“Let us love the world to peace.”
~Eileen Elias Freeman
Hi, and Peace, Stamping Friends! For those that practice the exercise of Lent, I hope it is going well! So far so good here at the MacKay home, but after a week into it, there are some things we are definitely missing! We are looking forward to Sunday, a “mini-Easter”, when we will allow ourselves the day off! And speaking of Easter, I made some of these cute Easter cards this morning with the new “Fable Friends” stamp set and the Stitched Labels Framelits. As for the “fun fold”, one of our stamping friends brought this fold to me at our last stamping class and I tried to recreate it. Start with a 12″ x 4″ piece of cardstock. Score at 2′, 4′, 8″ and 10″. Then using the diagonal score plate, score and “x” from 2″ to 6″ and from 6″ to 8″. Fold in the “x”‘s so that everything is under the diamond in the middle. It sounds complicated but it really is very easy once you do it. I practiced with computer paper first. The yellow square in the middle is 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4”.
Yesterday my 88 year old neighbor came over and asked it I would make her a card for her grand-niece, who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. I looked up the color for that particular cancer, and it is dark blue. I used “Blueberry Bushel” cardstock and the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and very quickly made up this card. I had seen one similar to this on Brian King’s website awhile ago. I didn’t have time to look it up, but I’m sure it had more layers than this! : )
While I had everything out, I decided to make a purple version for friend Becky, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at Christmas. Thank you for your prayers for her! On Monday she had a CT scan and the spots on her liver are gone, the spot on her peritoneum is gone and the mass on her pancreas has shrunk. She asked that we keep praying!
This is a card that I cased from crafty-rootes.com on the internet. On the inside it says “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” and I wrote “May the luck of the Irish and the blessings of God be with you always!” in order to turn the “Good Luck” sentiment into a St. Patrick’s Day card. : ) I used the “Amazing Life” stamp set and a die from the Wonderful Floral Romance Framelits Dies.
This picture is from last Saturday when we took Joseph (far left) and some of the Scouts snowshoeing at Sugarloaf Mountain. We’re trying to enjoy all the snow before it leaves us. : )
Here’s view of Sugarloaf Mountain, a huge ski destination here in Maine, before we snowshoed into the woods. It was a gorgeous day!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday!