Thursday, March 29, 2012

Heaven Knows You're Special

I realized this morning that I have been very bad at sending cards to a very special family.  Amongst a lot of other stuff, the sweet little seven-year-old is going through chemo for the fourth time in her young life.  My card today is actually for her big sister - when I send cards to the family, I never want to forget her.

I find her very difficult to make cards for - she is only in 4th grade but has seen so much already.  Cutesy just doesn't seem right, yet she is still very young.  I had earmarked the colors at this week's colourQ challenge as being the perfect bright and cheerful colors for her.  I also stumbled on a Stampin' Up set that I had never used that had the perfect sentiment.  Then I pulled out some simple tulips to finish it off.



When I was trying to figure out what to do - I realized that I hadn't played along with the Sweet Sunday sketch challenge in a long time and it is one of my favorites!


  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Flower Fusion 11 (for the tulip) and various stems from other Flower Fusion sets, Stampin' Up Blessings from Heaven
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise
  • Ink:  Stampin' Up Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Word Window Punch and Celery Grosgrain, Martha Stewart butterfly punch. gems colored with Copics

20 comments:

Suze Bain said...

Kim, how thoughtful of you, this story brought a tear to my eye. A beautiful bright and sunny card, I'm sure she'll love it. xx

Tenia Nelson said...

What a very pretty card for a great and AWESOME young lady!!!

Jen W. said...

A gorgeous CAS card. Love the little tabs and gems. :)

Rita said...

A beautiful card Kim.Its so hard when hear stories like yours. It must take its toll on all the family. Hugs Rita xxx

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Kim, I love what you did with the colors! Thanks for joining us this week at the colourQ.

Mandi said...

Simply superb Kim
Im sure it will be treasured

PatQ's Cards said...

Very nice! Those tulip stamps are so much fun.

Aileen said...

So pretty bright and cheerful. An absolutely fab sentiment for the little girl. I'm sure she'll love it. x

Deborah Frings said...

The young lady will adore this card - it's so pretty, so bright and cheerful. I think the sentiment is perfect. And you've really rocked the challenges!

Christine Blain said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

This is so delightful, Kim! I am sure your young friend will love it! I love how you have used the colours from the challenge! Perfect balance! Hugs xxx

Christina said...

What a perfect sentiment and cheerful design for a special little girl! I love the little tabs decorated with gems below the ribbon and the way you highlighted the word "special" with a butterfly. So sweet. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

How sweet of you to send these cards to the family! And to send them to the sister too is especially nice! Love those tulips and really love your 'banners' at the bottom :) Nice job with the sketch challenge!

Jenny said...

Oh the sentiment says it all Kim, what a lovely card, so colourful and cheery :0)
Jenny x

Judy1223 said...

Kim, this card is so SWEET! No doubt it will bring a smile to that little girl's face!

Jen said...

This is so pretty Kim. Perfect for your little friend.

Tracey McNeely said...

Really cute card. I love Flower Fusion.

Terry said...

Is SU! Blessings from Heaven available currently? Just the sentiment needed here for some CaringBridge uplifting. Please email. mt23stamperatyahoo Keep Looking UP! This is so doable for treatment time and a total bright caring truth of the matter no concern for gender related cardmaking here. Wonderful!

Anita Scroggins said...

Love your card!Great take on the colors, thanks for playing along with us this week at ColourQ

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Kim, on being named a Courtier for your fabulous, thoughtful card!