"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sending Hugs - CASual (CFC) Fridays #13

Hi there friends! I've been so crazy busy that I haven't had much time to craft lately. I am in the process of making a mini book for one of my besties who just had a sweet baby girl. I'll have to wait until I get pictures to share it though ;). Anyway, today I wanted to share the card I made for the Cas-ual Fridays CFC Challenge #13. I've been wanting to try a 4X9 card, so I was definitely up for the challenge!

I've been kind of disappointed in myself that I haven't participated in more challenges. I really want to, I've just been going through a lot personally. My boss actually passed away a few weeks ago and it's been really hard on us all at work. We've all been there a long time (11 years for me) and we're very much a family. We're together more than we are with our families. Anyway, it's just taken such a toll on my creative juices. I'm so sorry, I don't want to depress you too, here is my card (double click for a larger view):

I was inspired by something I saw online (using a bunch of punched vellum circles to make a cloud and colorful raindrops). I thought I had bookmarked it, but apparently I didn't :(. I was also thinking about the current Lawnscaping Challenge when I was creating this card. This challenge is all about distressing (but I am not entering this one over there).

Anyway, to create this card, I started with a 4X9 Neenah Kraft Cardstock base then I punched 2 different sizes of vellum circles (from scraps that I saved long ago) and crinkled/inked them up with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I adhered them using Glossy Accents and added "Prima's e." Gems to them. Then I used a Colorbox Catseye inkpad and my new My Cute Stamps' "Cheer Up" Stamp Set to make the rain. I actually cut apart the rain drops to make them easier to use. The inside of the card said "Sending Hugs" - one of the sentiments in Lawn Fawn's "On the Mend" set.
Here are some closer-ups:

I used the "..." and heart from the Just My Type Two Lawn Fawn Set to a fun little sentiment on the outside of the card. The cute Owl is Hero Arts - I love this owl. It's popped up with a foamie, and the Umbrella is from the $1 section at Michaels ;)

I made it for my boss' wife. I'll give it to her at his Memorial Service :(. She's so strong, but it's been really hard for her. I can't imagine loosing my husband, we've been together 16 years... they were together 50!! It must feel like part of you is gone too. We've been keeping her close - having "pot-luck lunches" every Thursday at our office, we've all been taking turns cooking and everyone brings stuff. It's been good for all of us! Anyway, thanks for listening to me go on and on today - and for thanks peeking at my card ;).

P.S. My friend Christy is having a Blog Candy giveaway!!

Go check her out. If you don't follow her already, you totally should!!! She's an amazing cardmaker, and so inspiring!!!

That's all for me. I hope you have a great day!!!


  1. I love the way you made the cloud. Very unique and different! I am sure your boss's wife will appreciate this card. It is always hard to make a card for someone who has lost someone I think. I had to make one last week as well.

  2. What a clever design! I'm sure it will cheer her up for sure.

  3. I'm so sorry about the loss of your boss. It's so good that your office is pulling together and looking out for his wife too. These kind of cards are tough to make, but they are an encouragement. I'm sure she will love this adorable card, it is sure to bring a smile to her face.

  4. Hugs, Heather! I lost a close co-worker in December, and I know how hard to be reminded every day. I'm so sorry! Your card is very sweet and I LOVE how you made the clouds (wow!). She will really appreciate the card.

  5. Really great design!! Love the cloud technique and the sweet scene that you've created here. I'm so sorry for the loss of your boss. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. I'm so sorry you've had a rough time. Losing someone is never easy and it takes time for hurt to soften. Hugs to you! Your card is super cute and I love your vellum clouds. I'm sure it will mean a lot to his wife :) Glad you played along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. Oh wow, so much thought went into this little gem. I love all the details! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. so cute! thank you for your nice comment on my blog!