Strength & Hope

Good Evening!!

I know I’m coming to you a little late today however we’ve been out trying to find me a new workbench – a nice long one so I have plenty of room to make a mess create and store all my tools and such.  We have decided to go with the one we’d chosen from Ikea a little while ago but be sure you’ll see pictures once I’ve cleared the area and have the new table and its all set up and before I make a creative mess!

Now onto this week’s sketch for the Utah Divas Internation Sketch challenge # 130 …

As you know we had the new Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue start on 1st April and one of the ‘must have’ sets in the new mini is the Strength & Hope stamp set.  Now this is not just ‘another’ stamp set – this one is very special and worth the purchase whether you are a stamper or not!  You see its been designed for a very special purpose – and not just for Australia but for Stampin’ Up! worldwide!  This set was created to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research and while anyone raises funds for Breast Cancer Research this also creates awareness of just how this illness affects so many people and just why it is so very very important that us women check our breasts regularly. So for every set that is sold throughout the world Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 to that countries National Breast Cancer Research Foundation – dont you just love how Stampin’ Up! do whatever they can to help those in need whether its from Tsunami’s, Floods, Fires, Hurricanes or Breast Cancer! I dont know a company that gives back as much as Stampin’ Up! does.

Oh yeah … the sketch … the card … whoops!

Here is my card that I created using the Strength & Hope set and this week’s sketch …

I have to say I love how this turned out! I surprised myself and I even surprised myself more when created my own little corner frame from the flourish stamp and all by accident!  I wanted to stamp the image close to the edge so i could punch out the little pink heart and it turned out on an angle on the scrap piece of cardstock and when I saw it I immediately thought “oh what a cool corner frame”!  Sometimes the best ideas do actually come out of nowhere!

I also wanted a ‘special’ butterfly and the single layer one wasnt doing it for me so I thought some acetate wings would go nice and give it a ‘floating’ effect.  Here’s a close up …

This just shows the dimension of the butterfly not to mention those gorgeous pearls and a bit of the corner frame.

Now dont forget to stop by the other Sketchy Divas and leave some comment love – cos we allll love comments! The next blog on the list is the lovely Ruthie Burkey or you can visit via the Utah Divas International Blog.

Now for all Strength & Hope stamp sets I sell not only will Stampin’ Up! donate $2 to the National Breast Cancer Research Foundation but I too will dontate $2 to the National Breast Cancer Research foundation. So contact me today to place your order and help raise funds for Breast Cancer Research.

About Leonie

I am Leonie and I've enjoyed being an Independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up!® since 2006!! I love to share what I create and how to make them. I live in Sydney's South West with my family (hubby, two daughters and several furry creatures). I would love you to hear from you if you have any questions or feedback Thanks for stopping by :)

11 thoughts on “Strength & Hope

  1. Leonie, this is awesome! I love the colors, the corner elements, the layered butterfly…all of the details are perfect!!

  2. This is truely a magical card Leonie. Even has a slightly vintage feel too. The small and intricate details are just beautiful. So very well done.

  3. You have done a great job with this card Leonie. I really like that you have incorporated the pink ribbon in the card! TFS

    And yes .. the bigger the desk the more “creative” you become

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