Good day-after-SB LI, y’all! I’m suspecting if you watched the whole game – you’re a bit on the sleepy side this morning! As I type this, we’re smack in the second quarter and Atlanta has just posted the second score of the game! Atlanta came to play, folks! But Tom’s no slouch – looks like it’s going to be a good one! (Monday morning addendum….Oh My Goodness! What a game! What a crushing defeat for Atlanta. You have to feel bad for the Falcons – it was a heartbreaker, for sure. But – say what you will about Tom Brady. He is just one helluva quarterback. And the Patriots showed real heart, didn’t they? To come back after such a deficit – a record breaking effort. They earned this one, for sure! I have to say – it was one of the best SBs I’ve ever watched! Wow. 🙂 )
I don’t have any stories about Finn today – well, I do, but I’m going to save them for another day. I got a little bit of sad news on Sunday morning – a friend of Finn’s – from where he was born – has died. His name was Cody and he was only 10 years old. Not related to Finn, but certainly his friend for the first 5 months of his little life. And he’s the reason they got into Aussies in the first place so…he’s kinda the reason that Finn….is!!
So I made a sympathy card for Cody’s parents. I used the pretty flowers in the Wild About Flowers set and some sentiments from the Flourishing Phrases and the Better Together stamp sets. And – cuz my mom sent it to me last year when we brought Finn home – I was able to add a little non-SU! Aussie image. Until you get to the inside, where the dog image resides, this card would be perfect for any Sympathy Card need. Take a look-see:
The layout comes from the MFT Card Challenge this week.
And it turned out that the Just Us Girls challenge this week is a word challenge – and guess what the word is?
Next up was the flower images from the Wild About Flowers set. I stamped two of the stem images in Soft Suede – that I stamped off once before stamping the card. I added a third stem – in Early Espresso that I stamped off three times before stamping the card
I added some of the pretty flowers – the two-flower image is stamped in So Saffron, the three-flower image in stamped-off-once Calypso Coral and the little dandelion-looking image is in stamped-off-once Peekaboo Peach.
The strip across the bottom is a piece of Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, matted on So Saffron. To finish off the card front, I added a few Peekaboo Peach Enamel Shapes – and that was it!
On the inside, I first stamped my non-SU! Aussie puppy image in Soft Suede in the middle of a Very Vanilla panel. I colored the puppy – trying to personalize it to look as much like Cody as I could. I used my Cajun Craze and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers, and then used my Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil to sort of blend it all together. Over the top, I added the nice sentiment from Better Together in Early Espresso ink.
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a couple of Wild About Flowers images – colored just like on the front of the card…
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CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
So Saffron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 4″ (mat for front DSP strip)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)
Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack: 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (front DSP strip); envelope flap
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