Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sending Sunshine

Happy Thursday everyone! It is hard to believe it is almost the weekend again. Thanks for all the sweet comments you left in the last post about my heart box. It is on it's way to a good home. I have relisted it in my shop as a made to order item now if anyone else is interested in buying one. I hope all of you that requested the files will be sure to share what you make with them. I would love to see what you come up with. For those of you that don't have a Cricut would you be interested in buying the template pre-cut? I have been thinking about selling them that way but wanted to see what kind of interest there was first.

Today I want to share with you a card I made for a fellow blogger/stamper Katie Renz who is currently battling Stomach Cancer. You can read more about what she is going through here. Jennifer Ellefson in the Papertrey forum organized a card drive called Operation Sunshine to send Katie cards. It broke my heart after I read her story so I decided to join in. This is the card I made for her and is on the way.

I decided to go with a sun card to represent the sunshine and I also used bright happy colors in the hope they will brighten her day too.
I got the template for the sun here then made it into an svg file and cut it out with my Cricut. I used Cosmo Cricket Delovely cardstock for the base that I have been hoarding for awhile now. This was the perfect change to start using it. The flower image is from the PTI You Additions stamp set. It was to big to fit on the card as is so I stamped it, scanned it and resized it then printed it out and colored it with my Copics. To finish it off I punched some turquoise circles then added them to the back of the main image to create a scallop mat. The back of the card looks like this.

Katie is documenting her journey on her blog now so I know what she is going through is very hard. She sounds like a fighter though so hopefully she can beat this. In the meantime I hope these cards I send her will put a smile on her face and bring her some happiness for awhile.
That's all for now. My Papertrey new release order is suppose to arrive today which is a welcome surprise since it took forever to get my order last month. I will be back soon with more things to share Until then I hope you have a great day and as always thanks for stopping by.

14 comments:

Rhonda said...

What a great shape Terri!!

Amy said...

OMG what a fun card! I"m sure it will bring a smile to Katie's face!

Kay said...

This is definitely a cheery card; I love the bright, happy colors!

Kara said...

So FUN!!

Margaret M said...

Such a happy card!

Maggie said...

What a fun sunshiney card!

BethieJ said...

Terri this turned out FANTASTIC! She is gonna LOVE it.. that is a NEAT sun shape!!!
Hope your day is GREAT!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

How happy this card is! Katie will love it. So bright and cheery looking. Those flower images are from a favorite PTI set of mine too. Enjoy the weekend. Sure hope we do not get too much snow around here to spoil it!

Sharron said...

Wow, what a wonderfully bright & happy card! Katie will love it!

Nerina said...

This is so happy and playful Terri! Your post about how Katie's story has touched you, was very touching to read too. I hope that all of the very real empathy that you feel really comes through when she receives your card. She really is going through such a tough time!! HUGS!

Stephanie said...

This is just beautiful! Love the sunshine shape and just how fun it is. I'm sure Katie will love it.

Sue Ann said...

The smile you are going to put on Katie's face will light up the whole state of Washington!!! Terri this is absolutely beautiful !!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Such a bright, cheery card! It's fabulous and so original!

Cammie said...

Terri, this card will definitely brighten Katie's day!