Here's the sepia-toned card that I shared at my North Country team meeting. It features the Inspired by Nature stamp set. The flowers were stamped in Soft Suede and the grass was stamped in Crumb Cake, although you could've stamped that in Soft Suede as well and achieved a very similar look just by "stamping off" first. I sponged around the edges with Soft Suede and added the greeting, using the Large Oval and Scallop Oval punches. The colors are much more complementary in person. What a great card for someone going through a difficult time.
I'm very excited to announce that I'm working on an autism fundraiser for late April. My church (Curtis Lake, in Sanford) has a ministry called My Place, which is a environment for special needs children. It's a fun environment staffed with great people; an environment that accepts children as they are and allows their parents to attend a Sunday morning service. I can tell you that My Place has a made a huge difference for my family. Recently we've been discussing the creation of a community event that would be a social opportunity targeted at kids with autism and other developmental delays. It might involve game nights and dances...things that pre-teens and teens love to do but where special needs kids don't always fit in. Children will be able to attend these regular events with their parents or aides and be able to practice their social skills and have fun with people who understand and accept them for who they are. There are similar programs doing this but are 40-45 minutes away. We think we can fill a need and are moving to that end. So I'd like this fundraiser to specifically benefit that program.
I'm still toying on the format. I know that I have a scrapbook option. I'm considering a second project or card-making time as well. There will be prizes and give-aways. If you have something you'd like to see me offer, please email me and I'll consider it.