Monday, October 10, 2011


I followed this sketch at Some Odd Girl.

First I cut my shaped card using my Silhouette. Then I used my gold Silhouette sketch pen to draw the circle and used my copper sketch pen to draw the Hero Arts tall scroll tree. I used a small scallop border and Segoe Script font for "Hope" and cut them out using my Silhouette as well. I took the Hope Butterfly from Designed2Delight, made it much smaller and printed it on pink vellum. I had the idea to make the butterflies look like leaves on the tree. I colored the ribbon on the butterflies pink, so it stood out a bit then attached them to my tree. I added some pink bling with my iRock and a pink square insert inside the card just to set off the shape of the card better.
My Grandma is a breast cancer survivor and will turn 97 on Oct. 12. She still lives in her own apartment and does the "seniors" visiting for the Church. She is a remarkable woman and so I appreciate all the awareness challenges and think it is especially appropriate that October is breast cancer awareness month! Here is my Grandma with my Abby and myself at Easter this year.
I would also like to share my card at:
Digistamps4Joy think pink challenge,
Simon Says sparkle and bling challenge,
The Secret Crafter anything goes as long as it sparkles challenge,
Sassy Studio Designs lots of pink,
My Sheri Crafts think pink,

The Stamping Boutique think pink monthly challenge.
I also received the most wonderful invitation to Link Up For Pink linking party, do go check them out, it's amazing what they are doing for awareness!


Cor* said...

Beautiful and elegant! Great take on our sketch . Lovely picture you have there too! congrats to grandma! Thanks for being ODD with us this week!

Caz said...

Lovely card...Thank you for joining us at Digistamps4joy and good luck..

Caz xx DS4J DT

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card!! So, so pretty!

Your grandmother looks beautiful! God Bless her! And I love your kids pic up at the top! Soo cute! Their eyes are gorgeous!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Kate said...

Congratulations to your Grandma. She looks Great.

Love your card and how you made the butterflies all sitting on Tree, just perfect. Thank you so much for playing with us over at Sassy Studio Designs Dare to Be Sassy Thursday with us.


JustYolie said...

Beautiful card! Please join Link Up for Pink; we have over $3K worth of giveaways (153 prizes).

Unknown said...

Pretty card Barb, love the simplicity of it. Thanks for joining our sketch challenge on Some Odd Girl.

JustYolie said...

It's Yolie again! I'm so thrilled to see your card linked to Link Up for Pink! Thank you for joining us!

Anonymous said...

such a beautiful card.
Thank you for joining us for Link Up for Pink....

Kathy said...

Your card is so elegant and beautiful! Great story and pic of your grandma, too, she sounds like an amazing woman. Thanks for joining the D2D Hope Butterfly progressive challenge this week. Hope to see you back next week.

Chris_P said...

Simply beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl!

Sheri said...

What a lovely card and great story! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

GabyCreates.com said...

Hi Barb! first of all, what gorgeous babies!
Love your card, very pretty!
Thank you for linking up with us over at LUFP! ~Gaby

Star said...

First, I LOVE the picture of the kiddos! They are just adorable! Second, love the card. It's so classy...just beautiful. Thank you for playing with us at Digistamps 4 Joy!

xx Star

Christy Dillman said...

What a remarkable lady grandma is, love the photo!!! You card is lovely, I love all the details! Good Luck in the TSB monthly challenge.

TSB Challenge Coordinator