Monday, May 23, 2011

The Kindness You Share...

"The Kindness You Share is a Blessing".  Isn't it true that the kindness that others show us blesses our lives?  We are also blessed when we show kindness to others.  I know that when I've been having a hard time and someone shows me kindness whether it be a meal brought in, prayers offered on mine and my family's behalf or even just a smile... it really lightens my mood.  So many people were so very kind to us when my daughter was so sick and after she passed away.  I am forever thankful to those people who showed us such kindness.  So...  when I saw this Justrite set, Kindness, I knew that I HAD to have it. I will be using this set a lot!

I stamped the frame in light blue and cut it out with Spellbinders dies.  The sentiment, "The Kindness you share is a blessing" is stamped onto a doily that I made out of SU Kraft paper.

As you can see the frame is propped up with pop dots to give it dimension and opens in the center to show the sentiment.  I love how the frame was made to fit perfectly with the Spellbinders.  I almost forgot to mention that I colored the pearls on the frame with my copic marker to match the ribbon.  They are the same pearls that are all around the doily.

I LOVE butterflies so I added one in the right-hand corner.  I added some shiny bling to add motion to the butterfly which I had glued in the center and formed the wings to add dimension.

I added a bow made from hand-dyed seam binding.  One of these days I'm going to try dying my own but for now I have some on hand that I purchased online and at my local scrapbook store.

For this card I used sketch #116 from Cardpatterns:

I also am entering the following challenges:

Really Reasonable Ribbon: anything goes and use ribbon

JustRite Friday Challenge 055: Color:  Light-Medium Blue & Ivory, Kraft or Tan

StampTV Free for all Friday: "Let's be Krafty =  use Kraft" doily is made of Kraft paper

CES ChallengesEmbellish it! = pearls all around the doily, copic colored pearls around sentiment, hand-made butterfly with bling and a big bow

Truly Scrumptious: anything goes & DT call!


Mandy said...

Such a wonderful card,lovely layout and sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious...
Mandy x

Jennifer said...

Lovely creation! Thanks for playing at CES challenges....hope you join us again! xx Jenny xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card! Love the butterfly so sweet!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

Cheryl Walker said...

Nancy your card is Beautiful hun!
thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Anything Goes challenge!

Mrs Ham said...

Nancy this is beautiful. What a great design.

Shirley said...

Wow, the die cuts are super, your bow is outstanding, and the whole card is so soft and beautiful!

Marie O said...

Love the monotone effects of this card. The colors are great.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow love all the dies cuts, the soft blues and that gorgeous bow
Thanks for linking up to make it Monday
Lisa x

Sheena said...

A gorgeous card - I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

Mary J said...

Great take on the sketch Sandy!

Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party! Hope to see you again soon!

Mary J x

Nina Brackett said...

This is gorgeous, Nancy. I love all the little details. I'm glad you got to play with Card Patterns this week.

Crafty Caring Friends said...

that bow is so did you do it?