Wednesday, May 9, 2012

ABNH #3 (Topsy Turvy)

The latest challenge over A Blog Named Hero (details here) is to use sentiment other than a sentiment. I happened to have this card made a while a go. It was a reject an un-chosen one for paper-piecing category. I thought it seems to fit in the theme rather nicely, so here it is! 
 you are very special
  4 ¼” x 4 ¼”     You are very special
Card Stock: Hero Arts Earth Layering Paper, Bazzill Basics
Pattern paper: Piccadilly by Basic Grey
Stamp: Artists Butterfly, Live and Laugh by Hero Arts
Ink: Cup O’ Joe Shadow Ink
Accent: Perfect Pearl Dimensional Glue by Ranger, Pearls (Recollections), 3 D pop dots by EK Success
Tools: Fiskars Micro scissor
   I think the stamping the sentiment around the border gives this card a more defined look. 


 On a personal note, I like to share a photo of my daughter Stephanie who is running the Mental Health campaign awareness in her university. It was her idea to write the message on the chalk board and she plans to take photos of students behind the messages.

 Here is what it's about:
Canadian Minister of Health announces Canada's first mental health strategy!
“No single person, group or government will succeed on its own. We must promote awareness among all Canadians and we must be sure that all issues of mental health are addressed at every level.”

As you can tell, I am truly proud of my daughter! 
 I will send this card to one of you who leaves a comment in this post ( enter before midnight, May 11, Friday). Why?
Because ............YOU are very Special

47 comments:

CanadianScraps43 said...

Beautiful card Virginia and such a beautiful daughter. So happy that people like her care for those who sometimes are misunderstood, and sometimes appear to have lost their way. Big hugs to you and to her.

fishydesign said...

Everyone is special in their own way :) I love the way you made the butterfly... lots of details and layers ♥

And yes... the sofa can't be replicated =( I have no idea how I got the versamark on the stamp to do this. Originally, I wanted to restamp it, but I thought it looks a little special like that. Hehehee, would you like the card?

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE your card!! That Butterfly is BEAUTIFUL in its own way just like each of us!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Linda said...

Virginia, this card is SO lovely! I always adore your take on challenges! I was so excited to see your entry :)

Thank you for playing with our challenge!

Good Luck!

Linda xxx
A Blog Named Hero

Simone said...

Virginia this is so beautiful! I love that frame you created with the sentiment and that stunning butterfly! Such a gorgeous card :)

Barb said...

I love that butterfly!! Oh my goodness - look at the way you cut those tiny pieces! Gorgeous, Virginia! And I love the sentiment frame too!

Way to go, Stephanie! Good for her taking on an important issue like that! And I swear she gets prettier every time I see her!

Dawn said...

it is a very special card Virginia. That butterfly is stunning. How could it not get picked! And no wonder you are so proud of your daughter.

Disp6194 said...

What a fun way to use your sentiment. and I love that butterfly, Virginia! Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero!

onecraftymama said...

Very cool idea with the frame, Virginia! Love all the detail on the butterfly too :)
And, thank you to your daughter - I have bipolar disorder, and two kids with autism, and having people understand instead of judge is a huge thing for all three of us :)

Tina said...

You have such a special daughter, Virginia. And your card is gorgeous, such an intricate cutting on the butterfly - can7t believe this is a reject! Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero.

Lynn said...

Virginia, you have raised an amazing daughter. It is wonderful to see her with the confidence to advocate at such a young age.

Your card is gorgeous...all that dimension on the butterfly is beautiful.

Susan Raihala said...

No wonder you are proud of your daughter, Virginia! She is beautiful both inside and out. As the mom of a child with autism and another with ADHD, I'm grateful for all efforts to destigmatize mental illness.

Your card is gorgeous...the detail is awesome!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous card Virginia, can't understand how it wasn't picked your butterfly is a work of Art. Your daughter is stunning and I can empathize with you I am also a proud mum!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Virginia! LOVE what you did with my favorite butterfly!! Your daughter is beautiful inside and out!!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

As usual very lovely card.Loved all the details on butterfly and the sentiment frame you have created.Good luck to your daughter..she is very sweet.

joy said...

Your beautiful daughter is such a special person, Virginia!

And, this is one of my most favorite butterflies; love the way you've used it here!! Good luck in the challenge.

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful card, I love the butterfly with those pearls. I read in your list that you used Perfect Pearls, well that they are! Thanks for sharing about your beautiful daughter. She must get her creative talent from you!

Karen said...

As someone who has had mental health problems in the past I appreciate your daughters efforts to raise awareness. It is often misunderstood as it can't be seen. Love your card inspiring as always.

Claudia said...

Absolutely lovely. Butterflies are my favorite!
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Maureen Morton said...

You must be so very proud - being in college is difficult enough, but to be willing to give so much of herself to a wonderful cause is beyond beyond! You & the good doc did well. Love this layered butterfly - would certainly publish it - ha!

