Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pedal Power & Pet Sympathy...

Today is a "two-fer"--two cards, one post. Let's start with the pet sympathy first and then we'll move on to something more fun. Pedal power...move on....ok...
My good friend, Cynthia, and her husband, Harold, lost their 14 1/2 year old Lab "Jake" last week while we were away for the wedding. They were heartbroken, naturally. And while I know a card will probably bring a few more tears, it meant a lot to me when I received cards when I lost my angel, Onyx. Pets are part of the family. They share the good, the bad and the ugly--and love you anyway! It's taken God only knows how many cats to replace the love one dog gave me! So--here's the card I made:
On the inside I used a sentiment from ARTFUL LEGACY that I love:

Expressing heartfelt sympathy
And offering a prayer
That God above will comfort you
And ease the loss you bear.
It's perfect! I have searched high and low to find the "right" sympathy stamp for years-and they have it!

I stamped it in brown (CTMH Chocolate to be exact). The "Memories" sentiment is by Verses Rubber Stamps, the paw print by Inkadinkado. DP by 29th Street Market, ribbon by SU (love-love-love the ribbon!).
Moving right along...or should I say pedaling right along...?! I got the Pedaling Past set from Theresa who sells SU stamps-and I couldn't WAIT to use it. I love this little trike! I only wish that the artist had added streamers to the handlebar grips. Sooner or later I am going to figure out something to do that with! For now, I used a 3 1/2" scallop punch. I punched my dp (unknown, sorry! Scraps in my stash!), and then two more out of plain white cardstock (the punch won't cut through two let alone 3 layers). I glued the dp to one plain white scallop and made a score line close to one edge. Then I placed it over the other plain scallop and, using my Cropadile, punched two small holes in the scored are and threaded the thin gingham ribbon through and tied it off. I ran a circle of red paper through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Mosaic folder, layered it onto a chipboard circle and attached it to the middle of the scallop. Stamped the trike in CTMY Cranberry on plain white and punched it out. It, of course, is popped up! This is a small card---great for those "gotta send a note but not sure what to say" times! I stamped the trike on the envelope along with the "Enjoy the journey" sentiment (NO NAKED MAIL, ladies! Decorate that enve!). I can see myself making a ton of these! They would make great gift tags as well. A flower-using the green SU ribbon as "leaves" ---oh yeah. Tomorrow has got to be play day! For now, I'd better start "pedaling" off to work!

Until next time, happy stamping and scrapping. Blessings, Sharon


artfulwhimsies said...

2 great cards!! Well done~

Stressed Stamper said...

Love the sentiment on the card and the paw print finished it off nicely - yes they are part of the family - never answer back, unconditional love....

Bizee Fingers said...

very sweet cards, just an idea here, how about piercing the paper and adding some colored embroidery floss for the streamers on the bike??