck to you! have a safe move! And great card! I love that stamp too!

Becky said...

Well congratulations... Your card is just stunning.

Katie said...

Safe travels to you and your husband. Hoping for an uneventful move.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Congratulations Jill on your fabulous news! I am so excited for you. Love today's card!!

Barb said...

Wow - that card is gorgeous, Jill! Amazing colors! So happy for you that you'll be back near family and friends! Sure hope you've saved some warmer clothes! :)

Agata said...

This bg is great, as you said! So happy for your dream come true! Happy moving!

Therese Franziska said...

Congrats Jill..i hope your moving will be with no big stress, and you will be happy to come into your new home..
i know how it feels when half or more of your craft supplies are "sleeping" in boxes..
i have this situation for almost one year now.
still searching for a home at franfurt in germany..
hope to move as soon as i find something...
Sending smiles to you, really enjoy your talent every time!!
Franziska

Lisa K said...

Good Luck with your move. My family is in the process of moving also. My craft stuff has been moved and I am so lost without it. We are in final packing mode and hope to be there in two weeks. Take care.

I love your work and look forward to seeing lots after you are settled.

AnitaRex said...

Congrats on your move! You will be living so much closer to me as I am in Winnipeg, Manitoba! Are you ready for the cold again? :> This fall you should try to meet up with a whole nunch of us at Scrapfest in Minneapolis! :> Love your card so pretty! Good luck on your move!

Evelyn S. said...

It's great to read that you are returning home, Jill! I'm guessing that a little "climate-adjustment" will be taking place in the next few months, and especially next winter. ;-) So glad that you'll still be blogging.

Kathy said...

Oh my Jill that is big news. So happy to hear that you will be near your family .... couldn't imagine being away from mine. I wish you all the best and have fun setting up a new craft room and a new home. Hugs, Kathy

Kathy (krolski) said...

Congrats on your big move! Very happy for you Jill! Your card is gorgeous!!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Well, Jill, that's fabulous news! It's always wonderful to be near family, and it's especially rare these days...unfortunately. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card! The colors are scrumptious, and I love these stamps. You are so precious to have prepared for the move by still inspiring us...you're just the best! Enjoy the move and the anticipation of being near family! Hugs!

Tona said...

Congrats on your move!
Loved your card!!! That background stamp is on my wish list.

Shirley said...

What wonderful news to be able to move closer to family! Good luck on a smooth and safe move!
Love the card. Your my favorite "enabler"! I will have to get this background stamp for sure!
Stamping hugs,
Shirley

craftycon said...

Wow!! Beautiful card! Jill I feel so blessed that I was able to meet you and be able to attend several of your classes. You have tought me so many things. I'm sad and happy at the same time. We need our families the most. I wish you the best and I'm thrilled I will still be able to learn from you on inspired. I wish you the best of everything in life. Hugs Connie

Dawn said...

just a beautiful card Jill. So happy about your move. You'll be so happy moving close to home. Good luck with the move.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Damask stamp is a beauty in your hands! Good luck with the move! (I just think of the horrors of packing up my studio!!)

Maureen Chandler said...

This card is just lovely - thank you so much. All the best to you as you move into your new home. Moving is so stressful but it sounds like this move has a very happy ending! Take good care and I'll be looking forward to the next PB & J video when you are all settled in! Hugs!!!

Yvette said...

Happy packing! Great to hear that your dream is coming true!
Beautiful card!

Elaine said...

When I read that Mementos was closing my heart sunk as it was one of the stores that I just discovered while visiting my Mother-in-law. I thought of you and where you will teach your craft.

Now, we know! Congratulations on your move home and we look forward to hear what store you will be teaching at in South Dakota!

Also, the Penny Black Damask background and Flowers Sweet stamps are beautiful. Your card is lovely!

Have a wonderful move!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is Gorgeous, love the colors!
So happy for you, I would love to live closer to family, wishing you all the best for a very smooth move!

Cheri said...

Best wishes to you. How exciting to be moving back home. Today's card is beautiful.

pcm said...

beautiful card jill! Good luck with your move!

Disp6194 said...

Exciting! I'm so happy for you :) Oh and the card is lovely as always!!

Marion said...

Wow! Your card is amazing! The colour combo and that background stamp is just BEAUTIFUL! Wow! Good luck with the move as well!

Paula (PEP) said...

Take care of yourself midst all the stress of moving & i hope it works out smoothly for you. The way your bakcground swirl is echoed by the tendrils of the plant is just lovely & that little aqua pearl just highlights the colour of the background beautifully.
Paula (PEP)

Atticelf said...

WOW. gorgeous.