Hi there! I want to say a BIG thank you for all of the well wishes through comments and emails this week. :) Unfortunately, this cold of mine is still lingering but luckily, I am starting to feel more like myself again. Today, I thought I would share a card I created for a demo swap that I sent off earlier this week. After the card, I have another share for you, of a non-crafty nature. Please stay with me! For the swap card, I CASED myself! I made a similar card a few months ago and decided to change up a few things and recreate it for the swap. Here is a photo of the original, with the revamped card:
I used the color combo of So Saffron, Rose Red and Always Artichoke for the new version, along with some DSP from the Sew Suite collection. I also used a clear button backed with more of the same DSP to tie the patterns together. Finally, here are all the cards before being packed up to send off, on Monday:
Before I go today, I wanted to share something with you. No doubt, you are very aware of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The tragedy that the country continues to face is ongoing with concerns of the radiation threat and the harsh weather that has descended upon the northern part of the country. Much is needed to help the thousands of people affected. Tomorrow, I will be joining many others in a Blogger's Day of Silence to both acknowledge and respect the devastation Japan is currently facing. If you would like to participate, please visit HERE, for more details.
Also, as part of this day, you can also give. *HERE* is a link for some more information about how to donate to a wonderful organization: ShelterBox. Any amount you can share will help to rebuild lives. That's pretty special!
ShelterBox was one of THE first organizations asked by Japan to help and were on hand on the Saturday after the quake. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. Please consider doing whatever you can to give shelter to Japan through this organization or another of your choosing.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this. I really want to do whatever I can to spread the word so that somehow (hopefully) we can make a difference. Have a good evening, be thankful for all that you have today and please stop by again soon. :)