swallowtail_cfcI was very impressed recently to hear about the Boy Scout troop that helped Ann Curry when she was injured on a hike.  As a mother of an Eagle Scout, stories like this one reinforce the reasons why we wanted our son to participate in that program. Thanks to those boys for being an example of the best in all of us. And if I could, I would send this card to wish Ann a speedy recovery.

This was a card that I created for the recent Cards for Cancer event. I got together with several of my demonstrator pals to hold a stamping event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The theme was all occasion cards, and the two that I created didn't have a specific sentiment at all, so they could be used for any purpose. People of all stamping capabilites (even brand new stampers) were invited to participate. This meant that we had to make sure that our cards weren't too complicated and overwhelming. That is a real challenge for me! This was the easier of the two cards that I designed – stamp the script background, stamp the butterfly, sponge the edges and assemble. The hardest part was stamping the butterfly and avoiding the shadow inking from the edges of the stamp. The ladies seemed to like this card, which always makes me happy!

I used the following supplies to make this card:

  • Stamps: Swallowtail, En Français
  • Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Sahara Sand, Marina Mist
  • Accessories: Stampin' Sponges, Marina Mist Striped Organza ribbon (on the Clearance Rack)