Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fruity Friends

Lookie! I stamped something! Thanks for being patient with me while I've been MIA. Let me fill you in... our 4-year-old niece Jenna has been in ICU since Tuesday. She was in septic shock because of a strep infection, and her little body has taken quite a hit. She is hooked up to a ventilator, dialysis, and MANY bags of medicine. She is now taking baby steps toward getting better, but she is still a very sick little girl. If you wouldn't mind sending up a few prayers for her, I'd really appreciate it!

Anyway, Jenna's hospitalization plus a few other family things have really zapped my mojo. Today I woke up and just needed to stamp something happy. And this set makes me happy! :) It's the just-released MFT set Feelin' Fruity?, illustrated by Stephanie Fizer.

Although Joanne and Jody were sweet enough to tell me to take the week off, I just couldn't stay away from the My Favorite Challenge this week. It's all about texture -- crumpling, tearing, ripping, distressing, embossing -- however you can get it! I crumpled the dp into a ball and smoothed it back out. Then I machine stitched it to the cardstock. I distressed all the edges of the cardstock and paper. I did some masking when stamping the fruit images, then I colored with Copics. I sponged the Perfect Plaid Ribbon, the image panel and the sentiment with Creamy Caramel ink. The card design reminded me of an old fashioned fruit stand (maybe it was the Fruit Stand paper by Flair Design that gave me the idea!), so I made the sentiment into a little sign.

Okay, so I think this happy card just might have jumped started things for me again! Thanks so much for stopping by today -- I really do appreciate it SO much!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Christina

11 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is awesome! I am praying for your neice. I hope she gets better soon.

Susie said...

Sorry to hear about your niece. I will be glad to pray for her. That's very scary to have something like that happen to a child. Love your card. Lots of texture - wonderfully happy.

Jackie Pedro said...

Big prayers are going up for you niece. I hope she recovers very soon!

Your darling card makes me happy! Love the ribbon...

Susan (rainy) said...

It IS such a happy card. Love this and all the fun details. Sorry to hear about your little niece. I pray that she is all better soon.

Amy Johnson said...

I'm so sorry about your neice. That must be awful and so scary to experience. I'll definately say a few prayers for her. I love your card! I love the dp with this image and how you distressed it. The ribbon is the perfect touch too! Love the buttons and tag also! Very creative card!

Bev J. said...

Love your fruity card-pretty. Sorry about your niece-sending prayers her way. tfs

texasjodylynn said...

WOW! Your card is gorgeous! The coloring is just AWESOME! WOWZERS! You did a great job with this! Sorry about your niece, Christina! I hope she is well soon!

Joanne B. said...

This is SO beautiful!
Big hugs girlie....

Dawn Easton said...

Christina, I hope your niece continues on the road to recovery...I'll be sending my thoughts and prayers to you all!

Your card is super sweet!

Rachel said...

Christina, hope your neice gets better soon. sending prayers her way!! Your card is soooo cute, i wish my bows came out as perfect as yours.lol.
Big Hugs,
Rachel

Anonymous said...

Your fruity stamps with faces are so sweet and cute! I have some old stamps from a company called LA Stampworks that have the faces seperate, so I've found other foods and things to play with too, like a pickle and aspargas. Thanks for the inspiration to play with them again. I prayed for Jenna and will again. Rosy Eckhardt-yellowroses4us@aol.com