Last weekend I was at the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Event in San Diego and besides having a blast with my crafting friends, I met an extraordinary woman named Doris Martin. A Holocaust Survivor, she beat the odds in life! Let me tell you, she was something else and I’ll never forget her. She signed my book and as I hugged her she held me tightly and said in my ear, “Sweetie, with Peace & Love you have everything. So live life, laugh always, and give away your love.” Her words put tears in my eyes and I just had to share this with you. I just started to read her book, Kiss Every STEP and I have to say, “I can’t put it down!” You can get one yourself on Amazon.
Having visited Dachau in Germany years ago and remembering what I saw at the museum came flooding back as if it was just yesterday. The weird thing was that I made the card a few weeks ago before ever meeting her and I found it lovely that she used the words on the card when I hugged her. I think I’m just going to have to send her the card. Be Blessed and Be Thankful! Keep on Living, Laughing, and Loving!
Simplicity is in the details. Punch, Adhere, Stamp & Emboss and BOOM you’re done! The particular Designer Series Paper on my card is no longer available, but don’t let that stop you! Use your favorite or whatever you have on hand.
Butterfly punches are retiring. Yes, they are being retired in May and they’re only available while supplies last. So you may want to grab them now before they’re gone for good. With a bone folder give the butterfly wings a little curl inward to give them the in-flight 3D look.
Embossing powder. Use whichever color your heart desires. The black one I used is retired by us, but you can get more colors here.
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Have you ever been out shopping (at the store and on-line) when you see something that instantly reminds you of someone you know? Well, that happened to me…although I instantly think of me when I see a lot of things, this gift wasn’t for me. It hasn’t been sent yet because 1) I have a lot of things going on at the same time, kind of like having a bunch of tabs open on your computer (LOL), and 2) I also have a horrible relationship with Mr. Proscrasination. However, I made this card to go with the gift. I’m not worried about her seeing it because she doesn’t follow my blog. HA!
I know what you’re thinking! “What kind of friend is she?” That doesn’t matter because I know she’s my friend and that’s all there is to it for me to send her a gift of something that totally reminded me of her when I saw it? Was is it you ask? I can’t tell…..just in case someone she knows (that does follow my blog) tells her. I did make this card for two reasons…first, for her and second for this week’s Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #36.
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Fanciness not needed. I don’t consider myself a fancy card-maker and truth be told, it’s not needed. I’ve always read that we should put our best work forward and you know what, this is my best work. It’s hard to make something clean and simple! LOL Don’t believe me? Try it and then let me know how simple it really was. =)
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Growing up my mom used to say to me, “El corazon no manda.” Meaning, the heart doesn’t tell us what to do. I never knew what she meant by it until I fell in love. I also used to hear people say, “Love is blind.” I never knew what that meant either. LOL…until you guessed it, until I fell in love. This card is dedicated to my mom who taught us that Love is universal and our hearts is what we love with. Love you mom.
I’ve been truly challenged to the limit with card challenges and I must let you know that I’m officially obsessed with card challenges. I would love for you to be crazy about it too…LOL. You don’t have a blog? You don’t need to. you can use Pinterest and a few weeks ago I made a video that shows you how to post a challenge though Pinterest. Check it out here.
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White Space. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it. Especially if your goal is to showcase one thing. My showcase is simply the word LOVE.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Of all days in the month, today is my monthly two posts in one day.
You’ll Need These Supplies to Make This Card: Print the Supply List to make ordering easy for your projects.