Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Prayers for Healing

I recently made this card to send to a dear niece who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She was just five years old when I joined the family. In the 43 years since, she has grown into an amazing woman- a mom, a lawyer, and an inspiration to many. I'll be sending this card on, loaded with love and prayers, later today. Since my niece is also a card maker, I know that she will love this sweet digi, which is actually a freebie (details in my supply list) and the bling will make her smile. (She knows that my hubby teases me about my love of all things bling- cards, clothes, and jewelry- since I hit "senior" status! I'm praying that she will survive this and come out stronger and bolder than ever. The world needs her in it for years to come!) 
·   Digi- Mari Digis Freebie (Pink Ribbon)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Assorted background papers, pink ribbon, and square doily (just used a strip from one side) from my stash
Entered into:  
Path Of Positivity Challenge- Challenge #84 (Optional Twist- Girl Power)
The Paper Shelter- #444 Color It!
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Thinking of You 
Digi Doodle Studios Blog- Challenge #32 Pink or Halloween (or both)
CCC Digi Creations- #119 Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge- Anything Goes #130
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #40 Anything Goes

Last week I was organizing my craft room and found a box of partially colored images… many
were decades old! How do I know that? Mainly because the images were all from Stampin’ Up,
and I remembered this stamp was from one of the first sets I purchased in the’90s. It was fun
to make a card with this fun digi. Decided to use some monochromatic patterned paper, so
that the minimal coloring in the image could pop! Even though I’ve been working remotely,
i.e. from home, for over 7 months, Fridays are still a reason to celebrate! I added some sequins
because a weekend is better with bling, right?!

·   Image- Stampin’ Up Rubber Stamp (from a set that I now longer own.)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Cardstock and background paper from my stash

·   Sequins from Simon Says Stamps (Darice PEARLESCENT Sequins 5mm Item # 30054285)

Entered into:  
Cute As A Button- OCTOBER: CH #61 Anything Goes 
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #40 Anything Goes
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Twisted Thursday Anything Goes 
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

A few months ago I offered to make baby announcements for a couple of dear friends who 
were having their first baby.  They knew they were having a girl so I made an assortment of
card designs from which they could choose. This isn’t the one they chose… but I really like its
vintage beauty. So I’m keeping it in my stash for future use. The baby carriage is a free digi,
and the rich brown ribbon and bow are upcycled from a Godiva Chocolate box. I love the lush
(dare I say yummy?) color scheme when the chocolate brown ribbon is paired with pink and
·   Digi- Antique Images Freebie (Baby Carriage)
·   Front Sentiment- “It’s A Girl!” from Printworks Rubber Stamps (retired)
·   A square of plastic lace table runner (purchased at a local hardware store!)
·   Assorted cardstock, background paper, and brown ribbons from my stash
·  Circle Templates from my scrapbook stash
·   Pink photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors Photo Mounting Corners)
Entered into:  
Jan’s Digi Stamps- October 2020 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- #143 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #460-461 Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create- Ch #164-Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays


  1. Just beautiful Kathy, love the pretty lace border. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

  2. Lovely cards. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Let's Craft and Create.
    Janis, Design Team Member

  3. Oh Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with your niece for a full and quick recovery! What a perfect card to show strength, support and love to her! As for this great card design, perfect! Loving the paper and that cute digi! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  4. Kathy love the nostalgic look, delicious rich colors and hand crochet doily. Thank you for sharing your fabulous baby creation with us at Jan's digi blog challenge. Join us each month for a New challenge. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  5. First, I want to tell how much I like your baby card, I Have that image, but I think I have only used it one time. I think I need to get it out again, and make a card with it for my stash (a new baby in the family will be coming soon) You sound like you are sort of doing what I'm doing, trying to clean up my craft room a bit...and in the process finding things I haven't used, and finally I'm making cards with them...and Your card for your niece is just beautiful. I will add her to my prayers.

  6. Lovely card Kathy. Thank you so much for joining us at Cute as a Button Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Wendy Batchen DT for

  7. Fab card. Thanks for sharing it us at the Polkadoodles challenge Janet DT

  8. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  9. This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  10. I am truly so sorry to hear about your niece, Kathy. You've made such a beautiful card for her. She's in for a treat. So glad you joined our Lemon Shortbread Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Lori (DT at Lemon Shortbread)

  11. Fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Craft and Create.
    Janis, Design Team Member

  12. Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx


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