Saturday, September 15, 2012

Encouragement Cards and Chriss's Birthday Blog Hop WINNER!!

Happy Saturday!! I hope you are having a great weekend!! The weather is perfect here...sunny and 72 :) I have a winner to announce for the Fiskars stamp set from Chriss's Birthday Blog Hop, but first, I have some cards to share with you. A very dear friend asked if I could make some cards to give to cancer patients in her area and I'm so happy that I could do this for her.


Because I was making quite a few cards in a short period of time, they aren't super-embellished. Instead, I tried to chose papers that wouldn't need much embellishment. The paper on the left is from Prima Marketing's Printery Collection. The frame is a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Square, followed by a Classic Square Large. The quote is from K Andrew Designs Scripture Sayings stamp set. The branch is a Spellbinders Mix'd Media Elements die inked with Tea Dye distress ink, and the bird is a Bird Sanctuary die. On the right, the paper is Pink Paislee London Market. The frame is a Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight, followed by a Labels Eight. The sentiment is also from K Andrew Designs Scripture Sayings stamp set. The flower is a Spellbinders Rose Creation die and the gem swirl is from Recollections.


The paper for both of these cards is from Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee. I can't remember where the embellishments on the left are from. The sentiment is also from K Andrew Designs Scripture Sayings stamp set. "Faith" is a Spellbinders Girlie Grunge Label. The pennant on the right is a Spellbinders Nested Pennant die, inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs Positive Thoughts stamp set. The butterfly is a Spellbinders Fanciful Flight die, inked with Victorian Velvet, adorned with crystal gems and popped up with foam tape for dimension.


For these two cards, I used embossing to add detail. The folder on the left is a Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers embossing folder, and on the right a Cuttlebug African Batik folder, sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink to bring out the pattern. The frame on the left is a Spellbinders Floral Oval die, followed by a Classic Ovals Large, embossed with Swiss Dots. The flower is a Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die. The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs Positive Thoughts stamp set. The label on the left is a Spellbinders Labels Five, followed by a Labels Eighteen in Prima Printery paper. The top label is a Spellbinders Grommet Tags Die, attached with black brads. The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs Scripture Sayings stamp set.

Scripture Sayings

Positive Thoughts

CHRISS'S BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP CANDY WINNER!!

And now for the winner of the Fiskars Perfect Blend stamp set from Chriss's Birthday Blog Hop!! Random.org chose....................................


and #66 is.........................................................................


Congratulations, Missy!! I will email you or you can email me at indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com and I will get the stamps in the mail to you!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great weekend :)

47 comments:

  1. What beautiful cards, thanks for sharing

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  2. Congrats, Missy! Love the cards, especially like the burlap on the first card.

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  3. Lisa, your cards are beautiful!! I,m sure whoever recieves them will love them!

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  4. You know what, my sweetest friend? It will serve us well to remember the eyes who will be seeing these. The number of embellishments, the lack of time to perhaps design as our hearts envisioned, does not matter... what matters is the Scripture and words of hope we are sending. These cards are beautiful, each one uniquely delivering a gorgeous message they need to hear. Paper this lovely is perfectly showcased in streamlined designs. There is nothing lacking. :o) Rather, you will be filling up hearts with more love than we even realize. :o) Every card is stunning. Can you imagine the novel if I told you what I loved about every single one? Rather, just know that you made my heart sparkle extra brightly tonight. :o) (And congratulations, Missy!)

    Hugs and blessings!
    http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

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  5. Girl you have been busy today my friend. Love all your cards they are gorgeous like always especially the one with the flower that is beautiful!

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  6. So pretty...they're all fab! Lee-Ann :)

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  7. Quantos cartões maravilhosos voce fez!!! Sua amiga ficará feliz com sua ajuda aos pacientes!

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  8. Lisa, these are just breath taking, the papers you chose are simply beautiful and i don't think you could have made a better choice. They will be such an encouragement and blessing to whoever receives them, they are going to feel all the love you have put into each one. i am always so inspired by your amazing talent my sweet friend. You are always leaving such encouraging comments on so many blogs, you are truly a blessing. i feel blessed to have gotten to know you.. hugs from ukiah

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  9. Wow Lisa, you are always amazing me with your beautiful creations! I just don't know how you are able to create so many wonderful cards on a regular basis!! You also find time to visit me and I really appreciate that!!! Thank you for being a great blog friend :) Have a great weekend!
    ~Kim

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  10. Lisa!! I never know what to say except gorgeous job!! Wow you did an incredible job again with these cards!! Beautiful papers and great sentiments! You always embellish your projects to perfection!! Awesome job as always my sweet friend!! Tfs, congrats to your winner and have a great weekend!!!

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  11. Your cards are wonderful in every way. The embellishing is bee-utiful. The added fabric is great for texture. Congrats to the winner. My nickname when I was younger & my family siblings still call me Missy which I do not care for but they are not going to change from doing so even after I have told them a number of times I do not like the nickname.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  12. These are absolutely stunning Lisa. I love the brown ones that would work so well for men. Thanks for helping make someone's day brighter. I hope you're having a great weekend!

