October 16, 2011

Keep Swimming Katie!

Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday!!

Here is a card I created to send to Katie Renz.  I am sure you've seen the huge fundraiser on her behalf...I follow her blog and really wanted to create this card for her.  My heart just breaks for her and what she is going through...

I purchased this darling Keep Swimming, Katie! stamp from I {heart} Papers (along with TONS of new paper too!), and 100% of the profits go to Katie's fund.  You can check out this page HERE on I {heart} Papers to purchase this stamp in clear like I did, or a digi version, as well as some other items.

Let me tell you something about I {heart} papers.  This was my first time ordering from them, and it surely won't be my last.  Their shipping is UBER fast.  I think I ordered on Wednesday night and I had my goodies on Friday!  CRAZY fast!  I got all the new Authentique pads (woot) and some others that just happened to fall into my cart.  I think I need a paper intervention...really.

For my card, I started with the October SFYTT and I stamped the octopus in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream cardstock.  I cut out part of the banner, and two of the tentacles, and then cut it out with Rectangle Nestabilities, keeping the banner and two tentacles "out of the box".  I colored this sweetie with Copic Markers and then gave it all a coat of crystal glitter.  I drew in a frame with my Copic Multliner while the paper was still in the nestie.

The patterned paper is all Salt Air from Cosmo Cricket, and the border on the bottom was created with the Wave Border from Taylored Expressions.  I added a bow/ribbon combo and the bow was created with the Bow Easy.  I added a button cut with the Button Quartet Die-Namics from MFT and some twine.  Using the smallest banner die in the First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics from MFT, I created a little banner and stamped "Katie" using the Mini Banner Day Alphabet, also from MFT.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Stamps:  Keep Swimming Katie from I {Heart} Papers and Mini Banner Day Alphabet from MFT
Paper:  Taken With Teal (SU!), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Salt Air (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Crystal Glitter, Rectangle Nestabilities, Copic Multliner, Wave Border Die (Taylored Expressions), First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics (MFT), Button Quartet Die-Namics (MFT), Ribbon, Bow Easy, Twine and Jody Boosters



  1. This is SO ADORABLE, Jodi! LOVE the sparkle!!!

  2. Loving the sparkle and great colour combo you used! Darling card as always :)

  3. LOVE this card! I just ordered the stamp set. :)


  4. This is so cute! Love all that sparkle!!

  5. This is amazing!! Love the sparkle

  6. So sweet. I love the glitter. I am sure she will love it. I sent her mine as well. :)

  7. OMG girlfriend this is so cute- LOVE all the glitter on your little guy!

  8. Your card is the most beautiful one I've seen with this image, Jodi! I love the sparkle. My heart breaks for Katie and her family.

  9. Jodi, this card is so cute - cheerful enough to brighten Katie's day.
    I'm going to make a card for her as well.

  10. OMGosh this is incredible Jodi! Everything about your card for Katie is fabulous! I love all the glitter, the wave border, your colors and papers...all of it!

  11. Oooo Jodi! I LOVE all of the sparkle! What a fantastic card! :D

  12. I {heart{ this for SOOO many reasons <3 Love the sparkle too!


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