This card was made for two things. One in honor of Limedoodle (FS367 late I know!) whose work I adore. I was inspired by the technique she has used on several of her cards which is to use dies and stamping to make the sentiment. Here is an example of what I am talking about: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...&ppuser=197748
She has a few others in her gallery.
The other reason for this card is a birthday card for the daughter of my heart.. Shawn is an amazing woman and I am proud to have been a part of her life when she was younger (step-daughter) and then went on to be a mentor and friend as she grew older. Shawn's mother has pancreatic cancer and Shawn has organized major marathons in 12 different cities, one a month to raise money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer. https://www.facebook.com/#!/ShawnVer...arathonsForMom
Hope you are able to view this if you have an interest.
This beautiful Spellbinder edge was cut at our monthly die club. The Happy and Day are from the Simon Says "Oh Happy Day" die. The butterfly Memory Box is the Darla die and the top layer is beige Mulberry paper. You can't see the darker fibers that are in in this photo but it matched the two papers I used really well.
I have this matching disease....
Thanks for looking!
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014 GMT Views: 19112
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 21095
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 @ 5:13 PM
You have heart and soul in this one Peggy and it shows! That edge die is about the most beautiful one I have ever seen and love how you did that sentiment! How elegant with the linen textured paper and all those pearls! Oh my gosh I love this!
Registered: January 20, 2011 Location: Beautiful British Columbia Posts: 7142
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 @ 5:27 PM
Gorgeous card Peggy for a very special person. Congrats to Shawn for tackling such a huge project to bring awareness of Pancreatic Cancer into everyone's minds and hearts. Awareness is the key to getting funding to find a cure for this horrific disease. Shawn is amazing!
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 27910
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 @ 7:48 PM
Thank you for sharing the story of Shawn and her mum. You have created a beautiful card Peggy. I bet Shawn has an amazing collection of birthday cards from you over the years. Another favourite my friend.
Don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.
Registered: October 9, 2008 Location: a small island off Malta called Gozo Posts: 3051
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 @ 8:45 PM
Gorgeous card Peggy :-) I love the die cuts, neutral colours and whole design of this,, very pretty and I am sure Shawn will love it. She sounds like an amazing woman and I hope her Mum is OK and doing well. It is a terrible disease :-/
thanks for joining in the FS challenge :-) XXX
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Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 13928
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 @ 1:34 AM
This is a gorgeous card! Love that border die cut and the pearl embellishments; especially the tear drop ones on the butterfly. Thanks for sharing your step daughter's story. Sounds like a remarkable young woman.
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