Friday, March 5, 2010

Cherries and Dragonflies

Good evening everyone...hope you are having a wonderful Friday evening!! I had some time to stamp today......this is for Taylor's Sketch Challenge #103 and Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge #129 challenge to use punched borders. The images from Taylor's Berries and Cherries set were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with copics. Barely Banana was sponged on the backgrounds while the cardstock was still in the Nesties Dies. Real Red and Old Olive markers were used to color the cherry border stamp at the bottom and and then a red copic was used to give the cherries a little more color. The button with the red gingham ribbon finishes it off. I left a little room at the top of the pie layer to add a sentiment.
Stamps: Berries and Cherries
Paper: White, Real Red, Old Olive, Garden Variety dp by Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: EK Success Border Punch, Button, Ribbon, Copics, Nestabilities, Dimensionals

Taylor at Taylored Expressions is having a Dragonfly Card Drive. The cards will go to the nurses at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. The nurses give the cards to families experiencing the loss of their newborn in the NICU. Having worked as a nurse in the OB setting for many years, this touched my heart.
The dragonfly is used as a symbol of hope for families who have lost a child during delivery or in the early stages of life. Families are given a dragonfly card while they are in the hospital as something to hold on to, cherish, and comfort them after the quiet time spent with their son or daughter. In addition to a card, the parents receive a small ring with a poem, a prayer shawl for the mother (to symbolize God wrapping his loving arms around her), along with baby footprints and baby molds.

If you are interested in helping this cause, please check out the deets on the link above.

This is the inside of two of the cards.

The other two cards have this on the inside.
Stamps: Rubbernecker, Lizzie Anne, Sweet 'n Sassy, Hero Arts, Stampabilities
Papers: White, Prism Frosted Cobalt, Basic Grey Wisteria dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Almost Amethyst, Garden Green
Accessoreis: White SU Ribbon, Spellbinders Scalloped Edge, Nestabilities, Primas, Button, Floss, Pearls,
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!


Kimberly S said...

What a delicious cherry/pie card! Beautiful coloring, so rich and yummy.

Oh Joan, your Dragonfly cards are so pretty!!! Such a lovely collection of layouts and sentiments on each and every one. :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! These are all beautiful Joan!! I love all the soft colors and designs on your Thinking of You set!! Loving the dragonfly! So comforting and inviting.

You cherry pie card is so bright and cheery. Love the vibrant colors and the design!! Gorgeous coloring!!

I am so sorry about the colt...My thoughts are with you.


Tricia said...

Joan, the dragonfly cards are just beautiful. They will be a precious gift to those parents that receive them.

Pat (mspfd) said...

All of your cards are beautiful. I love what you did with this week's sketch... love the design... it's so happy and cheerful.

Your dragonfly cards are so touching. What a wonderful idea. I have some dragonfly stamps... If the drive is still going on, I would be happy to make some cards. Could you send me the info?

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oops, I just saw the link!

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous cards Joan. The cherry one sings to me. I love it.

Joanne (jojot) said...

each is a wonder....the cherry card is so cheerful and happy...the dragonflies cards are soft and serene.....beautiful work

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Now I am hungry from your first card. Your soft set of cards are beautiful! I love each of them, especially the soft soothing colors.

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Liz Williams said...

I love this adorable card. That old song from the 60's popped into my head, "Cherry, cherry pie!!!This layout is just delightful.

Chriss Blagrave said...

What a beautiful set of Dragonfly cards, soft and pretty and what a touching cause that these will be going to. Thanks for linking this back to Taylor's for the details. I will certainly be participating.

I love that cherry pie card, perfect pie and perfect cherries! Love, love, love that border!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi joan! oh wow...these cards are just terrific! I love the cherry one too. My maiden name is cherry and my mom just loves them! LOL Have a great sunday!!

Maria Matter said...

Joan, these are just lovely!!!
And that cherry card is perfectly delicious!
I didn't know about the dragonfly, thanks for sharing and thanks for the link!
Blessings, Maria

Jeanette said...

I love the cherry card, so cheerful, and great coloring!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great cards, Joan. Love the cherry pie card, and your dragonfly cards are stunning and will be very much appreciated.

Katie Renz said...

Wow Joan,
Love all the cards, but your first is so bright and cheery and yummy looking.

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Beautiful cards Joan!
The parents will really appreciate the thought behind them.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

The cherry card is so adorable with such FUN accents.

The Wisteria cards.....oh my word, girlie, they're FANTASTIC! So feminine and pretty!

Ceal said...

Beautiful card Joan!

maryr917 said...

your cherry pie card is beautiful-love the papers and the border punch you used

*Vicki* said...

Joan you are such a master card-maker lady!! I love your gorgeous style and how you can layout the cards in different way with the same theme!! But I have to say that I REALLY adore that cherry card!! By far my fav!! :) HUGS

Taylor VanBruggen said...

All of your cards are beautiful Joan! I love the cheery cherry card and thank you for creating some cards for our dragonfly card drive! They will be a blessing to someone in need!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

All of your cards are beautiful Joan! I love the cheery cherry card and thank you for creating some cards for our dragonfly card drive! They will be a blessing to someone in need!

Jackie Pedro said...

Gorgeous cards, Joan! LOVE the cherries card and the dragonfly set is just beautiful!!