Sunday, November 15, 2009

Special Thoughts for a Friend

There are several ways to say, "I'm thinking of you," but very few that show how much you really mean it. One special way that comes to mind is by taking a moment to stamp a card. A friend of mine from work is going through a difficult time with health issues. Another friend of mine from work suggested that we get a group of our colleagues together and stamp personal cards to raise her spirits. Last week we got together on two separate occasions; one day before school hours and another day after school hours. We also gave the option for people to send in money and we would stamp the cards for them. The male teachers took this option and a few female teachers that just could not get out of their classrooms. I provided all of the materials and just asked for each person to give $2.00 to cover the cost of supplies. I kept the card designs simple and let people pick their colors to change them up a bit. Here are the designs that I prepped for and of course, as I always expect, some chose their very own design. This always makes me smile. I will share a few today and a few more another day.

Some of the patterned paper is current Stampin' Up! card stock while some is retired.

The Melon Mambo card uses the Melon Mambo card stock and the coordinating designer series paper, along with Whisper White and Chocolate Chip card stock. The stamp set used was Hello Again. I turned the Melon Mambo Polka-Dot ribbon onto the solid side to avoid clashing patterns.

The Chocolate Chip Card uses Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, and So Saffron card stock. The very beautiful retired pattern paper Brocade Background designer series paper and the Upsy Daisy stamp set. I absolutely LOVE this stamp set. It is so versatile.

Well, thanks for stopping go stamp something!

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