As many of us do, I subscribe to a LOT of blogs. I try to take a peek at the latest posts but often don’t take the time to comment. There are just not enough crafting hours in the day!! Recently, I received an email with the latest post to a site I subscribed to awhile ago (Creative Smiles). I can’t tell you exactly how I found it because I can’t remember. This post, asked for a favour and it was something that I could do!
The favour was for anyone to make a card for the blogger’s crafting friend, Edith. I will post the information that I have below, and if you happen to have a card in your stash that would be suitable, I know she would appreciate it. I have participated in a lot of card drives for people I don’t know (and for some I do) and I can tell you that the recipients are blown away by the kindness of strangers – people who they don’t know, who have taken the time to make a card for them – and it lifts their spirits in immeasurable ways. (please keep reading for how to participate).
Since Edith has a fur-baby that happens to be a Pug, I took this opportunity to use this fabulous image by Lynne Stansbery at Squigglefly, called Busted. I framed it with a black border and then printed it. I coloured it with Copics. I used this digi paper that I had printed (I believe it’s from Sassy Designs Inc. – Barkley Digital Paper Pack). I sponged the edges then attached it. After attaching the ‘bone’ brad, I attached this scrap of blue cs, along with scraps of silver border stickers. I edged the image with a dark Copic, then roughed up the edges a bit. In doing that, I somehow smeared some nice and DARK blue ink above the puppy’s head. So, I added more silver border scraps and then added the paw print brad. The image is popped up along with the sentiment (Thinking of You, Meljens Designs)
Busted available from Squigglefly; sentiment from Meljens Designs
Re-posted from Creative Smiles:
One of our blogging-paper-crafting-friends, Sue Drees, recently shared some sad news.
Her sister fell on June 22, and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. On June 25, the tumor was successfully removed. However, the biopsy brought back devastating news – a fast growing Brain Cancer. Sue’s sister is determined to fight this all the way. She began physical rehabilitation on July 4.
Sue and her sister Edith live in the North East (USA). Sue and her husband transport Edith’s husband to the hospital each day and check up on changes and quality of care.
While Sue did not ask for help, I’ve kept in touch with her and asked if Edith would enjoy receiving cards of encouragement and support.
Sue was so grateful that the on-line community might help in this way – it was something she had not considered.
Edith enjoys Quilting and LOVES flowers! Edith’s beloved fur child is a little pug, and both miss each other very much.
Will you please consider sending a note, tag, or card (or two or three? LOL) offering encouragement? Edith valiantly fights other illnesses in addition to this new challenge. She is a very courageous soul.
Cards can be sent addressed to Edith c/o Sue and she will take them daily to the hospital.
To obtain the mailing address, please write:
For updates on Edith, please click here
Thank you so much for dropping by!
Sending iridescent dolphin hugs to wherever you may be . . .
P.S. June 30th was my last official DT post for Squigglefly. I was on the team for a long time, and although I have stepped down, I will continue to post cards with the fabulous images I have (and of course, continue to purchase more!) I’m entering this in the current challenge, which is to use scraps! Love you guys!! xx