Friday, June 7, 2013

A Card for a Courageous Young Woman

Coffee of the Day - Spicy Chipotle with Bacon Syrup (yes, this IS my coffee, and yes, it IS very tasty for something different)

A few weeks ago I saw a post on the Simon Says Stamps blog that they were asking for cards for Maddy once again. I don't know if you remember her or not, but they had a card drive for her last year, too. she is a young woman who was fighting leukemia. Unfortunately she has relapsed, so they are once again trying to get as many cards for Maddy as possible. I knew without a doubt I would be making one to send. it's the very least I can do for a fellow fighter in the cancer wars.  :)

I have these gorgeous new images from Crafty Secrets Flower Garden collection that I wanted to use. (I also made an almost identical card for Mick's girlfriend, Jocelyn, who had her wisdom teeth removed last week). Once I finished coloring the image, I used my SU! ink squirty tool over the top to help age. papers are from Prima's Sweet Fairy paper collection cut with a Tim Holtz border die, butterfly is Petaloo, trim is vintage, and chipboard sentiment is Pink Paislee She Art. I am sorry that I don't know who the lovely little rose & leaf are from. they came in a blog candy win, and I couldn't wait to use them! the card is fairly simple, but I knew it was going to be passed through a lot of hands on its way to Maddy.

my house is getting quiet again. Today Tyler and Mick moved out to Camp for the summer. Ryan will go next week when he finishes his rotation at Home Depot. back to just me and my dogs.....we do have fun together though! ;)

-----> also, in addition to the yahoo gremlins acting up lately, it seems that the ones at Twitter and Blogger have been having their fun as well. some of the blogs and people I had been following just disappeared from my lists. if you happen to notice that I've not been by in a while or I'm not listed as a follower, PLEASE let me know. I haven't done anything on purpose. I'm trying to add everyone back in as I discover you, but it's tough with so many. sorry if I inadvertently hurt any feelings. it sure wasn't on purpose.

take care and have a wonderful weekend!

Simon Says Stamp - card drive
Crafty Secrets - linky party
4 Crafty Chicks - flowers
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - for the girls
Crafts and Me - something old (paper is VERY old as well as image have vintage look)
Paper Shelter - flower power
Whimsical Designs - vintage
WAW - anything goes with encouraging senti
Bearly Mine - dies and/or punches
Creative Card Crew - punches/dies
Little Red Wagon - heavy metal (butterfly antennae and tendrils on leaf & rose. staples, too)
TTCRD - anything goes
Card Mania - shabby chic
Creative Stamp Friends - pastels
Incy Wincy - spring is in the air
Ooh La La - inspired by nature
Whoopsi Daisy - shabby chic/vintage
A Creative Romance - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - haberdashery items (crochet trim & buttons)


Desire Fourie said...

Such a joyous creation for such an awesome cause.
{I would love you to take part in my 600 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered.} Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Unknown said...

Great card love the colours.Thank you for joining us in our “one for the Girls” challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies, hugs Tania(DT) xx

ursula Uphof said...

Such a gorgeous card for a brave lady. Hope you don't feel too lonesome. Hugs, Ursula

Wendi said...

Oh wow what a beautiful card, and for such a great cause
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card Jen. I'm sure she's going to love it.

rachel said...

a wonderful card Jennifer and perfect for our whoopsi daisy challenge - thanks for joining us and big hugs xx

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty card...bacon syrup...hmmm :)

Darlene said...

Hello my friend ... how are you today? I think of you so often ... one day we will definitely have to meet IN PERSON! Anyways ...

This creation is beautiful and I'm sure will bring a smile to Maddy's face ... bless you for your kindness!

Thanks for playing in our June Linky Party at Crafty Secrets!
Crafty Secrets DT

Unknown said...

Wonderful spring/summer card Jennifer! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

Jennifer said...

Jennifer this is just stunning! I absolutely love all your layers and how you coloured this seed package!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Jen! I hope this finds you doing well - healthy, happy, strong and blessed! I think of you often, and am always SO blessed when you are able to stop by and play along with us. Your art is always a blessing to me, and this is such a lovely tribute. Thanks for sharing it!
Have a great week,
Word Art Wednesday

Susan Hogan said...

Lovely - and a great cause! Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies - hope you are a follower so you are eligible to win out prizes! Susan (DT)

Tracey said...

Beautiful card as always Jennifer :)
How are you doing sweetie? I really miss you at Jellypark.
Take care
Big hugs

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Jennifer - this is a stunning creation. Love the vintage seed packets and the lovely layers of paper. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
Helen x (DT)

Evie said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenges.

Evie DT

Stef H said...

what an absolutely gorgeous card!

today's coffee? really? wow! what will they make next!

be well and know you are prayed for... alot. have a great weekend.

hugs :)

Melissa Bove said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I'm sure Maddy will cherish it!! Thank you so much for putting a smile on her face!!

Thank you so much for joining us for the Crafty Secrets June Linky Party and for Maddy's Card Drive!

Crafty Secrets DT and Simon Says DT

P.S. I have a Giveaway on my blog! All you have to do is link up your card to Maddy on it and you will have a chance at a Spellbinders Die Set! :)

Jackie W said...

Such a pretty card! Lovely image and beautiful layers! So glad you let us know about the card drive! :) Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy Designs!
Jackie :)

Angelique said...

Wonderful colour combo and such a cute butterfly. Beautiful design.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew


Unknown said...

Great card, I love your layout and the beautiful papers you've used!

Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


Daisychain said...

Thank you for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy with such a lovely card. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our flowers challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, nicely done!

Penny said...

Jennifer, this is such a beautiful card! Love all the pretty papers you combined; love the pastels you chose, love the fab image, your embellies, and the sentiment! Perfect card for Maddy! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Unknown said...

This card is beautiful with the pink and the lovely borders.
Thank you for sharing this fabulous art with us. Your participation this week at WAW is greatly appreciated.
Abundant Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Ann said...

Adorable card and lovely seed packet.

Anonymous said...

Super cute card Jennifer LOVE that packet of seeds that really has caught the element of spring for our challenge, Thanks for playing along with us this week at Incy Wincy,
hugs Samantha :0)

Anja said...

Such an amazing card.
Thanks for joining us at creative Stampfriends.
Hugs Anja

Daniele said...

such a pretty card thanks for joining us at OLL

Tamie said...

Loving how you used the flowers on your creation! Thank you for sharing your flowers with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is a beautiful card with so many lovely details. The image is gorgeous...beautifully coloured. Love all of the embellies and the pretty trim. Thanks for joining our Haberdashery Items challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful card! I really love all the colors your used, well everything, how you put it all together is superb! I was away for the weekend with my daughters and just got home to see all the great samples added.

Thanks for joining our June Linky Party Jennifer and good luck in the draw.

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow what a fabulous card! Love all of your details. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Creative Card Crew.

Sheryl said...

Lovely card, fab image and design. Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER Challenge this week, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

Berry said...

Just beautiful work Thanks for playing at A creative Romance hugs Rebekah xxx

Julie said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Don't forget we are having a DT call. There is still time to enter
Julie t

Julie said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Don't forget we are having a DT call. There is still time to enter
Julie t

Julie Odil said...

This is fantastic! I love how you layered all those borders. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Designs Whimsical Wednesday Challenges. Julie, DT member

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx