Friday, February 11, 2011

Just Add Love

The challenge is Just Add Love this week at Just Add Ink.  There are so many ways to interpret this one - I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Stamp sets - Greeting Card Kids, Well Scripted
Cardstock - White Cambric Linen
Inks - Versamark, Blush Blossom, Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Aqua Painter, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Nestabilities, Marina Mist Satin Ribbon

If you've come from JAI, you'll know that there was an announcement in this week's challenge post - Amanda and I have decided to step down from Just Add Ink.

When we started Just Add Ink, we had NO idea just how popular it would become or how many amazing crafters we'd meet along the way.  It's truly been an awe-inspiring journey.

Amanda has given a bit of insight behind the decision for her on her blog, and I thought I'd do the same here.  My main reason behind the decision is to do with my health issues.  Some of you might already have read my previous posts about it.  I won't bore you with it here, but I need to focus on my health and family right now.

To the JAI DT, past and present, you've all made such a difference in my life!  The comments you've all left on my blog and the emails between us all have been such a joy for me.  Thank you.  xx

Amanda.  You have always been and will always be an inspiration to me.  Your gorgeous cards, your jaw-droppingly (new word!) stunning scrapbooking, and your breathtaking photography all leave me speechless.  I was star-struck by you from the very first time you left a comment on my blog.  The Amanda Reddicliffe!  I'm so honoured to have shared the JAI journey with you.  You've been my cyber-shoulder to cry on many, many times and the reason my hubby has often come into the study to ask "What on earth are you giggling about now??".   :-)

That's all from me for now.  I hope you're all well and happy!  :-)



  1. Gorgeously elegant card Danielle. Take very good care of yourself, you will be missed.

  2. Beautiful card Danielle, I love that script! I am sure you will be missed very much at JAI. Hugs to you.

  3. Danielle as always a stunning card...I wonder if you have a special little girl in mind to give this too? It makes me think of your beautiful daughter Olivia and it would be a card to treasure. Thanks for inviting me to be a part of yours and Amanda's fabulous JAI site, it has been a delight getting to know you and the other DT members and I hope we can continue on in the fine tradition that you started. Take care of yourself and find happiness in whatever you do in the future.

  4. I was so sad to hear that you are stepping down from JAI Danielle. I totally understand your decision to look after yourself and spend time with your family.
    Take care, Sandra

  5. I've been lurking around your blog for a while now but I just wanted to say thanks for all the excellent work you did on Just Add Ink. Thanks for stopping by and giving me lovely comments on my cards many a time :) and for providing excellent challenges week in, week out. Kudos to you for stepping away at a time right for you. All the best for the future, and can't wait to see more gorgeous cards from you (I so love your clean and simple style).

  6. Aw, I'm all teary now. Ditto to you Danielle, you're the (another new word) best-est. :) xx

  7. Classic Danielle - love that big blue bow paired with that blue dress! Thanks so much for the opportunity to join JAI - will miss you and Amanda so much!!

  8. Danielle this is gorgeous! That blue bow just pops! Love your coloring as always!

    Sending hugs your way! :)

  9. Love your card, So sad to hear that you are moving on, but can understand why. I,m sure that you will still make cards and you will always be a part of JAI.

  10. Adorable, and love that it isn't the classic 'red' for love. The blue is very striking.