Hey All! Hope your week has started off well! Today is a very short post, but it contains a very special request at the end. So please take a minute or two to read the last part of this post if you would. On with the post.
Since I only started doing this card making "thing" in April, I realized that as I progress through the holidays of the year, they are first for me as far as making cards for them. So, this is my first "winter" card. It really can't be considered a Christmas card (those will be coming!) it is just a "pre-Christmas" card! Here it is. . .
I apologize for the picture. I could not get a good shot in the direct sunlight. The snowflakes are super sparkly because they were done with silver tinsel embossing powder. The snowman is sparkly too and was done with white ep that has holographic sparkles in it. The snowflake stamps are from a set of six clear stamps that I found at WalMart in the sewing department! I have looked all over the package for a company and there is none listed! So I don't know who makes them, but all six are beautiful designs. I stamped them on navy blue Brazill cs, cut them out with scalloped Nesties, added a silver brad to the center of each and then attached them to the cs with foam dimensionals. The paper is from Hobby Lobby, and the other side I ran through my CB using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The snowman stamp is from Stampology and the sentiment is from Martha Stewart. I stamped the image on navy blue Brazill cs and the cut it out with my nesties and matted it with another Nestie scallop. Matted it with foam squares and then added a silver metallic ribbon. I'm still in search for the perfect snowman stamp. I like this one, but I'm not crazy about it. I have looked at several company's stamps, but have not found one I like yet. The search continues. Anyway, this is my first cold weather card. I wanted it to keep it simple.
Now on to something important. I was on Sharon's blog No Time To Stamp. She has a plea for help for a family who's 18 year old son enlisted in the Air Force. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with leukemia and was discharged. As you can imagine, the family is devastated with this news. To make it worse, the high cost of his treatment is hanging heavy over this family. There is going to be a benefit and a friend of the family has asked for prayers for this young man and his family. She also is asking that if you have some spare cards to send for a prize basket to be offered during this benefit. I have sent off several cards in today's mail. If you can help, please consider doing so by sending off your cards right away. The cards need to be received by November 8Th. Sorry for the short notice, but if you can help, please do so. Please click here to read more and for the email address to write to if you want to help. Please keep this young man and his family in your prayers.
OK, that's it. I'm working on more cards so I'll be posting again in the next couple of days. Hope you are all well, and as always, thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my stuff! I certainly do appreciate your support! You are all the best! I'll see you on your blogs! Don't forget the pic of the week below. I just had to take this picture not so much because of the subject matter, but how the beam of light was illuminating it. It just looked magical to me. Take care!
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