Cards for Grace

Saturday, July 3, 2010

We've had a wonderful Saturday filled with more yard work, playtime, and good food.  We are so grateful, for the weekends, to be able to spend time together not doing anything in particular but rather everything in general.  Here's a couple pictures of us just horsing around.
So, it's been awhile, since I've taken on a challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room; but a sweet, young lady named Ellie...
went to be with Jesus, on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, and left behind a beautiful family...
including her twin sister Grace.
The amazing Jennifer McGuire, immediately, went to work, putting together the Cards for Grace card drive; and I am honored to send Grace a pretty, little gem I made, inspired by The Shabby Tea Room's Popsicles & Pinwheels Challenge.
Here's what she'll be receiving.
I started this card by scoring and distressing, with Moonlight White ink, the front of my Tempting Turquoise, cardstock, card face.
Love how this looks like bead board!  I, then, machine stitched (I think that I need to adjust the tension on my machine :(.) two rows of hot-pink-threaded, straight stitches down the left side of a strip of punched, down its right side, and distressed, hot pink paper and adhered it near the right side of the card face.  The pinwheel was made from two, coordinating, patterned papers being adhered together; cut into a square; distressed with Chamomile and Chai inks; scissor cut from the outside corners into the center; folded in at four of the resulting points; anchored with a pearlized, straight pin; and adhered, with dimensionals, to the card face.
Finally, I covered a chipboard "g" with a floral, patterned paper; distressed it with Chamomile and Chai inks; and adhered it in the bottom center of the prepped, hot pink, distressed paper.
Please join with me in lifting this precious family up in prayers.  Grace and Ellie's mother, Amy, posted a beautiful reflection, for Ellie, which she, also, read at Ellie's Celebration Service, on their CaringBridge blog, in her Sunday, June 27, 2010 post.  I, completely, encourage you to go read it, but make sure to have a box of tissues handy.  I cannot, even, begin to imagine her pain, nor do I ever want to; but it is, so, comforting to know that this is a family who puts their hope and trust in our Heavenly Father.  There's, truly, no better way!  Be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: Tempting Turquoise (SU); all distressed & patterned (Best Occasions) Ink: Moonlight White (Brilliance); Chamomile & Chai (PTI) Other: pearlized, straight pin; hot pink thread & sewing machine; chipboard "g" (Best Occasions); Spiral punch (SU); paper cutter (Fiskars); bone folder


PapierGirl said...

Oh Jinny what a beautiful family you have - you are truly blessed, and what a terrible loss for your friends. I can't image the pain they are all feeling. What a beautiful card to lift one's spirit - thank you for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Jenny said...

Aww such sweet pictures and what a sweet thing you did. Im going to send one too!!! thanks soooo much for the sweet comment!! :) :) :) :)

Debbie said...

What a lovely card and for such a wonderful cause! I keep seeing the Cards for Kids foundation popping up all over blog land and am looking forward to becoming more involved in this worthwhile cause very soon! This little girl was a precious gift and so nice of you to share one of your designs with her twin sister. Yes, I cannot image the pain her family must be in. Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room again this week, Jinny -- we missed seeing your pretty designs :)

Audrey Pettit said...

What a heartbreaking story! How wonderful of you to participate in this Cards for Grace group. Your card is truly beautiful, and the pinwheel is such a fun embellishment. I know Grace is going to appreciate this! Thanks so much for sharing this with us in the Tea Room.