This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Real Kraft Chocolate. I made this for a friend and co-worker who has had more than her fair share of hurdles and mountains to overcome recently and then yesturday her load was made even heavier. I know the teachings say HE will not put more on than you can bare but I just don't know that I could carry the load she has had to carry with so much sickness and death in her family. My heart is just so heavy for her and I knew I was either going to make her something for everyone at work to also write in for her. That and prayers is all I can do but I can do that much. I used Flight of the butterfly to stamp the solid butterfly in real red then stamped the dotted outline in versamark and heat embossed with brown ep and cut it out. Then I punched a choc chip butterfly with my brand new punch. WOW I love that one. I stamped 2 sentiments from Hard To Say set in real red on white then sponged with choc chip ink and matted on cc. I used some real red, kraft, and choc chip pattern paper and my base is kraft. Under the real red PP I attached some real red cs after removing the guide from my ticket corner punch and creating a reverse scallop edging. I was trying really hard to only use Stampin' Up supplies, that is harder than I thought it would be and realized that when I picked up some choc scented embossing powder so once again I am unable to put SUO in the keywords. I think I will give up on that goal. As much as I love SU they do not have everything and everything I have is not SU. For this one thought the only thing that really matters is that my friend finds some comfort from receiving it. I have a pic of the inside on my blog if you care to take a look.
Registered: May 10, 2006 Location: Westminster, CO Posts: 23026
Wed, Aug 26, 2009 @ 6:48 AM
Beautiful card. Love the sentiment and I hope your friend eventually finds some peace in her life.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia