Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Special girl and a special card

I'm devoting my blog today to a special girl who is fighting for her very life against cancer. She has been at this for almost 4 years now with various remissions and relapses and is very sick at this time. I encourage you to read her mother's powerful, poignant and beautiful blog which documents this journey that no one chooses.   Here's the link for that:

There is a prayer event tomorrow morning at 7:16  mountain time, to celebrate her 5th birthday and ask Almighty God for His mercy, wisdom, healing and peace in her life and her family's life.  You can find the details on Facebook here:

All of this inspired me to make a card and get it sent to Seattle Children's Hospital. Although we are not close friends, we do know the family and their plight and story has been on our hearts for a couple of years now.  

Here's my card:

I won't go into too much detail regarding the card as that is completely irrelevant to the reason for the card. I used the "From The Herd" stamp set and a retired SU die  of peek-a-boo windows. I included another stamped image on the inside of the card for her to color. This card was 5 x 7 to incorporate all I wanted to include. It was fun to make and I hope it brings a smile to her face. 

and here's a picture of the sweet and lovely Allistaire....

This perfectly captures what has enthralled me with card making... using a form of art that I can do (I can stamp but I CANNOT draw a thing) to bless others and hopefully make a difference, even if it's just a smile on a bleak day.  Please join the 1000+ people that will be praying tomorrow, and honestly, pray now... you don't even have to wait until tomorrow. This little girl needs a miracle!
Thanks for everything,

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