Friday, May 8, 2009

Stamp Simply #86 - "Just A Little Thing"

Well, here it is Friday again and time for another fun challenge offered by Sharon Johnson over on her No Time To Stamp? blog. Today it's all about creating "something small". Here it is in Sharon's words:

JUST A LITTLE THING- Mothers’ Day is just around the corner so let’s make “Just a Little Thing” for Mom - or for whomever you please. Today we are making small creations — and the choice is yours! I LOVE working on a tiny canvas and when I do, I just see *vintage* in my mind’s eye (though you need not do vintage if it’s not your thing)! You could make an ATC, a bookmark, a small project with an Inchie, a tiny card (3 x 3 or smaller), a gift tag — whatever you can dream up — but make JUST A LITTLE THING today. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!!!! Have fun!!!

I chose to make a 3x3 which I then placed on a card front. The birthday greeting has been placed on the inside of the A-2 card leaving the inside of the 3x3 blank for you to enter your own personal little greeting. The main image on my 3x3 is by Inkadinkado which was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using Versafine Black and embossed using Detail Clear Embossing Powder. It was then cut closely, mounted onto Real Red cardstock ... added the Hobby Lobby organza ribbon and mounted onto the Whisper White 3x3 cardbase.
My A-2 cardbase is of Whisper White with a panel of Basic Black over top. Before adhereing around the outer edges, I've used my SU word window punch to make the opening for my 3x3 to slide into. The sentiment panel is another strip of Whisper White with the Crafty Secrets (Bird Lovers) sentiment stamped with Versafine Black and clear embossed. I've added red Prima flowers with Hero Arts gem centers for embellishment.
I hope you've enjoyed my "little creation" today and I thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you have a WONDERFUL Mother's Day weekend.
For those of you wondering how my DH is recouperating, here is a quick update. He's been home for one week and it has been a bit of a difficult one. His blood numbers are increasing nicely and for that we are thremendously thankful but the recoup from this whole ordeal and the huge amount of chemo he endured is going to take several months. He is still very exhausted, weak and has that TERRIBLE taste in his mouth. This of course makes it difficult for him to eat & drink but he's trying to be sure he takes in at least enough to keep him safe from dehydration. As we have in the past, we will just take it one day at a time and hope each day becomes better than the last. Please continue to pray that his immune system rebuilds rapidly ... the poor guy can't even enjoy Mother Nature at this point in time due to the risk of fungal, bacterial infection. Thanks my friends ... wishing you a happy day!


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

I love your 3 x 3 Darlene and great idea to use it on a card front!!! PERFECT!!! Mark and you both continue in our prayers!

Amy Johnson said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE that image and that beautiful red bow!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOL I noticed someone had bought one of those bird bath stamps and wondered who it was! I should have known it was you! I want to borrow that sometime! :) Your card is beautiful!

The Rubber Maid said...

Great idea incorperating the two into one. Sweet card. Pat
Happy Mother's Day.

Caryl P said...

I shy away from the small projects because I don't think I'll ever use them. Thanks for the great idea of incorporating it into the card front.

Hope the sun is shining through the window for DH even if he can't get out to enjoy the blooming flowers!

Anonymous said...

Great the colors!! I understand the metal taste...I had it also but it will pass. It just takes a while. There was very few things that even tasted somewhat decent. You two are still in my prayers!!

Kay said...

I love the 3x3 on a card! Neat idea, and this bird bath stamp is a cutie. I'm praying for you both.