Sunday, March 15, 2009

Some Bunny Loves Amalie

A dear little girl, Amalie Mae, sent me the sweetest, most special and beautiful greeting this week through my friend Dawn who is her aunt and godmother. Dawn told her that I could use some special thoughts and prayers, and so she made me a frog. I have it taped to my computer at work. She made a deal with Dawn that if Dawn would pray for her sick and elderly neighbor, Amalie would pray for me. How sweet and beautiful this child is. I wanted to send her something very special in return, so I made this card for her. I used Julee's Mojo Monday week 77 sketch. The base of the card is Very Vanilla topped with a layer of Tea Party DSP. The two rectangular panels are also Tea Party DSP mounted on Perfect Plum. I used Verve's Some Bunny. I gave the bunny a bow from Black Tie Birdies. I used Watercolor Crayons to color the bunny. I put a pearl "necklace" around her neck, but I did this before I ran it through the Cuttlebug to cut it out. Don't ever do that! The pearls flattened! Duh! I left it that way though, and just added another pearl to the bow. I can't wait to send this to my little friend Amalie. I hope she loves it!
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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Courage and Healing

Lately life has been a bit overwhelming, and I have not had much time to create. I am always happier and more content when I can spend time feeding my creative soul. This one is a 3-fer. Last week's OCC challenge was to add a doodle to your project. My doodles are on the top panel. I used the colors from SCS CC208 (Pink Passion, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip), and the layout from SC218.


Stamps: Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps~Support the Girls
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion, Raspberry Tart DSP, White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Dew Drops, Markers, Dimensionals, MS Lace Border Punch, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool

The inside has a beautiful blessing by Joyce Rupp that reads:

May you desire to be healed.
May what is wounded in your life be restored to good health.
May you be receptive to the ways in which healing needs to happen.
May you take good care of yourself.
May you extend compassion to all that hurts within your body, mind, spirit.
May you be patient with the time it takes to heal.
May the skills of all those who are caring for you be used to the best of their ability in returning you to good health.
May you be open to receive from those who extend kindness, care and compassion to you. May you rest peacefully under the wings of divine love, trusting in this gracious presence.
May you find little moments of you to sustain you. May you keep hope in your heart.
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Monday, March 2, 2009

Sweet Sunday Blessings

I have been working all day to try to take this picture, refine this picture, load this picture... I am quite tired of it. I don't know why I am having such a time with it, but I give up. So here it is. I made this for Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #7. You can see the sketch HERE. I am so frustrated with the technical aspect of this card - it really looks so much better "live" than this, but I had to stop fussing. It reall is quite lovely. The recipe is:

Stamps: Verve~Abundant Blessings.
Paper: Bella Rose DSP, Chololate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, White, Pink Pirouette.
Ink: Brown Stazon
Accessories: Dimensionals, Sponge, Markers, Rectangle Nestabilities, Cotton Candy Stickles, Hero Arts Rhinestones, Hodgepodge Hardware, Sticky Strip, Ribbon Originals Alpine (retired).