Comfort & Hope


Another Sunday and another Paper Players Challenge. Today it's a theme challenge; Sympathy.

This morning, when I checked The Paper Players site to get my "weekly assignment", I was surprised. Usually, I'm designing and creating cards with celebratory themes, so this took me back a little. I don't remember the last time I created a sympathy card.


My first thought was not to participate this week…I don't even own a stamp with a "Sympathy" sentiment… Then I read Nance Leedy's Challenge Introduction…

"Sympathy cards can be so difficult to create.  If you're like me, you don't typically make them until you actually need one and that can be the most difficult time to convey your thoughts and feelings.  Perhaps at no other time, does a handmade card convey as much love and support as during the loss of a loved one."

As I was creating this card, I felt a warm sense of peace. Thank you, Nance! And thank you, Paper Players…I'm glad I decided to play.

I created this card with soft lines and kept it simple for serenity.


Stampin' Up Supplies used:  Card Stock: Very Vanilla; Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, God Bless (retired), In Full Bloom (retired); Ink: Soft Suede; Tools: Secret Garden Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Sponge Dauber, Paper Snips; Embellishment: Satin Brad from the Pop Up Posies Designer Kit.



Something Different…Iris Folding!


This card has a story…isn't it beautiful!  This was my first try at "Iris Folding".


Each month, I hold a stamp club/camp at my home. A few very talented stampers and paper crafters get together to just relax and create beautiful projects. Usually, I prepare the kits and decide what everyone will make.

In December, one of the ladies asked if each one of us could bring along a project and all the supplies for the others to make. We did. My friend brought this project to our Club. She is, by far, the most talented paper crafter I know. 

Thank you again, Georgia…it was fun!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for a walk back in time…..very interesting!

Hope you enjoy, and remember…

"…the only limitation is your imaginagion!"

Express your creativity!