Laughter is the Best Medicine

According to my research, laughter is the best medicine,
giggling is good for mild infections,
chuckling works for minor cuts and bruises,
and snickering only makes things worse.
   ~ Randy Glasbergen


When Jak Heath sent me this image from John Boundy (of Just Inklined) to help spread the word about her campaign for Katie, well, I just about bent over laughing. I'd apologize to all my nursing friends for this nurse caricature, but, actually, I think it looks just me when I was a hospital floor nurse. Okay, I never wore a white cap (that was before even my time), but I always had a stethoscope around my neck, squinted more wrinkles into my eyes through my green glasses, and, yes, wore goofy big 'ole shoes.  And that hair! Just part of the madness.

This crazy image is just one of the dozen or more digital stamps Jak Heath has gathered to raise money for her friend Katie Renz. Katie is an amazing young paper crafter battling Stage IV cancer who's just captured all our hearts. Jak can explain her campaign so much better than I can, so just head over to "Help for Katie" at Jak's site. When you get there you'll be able to see what all the talented artists have designed for Katie's cause. Make a donation of  £15 (or about $24.00), download the images, and you'll also be entered to win some amazing prizes.

You'll get John Boundy's crazy fun digital stamp in both black outline and in color – how fun is that?! And, see, I didn't even use the whole stamp.




This week's sketch from The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC99, just jumped out at me.



Mr. Boundy's image is so fun, I really didn't use a lot of ingredients (well, not as much as I usually do, anyway).

  • Paper – My Mind's Eye Be Loved, Stampin' Up! Barely Banana, Neenah 
  • Stamps – John Boundy's Digital Help for Katie
  • Inks – Copic Markers
  • Tools – Nestabilities
  • Embellishments – Stampin' Up! Button
  • Fibers – Maisy Mo Tastefully Tattered Cotton Strips, DMC Embroidery Floss, rickrack ribbon
  • Other Mediums – Crystal Effects for those wild glasses and thermometer
  • Techniques – Paper Piecing

So darlin's, go send a little laughter to Katie and then go visit her friend Jak. Oooo, and if you do join in the fun, be sure to leave me a comment here so I can see your creations with all those incredible stamps.



Sweet Comments

  1. Shelly Schmidt says:

    I am a nurse too- love your card-I did not think to just use the nurse…!  Thanks for the great inspiration- love your wonderful inset about laughter and giggling….!

  2. such an adorable card! love how fun it looks!

  3. Hello your card is stunning.
    The image is beautifully colored and I like the colors.
    Hugs Karla

  4. Thank you Linda for the beautiful card and for the love that is sent my way… I send as much and more back as you have sent.

  5. Very special.  Great design, embellishments, stamp & color.