Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sketch #176

Another week has gone by... this one went so fast. I had so many things to do and didn't get all of them done. It was nice to have a day to just relax and create today so that I can recharge for this week!

Time to participate in OWH sketch #176! I was really excited about this one because it looks like a great opportunity to use up lots of scraps of ribbons. I have a ribbon thing. I recently went through a whole pile of old kits and things and saved all of the ribbon scraps together in this old basket. Then, Kim gave me some more ribbon scraps this week... squee! I loves me some ribbon! My goal is to make a whole bunch more cards following this sketch, to use up some of this stash.


Here are my cards. I used up the rest of my scraps of "Tommy" paper and a striped embossing folder and some little metal square...thingies. They aren't really bling, and they aren't brads. I like them. Dollar bin, at Michael's.



My other card won't go in the OWH box - this one will go towards a collection I will make for something like this. I'm not sure if that is the place, and I'm open to suggestion of where to send a bunch of cards like these.


I used a sweet stamp set by A-Muse studio called "Fight Like A Girl" and stamped in lots of pinks. Since this card isn't for OWH I used my glitter gel pen generously for the sentiments. :)


My inspiration for this project comes from the sad news this week of the loss of a beautiful lady that I have known for many years. She was a wonderful friend of my Mother's and lived in our neighborhood. She coached our baseball teams and drove us to pre-school and kindergarten. She was one of the most loved parents in the neighborhood and later she became an elementary school teacher. She taught our Josh in first grade and later in life she became such an inspirational supporter of everything from equal rights to hospice programs. I didn't go to her funeral this week. In truth, I don't do well with funerals. I don't mean to be disrespectful, I just prefer to remember people in my own way. Since Jaci lost her courageous battle with breast cancer, I will do something like this in her honor instead. Much love to her sweet family and also to my Mom, who is so sad about the loss of one of her dearest friends.




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10 comments:

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Great cards Nancy. I love the Hope one. As a breast cancer survivor, I appreciated those, like yourself, who support those who fight! TFS!

Carol L said...

Beautiful cards Nancy, and I'm so sorry for the loss of such a dear friend.

Diane said...

I love your blue card- and your pink card sends such a great message. I am so sorry for your loss-and for your mom.... it is so hard to lose a dear friend! Big prayers going out to your family and Jaci's family!

Paula S. said...

So sorry for your loss Nancy. I think anyone would be happy with the way you've chosen to honor her memory. She sounds like quite a lady.

BobbisTreasure said...

We honor those we love in our own unique ways. Kudos to you for honoring your friend in your OWN way!! Lovely cards, too!

Linda said...

Two super nice cards. The embossing on the first is perfect! Tfs!!!

Barbara said...

So sorry to hear about your loss of a dear friend. I am sure there would be organizations that would take and use those hope cards for those who could use some moral support . These really nice. FYI : Simon Says Stamp is hosting a card drive for Maddy , check it out!

Erika said...

What a lovely way to use your talent to honor your friend. Your first card is nice with the monochromatic blue colors.....hope you use up plenty of ribbon.

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Cissy Murphy said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Nancy. You are honoring the memory of your dear family friend in a wonderful way. You will bring cheer to others in such a great way. I really like the colors in the first card and your "little metal thingies" are great!