Monday, February 1, 2010

Please Feel Better Berry Berry Soon! :)

Yep, you don't hear from me for a week 'cause I am out sick, and then suddenly you get 3 posts in one day! it's like a great big banana split of fun with not one, but a whole jar of cherries on top! :)

I wanted to make a card for my son, Mick, who had a bit of an accident yesterday. He was out rock climbing with some friends - getting ready for a big trip they are planning to Kentucky over spring break. Took a tumble and sprained his ankle. (at least we are hoping and praying that is all that has happened) He is such a trooper, but I realized that I haven't made him a card in like, FOR-EV-ER!!! shame on me! I make cards for David all the time, but rarely do I make them for the boys anymore. I have GOT to do something about that. So I sat down tonight, looked at my notebook of challenges, and got busy.

I started with this cute little 'Sammy Squirrel Eats Strawberries' image from Digital Stamp Oasis. Mick loves strawberries almost more than anything else in the world. and I wanted something to make him smile. Kinda hard to find something to make a 17 year old young man smile when it comes to digis!!! but I knew this little fella would do the trick. I grabbed some fun K & Co. paper that just came in from my prize winnings from All That Scraps. I used the sketch challenge from Paper Take Weekly. Because this card it being tayored especially for Mick, it qualifies for the challenge over at One Stop Craft - to make something personal for someone. The darling felt strawberry is from Martha Stewart, as is the border punch I used. Added in some of my wonderful vintage buttons, and yep, he DID smile when I gave it to him! I think he was very surprised to get something from me. Since I used a digital image, this works for the challenge over at a brand spankin' new challenge site, I Love Digi Challenge Blog. You need to go check it out and add it to your regular challenge list. I plan to! :)

Other challenges :

Stamp, Scrap, & Doodle Saturday - Open challenge

The Craft Garden - card for a boy

A Spoonful of Sugar - Freestyle


Anita said...

Cute card!

Elaine said...

What a sweet image and beautifully laid out. Thanks for entering the DT call for I Love Digi, good luck xx

Elaine x

Sandy O said...

Your card is so adorable! Isn't it funny how things work together to do a project (like the paper you just won going so well) I am going to have to check out that new challenge site. Sounds fun :o)

JazzyH said...

Great card!

Kerry said...

It is gorgeous. Thanks for entering in the Craft Garden challenge.

gina g said...

This is lovely i love the image its so sweet. Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

tmcc4 said...

I love it!!! everything about this card is so perfect! great job!
I'll have to check out the new challenge blog now LOL!

sugar n spice said...

This is a great card, love that image, hope your Son is soon on the mend. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week.

Hugs Suzi x

Micki said...

Oh adorable card that is sure to cheer him up. I hope his ankle is alright. I used to rock climb (years ago) and know the dangers. Still wish I could but my hands/fingers will not allow it anymore..well they would but I'd be soooo paying for it the next day.

Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSDS :-)


Sharon said...

This is fabulous Jennifer! What a fantastic squirrel image. That paper suits it perfectly. Hope your son gets better soon.
Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Diane Davies said...

Congrats on winning the SSDS challenge! The card is really cute. ; )

ScrapinShana said...

Congrats on winning the open challenge at SSDS!! Love this card, it's soooo adorable =)