Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wishing You Well

In reading Courtney's blog a little while ago, my 8-YO daughter and I decided to each make a card for Courtney's cousin. If you haven't already clicked on the link or if you're not familiar with Courtney and her blog, her 6-YO cousin fell and suffered some serious injuries to her head. While Carli's recovering, we hope our cards will give her something to smile about.

Here's my daughter's:
She used some patterned paper that she had in her 'stash' (I love that! lol); she stamped the two butterflies with a stamp she got from the dollar bin at Michael's, and then carefully colored them in with some of her markers (she even practiced on scratch paper to be sure she liked the colors she'd chosen - so cute). I'm just guessing, but it wouldn't surprise me if Chloe's card isn't going to be one of Carli's favorites (you know, the 'from one kid to another' kinda thing...).

And here's the one I made:

The sketch was one of Lizzie Anne Designs' birthday sketches from last week, but because my image panel was a tad too large, I wasn't able to include a bow. ;(

The pretty (and sparkly!) patterned paper is from the Nana's Nursery Baby Girl pack, and the sweet little girl image is from Stamping Bella. My coloring still leaves a lot to be desired, but one of these days I'll figure it out. ;) The sentiment is from Close To My Heart's Say It in Style (a recent Stamp of the Month), and I messed with it a little by adding some white highlights with a gel pen. I got a little carried away with all the dots, but it went so well with the polka-dotted ribbon. lol

I hope by the time these cards made their way to Carli she was feeling a lot better already.

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!


Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):
Cardstock: White Daisy, Blush, Sweet Leaf (CTMH); Patterned Paper: Nana's Nursery Baby Girl (DCWV); Stamps: Wendy Papillon (Stamping Bella), Say It in Style (CTMH); Inks: Jet Black Staz-On (Tsukineko), Blush, Baby Pink, Sweet Leaf, Vanilla Cream, Cocoa, Taffy, Grey Flannel (CTMH); Other: ribbon, waterbrush (CTMH), designer label punch (SU), gel pen, Stardust clear Gelly Roll pen (Sakura), sewing machine, white thread, staples, foam mounting tape, pop dots

6 comments:

Barb W said...

Beautiful Christi! You see, THIS is why you deserve that Brilliante Blog award! You are amazing! You are obviously passing on your crafting talent to your daughter...her card is adorable. And YOUR card is fabulous! The colors, the image, the sentiment, everything works so well together. The whole reason for making the cards is inspiration enough, then couple that with caring, heartfelt, handmade cards, that makes you...Brilliante! TFS

Anonymous said...

Oh I love both cards. Please tell Chloe that she does such lovely work and that Carli is going to love her card. Of course your card is GORGEOUS...like everything you do. I love everything about it. Mary Ellen

Barb W said...

It's me again. I wanted to tell you that I think your coloring on this card is wonderful. I zoomed in real close to get a good look...you did a fantastic job! I love the sparkle on the wings and you added shadows...really nice! Dare I say...brilliant? ;D

Courtney Fowler said...

OH MY!!! I took all of the RAKS to Carli's house yesterday... She said that Chloe's card was her favorite because it had butterflies on it! I just drooled over your card... it looks sooooo pretty IRL! Girl, you are one talented lady!

Carli is doing MUCH better! The doctors gave her a clean bill of health! Yay! She still has some bruising but that takes a while to go away.

Your cards meant the world to them. Thank you!

Carolyn King said...

super cute card.....I bet she loves this card. Prayers for courtneys cousin

congrats on your award too!

Susan (rainy) said...

Christi!! Your card is fabulous. LOVE the layout.. the colors.. and the way you did the sentiment looks so cool.

And Chloe your card is so wonderful! I just know that Carli will love it! Your coloring is perfect, too!