Thursday, December 4, 2008

Fresh Cut Flowers

This cutie is called "Spring Blossom" and she's from the new Sarah Kay collection that you can get from Summer at Roses on Paper. Is there nothing greater than fresh cut flowers right from the garden? I went to a quilt show with my best friend Lynn and our good friend Claudia. When we stopped by Claudia's to drop her off, she took us out to her garden and cut fresh flowers out of her garden for us both to take home. There's something about the smell of the stems after they've been snipped. I just love it. And with winter coming to Maine, that smell of cut flowers is so refreshing.

I colored "Spring Blossom" with colored pencils and OMS. The designer paper is from Basic Grey called Gypsy, one of my favorites. I love the velvet flowers I used with her and the small flowers. You can purchase all of these from Summer so stop by and take a look around her shop. Not only can you get stamps, but you can also pick up everything you need for card crafting!

This little cutie looks so springy and fun. She gives me something to look forward to - new flowers! And besides, who doesn't love someone carrying fresh cut flowers? Enjoy!

Recipe: "Spring Blossom" stamp from Sarah Kay, Center Kisses from Prima, "Gypsy" from Basic Grey, Koh-I-Noor color pencils, Sansodor OMS, nestabilities, Jelly Roller clear pen, floral fantasy cuttlebug folder.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Believing Heart

I love glitz, glamour, Rubber Romance stamps, generosity, and the women who have come into my life. I hate cancer, disease, and anything that robs the people I love of one precious minute of happiness and peace in their lives. A lady that I work with and love dearly is generous, love the glitz and glamour, make-up, knitting, so many of the things that I love. We found out on Monday that she has breast cancer. As much as I love her, I hate this disease more. I've cried all evening while I've been working on Jane from Rubber Romance. You can pick her up at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. For every Jane stamp that is bought, $1.00 will be donated to breast cancer research and education. With the economy being how it is, I think you get to kill two birds with one stone - you get a beautiful stamp and you get to contribute a portion of the cost to a great cause. So head on over to Susana's shop and pick up this beauty!

While you're there, you can also find most of the items I used on Jane. I colored her with copics and Prisma markers and cut her out and layered her on silver from the Metalic Mat Stack from DCWV (Susana sells this by the sheet!). The dp is from DCWV's All Dressed Up stack and the card stock is from SU. I used the scalloped edge punch from SU for the dp and Jane's bracelet is the silver sparklers and the bling on her ears and around her neck is Tiara Stickles, also from Susans. These are beautiful colors and really catch the light and sparkle. Love all the bling! To finish her off, I cut out some swirls and added the sentiment is also from Rubber Romance.

This card means the world to me because I made it with someone I love in mind. It makes me more resolved to fight this horrendous disease that robs people I love of their health and energy, and in some cases, their lives. I hate it and vow to fight as hard as I can to rid the world of it. So look for me next May as I'm on the Food Committee for our local Relay for Life Event. And I'll be making Jane for every one I love that goes through this terrible sickness. So let's all do our part to wipe it out. Go wipe Susana out of those Jane stamps and make one for someone you love who's going through this. And then look out because I'm doing Jane in red to fight against heart disease! Come join me! Nothing is impossible to a believing heart. I believe.