Monday, March 26, 2012

Changes & Challenges...

Hi blogger friends and family.  This past few months have been filled with many changes and challenges.  One of them is learning to say goodbye to a parent.  As many of you may remember I mentioned that my Dad had been sick and then went home to be with the Lord on the first of February.  While I was not living close,he lived in the Phoenix area, his death still left a hole in my everyday life and I do miss not being able to talk with him every Friday on my way home from work.  A dear friend's dad has been sick and died just about two weeks ago and she, like I, has a family member that causes pain on top of the pain you already have from the change in life, so to help  I made a card for her to let her know that I am thinking about her and understand a bit of what she is going through.  I hope that she is comforted by my card.
I found my inspiration at the Sizzix blog. As I did not own most of the items used in the Sizzix card, I had to adapt my card to use the items I do own.  First I used my Stampin Up & Tim Holtz embossing folders with my Cuttlebug on the cardstock. Then I distressed the cardstock with Tim Holtz distress ink in many colors to help bring out the bricks and Vintage Photo ink to bring out the flowers from the embossing folders. Next I stamped my focal image onto the brick embossed cardstock. The stamp is by Inkadinkado.  I used Tim Holtz distress inks to color the stamped image along with some Twinkling H2O paints to add the glimmer to several areas of the stamped image. I used my Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge to cut out the shape of the focal image. My sentiment tag is made with a Spellbinders label die that I modified to fit the space I had on the card.  I added flower soft, pearls and ribbon to give the card a 3D effect but since I will be mailing it to my friend it can't be too thick as the US Postal Service doesn't understand handmade cards.
Anyway here's the card, I hope you enjoy and that you are inspired to tell others that you too care about them. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web.
God Bless,


  1. Wow!This is Beautiful!Love the glimmer,colors,and the details that you added.
    Great job!

  2. What a beautiful card! I love the effect you created by inking the brick embossing! I am sure that it will be much appreciated!! :)

  3. This card is so pretty! Love all the detail!