February 27, 2010

See Beyond

Hi everyone!! Happy Saturday!!

Here is my card for today's sketch over at The Sweet Stop, SSS45!!!

My card today is a card that I made and am sending to Taylor for the Taylored Expressions Dragonfly Card Drive. The cards that are donated will be donated to the Neonatal Intensive Care nurses at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD where they use the dragonfly as a symbol of hope for families who have lost a child during delivery or in the early stages of life. Families are given a dragonfly card while they are in the hospital as something to hold on to, cherish, and comfort them after the quiet time spent with their son or daughter. In addition to a card, the parents receive a small ring with a poem, a prayer shawl for the mother (to symbolize God wrapping his loving arms around her), along with baby footprints and baby molds.

You can find all of the details for the Taylored Expressions Dragonfly Card Drive right HERE on Taylor's Blog! You can use ANY dragonfly image, it doesn't matter what stamp company it is from! Won't you consider making a card (or two!) for this cause?

I absolutely LOVE today's sketch at The Sweet Stop, and it was perfect for what I had in mind!!

For my card, I used Discover Your Wings from Taylored Expressions. All the patterned paper is from Ducks In A Row by October Afternoon and I layered each pattern with Choice Buttercream and Spring Willow Medium. I stamped the dragonfly in Memento Cottage Ivy onto Choice Buttercream and cut it out. I then added two coats of Aquamarine Shimmerz and the dragonfly is super shimmery in real life.

I chose the sentiment, "See Beyond", which is also from Discover Your Wings, and I finished off my card with some Artichoke PolyTwill Ribbon and Bling from the TE Store that I colored olive with a Copic Marker.

I don't often finish the inside of my cards, but I find this Helen Keller quote so inspiring and appropriate for the reason for this card. It reads "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart". This is also from the gorgeous Discover Your Wings set!

You can check out what the other Sugar Babies have done with this sketch right here:

Andrea Vernagus
Ann Clack
Audrey Gonzalez
Candace Mitchell
Julie Masse
Korin Sutherland
Lisa Hjulberg
Nancy Brown
Nicole Anderson
Renata Elenbaas
and Tina Hale, our February Guest Sugar Baby!

We would love for you to play along! Head on over to The Sweet Stop for all the deets!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Discover Your Wings by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Spring Willow Medium, Choice Buttercream & Ducks In A Row by October Afternoon
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Memento Cottage Ivy
Accessories: Bling & Ribbon from TE Store, Circle Nestabilities, Aquamarine Shimmerz and Foam Tape



  1. this is beautiful, I adore that dp....thanks for the reminder on the card drive, I need to get busy...have a wonderful day!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Another great card for an even sweet cause. I adore dragon flies. I will make a few and send them as well.

  3. So beautiful and very touching...

    TFS, hugs, margie

  4. This is so beautiful, I think I am going to cry!! The layout is amazing and I love the dragonfly and the sentiment both on the front and inside!! Beautiful colors too! So great Jodes!

  5. Beautiful card Jodi!! Love the colors - so calming! :)

  6. Beautiful! Love the color combo. :o)

  7. Jodi this is just beautiful! I love the layout and the monochromatic colors. Gorgeous work!

  8. Beautiful card - I love the colours and that dragonfly!!!

  9. This is so gorgeous, Jodi!!! Inside and out!

  10. I just love the papers and wonderful colors on this Jodi! and the inside too - super card!

  11. These are just gorgeous! I LOVE dragonflies!!!!

  12. Wow Jodi,
    What a gorgeous card.

  13. Beautiful! Love the colours and layout!


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