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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Card Drive for Maddy

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:

Thinking of Maddy

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:

Thinking of Melanie

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:

Take care my friend

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!


Anita Rex said...

Love all three of these cards! They are perfect for this card drive! I love how you stamp that butterfly on pp!

Barb said...

They are all fantastic, Linda, and will be so appreciated! Love each one! :)

Dawn said...

Fabulous cards Linda. Such happy cards

Lin said...

How special; love that they are all coordinated! Thanks so much for going to the effort - they will be so appreciated!

Maureen Morton said...

Butterflies carry such a special message, Linda, and these are just a delight. Love how they are all similar, yet unique. Bless Lin for getting us involved!

Robin K. said...

These are all delightful Linda and just perfect for the card drive!!

Heather Maria said...

Linda, these are all such gorgeous cards and perfect for the card drive for Maddy and her family! I'm sure they will be much appreciated:)