I’m Pulling for You

A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.
           ~Irish Blessing

Pure Innocence Cart of Friends

This card is for an amazing young paper crafter battling Stage 4 Gastric Cancer.  You can offer Katie words of encouragement at her Paper Haven. I heard a rumor that Katie's friend, Jak Heath, is putting together a collection of digital stamps to benefit Katie and her family through Just Inklined. I'll keep you posted.

[Edited to add an update already: Jak wrote me that she's starting the fundraising on Monday, January 10.  "I have lots of artists that have donated their time and made digi stamps so everyone that donates £15 (roughly $20) will receive all of the digi's donated. They will get far more in goods value that the £15 donated. They will also get entered into a draw for some pretty good stuff donated by businesses."]

I actually decorated the inside for once.


My family will tell you I took nearly every evening this week to make this card. Nothing seemed adequate for what Katie and her family are going through and I wanted it to be perfect. Well, I don't do perfect very well, and the sewing machine conspired against me. But, I can do sincere. I hope it helps her.


  • Paper – Stampin' Up!, Neenah, October Afternoon Thrift Shop and Farm Fresh, Graphic 45 Christmas Past, Cosmo Cricket Material Girl, 7 Gypsies Manresa (Wow, lots of different papers, huh.)
  • Stamps – Pure Innocence Cart Full of Friends
  • Inks – Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Crushed Curry, and Copic Markers
  • Tools – Nestabilities
  • Embellishments – Black matte button, Stampin' Up! Vintage Trinkets, Red Mircobead
  • Fibers – Stampin' Up! Grosgrain ribbon, DMC Embroidery Floss, rickrack ribbon
  • Other Mediums – Stampin' Up! Pastels
  • Techniques – Sewing, Paper Piecing



I couldn't undertake a challenge like this without some inspiration from, yep, challenges.

  • Paper Sundaes: Challenge #50, Something New. Using my new Heather Ellis, Pure Innocence stamp Santa brought me from the My Favorite Things elves.
  • Etsy Inspired Challenge (love the concept of this challenge): Muffa's amazing micro-mini crocheted critters for the bunny and bear
  • Cupcake Inspiration Challenge: #CIC92 from this inspiration – ahh . . . cupcakes!
  • And finally, I used two skethes. For the outside I used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch #98. For the inside I used the sketch from the new My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club challenges, MFTWSC1.

CIC92 Cherries & Chives  SSSC98  MFTWSCSketch1-386x500



Dear Katie, sheltering angels and I are pulling for you, love.





Sweet Comments

  1. fabulous card…oh there is so much to admire on it…and I'm sure Katie will love it!!  thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.

  2. This is just TOO sweet and adorable!
    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  3. OH!!!!! So cute!!! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week! :)

  4. Super adorable. Love the stitching and the paper. Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired.

  5. What a sweet card!  Thanks for playing along at EIC.  I'm so sorry to hear about Katie. 

  6. This is the first time I've visited your blog, what lovely inspiration!  I absolutely ADORE your card, it's beautiful in every way, and for such a worthy cause too.  Thanks for playing along with us at the EIC this week!

  7. I have just seen your beautiful Santa card for Boxing Day and it clicked that I have visited here before!  Gorgeous!

  8. I have come back to look at your card at least 5 times and have pulled apart my enormous paper supply trying to replicate it. I love it.

    • Oh, Elizabeth – that's the sweetest compliment I think I've ever gotten. What's the old saying – Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. You made my night!

  9. WOw!! This is just toooooooo cute. I love all the papers you have used (esp. the music sheets) and your image is too precious. Nice job! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes.

  10. I just stumbled across your blog site through Cupcake Inspiration, love your card.  What a beautiful blog site you have, so creative.  It's just adorable, your name,  your recipes, tutorials, I love it!!!!  You will be added to my favorites for a daily check.
    What an inspiration for Katie, I can't wait to check out the digi designs on Monday.
    Thanks for all you do, for sharing your talents.
    Have a great day!!!

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous!  And what a great cause!  Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes – we hope to see you again soon!

  12. What an adorable card, Linda!  I just love everything about it!  I've read Katie's story and I am sure she will love it!  Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!

  13. THis card is so stinkin adorable!!!! I love it to pieces! Wonderful. :-)

  14. Followed you here Linda from Paper Sundaes because I was wowed by this creation !!!! It is absolutely gorgeous xx

  15. Love this card and particularly, that music paper. Who makes it???

    • Thanks for you sweet comments, Debra. That paper is part of the October Afternoon paper pack. I’m sorry, I don’t remember if its from Thrift Shop and Farm Fresh.

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