Monday, June 13, 2011

SSD79 Quartet

Hello friends and followers, today is a somber day.  My sweet little dog is not showing signs of improvement, in fact, he might even be worse, so I just don't know if I will be able to make cards anymore. He is my heart, if something heaven forbid happens to him I will be sadder than I can even imagine, and can't imagine I will have any interest in anything let alone crafting.  I am beyond terrified, and I know I have said it before but if you have ANY prayers you can offer on my baby's behalf we both would appreciate them more than you know.

That being said, here are what I hope won't be my final four cards.  All of them are based on Skipping Stones Design Sketch 79:
My first and favorite of the bunch uses SSD's 'Home of the Brave' (currently on sale):

The moment I saw this set I knew those fireworks images would look AMAZING heat embossed in different bright colors against a black background, so that is what I did here, lots of stages of heat embossing in red, gold & blue tinsel EP.  The plane is actually embossed with Silver EP, but in this light it looks white.  In addition to the SSD79 sketch challenge, this card fulfills the requirements of the following challenges:

The next three cards were meant to be a CAS set of holiday cards, all using SSD's 'Christmas Swirls' set (also on sale), such a pretty set to whip out a ton of elegant CAS style cards even when you are short on time.  First I used gold EP and the star image:
This card also fulfills the requirements of Winter Wonderland's Swirls & Pearls Challenge. 

Then I used the blue tinsel EP with the dove image:

Finally I used the red tinsel EP and the ornament image:
It looks much more sparkly in person, though I wish the sentiment had been a little straighter.  (Holiday card count - 35, still way behind)

So.... those are my cards...  I am going to go and spend some time with Ty, I wish I could stop crying, it is killing me to see my little guy in so much pain and unable to do anything to relieve it. In case this is my last post, best wishes, G-d bless.
~Crafty Math Chick


Theresa said...

Meredith - first your cards are fabulous. I especially love the "wish" card.

I will continue to pray for you and Ty. I am sorry that he is in pain and that you hurt for him. I wish there was something I could say. I hope you don't give up card making - it could be a source of healing.

Take care my beautiful friend.

Jingle said...

I commented on your others over at SplitCoast, but I wanted to tell you that your Home of the Free card is fabulous! GREAT use of that set!!!

Emily Keaton said...

These are lovely cards, Meredith. I'm so sorry to hear that Ty is still in such pain. Sending you lots of hugs. I hope he (and you!) are feeling better soon!! Hang in there, OK?

Barb Turpin said...

I guess you can tell by now that I started at the end...I LOVE this Home of the Brave card!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dog Meredith! I can't imagine what you're going through right now and I hope this finds you and your little guy doing well! Hugs! All of your cards are fabulous, the embossing is freaking amazing on the I am totally blown away! I really, really hope everything is ok and that these aren't your last four cards! Take care! :)

Wendy said...

Meredith, I am so sorry to hear about your pet. My prayers are with you!! All of your cards are great!!! Don't ever stop making cards!!! Take care!

~amy~ said...

Okay just left you a load if comments over on SCS...but popped over here to comment on your 4th card...and to tell you how sorry I am about your puppy not doing so well....sending you cyber hugs!

Mandy said...

Wonderful cards,all lovely..Thanks for sharing with us at Cards for Men....Sorry to hear about your dog,thinking of both of you..
Mandy x

skippy stamps said...

WOW!!! Amazing cards!!!I am blown away by your Home of the brave card!!! SO sorry that Ty is hurting...Please don't stop making cards you do such and amazing job! Sending you cyber Hugs!!!

downrightcrafty said...

Great Card and love the image perfectly matched with those gorgeous pearls and swirls, thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Barbara said...

Love the cards, the golden star and red ornament ones are best!

Hope your dog is doing better?

Kary said...

Love your Home of the Free card!! It's awesome! Hope your little dog is better too.

Tussemaja said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Cards for Men - Tussemaja

I hope that your dog is getting better.

Inkyfingers said...

These are fabby cards Meredith. I'm sorry you had to miss the WMS Blog Waltz but I hope everything is going well for your family and you are in my thoughts.
Carol x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Meredith - I am so sorry to hear about your "friend" (kid) -- its so heartbreaking when they are sick! Hopefully you don't stop stamping, and I am sending up a prayer for Ty!!

Anonymous said...

beautiful cards, every one!

whoistracy said...

These are awesome cards! Really love the fireworks and how they stand out. So happy to hear your dog is doing better!