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Dec 17, 2010

BC191 - A Sketch and Some Information

For my Annabelle Card please click here:  It's the last release of the year and there are two great sets available so be sure to check them out.

Hi,  Gosh I've missed the last 3 weeks of Blogger Challenges so I decided to play today.  It's a "sketch" week and those are always fun to do.  Here's the sketch:  This is a fun sketch but different from what I normally do. I did change the 2 side circles and instead use some Holly Leaves but the general sketch idea is still the same.

Now before I go into the details of my card I'd like to tell you about an organization that I've become a part of.

It's called, Mail For Cheer.  There are "volunteers" who send out cards to the people listed in the Newsletter.  I have just taken over putting together this newsletter and will start sending it out to the volunteers in January.

The purpose of this Newsletter is to list anyone who may need some "cheering up" for any reason.  It could be that they are going through tough times, illness, or just want some happy mail to brighten their day.  Sometimes people request cards for relatives celebrating "milestone" birthdays as well.  The volunteers get listings of anyone needing a card and their address.  They then send them a card.  They don't have to include a note but it's always nice to say something.  The volunteers know that no reply is expected back but sometimes the recipient's do send them thank you notes.  My mom has been a long time volunteer and was at one time a recipient of cards after she had her knee surgery and after my dad passed away.  I think this is a wonderful idea and know that many people are in need of encouragement, and just some good old fashioned happy mail. 

So if you know of anyone for that could use some cards please send me their names/addresses.  You will need to let them know though that they may receive mail from people they don't know.  Generally it will be marked that it's from Mail For Cheer but it's always a good thing to give advance notice that they might be getting cards from the volunteers.  Please send requests to my email address:  idratherbstampin@bmi.net and use Mail For Cheer in the subject line.

Now the details on my card:
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White
Designer paper is an old piece I've had for years.  SU Sentiment stamped with Old Olive ink.
Punch by Martha Stewart
Snowflake Embellishemtn from Making Memories  - I added Glitter to the snowflake and mounted it on a nested circle of Cherry Cobbler cs.
Holly Leaves - Annabelle Stamps
Bell embellishement is a button that I cut the prongs off and mounted with some glue dots.  Ribbon from SU.

Have a wonderful weekend.  I'll be doing my Christmas Shopping - I know nothing like waiting until the last minute. 


  1. Love the glittery snowflake against the green (makes it pop) and the bell button accent too :-D

  2. Beautiful card, great use of the sketch! Love the added use of glitter! What a great Card program you are starting up!

  3. This is such a beautiful card, Ida. Your snowflake embellishment is wonderful. Love everything about this card. Merry Christmas, Hugs,


  4. I love this holiday card. The colors are great and that white border is soo cool.

  5. I like that felt snowflake embellishment, it looks beautiful against that paper!

  6. Absolutely wonderful the way you worked the sketch! Kudos to you on being part of such a thoughtful and giving group. It warms the heart of those on the receiving end to know there are folks who share love in such a way. Happy holidays!

  7. what a delightful card- I love the holly too. What a wonderful ministry you are starting!

  8. Ida,

    Love your blog header - glorious! Your card is bright, cheerful and so perfect for Christmas. Can anyone join your orgnization -- I'd love to help such a worthwhile cause! Blessings to you for all that you do!

  9. Beautiful card and a great take on the sketch!!

  10. Congratulations on being part wnderful group of people. What a nice way on cheering up somebody!
    Your card is wonderful! I love how you added holly leaves and jingel bell!

  11. I love how each of the elements have so much texture. The trim on the border is super cute, too!

  12. Love your interpretation of the sketch, Ida! It's so festive--just perfect for the season!

  13. this issuch a pretty card ida-love thae loopy border punch-its so perfect with this card-your embellies are awesome-merry christmas

  14. Wonderful card for the sketch Ida! I really like the holly leaves and bell! That paper is so pretty! :D

  15. Great card, luv what you did for the layout!