Apr 15, 2019

Paper Connection



Crafters can be so kind. I was so happy to receive some cards -- and flowers! -- from some crafty friends when I had my heart procedure a few weeks ago. I treasured those. Every day I'd look at the tulips and the cards and they made me feel connected and valued.

Receiving those gifts reminded me that I can do a much better job of reaching out to others in need of a paper connection (a/k/a a card). So, this card will go out to someone who needs a lift.


Used the non-butterfly stamps in a beautiful set by Penny Black called Butterfly Garden (gifted to me by PB).

I love this layout -- stamp the top and bottom edges and place a sentiment in the middle. Super easy.

Colored with Altenew alcohol markers, adhered some Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets and shaded the top and bottom edges with Frayed Leaf ink by Altenew. Looks like a one layer card, but the top layer is a separate piece adhered to an A2 card.

MOOD WHEN DONE: Awesome. My good friend visited last week and we went all Dallas tourist. Advice:  don't go to the boarding house where Lee Harvey Oswald was living. It is all out the creepiest place I've ever been. Still can't shake the feeling! Also: interesting that everyone referred to Oswald as the "alleged" assassin. Really?

I'm feeling great -- back to stamping, and occasionally cooking (my new least favorite chore) HA.


16 comments:

  1. Theresa R from WisconsinApril 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    I have been following your blog off and on for a long time. I always hesitate to post because often I seem to get the words wrong or I spell something completely wrong. But anyway, I just want to say that I love your cards. I love how your style of stamping changes. Your cards are always beautiful. I am so happy that you are feeling better.

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    1. what a nice comment. never worry about the "right" words or spelling or anything else. it's the kindness that counts!! thanks

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  2. Absolute perfection, JB!! Did you add the little dots around that top-right bloom, or are they part of this stamp? I wouldn't doubt they are - PB thinks of all the sweetest details. OH do I love how you've colored these!
    =]

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    1. thanks. the dots are part of the stamp!

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    2. I noticed those dots, too--thought they were clear droplets. Beautiful CAS design and I'm happy to hear you're doing well.

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  3. Beautifully done card! Not too stark, not too cluttered, it's Just Right.

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  4. Your card is absolutely stunning; one that I will store in my stash of "to make for someone special". Have been praying for you and so overjoyed you are doing so much better. I especially am touhed by your sharing of your life's journey.

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  5. Charming card! Love how you made those leaves and flowers look so delicate with the light mix of colors. Glad you are doing better!

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  6. I like this layout, too. All that beautiful white space and the greenery, sigh... You'd never guess how much I love the CAS style. You do it so well. I'm glad you feel better and you're so right about the paper connection. I took inventory the other day to make sure my card stash is properly filled out. I never have sympathy or get well when I need it, but I put a lot of stock in the paper connection so working on that.

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  7. So happy to hear your feeling so much better Joan and can certainly see it in your card making!! Beautiful card, love the images you used and the soft green shading is perfection. xxx

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