Saturday, June 18, 2011
I Brake for Stamps helps the KIDS and some SWEET STUFF!!!
Happy Saturday and hopefully you are in for a magnificent weekend no matter where you may be! I had the tree removed today and it's a sad sight to see the smashed lavender, lilies, and other perennials....sigh!!! But I still have my Topsy Turvy cherry tomatoes so anybody for a salad??? lol
Today is a very SPECIAL day for me and for you, I hope! I was asked by the very sweet and kind Della at I Brake for Stamps to be a Guest Designer today on the IBFS Blog. I was indeed humbled and thrilled to be asked to fill today's blog posting!! Please just drop over for a second so that we will know you have visited and we would love for you to become a follower of IBFS---you will find so many cute, cute, cute stamps shown on the blog that are available at the IBFS shop. Della, thank you so very much for your kind invitation to participate today!!!
ALSO, I was invited by Karen and Debby at Send a Smile 4 Kids Blog as a Guest Designer for such a wonderful cause..I was so touched to be invited and I know you will want to help also!! Send A Smile 4 Kids is dedicated to providing handmade greeting cards to be distributed to hospitalized children and their families during the holidays and at various times throughout the year. And although I don't have kids and was a college professor for 30 years, I have a very soft spot in my heart for those wee children who are less fortunate than I am.
For this special easel card I used Bazzill for the base; the double matting is PTI Kraft and Berry Sorbet; and the DP is from the Portrait Collection by Crate Paper. The image is the darling Woodland Nymph Bear by Rick St. Dennis which is an exclusive at IBFS. The image was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding a touch of Stickles to the flowers, before encircling the triple Nesties cuts with pre-gathered lace. The ribbon treatment is PTI Berry Sorbet grosgrain tied into a flat bow. I finally added WOC Self Adhesive Pearls and a floral treatment by Wild Orchid Crafts: 35MM Trellis Rose, 25mm Wild Roses, 15mm Open Roses, Hip Rosebuds, and Cherry Blossom Stem Flowers. Did you know that IBFS is the US distributor for WOC flowers???
SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!! You all know that I don't usually ask for much regarding my sweet stuff but this time I would really appreciate it if you would go over to IBFS Blog and become a follower because Della at IBFS has provided the darling image I have used on my card as a part of my SWEET STUFF for you, and you will go over and
become a follower and participant at Send a Smile 4 Kids! Please also show this SWEET STUFF on your personal blogs so that others will want to join the venture to provide cards for those ill little children...This SWEET STUFF will close on Thursday, June 23 at Midnight EST! Just leave a link with the little Blue Froggy...and if you don't have a blog, I would appreciate your sharing this opportunity with your blogging friends and by leaving a comment with your email address.
1 6X6 Newly Released Bo Bunny Barefoot & Bliss Paper Pad
1 6X6 Newly Released Bo Bunny Liberty Paper Pad
1 IBFS Exclusive Woodland Nymph Bear Stamp (compliments of Della at IBFS)
2 Sets of MM Ribbons/Trims
6 Bunches of Mulberry Roses
I am so happy that you have dropped by and even happier that you have let others know about this SWEET STUFF and our reasons for offering it this time!!!
Thank you for the joy you bring to me and I hope you will come back often. May you have a most delightful weekend and until we meet again, I send big hugs to you!