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Monday, August 20, 2012

A Few Birthday Cards and A Tear Panda For My Mom

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! I actually was able to spend some time in my craftroom this weekend and this is what I came up with. This first card is for my mom. For those of you that don't know, my mom is in a rehab and has been diagnosed with lung cancer and her only option is chemo, which she has opted not to do. I wanted something that she could set on her nightstand and when she looked at it she would know that she is in our thoughts and in our hearts. It had been awhile since I did a tear bear and I thought this little panda would put a smile on her face. Aside from the panda, the rest of the card is pretty simple. I used heart and circle Nestibilities along with the Spellbinders lattice border, pierced the background on the heart and added a few tiny flowers. The sentiment is computer generated---
I had this next card done for quite a while but didn't want to post it until our good friend Bob had received it. He is a train enthusiast so I thought the digital train image would be perfect for him. You can't tell from the picture but the train is popped for dimension. The edge punch is Stampin' Up, as is the paper. The little ties were around a silverware setup where we had lunch with him and Kathi awhile back...I wonder if he recognized them--- 
Our good friend Gigi loves birds so I used one of my new favorite dies, Memory Box Perched Reed Bird for her card, added a bit of a flourish, a couple of tickets and called it a day ---
And finally, our friend Eduardo,who is Gigi's husband and 1 day younger than her, also loves birds. I'm not sure the buzzard kind but I thought this would be appropriate for a man's card and he will appreciate the humor. I found the clip art image on line and colored it with Copics---
That's it for now...Thanks for stopping by. If you need more information or if you have questions on the recipe or the supplies I used, please don't hesitate to email me. Til next time...Enjoy your day, have a great week and I'll see you when I see you!


Diane said...

Oh my Kelly, I LOVE the Panda card for your Mom...and my heart goes out to her and your family...I know she will love looking at it and will treausre it knowing it came from you!!
Funny, I was just on Pinterest and saw a tear bear tutorial to pin, and thought, Kelly used to make the best bears I have ever seen and wonder why you didn't make them anymore, and here is is beautiful!
Loved all your other cards as well, you always do the best man cards, I struggle with that so, maybe I need to buy some manly stamps, but you have inspired me to make at least one this week!! Have a good week my friend!!

Olga said...

so sorry to hear about your mom, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and her. she will love this gorgoeus card, you do these bears like no other. I love them, the other cards are just as gorgeous, it's the only way you make cards, gorgeous!!!

Sandi said...

Oh Kelly, these are each one so full of personality and life, love each one, I am sure your mom will find comfort in that precious bear, love love love what you have done with the train and the birds are great, got a great giggle from the buzzard. Hope you have a great week, hugs

Beth said...

MY WORD these are GORGEOUS. I've always said that you are the master of tear animals and this sweet panda is proof! I'm sure that it will bring a smile to your mom's heart. The other cards are fantastic in the usual Kelly style with so much detail but that panda has me in awe!

Marie said...

what cute cards. the panda is adorable.

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Kelly!!!

Seu cartão do panda para sua mãe é belíssimo!!! Sei que quando ela olhar vai saber que sua família está orando pela cura da sua doença e que ela nunca saíra da cabeça de cada membro da família. Os outros cartões estão super bonitos. Parabéns por tanta criatividade.

Beijos e tenha uma semana abençoada e iluminada

k squared said...

All of your cards are awesome, each in a different way. The Panda is incredible - I have never heard of tear bears before & will have to explore that a little bit. Your other cards are full of details to take in, but I really love the old buzzard card! Maybe I can relate to that one - ha!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom, my thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family.

Your cards are super and each one so special! Carri ~abusybee

Melodie said...

Wow, Kelly, your cards look again so fantastic. Especially the map with the Panda inspires me, he looks absolutely real.

Suzanne said...

Hi Kelly...Love the card for your mom, I know she will really enjoy it. I think your old buzzard card is hilarious!! Really enjoyed all your other cards.

Dee said...

Hi Kelly, super selection of cards, love the buzzard one.... Thanks for your e-mail, I have signed up to your blog.
Hugz Dee x

Anonymous said...

The latest post is incredible, as usual. I love the Panda - that's the ultimate card. It looks huggable and I know you Mom will love it.
Of course you know I'm partial to the train one (and the guy it was for) but really the old buzzard is terrific. It's so colorful, yet ominous in a silly way. Love them all.

Teresa said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom. I missed a couple of your posts and am getting caught up. I am sure that she appreciates your panda card. It is beautiful and I am sure she thinks of and remembers you are thinking of her every time she looks at it. All your cards are beautiful. You are such a thoughtful person. Please know I am praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Kelly, Bob just looked at your tear bear and asked whether it was fur. He thought it was incredible. Just thought you'd like to know. He's right. It IS the best.

Lorene said...

I have run out of adjectives for you cards so will just say fantastic on them all one more time. I love the Panda for your mom. This will definitely cheer her up. Also the buzzard is too cute. Great Job as always.

Carol<>< said...

love them all!! but that is no surprise, that little bear makes me smile :)
Carol N<><

MiamiKel said...

Hi Kelly, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom and know that you are in my prayers - I said one for you right now after reading your post. Sending big hugs and I know your sweet card will be the perfect pick me up thought! x0x0

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Olá Amiga!!!, lamento de coração por sua Mãe.
Seu cartão tem muito sentimento, muito amor. Ela vai se sentir muito confortada.
Também estou com minha mãe doente, agora vou rezar pelas duas, sua mãe vai estar em minhas orações.
Um Beijo, fique com Deus.

janetli921 said...

I love the panda card
it's sooooooo cuteeee!!!

Yoly e Suas Artes said...

Meu sincero desejo é que sua mãe se recupere!!! O cartão para ela está belíssimo e tenho certeza que ela sabe do amor de toda família!!! Beijos e fica com Deus!!!!