Sunday, March 13, 2011
GCA #128 - You Are In My Thoughts!
Hello all!!! Another week has just flown by and it's Sunday once again. Unless, you live under a rock, you know all about the massive earthquake and tsunami damage in Japan. The more I look at the images coming from Japan and read the articles, the more I am grateful of where I live, but most importantly my heart just breaks for those who have lost their lives and the families left behind.
So, this week the focus is to create a card, or something, for someone you know, or don't know, and let them know that you are thinking of them. It could be a Thinking of You, Sympathy, Get Well or just a general You're in My Thoughts. Not only have the events in Japan occurred, but closer to home I have lost a dear co-worker and another co-worker fractured her pelvis while skiing. So, I have cards to get done! And I have had a couple of RAK requests come through my inbox that I need to get out.
Here's my sample. Tried to keep it simple, but that doesn't always work for me!!! I used the sketch from TechnoStamper's blog (AKA MaryJo), TSSC164. I'm also using this for the Late Night Stamper's weekly challenge - to go green!
The thought here was to keep the colors somewhat subdued, yet still give the recipient a bright spot to their day. The dsp is Greenhouse Gala, layered on a Very Vanilla card base. The Top Note piece is cut from Old Olive, layered with Cajun Craze and then Very Vanilla. The Cajun Craze layer was punched with the corner and border scallop trim punches. Almost forgot how to do that I haven't done it in a while!!
The large butterfly was cut with the butterfly die in the cork and the smaller one is from the Beautiful Wings embosslit. Layered those with an Old Olive button and Pumpkin Pie flower brad. I took the prongs off the flower brad and used my hot glue gun to attach to the button. The entire butterfly piece is up on dimensionals. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by March 19, 2011 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts, Stampin' Connection (for SU! demos) or Stamp TV, please put GCA128 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!
Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!