I was part of a group that collected 3 x 3's and sent them as a ring of recovery to a fellow stamper who needed some hugs ... here is a photo of the ring. Each card was decorated on the front, but flat, with a personal message on the back. Isn't this a great idea? Not my idea, mind you, but a great idea nonetheless.
Teapot Tuesday is always my favorite challenge. I pulled out my pens and my copics and drew this lady, manga style, and will be sending the card to a 15 year old sweetie in Colorado who is fighting some nasty cancer and could use a smile. I hope my card brings a grin to her face. I always create a poem to go with my teapot cards, and my splitcoast friends convinced me to publish my poetry on my blog too... so here goes ...
Shoes were always ... better than slippers
That’s what my mom used to say
When we’d grow and poke holes in our shoes through the toes
From running around every day
She knew that good health is a gift much like gold
So she’d smile and just nod her head
She was happy to see us up running around
And glad that we weren’t sick in bed.
I think back to mom when I start to feel guilt
At the cost of a new pair of sneakers
How lucky I am to wear out my shoes
Instead of slippers - and hospital gown peekers.
I’d rather be dropping big bucks on a bike
Than to be paying cash for a walker
WIth big fat tennis balls clipped on the wheels
So that I can sneak like a stalker.
How often do I really stop and think
How lucky I am to have health
It is a gift and a treasure that cannot be matched
Lookee lookee at this ... http://purpleoniondesigns.typepad.com/photos/organizational_ideas/copic_color_swatch_ring_tags.html
Is that not the coolest idea ever ... I am starting one right now! Can't wait to punch 'em and organize 'em on a ring. I ordered a 72 marker holder from 7 kids and guess what .. I just counted 89 markers. How DID I get so many????
You can tell school is winding down when I start posting to my blog more often --- most the papers are corrected, I have 3 kids coming in for conferences today and they will re-write their papers, but the end is clearly in sight. That said ... here is the Splitcoast Sketch that I will be working with today. Hmmm. I need a couple of birthday cards, wonder if it will do. Managed to get a card posted before I left for school at noon.
Designed 2 Delight had this pretty poinsettia as a free digi this week. I have always been fascinated by blue poinsettias, and the variation of color --- it was fun to try to imitate nature with my copics. Actually I have a whole table full of poinsettias in various colorways, this is the only one that got finished into a card.
After making 10 cards a month all year, I actually don't NEED any more cards, but who could resist!
This isn't my style at all but I do love it ... tried to make a card that Susan would enjoy. The patterned paper was really fun to add hills and valleys to with a cotton ball ... and the dies were to die for. Bought the signpost die just for the card; borrowed the snowman from Amy.
Gotta be great to live to 88 ... this is the card I made for a lovely lady who crochets. I am sure my little crocheted flower is NOTHING compared to what she makes!
For those of you following progress on the sweater I am knitting ... front is finished, back is finished, and one sleeve is done up to the armhole where I got stuck on the directions. Gotta run out to the local yarn store and ask if I decrease every row or just on the knit rows ... directions aren't really clear on that.
However, I am a bit leery of stepping inside the store since I already have my eye on another pattern of a sweater I would LOVE to have. The cold weather is coming, can't get too much wool
There's a new challenge on splitcoast, to make a card inspired by a song. This week's song is the Wind Beneath My WIngs ... and somehow dragonflies just seem to float on the breeze. The sparkle and color on the wings doesn't show very well, but it really looks pretty ethereal in real life. Oh and the green border is actually even, I just cut it off on the scan.
Mothermark really encouraged me to do a card for this week's Teapot Tuesday. I have let my cardmaking go in favor of knitting, teaching and just sulking that summer is over. But when she said we needed to make cards for a young man who was attacked by a vicious dog, I had to respond, been there done that, understand completely!
So here is the card that I made for the young man who loves racing and Dale Earnhardt.
Man’s best friend? Oh gimme a break
That’s more than a friendship should have to take
I know how he feels, been there and done that
I too had a dog make a vicious attack
It happened a year ago, really was bad
That’s why this teapot story made me quite sad
But I healed and went on with the help of some friends
My sketch card was chosen today for last week's sketch # 300 big prize give-away at Splitcoast -- ok, there were lots of cards chosen, and they were chosen by Random.Org but Mr Random Org picked ME !!!! And I was the very first card chosen. You might even say I won first place!
My nurse card actually looks so much better in real life, the colors got lost on my scanner bed. Guess a scanner bed is to copics the opposite of a tanning bed to people.
Anyway, here AGAIN is the winning card ... yeah, you saw it last week on Wednesday but it wasn't a winner then!
One of the other professors took the last hour of my class so I could leave for Dayton where Mike will be running the Air Force Marathon on Saturday. I made the flower for a thank you card out of the rubric that we use for correcting essays. It is really fluffier, but I squished it down to fit into the scanner bed.
On the inside I thanked him for taking my class so I could make other plans.
Here is a direct quote from Donna C but I love the sentiment and can't say it any better than she did ...
email@example.com----- Nothing on this blog is personally copyrighted. You can use anything you want and I don't care if you call it your own. Copy things exactly and say they were your idea. If I run into them on your blog, I will be thrilled to see that someone loved my idea enough to copy it. If I put it on the net, I don't consider it stealing for you to use it in anyway you want. Go for it and enjoy! That is what this hobby is all about.