A young woman I know has been in the hospital for over a week. She was in ICU for a week. A terrible infection brought on a fever of almost 107°. Thanks to prayer and good care, she is recovering. I knew that there would be an appropriate sentiment in the Greatest Greetings stamp set. I paired that stamp with Kinda Eclectic to come up with this card.

Greatest Greetings, Kinda Eclectic, get well, sponging, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

She is a strong person and I know will get well as soon as she can. A little encouragement never hurts!

I also was looking a little inspiration and used this week’s Global Design Challenge as a kick start. Sketch Challenge are always fun for me.

Global Design Project o86


Design Notes for Greatest Greetings Card:

Do you like the background? After I heat embossed the butterflies and the sunburst with Clear Embossing Powder, I used Sponge Brayers to apply some Flirty Flamingo ink to the images. I was trying for an ombre effect. I think I was somewhat successful!

Have you tried the Sponge Brayers? They are so much fun!

Regrettably, both stamp sets are going  to retire in a few short weeks. Make sure you order now to get those sets. Greatest Greetings is a real go to set for me.


Supply List for Greatest Greeting Card:


The new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog goes live on June 1. If you’d like a copy, please let me know. If you are in the area, remember that I am holding my annual BOGO sale on June 11 at 1:30. There will be Make n’ Takes, Goodie Bags, Door Prizes and refreshments as well. You will get to see samples of lots of items from the new catalog. Purchase retired items, get new catalog items for FREE. Please let me know if you will be attending.

Details about ribbon share tomorrow!