    Cheri
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  13. Good Evening my Fabulous Friend..It's M...LOL...
    Your Cards are Perfect the way they are!!!I always wonder about how you choose your paper...thats what catches my eyes.The gem swirl,the embossing,the butterfly,the birds...I can go on...Its Beautiful!!Every detail on each card is just Beautiful.But the Rose creation die is Gorgeous and you've used it before..which I love!!I have to buy that...LOL..
    The scriptures and positive thoughts add that perfect touch to the Perfect Cards!!Thank you for always leaving me bloggie love and for the inspiration you've given me! Love my Spellbinders...LOL!!!!
    Congrats Missy!
    Have a Wonderful and Amazing weekend,My Fab Friend!
    Migdalia

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  14. Fabulous cards Lisa. I love them all. My fav is the all white with a touch of teal. The embossing and punching are beautiful.

    Congrats Missy.

    Hugs Nana
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  15. Lisa,
    The Chevron embossing folder is a Stampin' Up embossing folder and cannot be bought in a craft store. If you would like one I can order for you since I'm an SU Demonstrator. The price is $7.95 + tax + shipping which I can let you know. Please let me know if you want this SU item or any SU item(s).
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Stampin' Up Demonstrator

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  16. Oh my Lisa what a beautiful sets of cards.... you know those recipients will be so happy to receive them, I;m sure it will uplift their spirits in their own special way... Love the uniqueness of each cards the sentiment and the detailing makes it special... How sweet for you do something like this.... great job...
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend....
    sweet hugs Lisa!
    Oh and congrats to your winner!

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  17. Oh my sweet friend! You are a true blessing! These cards are all so BEAUTIFUL and the sentiments are just so wonderful! I know the recipients of these cards will treasure these works of arts.
    I'm so glad you had such gorgeous weather today (I'm a little jealous;)) I'm sure it will cool off soon!
    You take card my sweet friend!
    Shelly

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  18. Oh Lisa...these are gorgeous and the sentiments are just perfect. They are gonna make someone's day so much brighter.

    Congrats to Missy!!

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  19. Lisa they are all wonderful but I love that you made these for a friend and the sentiments that will be read by someone who truly appreciate them.


    Tara

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  20. Wow, Lisa!! You rock all different card styles!!! These are stunning!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  21. Hi Lisa ,
    beautiful cards . The reciptiens of these cards
    wil love and appreciate them .

    Hugs Jenny xx

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  22. so many stinkin cute cards! these will bring a smile to the faces of all those patients, for sure!

    and congrats to missy!

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  23. All of the cards are fabulous - love all the papers and how you have worked with them. Beautiful sentiments. TFS

    Congrats to Missy too:-)

    http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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  25. Beautiful cards - Congrats Missy!!!

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  26. I like all the cards you created. All the cards are very beautiful:) The cancer patients will love them.

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  27. Lisa, YOUR CARDS ARE GORGEOUS!! I love every single one of them and how sweet of you to make them!!! You are such a sweet person. I feel blessed to call you my friend!

    Hugs,
    Heather Lynn

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  28. beautiful as always and congrats to the lucky winner.

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  29. Oh my gosh Lisa, what beautiful, beautiful cards!!!
    Each unique and showcasing the wonderful scripture verses so perfectly!!!

    You are amazing and these lovely creations are too!!!!!

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  30. Beautiful set of cards Lisa.
    Jayne x

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  31. Oh my beautiful friend,some fantastic cards you have Made:)
    I can't choose one,I adore all them:)
    Have a wonderful start of week sweet Lisa:)
    Big big big hug,
    Sonia

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  32. Lisa my dear friend,

    Each card is so beautiful, and the use of paper and scripture or uplifting words make each so special!

    These people are fighting an overwhelming enemy, and your cards will remind them that there are wonderful blessings in this world that reach out on a dark day to bring them light:))

    You are such a blessing to all of us who have been lucky enough to call you friend, I feel that blessing everyday.

    Love you and big hugs, Pam

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  33. wonderful cards great cause something about the brave is beautiful makes that one my favorite!

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  34. Beautiful cards to cheer up patients

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  35. Wow these are all so elegant & pretty, the papers you use are so nice!!

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  36. Wow Lisa, what gorgeous cards!! Love all the texture. I think my favorite is the first pink one, so dainty!!
    Kathy
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  37. Congratulations Missy!
    Great cards Lisa they are all so pretty.

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  38. Oh my - you've been super busy, but nevertheless managed to make such beautiful cards! I love them all.
    Hugs,
    Liva ❤

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  39. Oh my...these are gorgeous.

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  40. All of these cards are so pretty, Lisa! Love them all! I'm sure the recipients will treasure these! Love the sentiments too! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  41. Wow, such beautiful cards Lisa! What a kind, sweet heart you have. Anyone would love to receive one of these lovely cards:) You are a such a special friend and a true blessing to many of us:) Hope to get back to posting really soon...miss you! Wedding..this weekend, yikes! Crazy busy, but had to pop in quick:) Have a great evening my friend!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  42. Congratulations Missy!Lisa all your cards are AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL,GORGEORS job my sweet friend!!!:)

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  43. Oh Chris, those look beautiful. You are so sweet to create them for such a good cause.
    Hugs!!!

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  44. Beautiful...creative...perfect sentiments...I bet your friend was "wowed" with them....all so pretty and love the use of the burlap on the first one...very creative!!

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  45. I love all of these cards Lisa. You made some wonderful paper choices and they look great without much work at all. Another wonderful job my friend.

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  46. Oh my goodness these are so elegant and gorgeous! I love the all, but I have a favorite and that is the white with the aqua. I am so so in love with aqua it just appeals to me! Gorgeous! creations!

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