This coming weekend, I will be away on another stamping related event! I am excited to be attending the Stampin' Up! BC Fall Conference in Abbotsford. As part of the Conference there is a contest to design a card for the Ronald McDonald House Charity. As you may know, McDonald's funds a home away from home for families whose children have serious or life-threatening illnesses that need to be treated in a center too far away from their home towns to commute. I know some families that have used Ronald McDonald houses and it has been a true blessing in a time of pain and hardship. So I was happy to have the opportunity to contribute.
We were to make the cards bright and cheery and not include a sentiment, so they can be used for any occasions. Well, bright and cheery brought Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay to mind, and the sunshine from Kinda Eclectic.
- I love these colours together, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, with a defining border of Basic Black and Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla as neutrals.
- There was a little help from Gorgeous Grunge to add to the collage strip under the sun with the "tire tracks"! The Kinda Eclectic stamp set has this interesting stamp with polka dots that have portions of typed words inside each of them. I added this stamp to the collage strip as well, stamped in Sahara Sand.
- I love those vintage looking leaves and it was worth hand snipping two of the branches out just for the class they add to a project.
- The sun is stamped and then die cut with the Circles Collection Framelits a bit off center so it looks a little like it is on the rise, to symbolize encouragement.
- And butterflies have always been representative of hope to me and new life and health, so I hope they mean the same to others. These butterflies from Kinda Eclectic have great texture and coordinate perfectly with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the Bitty Butterfly Punch.
If you ever wonder what to do with all the cards you make, I'm sure you could donate some of them to your nearest Ronald McDonald House, and brighten up the days of someone in distress.
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