This post is about a few things: a mini-tribute to my friend Amy, celebrating the color pink, fighting breast cancer and making cards. I love making cards. There are so many things I enjoy doing: being creative, giving, bringing a smile to someone’s face, laughing and making others laugh. I especially love combining two or more things I love. Like being creative while giving - it’s like two little girls who are friends walking hand-in-hand. Making cards falls into that category.
My friend Amy is fighting breast cancer. I say fighting and I mean fighting because she is a fighter! She is beautiful, strong, loving and full of life and she wants to keep on being and doing those things. She is a very kind and giving person and I think she wonders sometimes how her family and friends can give so much to her. It’s really quite simple. The more love you give, the more you get. And Amy is an extremely loving and giving person. I’m not saying that you give in order to get. But the love you send out into the world is a boomerang. It comes right back and hits you. In a loving way.
I had so much fun making this card. I started with a thick piece of cardboard I found around the house. Next I added lots of clippings from magazines and old greeting cards. One thing I did differently this time and was nervous about is that I started with the small things then added big. It worked out ok but I wouldn’t do it again. I think it is easier to paste on the larger images and text first then fill the small spaces. I used glitter, glue, yarn, pop up stickers (including rhinestones and small, hard, plastic flowers) and regular stickers.
I’m glad I took a picture before I sent it. Making art is a bit like pregnancy and birth: when it’s done, it’s one of my children. Hope you like it! May God bless and protect all of us affected by breast cancer and help us to find a cure soon. Amen!
- Handmade Christmas Gift #1 – Use your stash: Handmade Cards (spotofteadesigns.wordpress.com)
- Wear it Pink Day 2011 (lapsafe.wordpress.com)
- Why Pink? (dont-stop-believing.org)
- Creativity Brings Awareness (swoolard79.wordpress.com)
- October 22 Pink ribbon (ammc.wordpress.com)
- Does the World Really Need Another Breast Cancer Story? (battlingthemonster.wordpress.com)