Stamping, Crafting, Creating


Friday, June 19, 2009

Criss Cross Cards

I joined a swap of Traceys for criss cross cards and really enjoyed putting them together. They are pretty easy once you get all your pieces cut out. I used SU! cardstock and DP. Bikinibella and ribbon is also from Stamping Bella. I don't know what happened to my pictures though, they came out kind of blurry. Of course I added primas and filled the centers of them in with yellow stickles.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Breast Cancer Cards

Last year in October my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was progressive and they needed to act quickly to stop the spread of it. She endured six months of a very strong dose of chemotherapy and will be on medications for the next five years. She has finished her chemo which was a huge thing for her and she is feeling a lot better. She even made a joke about her hair starting to come back in!
She had asked me to put together a set of cards for her to give out to some people that had really helped her through her time of sickness. So this is what I came up with. I worked a long time on these because my mom tends to give me more credit then I deserve so I know she was "bragging" about my cardmaking skills and I didn't want to let her down or the person receiving the card. My coloring in some of them is pretty bad. I don't know what was wrong with me!
I used a purple base because my mom isn't really a "pink" "girly" kind of girl. So I wanted it to portray the breast cancer but not only pink. I used my Bella~Causabella, I used the sizzix embossing plate for the card background, copics to color, some SU! ribbon, a breast cancer charm I had bought through Oriental Trading Company, and the saying is from American Stamp Art. Oh, and of course there is a bit of stickles on her flower in the center of her dress!

Crafty Critter gals, I'm so sorry I am behind. But I promise things will be better after Sunday when my classes are officially over! I just need to really concentrate on my term paper (which is already late) and get a good grade on it or I might just barely pass! I have never been so behind in a class before. But thank you all for baring with me!!!