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Sent(er) of Attention! ENABLER ALERT! and a Challenge!

May 17, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

Ok you are probally thinking I haven’t drank enough coffee by my title! LOL! But trust me, read on and you’ll “get it”.

In truth I am almost done my 2nd cup! LOL! I love my coffee. I need my coffee. Enough said.

Anyway-on a few posts ago I mentioned how much I LOVE sentiment stamps, and using them as the main focus of a card. So thats what I did here! As promised.

My Groovy Friend-


I used Grateful Greetings by MFT stamps for the Main focus of this card! My Ribbon by American Crafts was my color focus for my card. I also used their cool plastic petals in the corner and a prima with bling! I highlighted the key words using my markers. I also traced the top sentiment with alternating colors. Another favorite thing of mine to do.  The colors are Night of Navy, Regal Rose, Green Galore, and Whisper White of course! Hope you like the Funk-tified card design! LOL!

That brings me to the enabler alert-

All That Scraps is now selling My Favorite Things Stamps!!!! YEAH!!!! Now you can get your Cuttlebug stuff, Bazzill cardstock, MFT stamps, Palette inks and other cool embellishments (like jeweled brads HELLO!) ALL in ONE place! Seriously go check out the store! I always click on the NEW! Products section so I stay up on all the new goodies!

Christine is supah sweet and ships so fast! I swear- I order on a Monday and by the end of the week its on my doorstep! Most of the times before Thursday! I’m NOT a patient person so this really makes me happy! I have to send myself goodies every week- its a bad addicition! I just LOVE getting mail.

Anyway- Im excited that Kim (owner of MFT stamps) is getting her products in various places. Makes it easier for me to get more from ONE place and save some $$$ on shipping.

BTW if you haven’t checked out Kim’s Design Team lookie here. She wrote our bio’s! Really sweet. I was honored to be asked a few months ago to be on Kim’s team. Now that I see who I’m with I’m hoping I can keep up! Pretty amazing. Kim’s company is going to explode! She’s just an amazing person. LOVE her ideas for her company (obviously).

That brings me to my MAIN point! LOL! I LOVE her sentiment stamps. Especially the one’s she has because they feature and In and Out sentiment. By that I mean a sentiment for the outside, and a verse that coordinates for inside! People usually have a hard time with sentiments for INSIDE the card! Anyway-thats why I’m lovin her sentiments. Plus you can NEVER have enough sentiments. verses and font styles-seriously!

Well now that I’m WAY off track-LOL! On this card I used both the inside/outside sentiments as the CENTER of attention for my card. Thats why I have my title Sent(er) as in sentiment as center focus.

OK maybe this only makes sense to me! LOL!

Now the Challenge part-

Anyway I want YOU to try doing this too. Challenge yourself to use a verse as the MAIN focus of your card like I did! I love to highlight key words too! Makes it fun. If you dont have any, well I just gave you a great place to buy some (wink wink).

If you try it, PLEASE send a link this way so I can see it and comment! Love keepin up with everyone.

I’ve gotten some amazing ideas for product reviews so hope to work on doing more of that really soon.

Thanks for the suggestions and keep them comin!

Sending a prayer, and a poem.

May 17, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards


Here is the card I made for my friend, Pam. I mentioned in another post that her Husband Rodney lost his fight with Lung Cancer on Mother’s Day evening.

His funeral is today. I just pray God giver her strength to get through this time, and anytime she needs it after this. I can only imagine a fraction of the pain she is feeling, and my heart breaks for her. One foot in front of the other, one second at a time. THAT I understand. The numbness creeps in, but then one day slowly leaves.

The card base is vellum cardstock. Very soft look IRL. The butterfly ( Au Naturale from Lizzie Anne) was stamped on vellum cardstock as well, then gold embossed. I colored it with versamagic ink and a bullet sponge pen. Its cut out and on dimensionals. I told you I just CANT do a sympathy card without a butterfly! I don’t know why. I also like sympathy card to be simple and understated.

The patterned paper is by Anna Griffin, layered onto brushed gold.

Bottom of floral layer is punched with Martha Stewart line punch.

It conveys the softness I wanted. And again, to me, a butterfly is a sign of hope, and for happiness and new beginnings. They don’t live long, but are beautiful (even if they are insects). They impact the world even with their short existence. It signifies “untimely” to me as well. They just fly away……in a happy little flutter.

No matter how long a person lives they impact people in the world around them, who love them, and will miss them-forever.

There really isn’t much else to tell. Hope Pam finds all the letters, prayers and warm thoughts comforting.

A woman named Peggy shared a poem with me, that I just thought was beautiful, and hope to do something special with-

In one sense there is no death. The life of a soul on earth lasts beyond his departure   You will always feel that life touching yours, that voice speaking to you, that spirit looking out of other eyes., talking to you in the familiar things he touched, worked with,loved as familiar friends.He lives on in your life  and in thelives of all others that knew him.

                                        –Angelo Petri

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