Surving the Empty Nest- I Am More than a Mom

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Creating for the kids!

On days like today I can't help but think about how blessed I am.  I spent the day, in February, outside in shorts and a tank top.  It was that beautiful today here on the central coast of California.  I was reminded, though, that there are many, many people who are going through very difficult times.  I knew that when I finished up with my outdoor work, I would go inside a make a card for a hospitalized child.  This card has a home and will be sent to a child at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, the February I Feel the Love Project card recipient. 

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To create this cute digi stamp girl (Annebodil DS), the image was first imported into Photoshop where her face was erased.  Next, the image was printed and cut using the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.  Last, a new face was added using a stamp from the Peachy Keen Everyday Characters Faces set. 

The sentiment was also created and cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  The card stock was embossed using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.  A crocheted flower finishes off the card.
This card is being entered into the Peachy Keen Color/Photo Inspiration challenge.  I see a peaceful, cheerful and warm setting when I look at this picture.  My card was created to cheer up a child in need of some love.  I was inspired by the photo to use similar colors on my card.

This card is also being entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons Challenge- Anything goes
Crafting By Designs- Anything goes 
Doodle Pantry LLC- Use a digi 
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes 
The Crafting Cafe - Embossing

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  1. A great card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  2. Hi Cindy,
    This is adorable. I love the bright and fun colors. The swiss dots embossing folder is one of my favorites. A very sweet image.
    The recipient will love it. I do!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  3. Cute card for a great cause!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

  4. oh so cute! thanks for joining the challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps!

  5. What a lovely card and a great idea. Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe. Good Luck!

  6. Lovely card Cindy
    Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    x Gretha

  7. Super cute card! The crocheted flower is so pretty and I love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along at Peachy Keen Stamps!

  8. How super adorable is this!!!! LOVE the cute digi with her PK face!
    Thanks for sharing and playing along with the Peachy Keen Color Challenge!
    AWESOME job!