Stampin’ Up! Here For You In the Meadow

Mornin’, y’all!  Hope your weekend is dawning bright and clear and with something fun planned!

So this card for today is destined for our friends who…had a bad thing happen to them.  The kind of thing you see on the news.

Not the kind of thing that happens to actual people that you actually know.

On Tuesday evening, a pretty big storm was on its way to us here in Atlanta, but it veered around us, leaving us with no more than some big (BIG) straight-line winds.  Our friends have a hunting camp that they’ve been going to for 25 years or so.  The storm veered straight to it and a ginormous lightning strike hit their trailer and burned it to the ground.  Along with two boats, four jet-skis and all the things they’ve been collecting there all these years.

These aren’t rich folks.  They’re just people like we are.  Who gathered things up and treasured the memories they’ve made there.

Oh,  and they’d planned to go to the camp the next night.  If they had and the storm had been a night later…

So.  I decided I should make them a card.  Since…I’m a card maker!  I used the little sentiment stamp set called Here For You and added some images from In The Meadow.  Take a look-see:

I played along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge…

As soon as I got this clean and simple card done, my brain started telling me all the things I could have done different/better/more elaborately.  But I think this fits our friends perfectly.

Next time!

I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, matted on another Crumb Cake panel, and stamped the mountain image from In The Meadow twice in Crumb Cake ink.  I added a Lace Doily – Very Vanilla side up (I know, it looks white in the picture) – with some Liquid Glue.

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position and stamp a sentiment from the Here For You set in Early Espresso at the bottom of the panel.

My art panel is a piece of Crumb Cake, torn to size, and stamped with the sweet deer image from In The Meadow, in Crumb Cake ink.  I used some Liquid Glue to adhere it to a torn Always Artichoke mat.  Finally, I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around it, securing the thread in the back with scotch tape.  I popped the whole thing onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a tiny Linen Thread bow with a dab of Liquid Glue.

I added a few Always Artichoke Enamel Shapes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another Crumb Cake mountain from In The Meadow to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock – this time I stamped it off once first. Over the top, I added a second sentiment from Here For You in Early Espresso.  I inked the stamp and then covered the “I” at the beginning with a piece of Sticky Note – the card will be from Wayne and I, not just me!

I SNAILd the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and into my Always Artichoke card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Crumb Cake Medium Envelope got a Crumb Cake image from In The Meadow on the front…

…and again on the envelope flap.  And I also added a third sentiment (“Well, this just stinks.”) from Here For You in Early Espresso.

Et Voila!  I hate that this happened to them, but I hope this little card – simple as it is – will let them know that we’re thinking about them.  I love the In The Meadow set and the little sentiments in Here For You are great.  They’re the kinds of things people actually say – and I like that!  Hope you like! 🙂

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Finn had become a bit of a lap-hug-hog.

He’s always on the lookout for any cats who think they might like to get in my lap and he does what he can to preclude that from happening.

Sometimes it means he has to do a half-lap-hug.  Back half on the floor, front half – the one with the giant wet likker – on the lap.

And bring his toy-of-the-moment with him.

A guy has to do what a guy has to do to keep those pesky cats in line.

The struggle is real. 😉



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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Here For You In the Meadow

  1. So sad for your friends, but so thoughtful of you. I have been thinking a long time about that sentiment set but didn’t get it because of the “I”. Thanks for the tip! We’ll see if it gets on my list around April 10th. TFS and for the FFF.

  2. juliejphoto

    Oh, My! What a devastating bit of news! I am so thankful your friends weren’t IN the trailer. As hard as it is to have things connected with our memories destroyed, they are still just THINGS. That said, you made a beautiful card for them, full of feeling and love for them. I too like In the Meadow. Just used it yesterday in fact.
    Ah, that Finn. 😉

    • Yes, as much as they’ll miss their things, they’re still okay. So…in the big scheme of things… Thanks, Julie! I’m hoping you’ll post your In the Meadow card on Amy’s FB page! 🙂

  3. RitaR

    How sad that your friends lost their camp and equipment …. but what a blessing that they weren’t there when the storm came through! Your sweet card will surely touch their hearts and bring some comfort!

    Finn says that a dog’s job is never done! Constant vigilance is necessary lest those silly cats dare to attempt a take over of Mom’s lap!

    • I know – what a thing, huh? Timing is everything! And yes, cats are silly and he must remain ever vigilant. Cuz they’re also pushy!! 🙂

  4. Elisha

    So sorry for your friends! How tragic!! I’m sure your card will bring them some comfort – the sentiments are especially spot on. Finn just gets cuter and cuter – he is one lucky pooch😉

  5. What a beautiful card! Fantastic layers and the colors are perfect for the camping theme. I’m sure that your friends will appreciate it, what a terrible thing to go through…so lucky that they weren’t there at the time!

  6. Kathleen VanDeVeere

    Really bad! Great card for your friends at a down time for them.
    The lap dog may be realizing he’s twice that…hence, the half-lap hug. And whoever thought his mom would want a cat on her lap anyway?!?.

    • Thanks, Mom – and no. He still will, surreptitiously, start climbing the foot rest…He’s still 20 pounds in his dog head! 🙂

  7. Beautifully done, Mary. So happy your friends weren’t there! Oh my, that is terrible. I know your card will be a blessing to them. I love the torn panel with the mountains peeking over.

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