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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sassy Cheryl Challenge~Anything Goes

I didn't set out to work on a card for a challenge yesterday but one for a dear friend that will be leaving our office tomorrow.  She will be moving with her husband to the St. Louis area to help raise their 3 grandkids.  You see, she recently lost her daughter of 42 years to the terrible disease of cancer.  So, that being said, I wanted to make her something to lift up her spirits and put a smile on her face.  She has been such a supporter of my cards and has purchased several for different occasions.  
When I saw this digi from Cheryl Alger I thought who wouldn't grin when they saw that big crazy sun!  And, I wanted to try mounting the image only halfway on the card face so that it featured it more.  And it was important that she be able to look at it at a glance so I made an easel card.  I'm really enjoying those kind!
On the front, I used a Spellbinder die cut  stamped with  an inspiring message for her, accented with a prima and pearl. I found these great Brenda Walton cardstock die cuts at Joanns in a pack of 21-a great buy and quite an assortment.  When folded, it's revealed that there's a picket fence die, flowers and a powerful Irish Blessing message.  I hope it gives her comfort in the days to come.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

34 comments:

  1. What a sweet card - so full of adorable details! I love the way it opens, and the inside is just as cute! I'm sure your friend will really appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thanks so much for joining us at Lily Pad Cards!

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    1. Thanks Barb-I was so pleased to find Lily Pad Cards-a very cute site!

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  2. Great easel card with lots of fun details. Your friend will treasure this!

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    1. Cynthia your kind remarks are much appreciated!

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  3. What a sweet card for your friend, I am sure she will love it, how sad about her daughter! Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls, hope you have a lovely weekend :)

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    1. Thanks for the warm welcome Rene-as a former Tarheel now transplanted, I was glad to have found Southern Girls! I'm glad you like the card!
      Carolyn

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  4. HI

    Such a lovely card and such a lovely gesture for your friend. I am sorry to hear about the sad loss of her daughter. I have no doubt your friend will treasure this beautiful card and the love and thought that went in to it.

    I have featured your card on my Pink Paper Paradise facebook page.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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    1. Michelle your warm words mean so much to me, thank you. She's putting it in an album that she started for the kids all about her daughter's life, so I felt very honored. I am humbled that you gave it such a place on your FB page. I could't go there during work and look at it-blocked-but will definitely take a look. That's a first for me! It wasn't about the challenge, it was about sharing with my scrapbook friends. Thanks again, Carolyn

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  5. Love love love LOOOOOOVE this project! Absolutely delightful!
    Thank you so much for linking up at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at the second-prize drawing!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

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    1. Rene your remarks are so kind and I thank you! I'm so glad I "re-discovered" Make It Monday!
      Carolyn

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  6. Cute, thanks for playing @ CTO!

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    1. Adrian Thanks for your encouraging remarks!
      Carolyn

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  7. Your friend is going to love this card. It's beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Mel...she did, an emotional day but I felt like a part of me is traveling on this journey with her. I appreciate my SB friends understanding why I had to tell her story.
      Carolyn

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  8. I absolutely LOVE your card, gorgeous layout and design and fabulous image :) Joey x

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    1. Joey you're so sweet! Thank you for your kind remarks!
      Carolyn

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  9. Carolyn, this is such a wonderful, cheerful for your friend who is dealing with such tough circumstances. She will treasure this card and it will definitely bring smiles to her! Thanks for playing at Squigglefly this week! Awesome card!

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    1. Charlene, you're too kind..she did love it and is putting in a scrapbook of her daughter's life for her kids. She's the one that insisted that I enter it in the challenges-hoping to bring her special message to people to live life to the fullest.

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  10. OH my goodness--this is just so ever gorgeous!! And what a thoughtful surprise for someone going through so much at this time!! THank you for joining in our Squigglefly challenge this week!

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    1. Thanks Rhonda, I appreciate your kind words..
      Carolyn

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  11. What an adorable card ♥ So sorry to hear about your friend, life is so hard sometimes!
    Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.
    xx

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    1. Thanks Eva, your warm thoughts are appreciated! I'm happy that a part of me is traveling with her and her family. Don't ya know, Southern Girls Rock! I'm still a TarHeel at heart.
      Carolyn

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  12. Just stunning and so inspiring to me! I just got that exact stamp for myself 2 days ago! I guess great stampers think alike. Wonderful work. Thanks for playing at Squigglefly this week. Cheers, Holley

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    1. Neat Holley! Doesn't that little girl just make ya smile? Thanks for your kind words!
      Carolyn

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  13. Wow, I love how you have finished your card with it flowing continuously, really stunning! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Just because (must use pink)" challenge :)

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    1. Thanks so much for your encouraging remarks! This card meant a lot to me-I wanted it to be just right. Glad you gals at CTO like my effort!
      Carolyn

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  14. What a tragic story. . . ! This is such an amazing card. She is going to love and cherish it. Beautiful!
    So glad you joined the Sassy DTeam in the anything goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Good luck in the drawing.

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, She definitely left her mark on our office and the card will be going in a scrapbook that she's making for the kids all about their mom's life and how she touched others! Couldn't ask for a better honor.
      Carolyn

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  15. So sorry to hear of your friend's loss. This is just adorable and sure to make your friend smile. i love the verse on the inside. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

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    1. thanks Holly! I gave it to her on Friday and she just loved it.
      Carolyn

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  16. Carolyn, you are so sweet to make this for your friend; sorry to hear about the loss. Your card is sure to make your friend feel comfort inside, knowing how much you think about them. I love your card and thanks for playing along with Squigglefly this week.
    Hugz2u!

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    1. Thanks Sharon for leaving your kind remarks! She was very pleased with the card and is planning on showing it to the GK this weekend. She honored me with her friendship that's for sure.

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  17. Darling card!
    What a darling scene you've created when it opens :0)
    Thanks for joining us this week at CTO!

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  18. What an awesome fold card your colours and techniques are devine loving all the die cuts thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge XO Tania

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