Sunday, October 11, 2009

You melt MY heart

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for all your emails and comments--I feel very blessed to have such a supportive network of stamping friends as well as an AMAZING family. Last week my two girls got the flu and then I had some bad asthmatic nights from all the sickness going around and the very wet conditions here. Thankfully we were all well enough in time to enjoy some time with my husband before he left.

I know we will get through the next 7 months (or so!) and I KNOW that all of your prayers and well wishes are helping. Please continue to keep my kids in your prayers as the reality slowly sets in for them.

Over the past week, I chose not to spend any time blogging but I did make a few cards while my husband was out and about and the kids were in school.

Here is a card I created for the Moxie Fab Gradient is Radiant challenge. I wanted to represent gradient color in a different way than using cardstock or ink....so the gradient part of my card is the fun sun I created with ribbons. I selected ribbons in white, yellows (3) and orange to create the sunbeams.

I used Warm Winter Wishes set from Gina K Designs on this card.....and I played off the snowman and "You melt my heart" stamps by creating a fun sun to go with them.

I chose to stamp the snowman from the set without his hat and so I just rubbed the ink off the hat after I inked the stamp up and then drew in the top of his head after I stamped. EASY. I used a piece of ribbon for his scarf (just adhering it right over the stamped scarf!)

I stamped the sentiment in two colors---easily done by inking the whole stamp in pumpkin ink and then taking a black marker and going over the "You" and "my heart" part.

Finally, I stitched the little hills for some more fun texture and added some orange stickles to his carrot nose.

Materials used: Stamps-Warm Winter Wishes (Gina K Designs); ink-memento black, black stampin write marker (SU!), pumpkin ink (SU!); cardstock-white (Gina K Designs), iced cobalt (Prism); various ribbons (SU, May Arts!, Offray); sewing machine; circle punch (SU!); Spellbinders scalloped rectangle die; Cuttlebug (Provocraft); corner rounder punch (Creative Memories); Copic markers; orange stickles (Ranger); stapler.

Hope it makes you smile!

Thanks for stopping by!



24 comments:

Tina Gilliland said...

CUTE!!! Love him all bald headed and shtuff! Hee Hee! Glad you're all feeling better. I'll keep your family in my prayers! *hugs*

Sheri said...

So cute! Love you hills you created as well as the sun - it is very cool. I am keeping your whole family in prayer. Where did your dh deploy to?

Deebi27 said...

Cute, cute and more cute...that snowman warms MY heart. The heart radiates against the rest of the of the card colors. You need to know if we don't hear from you, know we all send our thoughts and prayers your way!

Shelia said...

He is so cute. I love the stitched hills. A wonderful card. Will remember your family in prayers.

ladydiana said...

How sweet is this, the snowman is adorable. I love all the texture and dimension to the card. Great gradient on the sun ribbons, you clever gal!
Cammie I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
hugs, Diana

Gabriela said...

Cammie - your little snowman is pure preciousness and just LOOK at those sensational hills! My prayers are with you and your family during this challenging time. You are one very courageous soul.

Melanie said...

your stitching has come a long way baby! love the ribbon sun! glad to hear you are all healthy again!!

Donna said...

Hi Cammie. So sorry to hear about your kids being sick. I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers. Just got your set and can't wait to ink it up. Hoping I get some time soon. It's been a busy week here too. Love the card. What a great way to portray the sun! Hope this week is a good one for you!

6 wacky women said...

Hi Cammie
Fabulous card, love the sun, great sewing too.
Glad to hear you are all well again.

Karen x

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh so cute! I love the stitched snow!!! Glad you're feeling better....lots of hugs and prayers!!!

Debby said...

cute card and such a special sun.
Thinking about you and your family .Huge hugs!
Debby

Starla said...

Glad to see you back!! Hoping all are on the well road now. And....keeping you/your family in thoughts and prayers as you all adjust to having "daddy gone" for a while

Your card is soooo cute!! Love the ribbon idea for the sun beams and the pun on the sentiment!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very cute and creative idea with the sun. The next 7 months will go by fast I pray! Big hugs... I know Deb is feeling the same way...

Margo said...

I am sending you huge hugs - my DH deployed last weekend as well, to Afghanistan, so I know just how you are feeling!! Remember to take some "you" time!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This card is adorable Cam!! Love your gradient sun! And your sweet little snowman with the stitched snow is just charming!! You are one tough cookie girl!! I think of you often, sending up prayers each and every time!! HUGS!!!

Lynette said...

Welcome back!! Super cute card.

Lori said...

Nice to have you back! The gradient sun is a great take on that challenge! Your snowman is so cute and thanks for the tip on inking the greeting!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Love your card Cami! Will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers while your husband is away!

Hugs,

Vicki

Cath said...

Hi Carolyn! Thanks for entering the challenge!--and welcome back! I hope all is going well for you and your family!

Joanne (jojot) said...

cute...especially love your snow/stitching

Connie M. said...

This is just sooo very adorable, Cammie!! Love your snow drifts and that amazing little sun!!

You and your family are in my prayers while your husband is away! Hugs!!!

TexasGrammy said...

Oh that SUN! And the snowy drifts! Cammie ... this is a wintery winner!

~Bev

Jennie said...

This snowman is so sweet! Neat how you did him without his hat. Praying for your family as you all make new adjustments for the next 7 months or so...

Deborah Anton said...

This is so great!! Love the sewing on the snow and with that cute little man on it! Great card!