Wednesday, November 4, 2015

#sharehandmadekindness week 1

Hi everyone!

I'm sure many of you have heard of the wonderful campaign started by Jennifer McGuire this month. The goal? Easy--spread kindness like confetti. In particular, anything handmade. That means you can share cards, cookies, quilts--anything! Each week there's a new challenge and this week we're supposed to give something handmade to friends or family. And I couldn't agree with her challenge more.

The card I'm sharing is a special one. Life throws curve balls sometimes and one of those curve balls was thrown at some people I love dearly. Cancer doesn't discriminate...and I can't wait for the day when it's completely done away with! So, my first recipient to #sharehandmadekindness was my dear friend that is dealing with cancer. I wanted to let her know she's not in this fight alone and that I'm so thankful for her friendship. Whatever it takes, we'll be in it together in this fight...and a year from now, it'll all be in the past.

Here's my card:

 The stamp (Stampendous) is one that I've been wanting to play with for awhile. I saw a video from Sandy Allnock a few months ago where she explained how to color in a vase with water. I should've refreshed my memory a bit for the stems. But, I did ok with the Copic coloring for my first time trying to color water. Pretty straight forward coloring with the flowers and then, of course, I had to add some glossy accents to the centers. The sentiment was perfect because the card was meant to thank my friend for my friendship and this reinforced that I'd pick her a thousand times over! :) I put the panel on a Hero Arts notecard and the card was done.

I'll be entering the card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--Thanks/Thanksgiving
Simon Says Stamp Monday--Add Glossy Accents
Word Art Wednesday--Anything Goes
#ShareHandmadeKindness--Week 1/Friends and Family

Please consider participating in the challenge. This world could truly use more kindness. Such an easy gesture for us but so meaningful to those that receive it.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Lovely card! Your friend is blessed to have you with her as she goes through this challenge in her life.

    1. Thanks! She's helped me with some curve balls in my life so I'm simply returning the favor. That's what friendship is all about. :)

    2. Thanks! She's helped me with some curve balls in my life so I'm simply returning the favor. That's what friendship is all about. :)

  2. Love your very pretty card, your friend will be thrilled I am sure.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  3. Such a wonderful card! Your coloring is just beautiful. I love this campaign and I am super excited to get started (hopefully today!) Thank you for the inspiration. I hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. What a beautiful card and sure to bring happiness to your friend. Sorry to hear she is fighting cancer. Thanks for playing along with us at the Glossy Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. This is gorgeous, Pat. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. It's so nice to have you play along, and I hope you will stop by again real soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. The colouring of water in the mason jar looks very real :) Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Thanksgiving Wednesday Challenge.
    Gayatri xx


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