Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to a fun Spring Has Sprung blog hop. For this hop we will showcase Spring cards or projects with you!!! The DT Members have all used a wide variety of Gina K. Designs stamp sets to inspire you to get inky too! Come play along with the Current Challenges at Stamp TV!!!
If you came from Cat’s blog, then you're right where you should be. If not, please go to Stamp TV where you will find a list of all those participating.
I made a Spring frame using Wild Flowers to give to my **Godmother who will be turning 85 in a few weeks and I am so THRILLED about being able to see her and celebrate her birthday with her!!! I bought the simple frame and stand at IKEA a few years ago, and it’s been sitting in my stamp room just waiting for the perfect project to give it new life. This weekend it finally spoke to me. I used white pure luxury cardstock and my ink colors are Memento (London Fog, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink, Dandelion). I added some copic marker highlights to the flowers (click on the photos for a close up). Then, I added some light sponged clouds with SU! soft sky ink and cloud template and some sparkle with Stardust Stickles (my favorite). Lastly, I picked some fun coordinating buttons and stuck them on the frame at random. I really like how this turned out.
Here is a picture of us taken the last time I saw her, October ‘09. She was recuperating from being sick for over a month and I was so happy to have been able to spend time with her. We were playing cards here, Kings in the Corner – fun! I am looking forward to seeing her in just 12 more days on my vacation back home, it’s been 2 1/2 years since I have been there, too long in my opinion. The Scripture in the frame on the right, Philippians 4:13 was my Godmother’s verse when she was sick, so this is quite serendipitous and perfect for her! But, I ended up making both so if she wants to change them out, she can. She is such a special lady, who has been a part of my life ALL my life! She was friends with my maternal grandmother (my Nana who died when I was 5), and then her and my mom became good friends. Her daughter and I grew up together and she didn’t have any siblings, so me and my sisters became sisters to her. She & her daughter played a crucial role in me accepting Jesus as my personal savior when I was 15 years old. They took me to a crusade with Nicky Cruz and my eyes and heart were open to the decision that would change my life forever! I ended up being confirmed in the Catholic Church when I was 16 yrs old and I chose her and my Aunt Della (who has passed on) as my Sponsors, or Godmothers. To this day, her quiet strength and devotion to God and her family are admiral and a great role model to me and others who are blessed by her. I just love her so much!!
Now hop on over to Emily’s blog for more Gina K. goodness!!!