Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Reach Out To Katie

I hope everyone is warmer where you are, it is about -30 Celsius with lots of snow.
It seems like everywhere you look people are getting buried under mounds of snow.  I am so looking forward to Spring.
With this post I want to draw your attention to the badge in the left hand panel.  Katie is a young woman with 3 boys, twins age 5 and a 10 year old and a husband who was diagnosed with level 4 stomach cancer just before Christmas.  She is undergoing chemo treatments as that is the only thing they can try.  She has such a strong spirit.  Jak Heath in the UK has started a fundraiser to help with their finances and whatever else they may need.  Just click on the badge and it will take you to Jak's site and all the info is there.  Just imagine, if you donate you could win a prize!
Yesterday, on Splitcoast Stampers the weekly Teapot Challenge was for Katie.  The cards are to go to Katie to give her a little encouragement and a lot of love.
This is the card I made.

                                                   MMTPT128, CC305
This also meets the requirements for the color challenge which was cherry cobbler, pretty in pink, and mambo melon.
The base is cherry cobbler as well as the punched border panel.  Pretty in pink was stamped with Pretty Petals stamp using cherry cobbler ink.  I then traced all the vines with a gold metallic pen.  Then took a piece of vellum and embossed it with the Birds and Vines folder and glued this on top of the pink.  The Nestibilities circle is mambo melon and is on dimensionals.  Sentiment is stamped using black Momento ink.  Added some pearl swirls and tiny roses to finish it off.  I love these colors together and was quite happy how it turned out.  I hope Katie enjoys it and feels the love and prayers that go with it.

Stamps:  Stampin Up Pretty Petals, Sweet N Sassy Prayer
Papers:  cherry cobbler, pretty in pink, mambo melon cardstock
Ink:  cherry cobbler, black Momento
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Birds and Vines folder, Nestibilities die cut, Martha Steward border punch, gold metallic pen, pearl swirls, tiny roses, dimensionals


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sparkle Plenty

Yesterday Joan Ervin challenged us to color with Stickles for the technique challenge.  Now I love Stickles but had never thought of coloring with them.  I will be doing more of this, it is so pretty.
Here is my effort for the challenge:


The base is daffodil delight topped with certainly celery.  Love Basic Grey Origins designer paper which is next.  Then took a different sheet of Origins and used my new Martha Stewart border punch on it.  This strip was then put on certainly celery.
The image was stamped on whisper white cardstock with black Momento ink.  The entire image is colored using Stickles and blending the colors.  Added some brads, a ribbon and button.  This card went to Ireland for a birthday.  Thought it was appropriate to send all that green to Ireland, home of some of my ancestors.
Today is a special day.  God has granted me 49 years with my wonderful husband and what a blessing that has been.

Blessings to all,

Monday, January 3, 2011

Winnie Not Whinney!

A New Year!  and what better way to start it off than with the 'Mudder' and Teapot Tuesday!  We have a bit of a problem.  Seems there is some disagreement as to what the theme of a baby shower should be for the new grandson of Pat Smethers a SCS member.  Now I don't dislike horses that whinney but I love Winnie the Pooh so I am going in the front door with Winnie and the color blue.

                                             MMTPT127, CC303, SC313

I didn't have any Winnie the Pooh stamps so I went on the internet and found some free coloring pages and downloaded this happy picture.  I cut it out and colored it with Copics and mounted it on dimensionals.  This card also is for the color challenge which we had to use old olive, night of navy and daffodil delight and the sketch challenge.  I reversed the sketch to accommodate Winnie. The sentiment is on dimensionals also and added a couple of little butterflies.  I love this image of Winnie, it just makes me feel happy and free.  It makes me think of the happiness and freedom we have in Christ. I hope you enjoy it.

Paper:  Old Olive, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, white cardstock, designer paper
Accessories:  Stampin Up border punch and flower punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Copics markers, dimensionals, flower gems, star buttons