Sunday, January 16, 2011

Flowers Everywhere

Some of my visitors may remember my post last year about the young woman at our church who died in a tragic, senseless act.  You can read about it here.  I made a card then for the girl's parents.  I haven't seen her Mom at church in a while, and I have heard that she is really having a tough time, which of course is to be expected.  I am worried about her, so I decided to make a card to let her know she's been on my mind lately.  If you are a praying person, please say a  prayer for Lisa. 

Also, I wanted to add that if any of you think your cards are not appreciated, they are -- well, usually.  I sent a card last week to a friend who was diagnosed with cancer before Christmas (see this post).  I had not seen her since September, and I got a call from her on Friday.  She said the card meant the world to her.  It made my day that I was able to make her day.  Keep on making those cards!

When I saw The Pink Elephant's pink, orange and aqua color challenge, I really wanted to try it.  I love these colors together!  You can find the challenge here.

I also am entering it into the flower challenge at the 2 Sisters Challenge blog.  You can find the challenge here.  I love flowers!

Here is how the card was made:

Size:  A2
Cardstock:  Recollections; DCWV
Patterned Papers:  Possibly My Mind's Eye?  (They were in my scraps.)
Embossing:  Cuttlebug
Flowers:  McGill, Paper Shapers and EK Success Punches
Scalloped circle:  Nestabilities (I offset this and cut the edge off)
Circle:  George Cricut cartridge cut at 3 1/4"  (I think)
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched
Stickles used on the flowers and around the sentiment
Gems:  Dress It Up glitter dots
Ribbon:  Satin (manufacturer unknown)

Thanks for looking, and for your comments.


Debbie Carriere said...

What a cheery card & pretty, too :) I love the circle off the card. I hope this brightens her day, & you are so nice to reach out to her. What a terrible thing to happen, I will pray for her.

TraciVee said...

I just love your cards, Tammy. I follow a lot of blogs that give card ideas, but yours is my absolute favorite. I just love the way you execute those challenges. So inspiring!!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Tammy those flowers just about pop off the page. I love it... I will be saying a prayer for Lisa. You are such an inspiration. hugs

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Prayers are going up. My heart breaks for this family. Your card for her is so wonderful......

Netty said...

What a lovely card, and so special that you are sending your beautiful creations to someone who needs some cheering up. I'm sure this one with work a treat. Thanks for joining in with our Flower theme at 2 Sisters Challenge blog this week. Hope you join in again next week. Annette xx

Debbie said...

So sweet of you Tammy to send others your beautiful cards! This one is beautiful and I hope it can bring a little joy to Lisa.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Tammy, I am sorry to hear about the girl, I will pray for her. I know she will love your card and appreciate your prayers and thoughts too. I totally agree with you... there's nothing like a handmade card.

Lynn said...

Love this card, as always!
The color combo is great, the flowers are fun, the scalloped circle is perfect and the ribbon finishes it off perfectly.

Sophia said...

Beautiful! The flowers, scalloped circle, it all! Sending it to someone in need will definitely be a cheerful part of her day!!

Tammy said...

I know I would love to know I was thought of with such a pretty and cheerful card!! Lovely work!!