Thursday, August 11, 2011

thinking of you

Howdy folks!  I hope everyone had a fantastic day. 

Several weeks ago I heard some bad news from one of my stamping buddies.  She has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. 

Now this lady, I met through stamping.  She is also a demo.  One of the best things about this hobby is the wonderful people you meet.  And she is definitely one of the best people I know. 

She is very generous with her time.  She is the SU! lead at the Ronald McDonald House.  She is always adopting orphaned demos.  She has always been there when I needed advice or butt kicking.  She has been an inspiration to me in many ways.

One of the best ways we cardmakers show love for one another is, to send a card.  So a few weeks ago I made one for her. 

A Word for You and Sincere Salutations.  Crumb cake, whisper white, lucky limeade and vellum cardstock.  Black Stazon ink.  Polka dot embossing folder, big shot, fun flowers die, neutrals buttons, linen thread, 3/4" cirle punch, scallop square duo die and dimensionals. 

While you got the supplies out, you might as well make a couple right?  Thats what I was thinking anyway. 

These are 4.25 x 4.25.  I used the bigger of the scallop squares from the die.  I really like these.  I know its alot of white space but I wanted them to be kind of simple. 

I embossed the vellum layer to mimic the card base.  It makes me think of a gardenia.  The leaves are just the biggest flower in the die that I cut up. 

Alrighty then, the lesson to learn here is; don't wait for bad news to send someone a card.  Let people know how you feel. 

Love them?  Let them know. 

Sorry about something?  Let them know. 

Thankful?  Let them know. 

Miss them?  Let them know. 

Things are alot easier to say in a letter/card.  And if its in a pretty handmade card, then all the better. 

So go ahead, make and SEND someone a card.  I dare you to make someone's day.

Blessings, b.


Dona S. said...

Congratulations for winning Shelli's challenge, but most of all wanted to let you know the cards are awesome, but the thought on your post is even more touching!! Thank you for sending this in and sharing this important awareness with all of us.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

What a pretty card, love the colors! Congrats on winning the Thinking of You challenge on So Shelli!

Mary said...

Wow awesome that your card was one of the winners on So Shelli!! Congrats! Love the embossed vellum...Mary :-)