A Kind Word

"A kind word is like a spring day." So, okay, that might be an odd card for a bring summer day, but, if you're in Texas experiencing a record number of +100 degree weather, spring is sounding pretty good.


I made this card for a Lonestar Stampers swap of new hostess sets, so, you guessed it, this is one of the Level 2 sets in the beautiful new catalog. More importantly, though, it's my prototype for one of the cards we're going to make at our Cocktails, Cards and Caring party.

As I wrote before, my precious friend, Bonnie Connor, is a Hospice Chaplain. Bonnie and I are co-hosting an event to make cards for terminally ill patients and their caregivers we're calling Cocktails, Cards and Caring. I'm bringing some card-making projects, Bonnie's bringing the cocktails, and you bring the caring spirit.

Here's the deets for anyone in the Central Texas area. It's on Saturday, September 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at my house in Round Rock. t's a free event. You won't take any cards home (they'll all be mailed to the patients and their families by the Hospice staff and volunteers). You're welcome to bring your own projects to make and donate, too.

If you don't live in the Central Texas area but would like to be a part of this, feel free to mail me your finished cards or card fronts and we'll add them to the contributions.

Just e-mail me at lkmcclain2002@yahoo.com for details. Do it soon, though, because space is limited.

Meanwhile, back to our card. Here it is with a different ribbon.


Confession time . . . when I get a new stamp set, I check out what everyone else is doing with it on Splitcoast Stampers (have you figured that out about me yet). As you can tell by my example, you don't have to be a creative genius to enjoy stamping. That said, I love the simplicity and colors Andrea used in her's here: Simply Spring. And, I loved what ArinStamps did with the twill ribbon here: Saying Hello.

Here's the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Serene Spring, Polka Dot (background stamp)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up! watercolor (luscious), Chocolate Chip, Kraft
  • Ink: Staz-on Timber Brown, Versamark (for the polka dots), and watercolor crayons (Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, and Barely Banana), Signo White Gel Pen (for the center of the flowers)
  • Accessories: Old Olive and Burgundy grosgrain ribbon, Kraft taffeta ribbon, twill tape, hodgepodge hardware, Cuttlebug folder, Aqua Pens.

Summer or Spring, I hope someone's load will be a little lighter when they receive this and the kind written words from the Hospice staff and their volunteers.


Sweet Comments

  1. Oh My Linda ~ Both of these cards are equally beautiful…I have that CB folder and still haven’t used it yet because I did not have a good music stamp to go with it…Now you have given me inspiration. What a wonderful thing you are doing for the Hospice program…Kudos to you :)

  2. such a pretty card…I have quite a few cards laying around that I am not gonna be able to use up fast enough…if you would like them to add to your bunch email me your snail mail and I will send them to you!

  3. Thanks so much for the credit. Your card is beautiful — I especially like this stamp with the music embossing.