Friday, June 3, 2011

A Dozen, Thank Yous!

Well, as previously said my mom has been sick with blood clots.  So since she is not allowed to do anything strenous, I called a lady in her church to have the people make meals for my parents.  Because of that, I figured that my Mom would need to give Thank You cards to those people for being a blessing to them.  So this is why, I made 12 of them for her.  I made them so that not all are "Thank You" cards, just in case she has a few extras left over. I started making them at 4:30am and finished them up at around 7:30am.  I have never tried to "mass produce" the same card before...which is really hard for me to do! LOL  I love to make all my cards different, and these are not.  It is either the color or the stamp or the ribbon that is different. When I finished them, I put them into a nice "windowed" box, and put a ribbon and some store bought flowers on the cover, just to pretty it up!

I used:
Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge for the Sentiment box
DCWV pre-made cards
Ribbons from my stash (recycled from packages)
Plastic rinestones
Martha Stewart corner punch
Stamps from my stash (One is from Stampin Up and the other I am not sure!)

Thanks for taking a look, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

A Twisted Thank You!

My Mom has been in the hospital for a few days, as you can read from the earlier post.  She is now home but still is not out of the woods just yet.  She still has a clot in her leg and now one in her lungs.  Scary, I know!  But I have faith in God that He will protect her and heal her. 
Anyways, I made this twisted easel card for a lady who attends my parents church and is their neighbor.  My parents have kinda "adopted" her as a daughter, and she considers my parents like they are her "adopted" parents.  Well, every time I needed something for their church to do, like call the prayer chain, make meals for them...she has taken care of that for me.  She is such a blessing to my parents and to me.  The thing is that about a year ago she lost her sister to a blood clot in her leg.  So she was such a blessing to us all in many different ways.  Thank You, Pam!  So I decided that she needed a card to let her know how much she was a blessing to us as a family.  So here is her card!  I just love the red, black and white combination!  Such a striking contrast.  The twisted easel card is so very easy to make!  Not a whole lot of a difference in making the front, the inside is different and small, but that is fine. Saying thank you, is never enough, so a simple small card is perfect. 

I used: 
Red & Black Cardstock
DCWV, The Luxury Stack (I LOVE this paper)
Black ribbon from my stash
My velum flowers using the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch
Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge for the Sentiment box

Thanks for stopping, and I hope you have great day, today!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's Not A Picnic

Well, this card is for my Mom who is in the Hospital with a blood clot in her leg.  She is in a lot of pain from it.  She is also struggling with disappointment.  You see, she was supposed to be at my sister's home 6 hours away, getting a cake made for my niece who is graduating this weekend.  Let's just say that the open house has been postponed due to multiple sicknesses in the family.  So my Mom is really discouraged.  And since my Mom is my number one fan/enabler of my cards and paper crafts, I naturally had to make her a card, to hopefully cheer her up a little.  Hopefully, she doesn't freak out about the ants.  LOL  We hope and pray that she will be able to come home today or tomorrow.  Well, we will just keep praying for her to have a quick recovery from all of this so that she can travel in a few weeks. 

I used:
Cuttlebug folder
Papers from my stash
Kate's ABCs Cartridge: frame for the sentiment
Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge:Watermelon
Red ink pad
White Ribbon
Ant stickers from EK Success from Micheal's years ago
The picnic basket is from my computer scrapbook program, I cut it out of a picture
The sentiment is computer generate,also.

Well, thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is wonderful!