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.
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.
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!
One of my neighbors has been in the hospital and is now recovering from a back operation and complications. So, naturally, I wanted to make her a special card. She comes to my card class and enjoys our fun group and making cards. I took this opportunity to use the retiring, Get Well Soup stamp.
I decided to go wild and off set the papers. Big “outside of the box” moment for me. I stamped the heart part of the stamp on the back of a Silver Foil Sheet and then cut out the heart. I like how some of the original stamp still shows around the edge. Hummm, does the card need something? The little piece of Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon in the corner made me feel better. I anchored it with one of the Metallic Enamel Shapes.
Supply List for Get Well Soup card:
The stamp, ribbon, designer paper and Mint Macaron paper are all retiring. Act fast.
Paper Pumpkin Give Away:
Well, It turns out that the refill kits for this month’s Paper Pumpkin are all sold out. Apparently, they sold out in one day. So, if you would like one of these kits, you can win it. Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, list me as your demonstrator before May 10 and you have a chance! Click here for the details. Here are the cards i made from this kit. Definitely, one of my favorites!
Hope you are having a wonderful day and are looking forward to a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Back in the mid eighties I was job sharing with my friend Debbie. She was raising her toddler son and I was trying to finish a degree before I was 40! We did this for a year or two. She had baby# 2 and I finally gave birth to my completed dissertation. I went back to working full time. She worked at full time Mom for a few years. Our paths crossed many times over the ensuing years. Thanks to Facebook we are again in on each others lives. I saw recently that she fell and fractured one foot and sprained the other! Way to go, Deb. Needless to say, my first thought was to make a card for her. I pulled out Weather Together stamp set and came up with this.
I fussed around with it a bit but finally decided it didn’t need ribbon or enamel dots or even Wink of Stella (I’m still thinking about that).
Design Notes for Weather Together Get Well Card:
This card seems to exemplify, “less is better”. I have trouble with that sometimes! But really, it just didn’t need anything else. Stamp the umbrella, stamp the handle. Cut out with Umbrella Weather Dies. Next, stamp sentiment on the Serene Scenery Designer Paper. Add some raindrops. Finally, assemble. Nothing fancy here. But I like it! I think my big hesitation was stamping on the designer paper. I see other demonstrators do this all the time but I really have to gather my courage to do it myself. And yet…
Supply List for Weather Together Get Well Card:
The Weather Together stamp set and the Umbrella Weather Thinlits can be purchased as a bundle. Always a good way to save money!
Interested in getting some things for FREE!? Well, yeah. During Sale-A-Bration you can select free merchandise from the Sale-A-Bration brochure each time you order $50 or more (before tax and shipping). If you were to buy the Weather Together bundle you’d be close to getting something wonderful for Free. Add some paper, ink or whatever and you’ll be there! Just click on Shop Now to the right be get to my 24-7 on-line store. But some Mini Egg Cartons (see yesterdays post) and something else to get to $50 and I’ll send you directions and materials to make yesterday’s project!
Stay safe. I don’t want to make any more “Sorry you messed up both feet” cards!
The other night, one of my neighbors fell and seriously hurt her shoulder. Last week another neighbor had surgery. Two thoughts come to mind – 1. soup, 2. card. Later today, I’ll work on the soup, probably corn chowder. Last night I made two cards using the Weather Together stamp set.
Don’t you love this color combination? Maybe you’d like to try it out!
Supply List for Weather Together Get Well Card
Remember, when you buy the Weather Together stamp set and the Umbrella Weather Framelits, you save 10%.
Speaking of Bundles…
Remember for this month only, if you order the Dragonfly Dreams bundle, I will send you materials and directions to create two cards using the bundle – for FREE! Add Snail or any other adhesive to bring your order to $50 or more and you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item! Yea!
Here are some cards I made using the Dragonfly Dreams bundle
When you order on line, be sure to use the January Host Code BWMXMMBM. You can also email me to place your order (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hope you are feeling tip top!
Every year Stampin’ Up! creates a stamp set that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This year the set is called My Hero. For each My Hero set that is sold, Stampin’ Up! donates $3.00 to the charity. Here’s a card I made using that set.
I also created this card for the Global Design Project challenge for this week. Here’s the link and logo for GDP.
It was almost accidental that I placed some of the layers at an angle. I went looking for Dimensionals and put the papers down and when I looked they were almost arranged as I have them now. Much more interesting that just stacking them in line with one another. Try it sometime!