Friday, April 17, 2020

Twofer Challenge #26 Reminder

Hey there! I'm popping in with a quick reminder that there's still time to play over at The Twofer Challenge. You have until the 24th to get your gorgeous cards in the gallery! You know you wanna...

I've got a couple of cards to inspire your desire to play! Here they are together:

And here they are individually:

My first card is a "just a note" card for those friends who need a little smile in their mailbox. I went with a yellow base, and then a Greetery panel in the center. All the umbrellas, the raindrops, and the sentiment are from Your Next Stamp (the exact same stamp and die set I used on my first two cards in the original Twofer blog post). Those cute little umbrellas and the raindrops were stamped/colored/diecut in a plethora of happy colors, and an MFT square holds the sentiment. 

For my second card, I went completely "out-of-the-box." Where is the rain, or the umbrellas you might ask. Look at that little flower to the left of the sentiment...yep. I turned the die cut raindrops into flower petals and leaves. Talk about versatility! I found a carefully hoarded floral patterned paper scrap, and then added a PPP border cut in white over the top. The sentiment is from WF. The flower's center is an enamel dot. So easy, and so pretty I think. 

That's all from me for today, and as always...

Friday, April 10, 2020

Twofer Challenge #26

Before I get to my Twofer Post, which was written some time ago, I have some sad news. But let me back up a couple of may or may not have noticed that for some time I haven't been posting or commenting like I used to do. There was a good reason for that. My husband, John, had been declining in health, and I needed to spend more hours as a (very willing) caregiver to him. I know you'll agree that it was the right thing to do. Very suddenly, in fact just around Christmas time, he felt that something wasn't right. After trips to three doctors, we were given the diagnosis of a Stage Four cancer. He had two choices: first, a nasty surgery followed by radiation and chemotherapy; or, second, do nothing. Rock and a hard place, eh?After serious contemplation, he chose not to be treated and have Hospice care come to our home. Two weeks ago, he had a serious downturn from which he never recovered. On April 4, 2020, my beloved left this earth and went home to heaven. I have a few posts scheduled, and in a while I may get back to a little more normal. But for now, I must spend some time grieving and finding that new "normal." And amidst all this COVID-19, I pray you will all stay safe and healthy. Blessings to you all.

And now onto the Twofer Post:

So, if April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims, hahahahahaha! Told that to some of the grands, and they laughed. But then again, they were a captive audience and pretty little; grandma is still funny. This April, The Twofer Challenge is bringing you a rather appropriate theme for the month:

I've got a couple of cards to show you, as do my teamies. Here's a photo of the two of them together:

For my get well card, I found this Stamps of Life patterned paper and knew I had to make sure I could incorporate it into the rain/umbrella prompt. I'd cut that Greetery center panel for another card, didn't use it, and wondered if it would work on this one. It did. The raindrops, umbrella and sentiment are all from Your Next Stamp. When I laid the panel on the base, something was missing. Just adding a couple of thin strips of matchy-matchy yellow cardstock made my eyes happy. I think it works just fine.

You can see what I did with the raindrops on my thank you card. I cut two green scraps, and one red one to make a watermelon slice. Perfect sized seeds! That's an C9 sentiment. EZPZ! 

So...after you head over to The Twofer Challenge Blog to see what the DT has made, be sure to get out your rain/umbrella supplies, do a little crafting, and join us in the gallery! We'd love to see you there! Thanks for stopping by, and as always...