Monthly Archives: May 2014

Hope is a Wish With a Little More Clout

Hope Card scaled image with wmPin

This little card was a long over due “Thank You” and “Thinking of You” card for a truly sweet and giving lady.  She was married to my uncle but was also my Sunday School Teacher for many years as I was growing up.  She would give us scraps of fabric and lovely buttons to sew and then would read to us the story of Joseph & his coat of many colors.  The sewing would take us awhile and would illustrate the care that it took to make Joseph’s fine coat, but also the care that God has in taking care of us.   Even while I was in college I would receive lovely care packages from her.  One included autumn leaves in contact paper with a magnet on back which lived on my fridge for years.

A few years ago she was diagnosed with a particularly virulent type of cancer and she lost her battle last month.  I made and sent her this card only two weeks before her passing.  She loved hand made and crafty items and never met a bottle of glitter that she didn’t like.  I am glad that I followed through and sent the card, otherwise, she might not have known how much each of those care packages and Sunday School lessons meant to me.

I hope that I can always thank those folks in my life who have shaped and influenced me in this life.


Mother’s Day is coming!

CAS Heart CardPin

This is a very Clean and Simple card that I wanted to make for my mom.  The idea came about back around Valentine’s Day but I made her this mixed media project instead.  I saved the idea and created the card that I will send to her for Mother’s Day.

It is a simple concept but was painstaking when applying all the pearls to each little flower but I am happy with how it turned out.  These are definitely flowers that won’t wilt.

Card Materials List:

  1. Hearts Aflutter Framelits Die
  2. Stampin’ Up! Card Stock (Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Blushing Bride)
  3. Textured Embossing Folder (Woodgrain)
  4. Itty Bitty Shapes Punch
  5. Adhesive jewel pearls