Sunday, January 9

Through the Trees

Simple and sassy today for the Play Date Cafe where this week's color challenge is grass green, gold, and silver. An unusual combination, but I enjoy giving the 'ole crafting 'noodle' a work-out every now and again. Honestly, I love the result - it struck the right balance for me.

My background was created using WaltzingMouse Musical Backgrounds. {sigh} It is a perfect stamp set. Paired with the lovely image and quote from Through the Trees (PTI), I hope it will be warmly received by its recipient - a beautiful person that is in my thoughts daily.
ETA: This card was created for fellow stamper, blogger, and mom, Katie Renz. She is battling Stage 4 stomach cancer. You can read her story here. It touched my heart and reminded me to be grateful for the blessings and small moments that colour my life each day. As you can imagine, treatment and health expenses are piling up. A lovely group of digital stamp designers have put together a special bundle of images and are collecting donations for Katie's family with the purchase of the images. Please check out the images and consider helping Katie and her family during this difficult time.


Stamps: PTI Through the Trees, WaltzingMouse Musical Backgrounds; Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream and Pinefeather, SU Old Olive; Ink: SU Basic Gray, PTI Vintage Tea Dye duo - chamomile, VersaMark; Tools: SU Corner Rounder, PTI Heart Prints dies; Sassy Somethings: SU gold glitter, Stampendous Sterling Silver embossing powder

19 comments:

Fiona said...

A lovely entry for the challenge Denise :) Love the trees, and the sparkly heart combined with a great quote :)

scrapperjulia said...

This is an awesome card! Love the background, embossed trees and gold heart, very creative!

Sue Ann said...

Wow Denise you for sure got your crafting noodle working out!! I love the WM music ..... really all of it is perfect!!! This will for sure be a brighter day for the person who receives this beautiful card!!!

Chris said...

Stunning card, Denise! Fabulous challenge!

Jaclyn Miller said...

So lovely - great combo of stamps too!

Ruby said...

A gorgeous card! You've just cost my friend and I some money now though because you've done such a good job of the background we just 'had' to buy the stamps lol!! Fab inspiration! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Linda said...

Beautiful card. I love Through the Trees.

*** Suzi B *** said...

Gorgeous!

Julie Ranae said...

Such a beautiful entry once again, Denise. It's always such a pleasure having you with us in The Cafe.

Sue Ann said...

I am commenting again because I was checking out blogs from the pit mb and I saw that this is for kaite ..... I know she will love it ...... so GORGEOUS!!!

Janelle said...

Nice job with the challenge colors. Pretty card!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a beautiful card for a worthy cause. I like the sheet music you included on your card. THank you so much for playing at The Play Date Cafe with us.

Michele Gross said...

Wonderful card-such a lovely use of the PDCC colors! I LOVE the music sheet background!

Maria said...

Sooo pretty! Just love those little gold birds in the trees! Music background is lovely too!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Denise. Thank you for linking to Katie's story. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Monica K. said...

What a lovely card. Love the metallics and the music background. Such a special card, I'm sure Katie will love to receive this!

Libby Hickson said...

This is beautiful Denise! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe! :-)

Andrea Ewen said...

A wonderful design and well executed too! Love the sheet music dp and the super sparkly heart! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

So sorry to hear about your friend! This is a beautiful card for her! LOVE all that music and the way you used our colors! BEAUTIFUL:) Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:}