Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ella's Card

**Looking for the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge Card? It's down below, check it out.**

One of my wonderful granddaughters will be 8 on Sunday - you guessed it, her name is Ella! Ella holds a special place in my heart, she always will. She was just a little 1 year old when I experienced a very painful loss in my life. Her mom and dad made sure that I spent as much time with her as possible because they knew that her little hugs and unconditional love would help me. They were right! She (and her younger brother) attend the school where I teach so I get the added bonus of seeing them every day during the school year. God sends us healing in a number of ways - one for me answers to the name of Ella.

This card was made for a couple of challenges. The first was the inspiration challenge on StampTV. We were asked to make a card based on that image of the cake. That was my rendition of it. The other was for the sketch challenge on Card Patterns 73. I paper pieced the sections of the cake to get some of the green into it and I HAD to go with pinks! This card took me a long time to make, some cards just fall into place and others are a struggle. This one was harder than most. I hope she likes it! 

Stamps: Candles on your Cake by Melanie, sold by Gina K Designs
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury Passionate Pink and Creme de Menthe
Specialty Paper: Paper Pack from DCWV called Nana's Kids
Other: Some flowers and brads 


Olga said...

this is beautiful and she will love it! You are so blessed to be able to see them so often!!

Becky said...

What a beautiful card, she will love it. ;)

Arlene said...

Love the colors - such a delightful card!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

a stunning card! love the pink and green!

Jennie said...

This is so cute and GREAT colors!

TesaB said...

That is super sweet!!! Great paper peiceing and loveee the colors!!!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Super super cute card! Love the stripes and the punched corners.