Sunday, November 24, 2013

Blown Away and a Noel

I have the best readers in the world.


I've already received over 50 requests for the address to send cards to Jonah. Some of those requests also included requests to share the story with stamping groups and even a RAK thread on Splitcoast Stampers.

Share away. Please!

If you missed the post about Jonah, who is four years old and currently receiving chemo and radiation for cancer, please go HERE.

Here's what Molly, Jonah's mom, has to say about his favorite colors and themes:

"Jonah loves COLOR and lots of it. His favorite colors have always been pink, orange and blue. His bedroom is blue and orange stripes. So, vibrant colors will be what catch his eye. If given a choice in a toy bin - orange wins out every time.
"As far as themes and interests, he's all boy. He likes robots, dogs, fire trucks, trains, dinosaurs, construction vehicles (dump trucks, cranes, diggers, etc), snowmen, penguins and dragons. He's into Veggie Tales, Super Heroes, the original Pink Panther, Mike & Sully (Monster's Inc), Lightning McQueen & Mater, the Incredibles, Wall-E and Scooby-Doo."

Hopefully that will help those of you stumped for colors and themes!

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I'd hoped for a few dozen cards. We're going to do better than that.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

And now for a card. A bit anti-climactic, I think. Anyway, I am trying to do some of the challenges in Paper Crafts Stamp It Card Challenges magazine. This one was to replace a letter with an image.

Fun, eh? I like how the silver border and clear bling add a bit more festivity to the shimmery Brilliance inks (poppy and thyme). My obsessive-compulsive self wanted to make the ornament perfectly upright, but the font of the letters is whimsical and loose, and tilting the ornament made more sense. I like it!

I'm not going to come close to making enough Christmas cards for my personal use this year, and will be purchasing a bunch of ready-made ones to supplement my stash. That feels sad to me but also realistic. And certainly takes the pressure off.

stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Brilliance poppy and thyme
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: silver metallic marker, dimensionals, rhinestones--yay!


  1. I had a chance to read your post yesterday, but no time for comments, emails, or crafting. I would be willing (and happy to do so as well) to send Jonah a card. Just let me know where to send it. I probably won't get to it at least until next Sunday or later, as company starts arriving for Thanksgiving, and I'll have a wonderful houseful until Saturday. How sweet of you to let us all know about this, and btw, your card is really lovely. Bev

  2. Love the tilted bauble, and silver highlights. Will try and make a card for young Jonah now that I have a few clues, and will contact you for the address when I'm done :) Cathy x

  3. This is a perfect Christmas card!


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