Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Let's Celebrate With Pie!

I made this card for Laura. Her birthday is Thursday, September 3, so I made it yesterday and put it in the mail. She used to live here in New Bern and moved away 2 years ago this year and we have kept in touch through texting, e-mail, Facebook, mail, and occasional phone calls. Her horse's name is Pirate and she calls him "Pi" so that is what I was going with as the hidden meaning in this card. She may see catch it or she may not. Now for the details: the stamp is Unity Stamp Company September Girl as is the inside stamp- let's celebrate with pie. I stamped it using VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink. I  used Recollections Foam Adhesives Squares to give the girl some dimension. I used Spectrum Noir Essentials Blendable Professional Colored Pencils to color her in. The sentiment- A Birthday Wish that's just for you... is Stampin' Up Remembering Your Birthday and I used VersaFine ink again. The paper- both front and inside is from Craft Smith Watercolor 12x12 Scrapbook Pad.  The bling at the top is from my stash.

Now for the inside:
We used to go to The Accidental Artist a lot when she lived here so since we are best friends it fits us in both aspects. I folded the edges in to make it look like a pop-up card inside.  The let's celebrate with pie stamp is smaller. I should have taken a close-up of the stamp, but didn't. I attached my note in the top right corner on a small Basic Grey Journal Note Card with a brad so she can move it to read it and still see the rest of the card. I know she's gonna love this card! I'm going to a funeral on Thursday, so I will call her sometime that day. My stepdad's cousin died in a medically induced coma this past Saturday. He had pneumonia, was on life support, his brain started bleeding Saturday and one of his eyes dilated. His wife was told by the doctor around 3 that he wouldn't make it through the night and around 7:20 pm he passed away. My stepdad's birthday is also Thursday, so we will celebrate a day after. His family was hoping he would come out of this coma and come home, but God was ready for him. His wife is heartbroken and it shook me up, too, because no one wants to see anyone die whether family or not. Please pray for the family of Larry Bowles if you pray or keep them in your thoughts. He was 62 and had problems breathing and was oxygen from January to August 29. He was in the Vietnam War. The older I get the softer and bigger my heart gets. Anyway, sorry for ending on a sour note, but that's what's going on in my life righr now. I'm working on a birthday card for my stepdad and have a birthday card to make before the weekend to mail out before Monday so come back soon to see what those look like. I may have to draw my 100+ follower winner again and will be doing so soon. I will keep you all posted! TFL!