Monday, August 13, 2018

Floral Greetings- Sending Prayers

Hi Friends!

 I apologize for not posting any cards in over a month (although this was my first real "break" since I started my blog in August 2010 :-)).  I have been creating and will be sharing several cards in the next week or so.  

We have been so busy this past late spring/summer with doctors appointments, hubby's bladder cancer treatments and re-organization of my craft room!  

I wanted to share that we received some great news recently and are praising the Lord!  He answered our prayers and my hubby, Dave's bladder cancer biopsy showed that, at this present time, there are no remaining cancer cells!  

Dave will have to receive another cysto procedure in a few months to make sure that the bladder cancer chemo treatments remain successful, but for now, he is not undergoing any chemo or other treatments- yea!!  Also, we will know more about his WM status (non-Hodgkins lymphoma) in September.

In between all of the craziness, as I mentioned, I have been doing a massive re-organization of my craft room.  It still needs a lot of work- for me, this is a never ending process!  I had fun exploring and finding some "unloved" items- Dave mentioned that it must be like Christmas, finding things that I had forgotten about- lol!  He was right :-)
This card was designed using the Floral Greetings stamp set from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and a few of those “found” items from my re-organization project :-) 

I also used the Splitcoaststampers SC686 Sketch Challenge and the SCS CC676 Color Challenge (opt. dessert- scallops, included with the lace :-)) and will be participating in the Dragonfly Journeys #124 Flower Power Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday #346-#347“Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the large floral image twice from Floral Greetings with archival black ink onto the panel, apply clear embossing and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the flowers and leaves (see the colors used below) using water-based markers and fussy-cut.

2). Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched oval die and a piece of designer paper (not sure of the manufacturer) with a stitched rectangle die.

3). Add a piece of white crochet lace horizontally to the die cut designer paper.  Add a piece of retired 5/8” Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon over the top edge of the lace and two pieces of ¼” Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon for the vertical panels of the sketch.

4). Mount the layered ribbon/lace panel to the white card base.  Add the oval die cut with dimensional foam and layer the flowers over the die cut.

5). De-static a piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Floral Greetings with Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Trim the panel and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

6). To finish off the card, add  a few pearls to the corners and use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flowers.

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Stampin’ Write Markers- Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Garden Green; Zig® Clean Color Markers- Green;  Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Designer Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, misc. designer paper- not sure of manufacturer

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Dies- Stitched A2 Rectangle Set 1, Stitched Oval; Embossing Buddy®, Clear and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 5/8” Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon, ¼” Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon, White Crochet Lace

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope you all of you are having a fabulous summer and will visit again soon!


Kampin' Karen said...

I follow you and have missed your posts. I'm so happy to hear about Dave's bladder cancer not rearing its ugly head. Our daughter has non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and it's in remission. My husband has been fighting cancer throughout his body for 5 years. Doctor gave him 1 to 3 years but the Lord has other plans! Hubby remains FAT...faithful, available and teachable (taken from David Jeremiah's devotion today) Your card today was well worth waiting for...thank you for sharing and God bless!

Julie Gearinger said...

Thank you Karen for taking the time to comment!! I am so thrilled to hear that your daughter's non-Hodgkins lymphoma is in remission. My hubby's is somewhat in remission, although technically they told us that it is not remission, just that he had a positive response to the chemo:-) We know that it is an answer to prayer :-) I will add your daughter and husband to my prayer list and I am so thankful that your hubby is FAT :-) We truly understand (love Dr. David Jeremiah!) and are thankful for the Lord's faithfulness and how He answers our prayers! Hugs and God Bless!

bensarmom said...

Praising God for his work in your lives! Your post brought tears to my eyes. To read such happy news, to see you credit it to God, and to be reminded once again, God is busy at work in our lives! What a blessing your post has been to me today. May God continue to bless you and your husband for your faithfulness.

Jeannie said...

Hi Julie! Your card is just gorgeous and I love the rich colors and the ribbon effect. I'm soooo happy for you and your hubby with the amazing news you have received. Many continued blessings to you both. Thanks so much for joining my Flower Power blog challenge and good luck :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Carlene (aka Chatterbox-1) said...

Had to come visiting...I've been AWOL from crafting and much gallery commenting at SCS, but did notice you were also glad I did! I am so very happy for you and hubby with your GREAT news...and the showering of God's blessings on you both! Missing you at SCS!

This card is fabulous, Julie...your colors are so rich and your coloring marvelous as always. I took a peek at the SCS Color Challenge, but still waiting for it to appear. Hugs, Carlene!

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