Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays October Release-"Be"

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you are all having a nice start to the week.

Today is another new stamp debut from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. The new stamp set is called "Be."


I particularly LOVE this new stamp set because it contains butterflies. Butterflies remind me of my mother, who passed away 24 years ago, the anniversary of her death being just last week on October 12th.

This time of year is always difficult for me because the two weeks before October 12th, I relive the moments up to her death in my mind. I was 23 when I lost her from ocular cancer that had metastasized to her liver after five years of clean scans. I was blessed in that I took care of her the last few weeks so that my father could go to work. As I get older, I seem to miss her more and more. She got me through some really tough times before she was diagnosed again with cancer and without her support, I would not be here today.

The card I created is dedicated to my mother. I chose the sentiment because my mother helped me realize the inner strength I had in myself.


I stamped the butterflies in different sizes and colors. I used gel inks to make polka dots in different colors on several of them.


I chose to make the card very simple. I mounted my stamped panel using foam adhesive over an A2 card base that I had covered with green striped paper.


I then adhered clear sequins randomly over the butterfly panel and topped with some Stickles.

I think I will be making a set of these cards so that I have them to give away when I think someone needs a pick me up. I know my mother would approve!!

This stamp set is available in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Shop today. If you used my code nora2016, you can get a 15% discount on your shopping order!!!


Be sure to check back tomorrow as another new stamp set will be release. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

Supplies:
Stamps-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Be"
Paper-Core'dinations "White," Echo Park 
Ink-Hero Arts-"Soft Green," "Green Hills," "Lemon Yellow," My Favorite Things-"Periwinkle," "Red Hot," "Lavender Fields," Simon Says Stamps "Melon," "Blue Jay," WPlus9-"Wild Mango," Memento-"Tuxedo Black," Umbrella Crafts "Amethyst"
Gel Pens-Sakura
Other-Big Shot, Foam Adhesive, Sequins, Multi Matte Adhesive, "Diamond" Stickles



7 comments:

Hannelie said...

Nora this is beautiful!
Thank you for sharing your memories about your mom. Take care

Lisa said...

Love the playfulness of this card with the fluttery polka dot butterflies!

Heather North said...

Oh, Nora, first I have to give you {hugs}. I cannot imagine losing my mom, but I can imagine the pain and loss never truly end. Your card is such a beautiful reminder to keep pressing on. {hugs} again

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card...love all the pretty colors you used along with those amazing words.

Carmela Hubler said...

Gorgeous card! Love the layout and all the bright colors.

Carmela Hubler said...

I love the way you spread the multicolored butterflies across your card. Very pretty!

Kim S said...

I am glad you have such a strong memory of your mother and that it gives you strength. This is such a lovely card in her honor.