Sunday, September 28, 2014

Determination & Strength

Good Sunday Morning!  Hopefully another beautiful day.  I am going to do a few chores, laundry, grocery shop etc, make some of my world famous Chowdah (insert Boston accent here!).....okay house famous.....and pick my Mom up and spend the afternoon with her.

What an awesome day!  xoxo

Today's card is for the Simon Says Monday Challenge, Stencils & Stamps

Looking through my crafting drawers I found these long forgotten 'masks' aka stencils that I probably just had to have, way back when.  I do know that they were marked down though!  ;)  So I figured this would be a great time to actually use one!  I took one of the larger ones and placed it on some white card stock and then I carefully sponged a light pink ink over it.  It really came out nicely and makes for a wonderful background.  (I know, too bad I covered most of it up lol).  I have this beautiful wood mounted stamp from Inkadinkado, it is full of encouraging words......LOVE it!  I took several different Sakura Glitter and Glaze pens and just 'doodled' over some of the stamp's doodles.  Layered stamped square card stock on a pale pink and then using a Spellbinders Lacy Square die layered them all together.  I also laced a piece of pink ribbon throughout the 'lacy' die, and tied a bow. 
On the inside I also stamped this sentiment from Gina K Designs, Poster Board Sentiments.  I think the 2 stamps go hand in hand, and compliment each other nicely.

I will be sending this card to my Niece, Robyn.  She's fighting a battle and is kicking cancer's butt!  All prayers and well wishes are welcomed!
Thanks so much for stopping by, you know I appreciate you!


  1. Well, you certainly have a busy day today. Love your energy and when you get your work done, you get to spend it with your Mom! You are a good daughter, and I am sure that your mother knows it.
    About this card. It is so encouraging and I am sure that it will mean a lot to your Niece. You have encouraged me to make a card for my friend who is taking card of her mother, and could use an uplifting card. Just like this one. I will also include your niece in my payers,
    I have a busy day too, visit 95 year old aunt, make lots of shrimp so we can munch and watch football. Go Pack! (please)

    1. As I will include your friend and her Mom in mine! <3

  2. What a lovely card of encouragement for your niece. Donna you have such a sweet, natural way with card making for every occasion possible. Love this. And love and prayers to your niece.

  3. Perfect card of encouragement for you niece. It's not only lovely, it's very loving. My thoughts and prayers go out to your niece.

  4. This is lovely!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)