Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A love for cards

Have I ever mentioned that I enjoy making cards as much as I enjoy making layouts?

I find them relatively easy to design, and love using up scraps.  But mostly, I love having them on hand for those times when a card is just the right thing.  Of course birthdays, and thank yous.  But also for friends who've moved, or to welcome the new neighbours.  And encouragement, or to share words of blessing.  There's baptisms, and new jobs, new babies, and the passing of a loved one.  My favorite card to receive is the 'just because' card, especially if it comes in the mail.  Théa, my 9 year old just received one of those in the mail today.  It was from her Small Group Leader in KidzCore (our church's Children's Ministry).  We had seen her at camp when we drove up to pick up Isabelle, my oldest from camp.  She had been working there for 6 weeks.  She has a genuine love for T, and all the girls in her small group.  In fact she cares so much about them, that she's been with them since they first began the KidzCore program in Kindergarten.  She will be greatly missed this coming year as the girls enter Grade 4.  But they know she's going to return after her year away at Bible School.  As a mother, I look forward to how much the experience away will grow her faith, and deepen her relationship with Jesus, both things that will naturally flow out of her, and into the heart of my little girl upon her return.  I wish her all the best at Capenwray this year.  Her card was a good reminder to me, to make a few more of those 'just because' cards, and not just make them, but actually send them out to the people that matter to me.

Here are the cards I created for the Nook Virtual Crop...

Challenege: add a feminine element to a male card

Challenge: create a card with no patterned paper

Challenge: use a female form/cameo

Challenge: use tissue paper (mine is twisted, misted, and rolled)

Challenge: create a male card using strips (I actually won this challenge, yay me!)

I'll be back tomorrow with the last of my VC shares.  Until then, have a lovely day friends.

Thanks so much for popping in,

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Lilith Eeckels said...

They are stunning. I didn't make cards until shortly but I agree with you, they are so fun to make! Congrats on making the short list at the NOOK!

Pam said...

First of all, let me say YEE HAW for making the list at the Nook, I was SO happy when I saw your name!!!

Second of all, those cards are awesome!!! All of them! The squares, stittching, those cute lady forms...LOVE! Please keep submitting...I know eventually you will get picked up, you have got a great style!

Nicole Nowosad said...

Those are so cute!! I love using scraps to make cards too.

I actually have a question for you - have you been to the crops in Steinbach.. cause.. I think we spoke last fall at one!? Do you have a basket that holds paper and alphas?