Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Life Can Be Tough

Today's card is being sent to a dear friend whose grandson was born five weeks ago with some severe complications. This poor little guy has already had two surgeries and is facing another. He's been in the NICU since birth and is expected to be there at least through April. So very difficult on everyone. 

This is the card I made today for her. I recently received an order from Simon Says Stamp and this sentiment is from one of the new stamp sets in their latest release. The set is Hand Lettered Encouragement and the sentiments are fabulous. I knew I had to use this sentiment on her card. 

I followed the sketch for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #114. The flower is an older wood stamp from Inkadinkado and is stamped in Orange A Muse Studio ink. I used Slate A Muse Studio ink for the sentiment. A Muse Studio inks are pigment inks and I really like them. Once again I used my Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to die cut a frame. 

Here's the inside of my card. (I forgot to take the picture before I wrote in it, so forgive me for the post it tape covering that up.) I love this sentiment from Verses called It's a Hug. It couldn't be more appropriate for this card. I used the same A Muse Studio inks on the inside of my card.

This is the current CAS(E) this Sketch challenge that I am entering this card into -

I will also enter this into:

      CASology Week 138 - Blossom 

I'm off to mail this before going to work. Thanks for visiting  and enjoy your day. 



  1. This totally makes me smile! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  2. Gorgeous, Pam! A lovely and thoughtful card - the sentiment is just perfect for your friends and their new grandson. Thanks also for your comments on my blog - much appreciated :)

  3. This is a fun idea! I love the sentiment,too. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

  4. Pam, what a heart-warming card you've created for your friend. She'll be so deeply touched by the message and by its beauty. I'm sending some prayers and warm thoughts to the little guy, that he shows the world just how tough he is!

  5. Oh Pam, this is such a beautiful and thoughtful card to send to your friend. I love how you framed the sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players! :)

  6. So sorry to hear about your friend's grandson, Pam, but no doubt she'll appreciate your gorgeous card and kind thoughts. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  7. Pam, this is a lovely card and very soothing...I'm sure she'll appreciate it along with your support. I love the stitched frame. So glad you joined in the fun at CASology this week!