Friday, January 8, 2010
Gratitute and Sympathy
Thank God it's Friiiiddayyyy! And I am off this weekend, yay! I have two cards to blog about today. :)
The first is for two challenges. This pretty pink number is for Club Anya's Manic Monday's Monochromatic challenge. It's obvious which color I chose, haha! And for pink being one of my most favorite color, I only had three of them in my Copic collection! Time to get more Copics, LOL!
It is also for ICS #48. Such an impeccable sketch!
And the wonderful Wild Sprouts Sassy Suzi is a special stamp indeed! My BFF, P, who does not craft but has adored my creations was my Secret Santa. She knew she wanted to get me a stamp but didn't know which ones I already had. So she researched and scoured through my posts and saw that I didn't have this one yet and got it for me. Wasn't that so sweet?
For this card, I really went through my scraps --
CS and tag: Bazzill
PP: The Paper Company (light pink vellum), glittered- unknown, felt- unknown
Letters: American Crafts (big), My Little Shoebox (little)
Button sticker: Love, Elsie
Bling: Heidi Swapp
Misc: Strings (the fuzzy one reminds me of Suzi's sweater).
My second card is a sympathy card. I always have a hard time making these because I don't feel that I have appropriate stamps - I usually use the Japanese Anya or this TGF butterfly stamp.
It's for my DH's co-worker. We do not know her very well. But she, along with his other colleagues threw us a surprise baby shower and I thought that was very nice and thoughtful. And her story touched me. On the day after Christmas, her house burned down. Her DH was inside and he didn't make it. I'm tearing up just typing this because it is just a horrific way to die. And not only did she lose her home, she lost her partner as well :(. To think that everybody else was still celebrating the holidays at this time...
I found a lot of old rub-ons (Basic Grey & Fancy pants Design) so I thought I'd make a PP to symbolize a bouquet of flowers. And these beautiful fabric brads from K & Company are just really beautiful.
Let us not take what we have for granted and live each day to the fullest.