Sunday, January 16, 2011

Just Saying Hello

I made this card in response to a friend's Facebook post that said her mom was feeling a bit down because of poor health. She had asked if any of her cardmaking friends would want to make her mom a card to make her smile. I know that I always smile when I see an envelope in the mail from a fellow cardmaker. :)

It also uses papers that my sweet cardmaking friend Stephanie Muzzulin recently sent me. Aren't those patterns and colors so spring-y? I hope they make Jana's mom smile. The stamps on the outside are from Gel-a-Tins (flower) and Hero Arts (sentiment.) The greeting inside (hello) is from Lawn Fawn.

Although I used a sketch I found online, this card is not for any contests, challenges, or submissions. It's a "just because" card. Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in all of the competition, as one cardmaker recently commented. Underneath it all, we do this for the craft. I love to make cards, and every once in a while, I make a card "just because." I hope you do, too. :)


Ann said...

I love those sweet springy & cheerful! I'm sure she'll love it!

Virginia L. said...

I'm sure your friend's Mom will love it! I like the black frame against the bright colors! BEAUTIFUL!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh I love what you did with these papers your so sweet and thoughtful for doing this card for a friend's mother she is going to love it!!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

darling...such a happy card!