Monday, April 14, 2008

A Very Special Sale

I had my blog post all ready to go when I got an email from my friend Kim telling me a friend of hers passed away. Tish had been battling a rare form of ovarian cancer--many of us had sent her cards when Kim first learned about her disease. Sadly, Tish passed away Tuesday leaving behind her husband and two young children.

Kim at My Favorite Things is having a sale to benefit the family. Starting tomorrow, she is offering a 10% discount on ALL stamps on the site. Use the coupon code Tish at checkout to receive 10% off all all the stamps in your shopping cart. (It won’t discount your other merchandise, just stamps.) The coupon code will run from Tuesday, April 15th-Friday, April 18th. Kim is going to donate 10% of ALL proceeds (including money spent on other items on the site) to the family at their April 26th benefit. I cannot think of a better reason to shop. My heart just breaks thinking about those children...
Check out Kim's post on her blog here.

(((Kim)))--what a wonderful thing to do--you are one of the most sweet and generous people I know.

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I didn't have too much time to play today---after dh returned we sort of just let the house go---so I had to play catch up and put everything back in its proper place (just in case someone comes to see the house!)


This card features the April release from My Favorite Things called Happy Mother's Day! I love this big stamp--the words around the edges are so lovely. Many times I have tried to just use the inside image---and I can't because I love the whole image together.

The image was stamped in brilliance black on white cardstock. I stamped the image again on yellow designer paper. The inside image was water colored and I used my Copic markers on the leaves. The image was cut out and placed on the frame of words. I framed the image again using my rectangle Nestabilities (Tip: If you buy the rectangle Nestabilties--they can be used to make all kinds of shapes, including squares. Simply cut off a few scallops and reassemble. Place a ribbon where the pieces join!)

The background was stamped with Behind the Scenes. I love this set--it is full of beautiful accents that can be used to easily dress up a card. This set is on sale this month over at My Favorite Things.

Materials used: Stamps-Happy Mother's Day, Behind the Scenes (My Favorite Things); cardstock-white, red (Stampin' Up!); dutch girl by Cosmo Crickett; ink-Brillance black, red; watercolors; Copic markers; white gel pen (SU!); ribbon (Papertrey Ink); Cuttlebug and Rectangle Nestabililties; dimensionals (SU!); corner rounder punch (Creative Memories).

Edited to add: I created this card before I heard about Tish. I almost changed the post but then changed my mind---I think this card is a very fitting tribute honoring a wonderful mom.

Thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

Maria Levine said...

Your card is beautiful and I agree it's fits just fine! I saw Kim's note a bit earlier and was in tears. Kims is doing a fantastic thing, bravo!

Christina Fischer said...

Beautiful card! It is very fitting indeed! What a wonderful thing Kim is doing -- I'll have to see if there is anything I "need"!!!

Stampmouse said...

beautiful card. and a great reason to shop

Louise said...

So sorry to hear about your friend... It is always so sad when a young mother is taken from her family. What a nice gesture Kim is doing. I'll go see if I can spend some $....

Your card is gorgeous as usual!

Louise

Donna said...

I was sad to read about this on Kim's blog- love your card!

Carolina said...

I got Kim's email that I think she sending to her customer base and I think it's such an amazing and generous thing for Kim to do for Tish's family. Also, wonderful of you to put it on your blog to help spread the word. I think the card is lovely and totally agree with you about not changing it, glad you didn't because it's quite fitting.

Judi said...

What a beautiful card. So sad about Tish. What a great thing for Kim to do to help the family.

Lee said...

Oh I agree!! What a wonderful and sweet tribute!! I'm so sorry to hear that sad news.......I'll go check out the sale and also be sending prayers for the family and all of her loving friends!!

Janine said...

I read about Tish too. This is a beautiful card in her honor.
Thanks for visiting my site so often.. I appreciate your kind word.

Julie Masse said...

What a beautiful card! I love the red background image down the side, just so pretty and a very nice tribute!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Beautiful card. I saw her post about her friend, and my heart breaks for those little boys. She had a wonderful hubby, so my prayers go out to them.

What a wonderful thing Kim is doing.

Lauren said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing the story.

Joan and Amy said...

Sorry to hear about the news.....this is a wonderful card. Joan

Mistylynn said...

Wonderful card. So sorry to hear about this sadness.
Misty

Juanita B said...

What a heart wrenching situation. I'm saying prayers for the family.
Kim is very thoughtful and generous. I will place an order.

I love your card. TFS.

Rita said...

Beautiful card! So sorry to hear about the loss of a your friend! It's a great thing what Kim is doing for the family.

Silli said...

very pretty! The card is beautiful!
Thanks for the coloring tutorial, it`s great!:-)

Amy said...

Gorgeous card! Sorry for the loss of your friend. Thanks for the tip on the sale. Very generous of Kim!

Carla said...

I'm so glad you didn't change the card, it's a bright, beautiful card and a wonderful tribute. Thanks for posting about the MFT sale and Kim's donations. Things like this remind me of how important these little blogs of ours have become. We can do good things together, even if we can't do lunch!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I think it is a fabulous tribute, and I think Kim is amazing to do this for Tish's family!!