My card today was inspired by the Mojo Monday's Week 179 Sketch. Well, I guess I should say that it is "sorta" inspired by the sketch. I exercised some liberty with the sketch. But that's what it's all about, isn't it? Sketches were designed to springboard our creativity. Plus, I knew this sketch would be perfect to use with my Build a Blossom stamp set and punch. I purchased this set about a month ago but hadn't taken the time to ink it up. I must say that I'm pleased with the outcome.
So, here's the story behind the card. It was designed for a woman I've never met - Julie. I truly hope she likes it. I attend church services with her husband's cousin, Robin. Robin had asked me if I would send Julie a card to cheer her up. Currently, Julie is fighting breast cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments. I was told she really appreciates receiving cards and carries them with her to look at during her chemo treatments. Can I let you in on a secret? I've never designed and sent a card to someone I've never met. Let me tell you, it feels really good. For reasons I can't explain, I wanted this card to be a little special. I really wanted to pay attention to detail. I hope Julie knows that even though we've never met, I still hold her close in thoughts and prayers. I just hope my card reflects that.
That's it for me today. Thanks for peeking in on me! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I challenge you to bless a stranger with a handmade card. Who knows? You may just make his or her day.