Thursday, April 9, 2009

OCC Easter Challenge


The ladies over on the "Our Creative Corner" blog, specifically Silke Ledlow, has challenged us this week to create an Easter card. I created this card earlier this week and totally forgot to add it to my blog or to the OCC blog. Better late than never I guess!! LOL!!
There is no stamping on this card ... instead, I have used one of the 3D pop-out sheets from this website: http://www.ecstasycrafts.com/catalog.php?category=7. Fortunately, one of my favorite stamping stores is carrying these lovely 3D sheets.
I'm sorry this photo isn't better to really show you the dimension this card has. The main image and sentiment panel are both a part of this particular sheet ... in fact, there are two other images/sentiments on this sheet as well. I chose to use Eggplant cs as my base card and used YoYo Yellow for my matting on each panel. The designer paper is by Paper Pizazz and I've used the Martha Stewart floral border punch on the lower edge. The only other embellishment is the lavender satin ribbon which I purchased in a "bargain" pack from Hobby Lobby. That's it ... pretty easy peasy!! Hope you like it!
DH Update: for those of you who have been following Mark's Stem Cell Transplant Journey, here's the latest. He is now an In-Patient at the Cleveland Clinic ... Bone Marrow Transplant unit. He was admitted this past Tuesday and will be here at least until the end of the month. He has been receiving chemo every six hours since he was admitted ... this will continue through out the next 7 days (to totally wipe out his current immune system) ... he'll have a day of rest on Wednesday then the actual transplant will be done on Thursday, April 16th. So far he's handling things quite well and I'm praying that will continue throughout. Thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts & prayers ... we so appreciate it!!
Enjoy your day!

12 comments:

  1. You're a marvel - you keep producing bright and cheerful stuff like this lovely Easter card in the middle of medical chaos! Hope it's helping you stay sane, thinking of you and Mark, I so hope this procedure does everything you could wish and more {{{hugs}}}

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  2. Beautiful card, Dar! Pretty, perfectly Easter colors! Glad to hear Mark is holding up OK! And you???

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  3. This card is just beautiful Darlene, definitely have to check this company out. Best wishes to you and Mark

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  4. Beautiful Easter card, it looks so perfect for Spring and Easter.
    Hope you husband Mark continues well on his path to the transplant. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Pat

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  5. Darlene! What a stunningly beautiful card! I love the colors and the beautiful image! Have a very blessed and Happy Easter - Kris

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  6. Dar, just wanted you to know that I will be praying for your hubby and yourself. We have a close family friend who went thru this and is doing well today. She had this about 3 or 4 years ago in the clinic also. Hugs......

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  7. Wow! This is gorgeous Darlene. I've been making these 3D cards in my card class I take every tuesday night. I love them and the way they look, but I'll probably never buy them outside of class because I don't like things (like stickers) that you can only use once. I love stamps because they can be used FOREVER! Glad Mark is handling things well. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

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  8. Your card is lovely, Darlene and my prayers go out for Mark and you, too!!! Take care!

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  9. Ohhhh, what a perfectly lovely Easter card, Darlene! Take good care...prayers to you and Mark!

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  10. A beautiful Easter card Darlene! Thank you for the update on Mark, I will continue to lift you both up in my prayers.

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  11. Hi Darlene!! So glad your hubby is doing well.... Keep us posted.
    Great card too.!

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  12. OMG - Darlene - this is one *FABULOUS* EASTER CARD!!!! I especially love that there is no stampin' involved - LOL!!! The image is super duper cute!!!

    I'm so happy that you've played along!!! Have a wonderful Easter weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene