Hello everyone. Today I have two cards and an 8 1/2 x 11 layout for you using the new Blue Fern Garden papers, the February sketch, and of course Blue Fern chippies. And at the very bottom of today's post, I have a doctor's update for those of you that have been praying for me. Thank you! Let's look at the fun stuff first.
My best friend is having a hard time right now so I decided to make her a card out of the new Blue Fern Garden papers. I hope she likes it!
I layered and distressed the papers. I also used one heart from the Lace Heart Border chipboard. I mixed a bit of modeling paste and crackle paint to color the chipboard.
One of a Kind
This is our 2 year old Keeshond that was diagnosed with epilepsy in August 2013. He is on many medications, and everyday is a challenge. These papers and chipboard were just perfect for this layout. I also use the Blue Fern Studios February sketch for this 8 1/2 x 11 layout.
For the corner embellishments, I treated the Shabby Brick Bits the same way as I did the title (with gesso and mist). The Manor Hinge was first inked with distress ink, then I stamped on it, and painted on a bit of Glossy Accents to finish.
I have an envelope full of the new Blue Fern Garden paper scraps. I truly save every little bit. So, I decided to put some of those scraps to use on this card. There are scraps used on both creations above too. Can you find them? :) For this card, you can see how I distressed the edges of all the little scrap strips.
And now for my mammogram update. I ended up being gone for 4 hours. They were packed with patients because of last week's storm, and we all had to reschedule. Anyway, they have an area they want to watch so I need go go back in 6 months. It was a long morning, and I came home with such a heavy heart for the other women that I talked to and bonded with. It's funny how when you all are sitting in a waiting area in white robes getting the same news how you bond. I ache for the elderly woman that has had cancer 4 times, and now was coming to see if this was a 5th. I wish I could follow up on how she does. I asked the ultrasound tech to pray for her too as I knew she was right after me. I was just in tears for her yesterday. I will of course continue to pray for her and the other women I spoke with even though I will probably never see them again. I am praying God might allow me to "bump into them" at the grocery store or somewhere in town. He is a great big God capable of doing such a thing!
Thank you all for your prayers and support and for stopping by. You are a blessing to me! And remember, there is still time to participate in the Blue Fern Studios February Sketch Challenge. All of the details are here. I hope you will join in! Blessings,