Friday, June 19, 2015

FNW11: Special Cards for Special People

Happy weekend! Welcome to an eclectic edition of Friday Night Writes.


Okay, we have a lovely lounge chair on our front porch that used to be mine. All mine. Then our pup discovered it. Now, the best I can hope for is to share it with Miles.

Like much of the country, we have been experiencing some rainy weather. When I went out on the porch on Wednesday, I found Miles on my chair -- a beach-towel-covered chair, to boot. The topper is that hubby said -- without missing a beat, I should add -- that the chair was wet from the rain that had blown in and he didn't want Miles to get wet.

So,  my first question is does this make our pup really spoiled or just loved?  My second question is what beloved object of yours has your pet made his/her own?

A Get Well Card for an OWH Supporter

Sandy Allnock sent out a call for get well cards for a gentleman named Frank, who is a supporter of Operation Write Home. However, she asked that cards be humorous and light-hearted. So, I cased a card from a wonderful Leisure Arts book that is one of my go-to inspirations: Card Sketches for Paper Crafters. The CASE card is a wonderful card by Terri Davenport and can be found on page 51 of this Leisure Arts book.

stash yellow cardstock; Recollections black
Stampin' Up! work of art stamp
computer generated sentiment
stash yellow cardstock; Recollections black
computer generated sentiment

I'm not really sure why the yellows in these two pics look so different. The yellow paper is the base of the card.

Since I didn't have any zigzag, I stamped an image in black on contrasting paper and used the stamped image as a stencil.

Hope Frank gets a smile or chuckle from this little card. And, I hope he gets a ton of cards! Feel better soon, Frank!

Ladybug Delight

Wednesday night was a Stampin' Up! get-together at Mary Anne's. Our demonstrator is the fabulous Bernadette who now joins us via Skype from Colorado. So, Mary Anne graciously offers her lovely home for our stamp club meetings. In addition to coordinating Wednesday night's activity with Bernadette, Mary Anne hosted a cookout dinner before our card-making session. Moreover, she had a couple of brand-spankin' new Sizzlits she decided she wouldn't be using and offered up for the taking.

Here's a thank  you card that went in the mail today -- using one of these sweet little Sizzlits. While it is a kiddie card I would typically make for OWH, it seemed appropriate to use this little ladybug on this card for Mary Anne.

various Distress Inks; Recollections black
 gifted ladybug Sizzlit
Paper Smooches sentiment, heat embossed with Distress Ink black soot and American Crafts powder
Stampin' Up oval punch (to make flowers' centers)
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way pen; Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares

The current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge is to make something using your favorite product and/or technique. Well, I love paper piecing and adore Distress Ink core paper. And, this little cutie pie is going to be linked up to that challenge.

Parting Thoughts

Words 2 Scrap By   It's a Man's World Challenge is accepting entries until June 26. Hope you will join us at W2SB for a chance to win $20 to Simon Says Stamp. Yep, $20 to SSS!!!

Our thanks to Annie for hosting our challenge this month and offering up such a generous prize for one talented crafter.  :)

Cards in Envy  And, there's a Just Beachy challenge going on at CIE. Hope you will stop by and play along with us at CIE.

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Your get well card is just fabulous Sybrina!! I love the sentiments, too funny. I haven't been getting my subscribed video's to my in box and I just don't know why. Making me mad as I have been missing a lot. lol I love your sweet ladybug card too. What a gracious hostess you had! It has done a lot of raining here too, so much so that we are turning moldy! Hugs, Brenda

  2. Love your card, what a great scene.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x