Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #81

Good morning! I can't tell you how excited I am that it is Sunday. I have been waiting for Sunday all week long! I am just in one of those moods to be at church. Sometimes church can feel like a chore, something I do because I know it honors God and His word is so important. But other times, like now, I'm so on fire and I can't wait to go and soak up His teachings!

And in honor of it being Sunday, I have my Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge from last week to share with you. I finished this up earlier in the week, but held off on posting it until it reached its recipient. Hopefully she's received it by now. :)

A dear friend of ours just had some major surgery, and all has gone well. But Amy and I wanted to send her a card to let her know that we are still thinking about her and praying for her quick and perfect healing. Amy dug through all of my "Get Well" cards, but couldn't find one that spoke to her, hehe. So, shucks, I just had to make a new one. We went through all of my "Get Well" themed stamps and the moment Amy laid eyes on this MFT set, it was magic!

I did a ton of paper piecing on this card. Everything but her skin has been pieced with some My Mind's Eye Be Loved dp. I added some big buttons and snuck a little twine on there, both wrapped and woven into the buttons. I placed the sentiment on the inside so as to not upstage the big image and buttons. I think it would have drowned on the front, anyhow. It says, "Kick back and relax." So perfect for our friend! She's even headed to the Grand Californian at Disneyland with her hubby for some quality recovering time. :) Oh, a second larger pair of paper pieced bunny slippers found their way inside the card as well. I couldn't help myself.

Tomorrow, I'm actually heading back in to my classroom. No, it's not ready for the move yet, but I now hvae boxes and I can finish packing the last little things in preparation. One of my teammates also generously offered to let me camp out in her room to take care of paperwork. I plan on running a whole lot of copies tomorrow, as much as I can to prepare. At least that way I'll feel like I'm actually doing something to prepare for the start of school. It's looking like move-in day might be Wednesday and Thursday (staff meetings all day Friday). Then school starts Monday. It's going to be CRAZY! I've recruited my roommate and my dad, but am still trying to scrounge up a few more slaves to make it all go a little bit quicker (moving, unpacking, setting up- walls, desks, everything!).

Phew! Enough out of me. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday!
Stamps- MFT: Bunny Slippers
Paper- Sage Shadow, Melon Berry, Very Vanilla, MME Be Loved dp
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories- twine, buttons, tea dye stains, copics


  1. Darling card. Love the paper pieced robe :) I'm sure your friend will love it.

    Trusting you were able to drink deep this morning and that God honoured your open, hungry heart in an amazing way :)

    So sorry to hear you still haven't heard about your room - ugh!! SO wish I could be closer to help, it's those darn few thousand miles that are in the way! Enjoy the rest of your weekend (((hugs)))

  2. such a fun card!!! I was wondering why the paper looked so familiar...I have that pack too!!!! Saving it for Valentines day...but now I won't as I love how it looks here...and the paper piercing is fabulous!!! and the buttons!!! ack!!!! perfect with the twine.

    best wishes for tomorrow...hopefully you can fully move in...I too go back to unpack for 2 days, but the major set up will be next week...we go back on the 7th...that's why we worked a week longer in June :) Ah, goodbye've been too sweet.... :)

  3. I love, love, LOVE my card. I took a turn for the better as soon as it arrived. Thank you both! Love and kisses and hugs all around.