Wednesday, March 21, 2018

No Patterned Paper Card Challenge & Challenge #105 our 4th Birthday! Party Pandas Stampin UP

 Oh boy, I learned a new technique Called Polished Stone check it out here.   I went a bit crazy overboard with the colors.  I chose 3 but they are such happy colors I thought that they worked perfectly for a very Happy Birthday celebration card.  I used Stampin up's Party Panda for this festive card.   With that beautiful homemade polished stone background I wanted to keep the focal point simple and yet have it pop.  I used the Amazing You set for the sentiment on the inside of the card.  I'm really excited to try this technique for a Christmas card, or fall~oooh  it's going to be spectacular, and it's so simple I can even do it.  whoohoo❕  
 I'm going to submit this card to the following challenges: 
No Patterned Paper Card Challenge

Well my friends, if you follow my blog you will remember that my mom passed away this past January.  Two weeks before our daughter's wedding.  However My dad just dropped off a box yesterday.  Gosh it made me sad.. my mom had all the cards I made for her according to years.  My family has always called me "Jo" hence the name on the envelopes.  I looked at a few that never made it to the envelopes.. I honestly don't know what to do with them, just makes me sad, makes me wonder why does a person even make cards, in the end they are just recycled anyways.  But then out of the blue a friend messages me and says she is going to "FRAME" the card I sent her.  Oh that made me happy thinking people truly do appreciate the work we put into our cards.  My mom use to always tell me it was such a waste of time, and that why go through all that work, then the the sweetest thing happened.. dad brought the box..she kept them.  and one more little treasure.. in her last days, as sick as she was..I went to hospice and would visit, but would also pass out cards to other patients.. mom asked to see them, and she sat up on the side of her hospital bed and said they're very nice.  That's a HUGE compliment from her.  Sorry for a such a long post.  Just don't give up my fellow stamping friends.  People are blessed with the cards we send.
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  1. WOW! That background is AMAZING and your card is so cute! I am going to check out this technique as I have never heard of it. Thanks for sharing the link.Thanks for playing along with us in our "no patterned paper" challenge at Cards in Envy.

  2. What a great technique - I'm going to check this out! I love that Panda! I think it's so nice your Mom kept your cards. I know my kids have kept mind. Now what to do with them??

  3. I love your little panda and festive background! I'd like to know more about that technique, too! Such a touching story about your Mom saving your cards; clearly, they meant so much more to her than she could express! Sorry for your loss!

  4. P.S. PJ, thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy Challenge!

  5. This technique looks fab and great colours. Super background and love the sweet little image you have paired with it. Thanks for joining Time Out

  6. Love the technique - your background is beautiful, and the rest of the elements you used to create your card came together for wonderful creation. I was so touched by your post. I'm so glad your dad gave you the opportunity to learn how much your cards meant to your mother. I hope you are comforted by that. Thank you for sharing your art and your heart with us at Time Out.


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