It’s Thursday already! That is definitely a good thing! I had a fun day at work yesterday dealing with our Lobby TV set up. We show a loop on the TV and the things that we use now don’t work so I’m testing out new solutions and think I may have found one that uses Mac minis. Hopefully it will work! I was going to post more Convention pictures today but something a little more important was brought to my attention. Yesterday morning my friend Danielle text me this news story about a 5 year old boy that lives in Foxboro, MA. He is different than many other little boys, he has an inoperable brain tumor that is also chemo therapy resistant. It’s his birthday tomorrow and all he wants for it is lots of cards. So I thought well I make cards and I’m going to send him one. He likes cards with his name on them so that just what he will get. Here is the card that I made for him…
You can read about his story HERE and if you would like to send a card, it will be late but I don’t think he will mind, you can send it to:
PO Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035
And yes, I’m all teary eyed as I write this because I don’t think it’s fair for a 5 year old to have anything wrong with them. If a card will make him happy then a card he will get. Sorry for the sad start to the post but I just had to share his story with you. Sometimes a card is all it takes to make someone’s day and I’m happy that I get to do that!
Now on to happier things, today I have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches…
I know that you are all not feeling the Christmas cards but I have new goodies that need some love so I did another one today! The card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a simple piece of Soft Sky and I stamped my greeting from the Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set in Garden Green right on the background. A strip of Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper* and a piece of adhesive cork sheet come across from the right. The image is from the Cheerful Christmas Stamp Set* and is heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used the Window Frames Collection Framelits to cut it out and pierced around the edge with the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals hold it to the card and a few Basic Jewels Rhinestones in the lower left complete the card. I really do love blues for Christmas and Soft Sky is becoming a favorite! I also think it’s neat the way the image from the Cheerful Christmas Set fits inside the Window Frame. I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. If you have some time send a card to Danny to put a smile on his face. Thank you very much for coming by today and I hope that you all have a good Thursday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp Sets: Cheerful Christmas* Clear Mount and Christmas Bliss Photopolymer
Ink: Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Ink
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White
Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky and Real Red
Designer Series Paper: Nordic Noel*
Framelits: Window Frames Collection
Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
*2014 Holiday Catalog (August 28th)
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