These two images are from the Make-a-Wish set that GinaK designed to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Did you know that $7 from EACH set goes right to the Make-a-Wish Foundation?? It blows me away at how generous and kind Gina is. It's one of the biggest blessings I've had in my stamping years to work with Gina. She's an amazing woman and one of my stamping heroes!
Gina posted the totals the other day of what has been raised so far for this fantastic organization:
Total stamp sets sold: 336
Total Dollars raised for the Make A Wish Foundation- $2352.00!!
We're doing this! YOU'RE doing this! It never ceases to amaze me when I see stampers/scrappers/paper crafters come together to help others. No matter what it is.....if it touches you, you always reach out to touch others back. There's definitely a special "something" about this circle of crafting and I'm so blessed to be a part of it all.
I think part of the reason I can't stay away from the bright colors is because the Make-a-Wish Foundation makes me think of all the ways they brighten the lives of children with terminal illnesses. I think about wide, bright smiles. I think of sparkling eyes. I think of dreams come true. The bright colors and the stamp designs that Gina drew make me feel so bright and cheery.
And you all know how I can't stay away from glitter for too long. I stayed away from it for one day.....that was long enough. I had to get my glitter fix again. I just couldn't help myself. And this cake stamp was just SCREAMING for it!
It's been a while since I've used my watercolor pencils for just straight coloring. I tend to use them for watercoloring 98% of the time. Now I want cake......in a very bad way. I'll even eat it if it has glitter on it....that's how bad I want chocolate cake right now.
I used my trusty 2-Way Glue Pen to LIGHTLY dab on some glue over the stars, candles and frosting. I had to do it carefully because the glue wanted to start blending the color from the watercolor pencils. I made sure to clean the tip of my glue pen off with a napkin in between colors so that the color didn't transfer on the felt tip of the glue pen. Now...........if I had my wits about me at the time, I would have used my regular colored pencils so that I didn't have to worry about this. But it worked anyway, so it's all good. And I still want cake. ;)
A couple weeks ago, I received an envelope in the mail from Ginny Schierbeek (Hi, Ginny!)....she'd bought one of my Retired stamp sets and she had sent payment. Inside the envelope was a gift! She'd sent along about a yard each of Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon and Wild Wasabi and Groovy Guava Double-stitched grosgrain ribbon! I didn't yet have any of those 3 ribbons, so it was a pleasant surprise! And yes, I'm kind of hoarding them. ;) (like I don't know where to get more of them....yeesh! It's an addiction, people!) I broke out the Tempting Turquoise ribbon for this card, though, so I'm learning to let go and fight the addiction. (*looks around sneakily while I stuff the rest of the Tempting Turquoise ribbon at the bottom of one of my stamp bins*)
Have a lovely weekend.....hope it's a beautiful one for you! I might actually use some new paper this weekend, so make sure to check back. ;)
Stamps: Make-a-Wish set (GinaK Designs); Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White; Dots & Dashes Designer Series paper (Stampin' UP...now retired); Ink: Basic Black; watercolor pencils; 2-Way Glue pen; Dazzling Diamonds glitter; corner rounder punch; Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon