Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Going Green for Get Well Card

I've been absent more than a week thanks to a construction crew being at our house repairing our basement. I spent time moving most of my bulbs, but the perennials are now buried in many inches of clay. Amid all of the disruptions, I also made decorations and enlarged her two scrapbooks for my mother-in-law's 90th birthday party Sunday. Her birthday was March 16th and my grandmother's birthday was March 17th, today, if she was still living. She was born 101 years ago today. 

I made this card with my grandmother in mind. Although she had gotten tired of getting everything green on her birthday, it was complementary to her sometimes auburn hair. She was amazingly creative and had to constantly be making things, especially our clothes and quilts. She loved to cook, can foods from the garden, and play the piano. She was an avid reader. She was very down-to-earth and loved doing things for neighbors and family. I could say much more, but the last factor helped inspire the subject of this card - her health was very poor and she died much too early in her sixties.


I used the Cricut Pagoda cartridge to cut the bamboo and sentiment. The colors are Sweet Leaf and New England Ivy with black mats. The ribbon is my really old hoarded CTMH Ponderosa Pine organdy. The white background was embossed with a 5" x 7" Cuttlebug folder of bamboo.

Thank you for visiting. May God bless you and yours with good health!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Craft Hoarders Anonymous March Challenge - Go Green (hoarded item ribbon and never used embossing folder.
Eclectic Ellapu Purple Team Challenge - Go green
Eureka Stamps Challenge #132 - the color green
Get Creative Challenge #10 - use green
Top 3 Badge
The Pink Elephant Challenge 290 - use green
The Ribbon Girl - going green

11 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

Love how you added cut outs on top of the embossing! Beautiful Vickie.

Shari Trumbull said...

Absolutely serene green creation, Vickie! I love bamboo themed cards and your bamboo embossed background is just lovely! Thank you so much for coming over to the Purple Team's Going Green challenge at Eclectic Ellapu this month! XOXO-Shari

Kim Heggins said...

This is one beautiful get well card, sure to bring a smile to who ever you send it too. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Get Creative.

Alljazzed2create said...

This is lovely.. Thanks for joining us at Eureka stamps for our Green challenge

DT Pam

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

This is stunning! I love the embossing folder you used and think it gives your piece such an elegant feel! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Ribbon Girl said...

lovely get well card - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl March Colour Challenge 'GREEN' and best of luck! Mary x

karalschuknecht said...

This is such a great card, I love your embossed design. Very "sharp" looking card. Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps for our Green Challenge.
Karal DT

Pammejo said...

Fabulous card, love the embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Donna Idlet said...

Nice card, love the embossing. Thank for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

Teresa said...

Love the embossed bamboo in the backround and all the other pretty elements that you layered on the top. It's super cute! Thank you for sharing it with us on the Craft Hoarders Challenge this time :)

Gloria Stengel said...

I love how clean this is. So inspiring. I have that bamboo folder in my stash, but am proud to say, I have used it once or twice. hee hee Gentle hugs to you for your Grandmother's birthday. Thanks for playing in our final challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!