Friday, October 7, 2011
First I want to thank those of you have sent my neighbor a Get Well Card. Both Dick and Pat were in tears and ask me to thank you for your thoughts and prayers. They said it is so special to receive cards and know others care even when they don't know them. They are putting your beautiful cards on the hospital window to admire all day. Dick went in the hospital for treatment for cancer and some how got a staff infection before they started that treatment and is very ill, so has to wait until that is cleared up before they start the cancer treatments. His wife only leaves him to go home for a few hours sleep then go back to spend the entire day with him. If you haven't sent a card, and would like to, here is his address again:
822 N. Oasis Avenue
Deer Park, WA 99006
Once again, thank you to those of you have sent cards -- it truly has given them a lot of happiness.
Today I have been getting ready for two stamping friends that are arriving from Vancouver tomorrow. I haven't seen them for awhile so am very excited to see them. They always attended my workshops when I lived there and they want to spend lots of time stamping while they are here. I think I have lots of new things to teach them.
For my post today, I made a cute little box that will be perfect for a small Christmas gift. I used the Sizzix "Popcorn Box" die and embossed it with the Sizzix "Botanicals" (657137) embossing folder. On the front I added the Cheery Lynn "Ornamental Wreath and Bow (DL143). The wreath was die cut 4 times to give it a lot of dimension and the bow was die cut twice. They were layered using dimensional tape.
For the top of the box I used my favorite poinsettia stamps. They are the Heartfelt Creations "Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set (HCPC 3415). Two sizes of the petals were gold embossed on watercolor paper then water colored, cut out and layered. The doily below the flower was die cut with the Marianne LR0185 doily die.
As you know, you can purhase all of the products I use from Joan's Gardens.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great weekend.