Monday, July 18, 2011

Crafty Stuff

Tracy, a friend and neighbor, wanted some cards for a family friend. This friend is a soldier who was recently hit by an IED in Afghanistan and lost both of his legs. He's coming out of his coma right now and all tests so far show no brain injury, so this is a huge relief. Please keep him and his family in your prayers!!!

But what do you make in this situation?? Regular "Get Well" cards just aren't going to cut it. And I didn't want something that would be too serious, or morbid, or flippant. And it needed to be masculine, which I always struggle with normally! This was a challenge!!!

But these are what I came up with (with inspiration from Dawn!):

Both of these have the sentiment: "Everything will be OK in the end. If it's not OK, it's not the end", on the inside.

Close-up of the emboss resist technique.

This one is using a brand new set, Faith in Nature. I really love it!

So even though it was tough, I was very privileged and honored to make these cards for a wounded Hero! Again, please keep him and his family in your prayers!


Even though I swore I wouldn't, I couldn't help wandering past the crafting stuff at the PX...and found these:
Aren't they sweet? Couldn't resist!
(And yes, it's a sickness!!!)

These are from Hobby Lobby, that I was able to find online. Originally I just wanted the quilling tool to use with a scalloped rose die I already had, but when I saw these and saw how cheap they were, I added 'em to the cart!

You just pop 'em out, and twist, twist, twist to make a rose! Cool, huh??

And I wanted JUST the quilling tool (lime green thingy), but that wasn't available online. *sigh* So I got the rest of it, which I really don't need.

These are the tea bag folding books I ordered from Amazon. They are just amazing!!!! The people who come up with this stuff are simply brilliant! So expect to see more soon!

The new Holiday Mini, which goes live on September 1st but that we Demos can order from August 1st, was shown this morning online! OH.MY.GOSH!!! It is the most amazing mini ever, and yes I always say that, but this one IS!!!!!!!!! Seriously!!!! And I was so *hoping* not really to not want anything because I just ordered from the new big catalog!!! In fact my second order from it isn't even here yet!!! (Although it might be in today - fingers, toes, & eyeballs crossed!) So I mean it, after this next order, I'm really, really, really done for a while. Really.


Nikki Bond said...

What an awful occasion to have to make a card for....but I'm sure he'll appreciate it! They are absolutely gorgeous! {SMILES}

Garden of Egan said...

I love those cards!!!!
They are so beautiful.
My prayers are with your friend. It is so sad.

You dear Jeannie.........will NEVER have enough stuff. Seriously.
You do such beautiful amazing cards that I think you need even more. (you can tell Thomas I said so)

Christina said...

Shakes head....didn't we just dicuss this at length .....LMAO

AliceKay said...

I think you did a wonderful job with those cards.

Toriz said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend.

Done after this next order? Sure! LOL!

ChicagoLady said...

You did a wonderful job on the cards for the wounded soldier.

You? Have enough stuff? Somehow I don't think so! LOL

SueAnn said...

Your cards are fabulous! What an honor!!

Intense Guy said...

I hope that wounded soldier finds much comfort and support in your card and recovers as fully as can be expected. You are right - such a difficult card to make.