Sunday, December 19, 2010

A card of Hope

Deborah Nolan coordinated a secret card drive for a Hero Arts Flickr friend who was battling a terrible illness. I wrote up this post over a year ago. It was published, and some of you commented, but I "unpublished" it because it was still a secret. And now, a year later, Deborah said it was time for the reveal.  So here it is, again...



Just wanted to share a card that I made for a Flickr friend who is going through a difficult time right now. Deborah is hosting a secret card drive that drew an amazing turnout, which just goes to show that stampers have the biggest hearts.

I am loving Hero Arts' new Friend Definition cling stamp. It's huge and covers a lot of card in one stamping, and it also stamps so crisp and clear.



I sponged Shabby Shutters on cream cardstock and stamped the definition in brown. Tore the edges with a metal edge ruler and finished up with some flowers that were colored and cut out, along with some leaves from my new favorite Sizzlits leaf die.

Here's hoping that our secret friend knows that she has our love and support and that there will be brighter days ahead.                                    --November 2009

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Ruth, we're all so happy for your progress and the battle you've won so far. I hope that all the cards you received brought a little sunshine in your life and that you continue to be strong and always have hope. 
Happy Holidays to you and your family!


22 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Donna. Love the softness and beauty of the colours.

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  2. Just GORGE Donna....I Love this card you made and know she will too!!!

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  3. Donna, this card is exceptional! Such an elegant way to express a simple, but powerful message.

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  4. this is so beautiful and soothing, Donna! I love this! it just put me in a calmer mood... I am sure she will love it, too!

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  5. So pretty! I love the pretty pink flowers with the green background. Great pairing with your new die, too!

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  6. Donna this is beautiful...I mentioned your lovely blog on one of my blog posts around a week ago, I hope you dont mind.

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  7. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Donna! I just LOVE your work. You certainly know how to "work" your supplies and what an eye you have for DESIGN and COLOR! Can you come over and help me DECORATE????? I'll bet you'd come up with at FANTASTIC IDEA for our living area! This specail person is going to LOVE your card and will see just how much it was created from your HUGE, CARING, HEART! You are so SWEET, Donna! What a BLESSING you are to me and so many others.
    Love and Huggies, Karen xoxo

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  8. Love this card, Donna. Love how you colored the flower. Gorgeous...

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  9. Like the way you play with the colors...like the roses too..

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  10. Oh Donna, you enabler you! I've been eyeing that friends stamps and seeing this beautiful card has just confirmed that I NEED it! ;)

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  11. Oh DDDD...First congrats on your win...woot woot!!!!!!
    Now I just love this card...you have the midas touch and I admire u in so many ways...sorry i say this all the time !!! Big hugs,kathy

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  12. So lovely, Donna and clearly so lovingly created. This will be treasured I'm sure!

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  13. HOPE indeed. Great background. Miss you friend! All new cards on my blog. Happy Holidays!

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  14. So happy for her... Yay!! I remember this gorgeous card, love everything about it Donna!! You ROCK as always!!

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  15. I forgot to tell you that Bella and Stella commented on your Christmas tree post, I hope you don't mind... they just adore your tree! Now, I have to put up our tree tomorrow for sure! :) Hugs!!

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  16. hey, Donna you are back with the Hero Arts stamp card..lovely...!!

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  17. Gorgeous card Donna...so thoughtful and just beautiful.

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  18. BEAUTIFUL card!! Just GORGEOUS!!!

    you spoil me btw!!!
    xo

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  19. This is absolutely gorgeous! I've always been drawn to this beautiful rose cling! Makes me want to get it out again!

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  20. So beautiful, Donna! I'm sure this brought much comfort to Ruth.

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  21. Fabulous card! Love how you layered the flowers over the beautiful distressed background.

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