It's been awhile since I've had a chance to post- utter craziness around our house! My 80 year old mother had a total knee replacement on Tuesday and was up walking across the room less than 24 hours later- she is definitely the toughest person I know. I would still be in bed complaining-lol! She really has been a trooper, but today is the day that the pain is expected to be the worst and she is feeling the combined effects of poor sleep and bad hospital food. I have been bringing her a card each day when I go visit to cheer her up a bit and who better to make her smile than Cuppie :)
I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch as a quick place to start and threw in some coordinated papers from the retired "Sweet Slumber" designer series paper pack. After the various layers were assembled, I stitched around the edge and added some shiny brads as accents. Cuppie was colored with Copic markers, cut out with nested dies on my Sizzix machine and layered with some white satin ribbon. The bow was "tied" with some hemp twine and a button from the "Deck the Halls" collection in the new Stampin' Up Holiday Mini catalog (what a great mini catalog this year- definitely check it out!). A hand cut tag completes the sketch.
The inside was finished with strips of the same patterned papers and an encouraging message. Hopefully this card and a visit from her grandkids will bring a smile to her face!
Have a great day~