Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's all about Elephants

Yep today that is what you get, Elephants!  I adore elephants and have a small figurine collection of them from different countries.  As is appropriate the color scheme is GREY with pink and either yellow or green.  I think these bright colors totally offset the grey and are super fun.  So let me introduce you to today's cards....

The first card is for a girlfriend and her husband.  He has been on dialysis for some time but he finally got a kidney transplant ON THANKSGIVING!  Talk about something to be thankful for!!!!  I am so excited for them and hope this makes their lives just a little bit easier.  Some of our other friends are getting together and purchasing a meal service to give them some breathing room while he is still in the hospital and adapt to this change.  The news seemed so big that the word huge and the elephant seemed appropriate! :)

Supplies for this card include Lawn Fawn stamps Interlocking Backdrops (oh so trendy!) and Quinn's ABC's.  The elephant stamp is from Inky Antics Honey Pop Collection.  I love the bright pink and green against the grey, it just feels happy!  I also used a fun tag and that means I can participate in this weeks Lawnscaping Challenge #46, Using Tags (not the goal but happy it worked out!).

Next I have a baby shower card for one of my daughter's pre-k teachers.  She is having her first child and much to the family's surprise it is going to be a girl (I guess there are a lot of boys in the family).  So of course they are excited.  I asked her sister what her colors would be and she said she found a cute combo of grey, white, yellow and hot pink.  I wouldn't have dreamed of putting these colors together, but they really do work!  And of course that allowed me to keep with my grey elephant theme. :)

The stamps used here are, again, the Inky Antics elephant and the Sentiment from Paper Smooches Word Salad Set.  I LOVE this sentiment set!  And of course this worked out with the current Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge photo!  I obviously substituted pink for the red, but these colors, patterns and textures are perfect for the challenge.

So.....CONGRATULATIONS to these wonderful people, they deserve the best! :)


Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I love this little elephant image! SO precious holding that little flower! Congrats to your friend and her husband--that's fabulous news that he got a kidney transplant on Thanksgiving (what a blessing!!!)!!! I'm sure they will cherish this card:)

And that second card is super duper cute! I love the color combo--I love it for a baby's room! FUN! Congrats to your daughter's teacher!! HOOOOORAY for little babies:) Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge;) <3

Lynn said...

Oh such wonderful, wonderful news...Amazing and thankful for the kidney transplant and a new baby too! Two wonderful reasons to celebrate and your cards are beyond fabulous. Thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Smooches Sparks!

~amy~ said...

how super sweet!

Thanks for stoppin' by the A Blog Named Hero!

Christiana said...

Darling! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Lori said...

What fun cards--and for such special occasions, too! Thanks for joining us for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.