Hi all - Happy Sunday! I learned from my friend, Lin, about a card drive at Simon Says Stamp's Blog for a sweet girl Maddy battling leukemia - details here. I was moved to get busy and make Maddy a card, then I embellished a couple of recent cards to send to her sister and parents. Here's Maddy's card:
As many of you know, I'm crazy for stamping the large butterfly, part of a Hero Arts/Sizzix collaboration with stamps and Framelits, on various patterned papers - no brand is safe! This time Little Yellow Bicycle called me to their "Hello Spring" papers - so many bright, cheery patterns!! Once I had the butterfly, I pulled colors from the pp for the rest of the card - hope Maddy will like it. I wanted to use some of the same elements (embossed cs background on a plain mat) as this next card:
I made the basic card at my friend Sue's store, Scrapbooks Too!. On Mondays they have a fund raiser for a charity called VEAP - you pay $1 and make a card. We stamped and embossed the pale pink panel and matted it - used one of those Spellbinders reversible folders - not sure of the name. On the inside it says "Sisters are different flowers from the same garden". When I brought the card home this past Monday, I had thoughts of using it for my own sister but decided to embellish it for Maddy's brave sister, Melanie. I added the butterfly (more "Hello Spring" paper) and gems to the card. For the girls' parents, I'm using a card I made at last week's Hero Arts Flickr group Scramble:
I just revised the sentiment to add an "s" since it's for both Tim and Marizel - used the fine tip of a Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Marker - worked perfectly. This card had a patterned butterfly already (I'm addicted!) - used Basic Grey Clippings paper for that one....
If you're thinking of doing some cards, you have until August 3rd. Thanks for stopping!