Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by this Sunday! I hope you're having and have had a great weekend. Today's card is another in the string of "thanking those that support you" cards that I've been making for a while. This one is going to my friend, Sandye, this morning. Yesterday was a very trying day. One of those days where you cry until you just cannot cry anymore...and then you cry more. Ugh. Long story short, things are fine now but I had medical issues with Ava that needed to be remedied and it was just so chaotic and stressful. I had to actually call my husband in Germany. You KNOW that was a big deal! Anyway, like I said she's on the road to recovery, hopefully, so we are moving forward.
So..back to Sandye. Sandye got a call from my mum and came straight (since she lives closer than Mum) over to make sure I was alright and it reminded me how she is ALWAYS there for me like that. I can ALWAYS count on her for anything I might need. She's a wonderful wonderful person and I TOTALLY am blessed to have her in my life.
I had been thinking all day yesterday about trying out this weeks Case Study Challenge. I had played once before I think, but I get so intimidated using a GREAT stampers cards as my inspiration. It's usually hard for me to get past the beauty of their card and make my own. Does that happen to you guys? So, as I was looking at the Muse (Mercy Kerin) card and trying to decide what kind of card I would make, I decided to use her same basic layout, but make the "meaning" behind my card kinda the opposite of hers. Mercy's card is here:
It's a sympathy card..and I love it, but I thought i'd make a card that was a celebration of someone while they are still alive. A card to let someone know that you appreciate them in the here and now. Put all of that together and the card for Sandye was born. Here it is:
I hope you guys like it. I am so stuck on using those flowers I bought at Michael's. Every time I make a card, I try to find a way to get one on it..lol. Well, that's it for me today. Thanks for "listening"..and if you're a praying sort of person, could you please pray for Ava? It's nothing life threatening, but as an almost 12 year old, it's really devastating to her psyche and self esteem. Thank you.
Stamps: Just for You (Verve)
Card Stock: Fine Linen, Distressed Dots dsp (papertrey); Melon Mambo, Early Espresso (su)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip (su)
Extras: Brown bling (want2scrap); Flower (Recollections); Espresso ribbon (su)
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