Saturday, September 10, 2011

Praying For You

 
 
I used this month's Sketch For You To Try to make a card for this month's Verve Diva Dare - Sending Some Sunshine and it also qualifies for this week's Crazy 4 Challenges colour challenge.

The Diva Dare is to make a card and send it to someone who could use some cheering up.  I made this card for the Chairman of our church's Board who is battling melanoma.  He is an amazing man, who brings sunshine to many other people and could now use some sunshine himself :)

Jumped at the excuse to use my PTI leaf dies again (you may get sick of them before Fall is over!!) and paired them with some SEI  paper.  I love fall colours and am very much looking forward to working with them over the next few months :)   I embossed the circle with Distressed Stripes as it reminds me of wood grain and gleefully used the maple leaf die - it's a Canadian thing LOL!

My daughter had a MUCH better day yesterday and today after her very rough first day in High School.  After school today she told me she could almost say she had a "fun" day.  Nothing like going through emotional whip lash LOL!  A huge thank you to all of you for your comments, encouragement and e-mails asking me how she was making out.  Your care and concern touched me deeply (((hugs))).  Have a great day and thanks for being wonderful friends and followers! 

 

What's In It?
Stamps:  Leaf Prints (PTI), Faithful Phrases (Verve)
Paper:    (SEI), Early Espresso and More Mustard (SU), Cream, Tan
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel (SU)
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Distressed Stripes EF, Leaf Dies (PTI), Charming Banner Dies (A Cut Above by VERVE), Crimper, Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

17 comments:

Viv said...

Fab-U-LUSSS!! xxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

So glad your daughter's day went a bit better! And sorry to hear about the man at your church battling melanoma. This card is sure to touch *his* heart. Love the leaf dies! Keep using!

Vickie Z said...

Great card! love those leaves and colors are perfect!!! Glad things went better for your daughter!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty card - nice CAS design of the sketch too!

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, sooo glad your daughter is faring better!!! Love this card - the colors, the rounded corners, the texture, AND those fabulous leaves!!!! Beautiful! I am sure he will appreciate it :)

Heather S. said...

I had missed your previous post so I'm pleased to hear things are getting better for your DD at school. Hope it's clear sailing from this point forward. Hugs to both of you! Love your card - I so look forward to finding some time to play in my Rubber Room! Have a great weekend.

Maureen said...

I don't think I will ever get sick of those leaves :) I used them on one of the cards I have in CARDS this month :) What a lovely card to lift your friend's spirits :) SOOO happy the dd is feeling better...first week is always the toughest...and a cell phone!! Lucky girl :D We are having hot weather here too which is fine with me as my winter clothes are in storage (although we put them by the door so I could get them easily). Have a great weekend!

Katina said...

I love those leaves Marisa. Another gorgeous card! xx

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful *Fall* card Marisa! You should enter it in this weeks C4C Challenge...perfect fit :) ! Hugs ~S~

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a warm and beautiful card Marisa! Love your little crimped strip!! And the colors are just so cozy. It's in the 90's here yet, so you card helped me dream of cooler days!! So glad your dd had a better day. That's good to hear!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful beautiful card Marisa. I love that crimped strip and how your wrapped the twine around it.

Emily Keaton said...

It's so wonderful to hear that your daughter is starting to settle in. What an adjustment HS is!! Your card is so beautiful. I LOVE seeing your lovely leaves. :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This card is so pretty Marisa. I love how you accent the veins in the leaves. Great layout. Sorry to hear about the Church Board Member and your poor sweet daughter with the trials of school. It can be a scary change-I had a hard time adjusting when I was a kid. I used to tell the bus driver I was sick and he would take me home until my Mom said no more...lol

Nance said...

Those LEAVES...swoon...just gorgeous Marisa! So glad to hear your daughter had a better day. Hope that streak continues. ((hugs))

Benzi said...

It's a most gorgeous Fall creation, Marisa. You've used lovely papers with that 'Canadian' maple leaf. I do love the autumnal cards.
So glad your daughter is doing better with school...has to make Mom breathe a sigh of relief.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so pretty, Marisa! Love those leaves.

Denise Marzec said...

Wow, lovin' those big leaves and the awesome fall colors. Beautiful!