Debstamps said...

You are special too Virginia! Thanks for the hugs today! You're daughter must make you proud in so many ways!

Lin said...

BEEE-UUUU-TI-FUL, Virginia! You went above and beyond with that paper-piecing! And good for Stephanie!

Carolyn King said...

this is beautiful Virginia. love how you framed the image with the stamped sentiment. You must be so proud of your daughter---that's awesome!

Annette said...

Great post...I so love what you did with the amazing butterfly...you are so inspiring to me...

Mary Beth said...

Thank you for the awesome card today. Also your daughter is such an inspiration. Just have one question, how do you put the sentiment around the border of the card? I am new to this and not sure how to do this. Thanks!

Virginia L. said...

Thanks so much, everyone, for your kind comments on my card and my daughter!

Hi Mary Beth, it is very easy to stamp around the border. First you have the card stock cut out and then just line up the sentiment along with the border. Turn the paper in the same direction as you stamp along That way you won't over stamp the sentiment. Hope this helps.

Susan F. said...

Virginia, I love this card. It makes me look at stamping in a whole new way. Your daughter is gorgeous. Best wishes to her on the campaign for Mental Health awareness. It's obvious that she has to be a very caring person.

cnelson said...

What a truly lovely card and ohhhhh sooooooo LOVELY daughter!! Good For HER!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

First of all, Virginia, your daughter is beautiful, and what she is doing is a beautiful thing. You DO have the right to be so proud of her!

My daughter, as you may know, has mental health issues. She suffered from anorexia nervosa last year, and carries residual depression from that now. Plenty of kids at her school keep a distance, because of her 'issues'. It makes me so sad. She's only 13.

I hope the world will come to accept others struggling with mental health problems. It's hard when you can't "see" what might be wrong with someone.

Katarina said...

The card is absolutely gorgeus, Virgina! That is some fussy cutting you've done on that butterfly.

You have two great kids, I'm sure you're very proud of them both.

MarcyK924 said...

V, that pretty little "apple" didn't fall far from the tree! What an amazing woman Stephanie keeps emerging into - you have every reason to be proud! And to stand up for such a serious issue is proof of her maturity! We are SURELY rooting for her in our home!

And, by the way - LOVE your card! :)
Hugs! Marcy

Karen from MI said...

Hi Virginia! I can certainly see why you are so PROUD of Stephanie!! LOVE her CREATIVE side! :) I also LOVE your card! You are my INSPIRATION!! :)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I am so happy to see your daughter involved in such a worthy cause. My daughter has Tourette's and bi-polar and it's a struggle, for her and the rest of the family. You mention Tourette's and the first thing mentioned is yelling curse words--which occurs in a small percent of tourette's patients. She gets embarrased and frustrated when a motor tic flares up because she can't stop it and she wants too.

Your card is beautiful-- as always-- and so is your daughter.

Lindsey said...

Perfect card for this challenge! Love the gorgeous butterfly and sentiment framing.
Good for Stephanie! No surprise you're so proud. :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Your kid is too gorgeous!!! way way way too goodlooking!! Great card, love how that butterfly is at the corner, great effect!

Mrs. Hill said...

What a lovely butterfly! I love the glitter and the square card. Just lovely. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Vic Lau said...

The butterfly is beautiful!

Christina said...

Look at your amazing fussy cutting! That butterfly is gorgeous, Virginia. I'm shocked that this wasn't picked up, but I'm glad we get to see it now. Kudos to your daughter on running the campaign at her school!

chrystinanoel.com said...

I love that you have so much patience! That butterfly looks incredible - so much detail!!

Linda R said...

Ahhhhh... What a sweet card.. YOur daughter is so pretty! You must be one proud mom!

Alice Wertz said...

it's a beautiful card and love how you created the frame with the sentiment. fab work as always. of course you should be proud of your girl, she is amazing in so many ways! then again she has you as mom!!! =)

Mary Dawn said...

thanks for playing along with our challenge, Virginia! your daughter is a beautiful, talented young woman--i'm proud of her too

Trinh said...

Such a pretty card! I saw that butterfly on sale at Michael's yesterday & I was so tempted to buy it. But some other ones were screaming louder. And Stephanie is beautiful inside & out! It's no surprise that you are proud of her.

Melissa Shea said...

Gorgeous Virginia! Love that butterfly :) Thanks for playing with us too, I was excited when I saw your card :)

Lucy Newton said...

Virginia you always do the most beautiful cards, this one is no exeption, love the butterfly, thanks for participating in the challenge with us at A Blog Named Hero!

Kristina said...

this is great, i really like your control of the perfect pearls...they look so...perfect!

xo, Kristina
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Stop by and say hello!
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Lisa Arana said...

wowzer, that butterfly is gorgeous!