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



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  2. Hi Faith! I was just thinking it had been a while since I'd seen you and thought I'd pop over to see how you are! I hope all is well up there to the north?

  3. Faith this is a very nice card, I love all the embellishments and the colours.