Saturday, November 14, 2015

Lung Cancer Awareness

I'll bet my dear friends who follow my blog are going to be happy to see a different layout from me. I got to deliver my set to my friend and she was thrilled especially when I told her it only took one stamp to send them.  Because she has received my cards in the mail before, she knows that some cards cost a bit of change to mail, but I keep thinking if I bought those cards from Hallmark(and they do have beautiful designs) that I would have spent four or five dollars on the card.  The people I send  the cards to appreciate the love and time I have dedicated to design something just for them so I spend the money on the postage. I will enter this card in three challenges. The Memory Box challenge this week was to use glitter and the Mod Squad Challenge was to use silver or pearl so I put silver glitter paper behind the Mod Flower border that I cut three times and glued to the back of an off white frame.  I trimmed the excess from the sides and  then framed it again in black. I assembled my flower arrangement on the side of the frame,and  tucked a fish tail die cut by Cheery Lynn at the bottom of the floral arrangement. There is no sentiment and it is not secured because I am not sure who the recipient or the occasion will be.   Generally, I make cards with certain people and occasions in mind, but I do find it helpful to have some cards on hand that I can add a sentiment to and write a note on a moment's notice. I will also enter this in the Scrapy Land Challenge... Anything Goes and Simon Says Monday Challenge  something beginning with N.  I used some new flower that I bought from  Wild Orchid Crafts..  I have been following the blog a the uber talented Lisa  who creates masterpiece floral designs and beautiful bows (not going there  yet) on her cards.  I thought if I bought some flowers like she uses. I would be in her league..... NOT.  Drop over to her blog HERE and take a look.  I know you will enjoy.

Memory Box Glitter HERE
Scrapy Land Anything Goes HERE
Mod Squad Challenge Lung Cancer Awareness Silver or Pearl HERE
Simon Says Monday HERE

Dies Used  Poppy Stamps Mod Floral
Memory Box Tall Choloe that I embossed in silver tore apart and tucked in for filler.
Memory Box Sylvan Corner  the sweet little butterfly was cut from the die cut butterfly