Thursday, March 3, 2011

Feel Better Quinn

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Well we had the sun that was called for today. You might wonder why I am making a big deal out of sun. Here in Pittsburgh we don't get much sun in the winter months. So to have the sun shining 3 days in a row is glorious.

It put me in the mood for crafting. Well the snow, rain and sleet put me in the mood for crafting as well (lol)!!! I wanted to make a card for 6 year old Quinn. He is the nephew of my daughter-in-law. He was just diagnosed with diabetes. He was released from the hospital yesterday after a 5 day stay.

I had this sweet turtle image (Inky Antics) and he has never seen ink. I have been coloring images today. Practicing with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol (odorless mineral spirits). I am thinking about taking a class at the end of the month. I want to get better using this medium to color. So practice is what it takes.

I checked out the Wednesday & Thursday challenges on splitcoaststampers and from there had my layout and the theme of my card.

Kim Hughes, the Thursday hostess, wanted us to use polka dots on our card. I have lots of paper with polka dots so I just needed to select some.

My background paper is from Bo Bunny the Sophia dots collection. The blue dotted paper is from Stampin-Up's "marina mist collection".

I stamped clouds (amuse stamps) and grass(amuse stamps) along with the turtle. I personalized the card by stamping a "Q" on the balloon for Quinn.

Added some balloon buttons and that completed my card.  The 3 buttons on my card also let me enter this in the Stampin Sisters for Christ challenge. They have a great reflection on Psalm 9 on their blog this week. Check it out.

card recipe: Stamps: inky antics, amuse
paper: su marina, gina k white, bo bunny dsp, su dsp
ink: marina mist
accessories: balloon buttons, prismas & gamsol


  1. Mary, this is so adorable! Tough with the diabetes stuff and at such a young age. I am sure this card will cheer him up. I have been wanting to get some prisma pencils, but I have not been able to find mineral spririts here. Where do you get it? Your coloring is fanatstic! Love the balloons!

  2. What a darling card, Mary! It's sure to cheer! It looks like you're coming along very well with the Prismacolor pencils.

  3. So cute Mary! What a fun, fun, card.

  4. Oh how cute! This would make anyone feel better! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face this morning!

  5. How sweet, Mary! I love your soft coloring and pretty colors. This is sure to cheer up Quinn!

  6. what a fun get well card for Quinn! love the personalized balloon and cute little turtle on this Mary!

  7. Mary this is adorable!!! This will truly cheer up this poor little boy! So sad to have to deal with diabetes at any age, but so young!!! Love your image and the cute balloon buttons. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  8. Super cute sketch card Mary! Love the balloons on the the small circle!

  9. What a fun use of the sketch! So pretty!!

  10. Very, very pretty - such a cheerful card. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!



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