It’s been almost two months since I’ve stamped and a little bit less than that since I last posted anything. Life has been busy! My son graduated from high school in May and I started a new position at work recently. I work at a hospital and just received another Epic certification in Cadence (Epic’s scheduling application). Obtaining this certification was a little bit easier than the last one. I traveled to Madison, Wisconsin twice for training and then it took me about two months to complete my project and take two tests (and pass all three :)). Here’s proof:
Now on to stamping! I am participating in an “I Am the Cure” breast cancer awareness fundraiser and will be supplying three sets of cards for three baskets. This fundraiser is close to my heart as I lost a dear friend to breast cancer two years ago this month. She is the reason I went to get my first mammogram (I was too afraid to go and had my head stuck in the proverbial sand). During that first screening, there were some suspicious areas that showed up. These areas would have only shown up on a mammogram — I never would have felt them they were so tiny. It wasn’t cancer, but it was the stage before it turns in to cancer. Because of my dear friend, it was caught early and I was able to have surgery to remove the areas. Subsequent mammograms have been clear. I am blessed!
Because it’s been so long since I’ve stamped, I looked through the new catalog for inspiration. The Wildflower Meadow sample on page 83 caught my eye and served as inspiration for my cards.
I stamped the large background stamp in VersaMark ink on the Whisper White panel and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I ran this piece through the Big Shot with the Wildflower Meadow embossing folder. I then colored the one flower on the stamp with markers (Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery), stamped on Whisper White scrap, cut it out with scissors, and then adhered it to the card with Tombow adhesive. Super simple but very pretty, I think. ;)
Stamps: Wildflower Meadow, Loving Thoughts
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, VersaMark
Accessories: Wildflower Meadow Folder, Big Shot, Clear Embossing Powder, Pearl