Saturday, March 16, 2013


My upline's, Chrystal's, six year old daughter was recently diagnosed with leukemia and is currently undergoing treatments.  I wanted to create a card that would make her smile and hopefully let her know that others are wishing her the best.  Chrystal told me that her daughter loved the card.  She's such a little trooper.

I love the little hearts stamp in the Oh Whale! stamp set.  I wanted to mimic the hearts somewhere else on the card, so I opted for the next to the smallest heart in the Hearts Collection Framlits as my choice.  I embellished my heart with the little flower in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack by punching several of them in Real Red.  I attached them together with glue dots and "smushed" them together to give the flower dimension.  I topped my flower off with a small pearl from the Pearl Basic Jewels.  I love those things and would hate to see Stampin' Up! retire them.

Do you want to know a secret?  I had a "I could have had a V8 moment" while creating my 3-D whale.  You see, I purchased the lovely matching Happy Whale Clearlits Die to pair with my Oh, Whale! stamp set.  Somehow I forgot about that!  I used my paper snips to cut out the second whale image.  Doh!!!  Am I the only one who does these things?  Please say I'm not.

I'll list the plethora of supplies that I used at the bottom of this post.  I still don't know how to stop the embellishment overload insanity!

Thanks for checking in with me today!  Enjoy your weekend!  Can you believe Easter is only two weeks away?  I'll spend my weekend working on my Easter dinner menu.

Card Recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.)

Stamps: Oh, Whale!
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Real Red, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Ink:  Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Black Staz-on
Accessories:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Paper Piercer, 3/16" Brights Brads, Pearl Basic Jewels, Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dot EF, Circles #2 Originals die, Scallop Circle Bigz die, Hearts Collection Framelits, dimensionals, glue dots