July 7, 2013

Mojo Monday 300th

Lately I've been distracted by "life" and haven't been stamping much. I saw that the Mojo Monday Challenge was celebrating it's 300th sketch so I decided to play along.  Without sketches I think I'd be lost.  I can get the paper and the stamp but just can't figure out how to put them together.  Since Kraftin' Kimmie is participating with this challenge I used one of my favorites for the Cancer Center thank you cards, Nurse Nightingale.  I paper pieced her apron and colored her with Copics.   I tried the out of the box cutting technique with her so she is a little outside the square.  Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog and have a great weekend.

  Supplies Used:  Kraftin' Kimmie Nurse Nightingale, Echo Park Sweet Girl paper, MFT Fishtail Flag dies, Heavenly White Premium Ultrasmooth paper

July 4, 2013

For Prescott

This is a hard post for me to write.  I went to college in Prescott, AZ.  While I didn't know any of the men who died, I am hurting because the town I love so much is hurting.  I haven't been able to stop crying since I heard the news. These men go out and fight these fires every day and have saved countless lives.  Prescott is a very small town but that is what makes it so great. I really hope that they can all find the strength they need to get past this and soon. I am working on two cards today.  One is for the Prescott Fire Department and one is for the sole survivor of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.  He probably needs support more than anyone.  There was nothing he could have done but I know he must be questioning everything and dealing with a tremendous amount of survivor guilt.  I want him to know we all care about him.  This card is for the fire department.  I used MFT's Firefighter boy and colored him with Copics.  The purple ribbon is to show support for those who have died. 

Supplies Used:  MFT Pure Innocence Firefighter Boy, Verve Kind Words, BoBunny Liberty paper, Verve Starry Die

I am entering this card in the Ribbon Carousel July Challenge -  Country Pride and Celebrations.
Thanks for looking and please keep the families of the firefighters who died in your thoughts.