Wednesday, April 2, 2014

This is not an Easter Bunny!

Sure, Easter is a few weeks away. But this is not an Easter Bunny. This is a card for a 7 year old girl named Emma who loves bunnies and the colors purple and blue and green. She is also undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I learned about Emma when I saw a card that a card-making friend (the amazing Stephanie of Ingenious Inkling) made and posted on her blog. Another card-making blogger named Kelly (who has a pretty cool blog Kelly's Place) started the card drive for Emma. For my card, I used Deconstructed Sketch #144 which is a sketch challenge that I just started following and really like.

I decided to use coordinating papers to make the envelope too. Here's the front.

And here's the back.

Sing a Song of Christmas Cheer

Now that we've gotten some rain in Northern CA, I took a break from my rain dance to make a card for the current Jingle Belles challenge Spirit of Christmas Past. The idea is to make a vintage-themed Christmas card. I scanned a vintage postcard, added a die cut frame, some lace and a die cut poinsettia.

You can't read the poem in the picture so here is it: "Sing a song of Christmas Cheer, Of Santa Claus who'll soon be here; Of dolls and other lovely toys, To please both little girls and boys."