Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My favorite church word is...


Life can be so abundantly rich if you spend your thoughts and efforts focused on other people; their wants, needs, and how you can help.

Blessing... it's not just a word it's a way of life!

My card today is reminiscent of that.

Perhaps it is the vibrant spring yellow,

the flowers in bloom, the intertwining symbolism of the ribbons and vines that make up

The CROSS digi by ARTish

The weekly challenges at The Pixie Cottage

provides you with a choice to use our theme or our sketch or to combine them.

Talk about Creative Freedom!

this week's theme: EASTER

this week's SKETCH...

Link back your NEW creation to The Pixie Cottage

for your chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps

I was inspired by this luscious spring cupcake from Cupcake Inspirations ...

Papertake Weekly lemon zingy -yellow
Lexi’s Creations Easter
Aly’s Anything
Little Claire’s Designs flowers
digis with attitide Anything
Wild Orchid Anything
Gingerloft flowers


Michelle, owner of The Pixie Cottage, posted this Special Request on her blog...

Cards for Haeli

Hi fellow crafters. I have a story to tell today....
Earlier this week my sister, who works for a school system, contacted me regarding one of the middle school students. This young lady, Haeli, is in 6th grade, just like my little girl. Haeli is dealing with a very serious disease, something that is even hard for an adult to deal with... cancer. She has a rare form of ovarian cancer. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
The first thing I thought of was all the friends I have made in blog land while crafting. I thought of all the beautiful cards and scrapbooks people make. And, I thought, this little girl would probably really like to receive cards and other craft items from all over the US as well as the world. I am sure this would inspire her own paper crafting. So that is where you all come in! I would love to send this young lady anything to bring a smile to her face. My sister tells me she is interested in art, and her teachers say she is quite talented, so I am putting a basket together of scrapbook/stamping items for her to use. Also, I am asking you, my followers/friends to send her a card. Of course if you want to send her a little something else, stickers, embellishments etc, I am sure she would love that as well. Maybe for a moment we can take her mind off her illness!
So fellow crafters, I humbly ask for your help here. Could you send a card to Haeli? Would you be willing to post a little something on your blog asking for cards for her? I am sure she would be thrilled to receive a lot cards, etc. from all over the world.

(further info I inquired about and the answer received from Michelle's sister~~~

...I just talked with Haeli's mom again, she is so excited to hear all this.

She told me that Haeli is an avid horseback rider.

Her favorite color is blue.

She loves music! She plays the viola, the french horn, trumpet and piano.

Plus she is in choir and likes to sing.

So that is a lot more info on Haeli for ya!)

You can mail them to:

c/o Melissa French1425 23rd St. NE
Canton, Ohio 44714

Thank you so much!


How can You be a BLESSING?


  1. It's beautiful Artish, great combination of colors, perfect to use for a blessing!!

  2. Gorgeous ArTish, I think I like the word Serenity, but Blessings is also a close favorite.


  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  4. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  5. Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations!

  6. Beautiful card Artish...You are so right about the attitude of blessing being a lifestyle! So blessings to you this week:)

  7. A very beautiful ,wonderful card! Love the image of the Cross. Thanks for joining the 'Easter' challenge at Lexi's Creations.

  8. Hi, Artish. So lovely card, I like the image and the colours. Thank you for joining Papertake Weekly, good luck. Miria GDT xx

  9. Lovely card! THanks for sharing @ DWA!
    Dawn xxx

  10. Wow! Another sensational image ArTish. So beautifully coloured and those buttons finish it all off perfectly.
    Sorry to be late commenting - bit of a hectic night last night.
    Sharon xx

  11. Thanks so much for playing at Gingerloft Lovely card and love the buttons and yes Alyssa is all better:)

  12. Such a lovely card :) I love the bold colours and the distressing! Thanks for playing at LC

    hugs Lexi xxx

  13. This is a beautiful card! I really like the way you used the buttons!! Thank you for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations!

  14. A gorgeous card and a fantastioc idea to send some nice things to try and take Haeli's mind off things even if only for a moment. Thansk for playing at Papertake Weekly this week
    Suzanne x
    Guest DT