Tuesday, June 12, 2012

MOJO Monday 245 Birthday Card with Flowers and Ribbon

Life has been so busy the past week that it was good to spend time in my craft room to create again. I made this card for my sister's birthday. Four of my siblings inherited a muscular dystrophy called Charcot Marie Tooth Disease. I am the oldest and feel quite fortunate that I was spared that malady that has put all but my brother in a wheel chair. One of those younger sisters died in her early 30's. I have my own muscle disease that is disabling at times, but seeing their problems helps me minimize my own. It's also a reminder that this body is temporary, but our soul will live on.

This birthday card is for Susan whose faith has remained strong. She has shown courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable problems at times. Her feet now look like skin wrapped around a pile of unconnected bones. The best foot surgeons in Kansas City say there's nothing they can do. And yet she stays vigilant in her wheelchair, always working to keep up her health after many surgeries on many parts of the body. I pray that God will give her strength and that she'll experience His mercy, grace and love for each new challenge. I chose this stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs for the verse I put inside: 

Dear Friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even your soul is getting along well. 3 John 1:2

Here's the sketch from MOJO Monday that I used today.

I chose the color palette from Come and Get It Challenge for June: Colors of Spring:

Lexi's Creations challenged me to make a birthday card. Really Reasonable Ribbon inspired me to use the flowers stamp I hadn't tried yet, and of course, to embellish with ribbon.  Shopping Our Stash Weekly gave me the idea to use two different ribbons. That was perfect for the ribbon banners on the left side, but I also decided to try using those two ribbons to make my bow embellishment. I tied a piece of crochet thread around the middle of the larger grosgrain ribbon behind the satin bow to give it the dimensional appearance I wanted.

Thank you for looking, and may God bless you and encourage your heart today so you can in turn encourage others.

Challenges for this card:
Come and Get It - Colors of Spring

5" x 6.5" Birthday Card Recipe:
Paper - All from scraps! Basic Grey pink scrap, Close To My Heart "Lucy" floral scrap, Colonial White, Creme Brulee, Lilac Mist, Spring Iris cardstock scraps
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs "Birthday Blessings"
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, CTMH Creme Brulee
Accents and Tools - CTMH Creme Brulee Ribbon Collection; Copic Markers; 3" and 1.5" circle punches and corner rounder; Spellbinders Nestabilities " Lacey Circles" and "Heart Circles;"  Cuttlebug "Scalloped Edge" embossing folder


Suzie said...

Vickie your card is really stunning,I'm sure your sister will treasure it.I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Wonderfully sweet card, great job on using the sketch & our colors!

So glad that you came and shared your art creation at Come and Get It Challenge......good luck!


Dawn said...

Beautiful card!!!! Your sister Susan sounds like a very strong and courageous soul, bless her heart... I will pray for her continued strength and that the will of God will bless her! Hugs, Dawn

Meighan Wheller said...

Great card Vickie, love how you have used the colour challenge with the sketch layout. Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get Challenges.. good luck! Regards Meighan

julie_woolston said...

What a wonderful bright card and lovely detail.

Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

Hugs Julie x

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous card! Love the DP you used and that wonderful image. Great us of the ribbon too! Love very lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Judy McKay said...

Great card. Lots of great details like the ribbon and embossing.

Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it Challenges this week.

Anonymous said...

I really love the combination of your image and the greeting. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at The Come And Get It Blog.

Susan Flynn said...

Such a pretty and feminine card! Thanks for sharing with us at Lexi's Creations hugs Susan x

alicaz said...

Lovely! Great image and soft pastel colors!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;