Wednesday, May 21, 2014

some get well hugs

Oh, life can get so busy sometimes!  What projects I have been working on lately have been for my own enjoyment so I have not taken time to post them here but I will soon have more free time on my hands to catch up on posting those projects.

At any rate, this week's color combo at the Color My Heart challenge was to use Buttercup and Hollyhock.  My best friend Kathy's daughter, Jackie, is an incredibly gentle and caring soul but the necessity of having a 2nd major surgery in less than a year has even her disheartened.  Her favorite color is currently bright pink and so when I saw these colors, I knew I had to make a special get well card to try to put a smile back on her face.

Although I have yet to get her mom to join me in scrapbooking, as a good friend Kathy listens patiently and sometimes looks at my current projects and pattern books when she comes by to visit, and she really liked the "hugs" card (pattern 19) in Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 1 so naturally I used that pattern for Jackie's card.  I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the letters at 3/4", the Artiste cartridge for the shape (p.61) at 1", and I colored a set of (retired) color ready borders with markers in the appropriate colors.  I recently purchased some old patterned B&T papers from another another consultant so it was fun to find and play with some papers in the CTMH palette but with different patterns than what we currently have.  What can I say?  I am totally addicted to CTMH and papercrafting!  I can't wait to bake a batch of strawberry bread (a little tradition between Kathy and me, we always share a batch when times get tough) and pay a visit to my besties when they get back home!

Happy crafting!  Annette


  1. Fun card, Annette! I love the intertwined border strips. This is one of my favorite sketches from Volume 1 also and I thank you for showing me another variation of it with the border strips. It's a gGreat use of the old CTMH patterned papers too. Thanks for playing along with us again at the Color Dare again!
    :) Marie

  2. Lovely card and I know it will bring a smile to your friend. Great use of color for the Color Dare. Love seeing the "old" products being put to use.
    Thanks for joining us in the Color Dare. Best wishes to your friend.

  3. This card is sure to make anyone feel better, Annette. I love the color-ready borders. They're one of my favorite retired accessories. :) Thanks for joining the Color Dare this week.