Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sharing Sweet Thoughts

I just got the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set, which is totally adorable, and right in line with my love for canning jars, butterflies, and strawberries - oh yes, definitely strawberries!  It's this year's Ronald MacDonald House Charity set. Three dollars from every sale is donated to RMHC (over $1.5 Million so far!), which is yet another reason I love being associated with Stampin' Up!

I went looking for some inspiration, and the very first place I looked was the Global Design Project challenge blog. And what did I see as the inspiration card? THIS!

How perfect is that?! After stamping the jar, stem, and ladybugs (plus an extra to fussy cut), I colored them, then added a die cut window sheet "jar" to make it look like glass. There are hidden glue dots under the lid and greeting banner holding it in place.

The lid was stamped on a scrap of Gold Foil Sheet and allowed to dry completely before die cutting it. I'm glad I only had to fussy cut ONE ladybug.....those six legs and two antennae were a pain in the you-know-what! But I just had to have one popped up, making a break for it!

I've been enjoying Mom's visit, but it's very apparent she's getting more frail, which makes my heart heavy. She will be 82 next month, so I guess it's to be expected, just that I don't want to accept it. *Sigh*

Another thing I don't want to accept is our wonderful neighbor, who was the first person to come and introduce himself when we moved here, is home from the hospital and under hospice care. I know what that means, and that makes my heart heavy, too. I'm sending this card to his wife.

Sorry I'm such a Debbie Downer today. I try to avoid unpleasant things, but sometimes they can't be avoided. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! The remains of tropical storm Cindy (heh-heh) have blown through and given us much-appreciated rain with no wind damage. Now the sun is out and the garden is happy. Yippee!

 Image: 2-1/4" x 3-1/2"
 Mat: 2-3/8" x 3-5/8"
 DSP: 3-3/4" x 5"
 Mat: 3-7/8"x 5-1/8"
 Card base: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

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  1. Dear Cindy , I'm hoping your filling better today, I know the pain , it's so hard ,I lost my son in December, and now I caring for his one and only 14 yr daughter, it's so hard to see her and not vary easy, it doesn't get better like they say, but god is always there for me , and he'll be there for you also,

    Now to your beautiful card , I love love it , just used that same stamp set, but it don't even touch the beauty of your , GREAT JOB ; thanks for sharing

    Hugs Frenchie

    1. Frenchie, thank you for the kind comments, and I am so very sorry to hear about your son. I can't even imagine the pain of losing a child. Hard enough to lose a parent! Big inky hugs to you!

  2. Cindy and Frenchie, I am so very sorry to hear about what you have been going through. Hang in there, and hold on to your faith the best you can..but it still is so very painful to lose loved ones and have hospice come in (don't get me wrong, hospice has such amazing care and caring!). (((Hugs to you both))). Cindy, as Frenchie said, your card is gorgeous!! You have convinced me that I must have the Sweets stamp set and windows sheets to include with my Seasons stamp set that I hope to order should I get money for my birthday in 9 days...64!!! How did that happen?!!! Ha ha ha. Love you!

    1. Susie, thank you so much! (And if you figure out how 64 happened, please let me know, because it snuck up on me, too!)

  3. Ha ha ha ha!! You are a hoot!! Love you!!


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