2S4Y Sketch 58

Friday, August 13, 2010

I have 2 Sketches 4 You's Sketch 58, for you all, today.
Here's what I came up with.
I started this card by stamping the polka dots, in Moonlight White ink, on a piece of Baja Blue cardstock; machine stitching a white-threaded, straight stitch around its edges; and adhering it to the Basic Grey, cardstock, card face.  I, then, layered a pink, polka dot, patterned paper, just inside the stitch line, in the bottom right corner; used it as a frame for the stamped, in Jet Black ink, on vellum, image and "have an ice day!" sentiment, which was, also, watercolored in shades of Pumpkin Pie and Azurite inks...
secured them both, with pearlized brads, at each corner; and framed their outside edges, partially, with paper pierced corners.  I, then, machine stitched white-threaded, straight stitches down the length of an aqua patterned paper, which had, also, been punched along its left edge; adhered it, the vertical length of the card face, just to the left of the pink, polka dot, patterned paper; and paper pierced the inside of each scallop.
Finally, I wrapped a sheer, pink, satin-trimmed ribbon, vertically, around the card face, between paper connections, and tied it in a knot, just above center.
Recently, Jennifer McGuire added a few, new kiddos to her third round of the Cards for Kids, card drive; so, be sure to drop by her blog to learn how you can be a blessing to each of her thirteen children.  Those of you that have been following me for awhile, now, know that it was my goal to get, at least, one card made for and sent to each of these precious little ones.  So, this card is for one of Jennifer's newest additions... Kylie.
According to Jennifer's blog, Kylie is 6-years-old and has been sick for about a year and a half.  In the spring of 2008, she had a seizure, which led to many other problems. She is still, technically, undiagnosed.  (She is diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disorder of unknown origins.)  She went to the National Institute of Health's Rare Diseases, whose physical therapists were able to give her parents some information that they could give to her school.  She is, currently, in Developmental Kindergarten and will transfer to a different school for first grade but may not be in the developmental first grade.  [Her] mom's biggest concern is that because of Kylie's physical issues, she will be left behind intellectually...  We do not know what Kylie's life expectancy is yet.  When she first became sick, she deteriorated so fast that the head Pediatrician, at our local hospital, gave her a year.  It has been longer than that, and depending on how her illness progresses, she may have a long life; but until we get a diagnosis, we won't know for sure.

Even if you don't get a chance to send these kiddos any cards, please, keep them and their families in your prayers.  I consider myself, so, very blessed to only have had to deal with little things like runny noses, sore throats, and temper tantrums and cannot, even, begin to imagine what a diagnosis, like the ones these children face, would do to life as I know it.  Fortunately, we can, always, find comfort and rest in the arms of our Savior.

Before you run, I'd love for you all to run check out all the details for this creation, which was posted on the CREATE: Blog yesterday.  Yea!  So fun!  And look at this beautiful bouquet my hubby brought home, to me, at lunch, on Wednesday.
Tee!  Hee!  Okay... So, maybe, beautiful isn't the right adjective.  Useful, supportive, or thoughtful may be better.  Either way, for those of you that care, I, really, am doing much better.  Have a great weekend!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Animal Crackers & Polka Dot Jumbo wheel (SU) Paper: Basic Grey & Baja Blue & pink, polka dot patterned (SU); aqua patterned (K&Company); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Pumpkin Pie (SU); Moonlight White (Brilliance); Jet Black (StazOn); Azurite (ColorBox Chalk) Other: pearlized brads (Paper Studio); white thread & sewing machine; Scallop punch & paper piercing tool (SU); sheer, pink, satin-trimmed ribbon (Hobby Lobby)


Jenny said...

Yes, im thankful for the same thing. Only sick with colds and such. I cant imagine what these families go through everyday. I pray for them allot. Love your card. :) :) :):)

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Jinny, what a sweet card. The vellum is wonderful. Your blog post is beautiful. So glad you could play with us at 2S4Y this week!

Laura Davis said...

Awwww what a sweet card!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Cheryl Nelson said...