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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Get Well Squirrel

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice
Holy Toledo, Batman, do you realize it has been almost a week since I last posted?! shame shame shame on me! Well hopefully now that the holidays are over and there are no more icky yucky blechy trips to the hospital for tests on the horizon, things will settle back down to the normal chaotic hum of life around here. ;) don't get me wrong - Christmas has a LOT of meaning, but goodness, we let it get so crazy sometimes. and the people at the hospital and doctors' offices are very nice, but gosh oh me, I am so tired of going for tests and stuff. so there. back to crafty fun time! as Cptn. Jon Luc Picard says, "Make it so......" giggles! yep, there is that nerdy side coming out in me again......

On to the card for today......

I found a neat challenge blog called The Sweet Stop and it is sponsored by Sweet n Sassy Stamps. I decided to play in this week's challenge, as I found I needed a get well card. A dear blogging and crafting friend, Stef of Glitterbabe Greetings, let us know Christmas Eve that her husband had been rushed to the hospital with a heart attack. All around the crafting community people have been gathering together to pray for them. Hopefully Clyde will be coming home today, but there had been a few complications that arose while he was in the hospital. Stef has just the brightest outlook and has been trusting that her dear hubby is resting in God's healing hands this entire time. Well, we all know that, but it can still be a lonely time, and a scary one, too. So dear sweet Holly over at the Squigglefy SNR forum decided to host a challenge for people to create get well cards for Clyde. I was gonna make one anyhow, but wanted to do my part to rally around. Isn't it cool how people from different stamping companies, etc. can come together to just love on someone?! man, that is the love of Jesus in action right there for ya! gives me goosebumps thinking about it! and makes my heart sing LOUD!!!! :)

So here is my creation. Had to keep the frills and frou frou to a minimum, but wanted it to be a little fun also. Used the squirrel digi from The Rusty Pickle and typed out a sentiment. Did some repurposing of materials on here as well. The leaves in the upper right hand corner were actually punched from a Starbuck's coffee cozy I had saved and wrinkled prior to punching. The twine in the buttons came from a bag of dog food. papers are Making Memories.

By the way, while on the subject of recycling, repurposing, & re-using, last night I was honored to receive an invitation from none other than Deanne Burton herself to become a member of her card DT at Create It - GREEN. There will be challenges and other fun things coming up in the new year, so be on the look out! I am very excited about this, as doing a lot of repurposing is at the top of my resolution list for 2010.


Happycrafter said...

Nice card and I like how you used "repurposed" items--economical and good for the environment too, you are setting a really good example.

Payne Holler Cards said...

it is wonderful how Jesus brings so many together! so many prayers lifted up!!!
your card is going to give him a smile!
Big congrats on your new DT - looking forward to new ways to use old things,
hugs to you

Vicki said...

Jennifer! I found you! Lovely card kiddo! Stef and Clyde will love it.



Karen from PA said...

This is such a cute card. Hope you had a very enjoyable Christmas with your family. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Maria Matter said...

this is adorable Jennifer!
love the squirrel!!!
Blessings, Maria

Gina said...

Perfect for a guy card! I have been in and out due to the holidays and hadn't heard this news, hopefully he will be home and on the mend soon.

Anonymous said...

It is remarkable, very useful idea

Anonymous said...

Great card Jennifer!! Congrats on the new DT position as well. I'm excited to do more repurposing myself in the coming year!! You are definitely on a roll!!

Rachel said...

Hi Jennifer, yes i would have to say RP is definately going to be well represented at Steph's house. LoL. your card is AWESOME, i love it. Especially how you "repurposed" items, Great job!! Congrats on your new DT.