Welcome to my blog! I had started a new blog to encompass my husband's and my journeys, but did not like the platform we were using, so I have reactivated this blog. I am currently pursuing my Master's of Education, so I will not be posting much, but will display the few crafts I have been able to complete. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you find something to inspire you!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Get Well Soon

A family friend went to the hospital this week and although my intentions are to always make cards for my friends when they are not feeling well, I can't seem to get them made, until now.  Before going on, I have to say how generous all of the talented crafters are.  I have been able to find so many images and papers online for free that are just so beautiful!!  In fact, the only images in this card that were not free were the "Get Well Soon" sentiment from Hero Arts and the frame around it from Studio g.  How AWESOME is that!!?
These are some of the leftovers from my cutting.  These images came from The Graphics Fairy
When I saw the beautiful door image, I just visualized it being the opening of a card.  I did color it in with CTMH Oak Brown and a golden watercolor paint with the Tombow Blending Pen.

The floral spray I printed out, colored in with watercolor paints and again with the Tombow Blending Pen, cut out with a spellbinder nestability, and finally the edge sponged with CTMH Goldrush and Oak Brown.  The butterflies were cut out of the sheet of butterflies and added to the floral spray.

The beautiful paper lining the card is from Crafty Secrets and on the right side of their blog near the bottom are links to Free Crafty Secrets Vintage Printables and this paper is there.  If you have not visited their site and love vintage images and papers, this is the place to go!  The Design Team for Crafty Secrets are so AWESOME in everything they make and they have a new CD with images and papers so you have all of this goodness any time you want it.  I have not bought it yet, but it is on my Wish List!

The final component used for this card is the sentiment on the inside of the card.  I went looking for Christian sentiments and it is very hard to find!  Finally, I found Heavens Inspirations with this beautiful sentiment.  M.S.Lowndes has some beautiful poems free to use, but if you are interested in using them to make items to sell, you need to contact her to make whatever financial or other arrangements she requires.

Final notes are the blue butterfly is colored with CTMH Star Spangled Blue with my trusty Tombow Blending Pen.  If you have not done this, I have started subscribing to a lot of the blogs I like to follow, that way I do not miss anything going on!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Stephenie! Beautiful card!! I love how you created the gatefold! Please hop on over to the and check out the post about winners!! Hugs

  2. What a beautiful card! very original using the image of the cover!
    And what a lovely listening to your music!

  3. Hello Stephenie~ this card is so elegant & lovely. What a beautiful message. Everything about just screams serenity, peace & beauty and wellness. I am certain the recipient is going to love it!
    Big hugs,

  4. Beautiful card, lovely verse, and the butterflies are lovely.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  5. Oh my goodness!... this is just stunning, you colouring is fantastic, and such a beautiful get well card.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.