I want to thank Sheri Decker for the opportunity to send cards to my friend Bill Dewhurst who recently was diagnosed with Leukemia back in September right after his brother passed away from prostate cancer in August. I knew his brother only through a working relationship as he was the controller for one of the fish companies I dealt with. I dedicated all my HYCCT cards last year in his memory. Bill's sister who lives in Hawaii thought this was the nicest someone could do for her brother. I'm looking forward to meeting her when she comes to visit in May.
We were to bring anything that flies to the tea party & Eeyore. I made Eeyore by finding a coloring page online, then I shrunk him small enough so he can fit nicely in the basket & I colored him with Copics.
Even though I had hot air balloons stamps, I wanted to make my own using circle punches & a cupcake stamp for the basket & added hemp. The balloon, basket & Eeyore is raised with foam squares. I stamped the tree twice on dp, cut out & added a foam square. The background is cloud dp & I thought this would be perfect since I didn't have any cloud punches. I used SU old olive cs for the grass then used the CB flower ef to make it come alive.
Registered: April 14, 2009 Location: in my own little PINK sparkly world Posts: 12060
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 @ 8:35 PM
FAB...love how you created the balloon...I found an Eeyore but by the time I got him shrunk enough to fit in my balloon you couldn't tell what it was...so glad you found him and we can get him there in time....this is a great card...so creative....thx so much for bringing Bill to the teapotter's attention.
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 @ 9:14 PM
Wow! Connie, you are so wonderful to get this going for Bill! Sounds like he sure has been through a lot!
Your card is fabulous!!! Your embossed grass and balloon look fantastic! And even though Eeyore doesn't look too happy, I am positive he is having a great time flying by on his way to Bill!!!
Registered: December 4, 2009 Location: Beautuful Sonoma County, Ca. Posts: 18510
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 @ 9:34 PM
What a fantastic card for Bill, Connie!! I love this scene of Eeyore flying in the balloon over the beautiful area that Bend is in! I hope Eeyore doesn't see the beautiful Metolius River area, as you'll have a hard time getting him out of there.
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Mon, Mar 18, 2013 @ 10:16 PM
This card is terrific, I love how you shrunk Eeyore and have him safely in the basket. It is a really lovely thing for you to arrange this teaparty for Bill and for what you did for his brother. You are a very special lady Connie.
Don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.
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Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 4:26 AM
We need to thank YOU as well......giving us the opportunity to make a difference for Bill over his 100 days! What a precious, precious card you made for your friend! Its very happy....its jut wonderful seeing all of these balloons in the gallery! Its like being in Albuquerque! Lovely little card Connie! You did good for bill!
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 9932
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 4:43 AM
Oh, Connie, I totally agree with you! I get such enjoyment and fulfillment from sending my cards to people in need of some love and encouragement too! Gives me the warm fuzzies! Your card is adorable....love that home made balloon with Eeyore sitting inside! Very sweet scene~
“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
― Lou Holtz
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 10:23 AM
Connie, love your little hot air balloon scene! Eeyore will be arriving at the teaparty in style!!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??