In the midst of life I totally forgot to post this yesterday. Thankfully Darcy over at the Pink Persimmon posted it for me on their company blog. You can see the post over here: Send Someone a Card Today, Just Because
This card is the third in a series of cards for the Pink Persimmon. They were inspired by my friend Katie Renz. You see I've been in a design slump over the past few months and when it comes to deadline time I would scramble to get my creative team assignments done.
Well this time around I was revisiting Katie's blog and was inspired by her style. Some were clever, some were pretty, and some were simple but most of all they were awesome. I bet you didn't know that there for awhile she received every single new release stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps and she would make samples for just about every one within a months time. She could pump out so many cards come deadline time it wasn't even funny. I always wondered how she did it.
This trio of cards came along quite happily once I had some inspiration. So in a Katie-like fashion my projects were done and before the deadline. It wasn't too long after that Katie and I were talking on the phone and I told her about my recent inspiration. It cracked her up and she brushed off the compliment in her own humble way.
Today's card was the last one I made in that set and it is poignant that Katie passed away this week. I had been waiting to share this story since those cards were made and I meant to send her one of those cards. Instead of sending her one of those cards I took the drive up and we got to visit in person. That was the weekend before she went into hospice. I will cherish those four hours with her and her family forever.
|Me and Katie|
On another Katie note, we both discovered Pink Persimmon at the same time. We shared our first order together and "Little Red Wagon" was one of the first sets she bought. I can see why she liked it... it's so cute!
This probably wasn't what you were expecting. I couldn't help but share. I'll miss my friend Katie and I grieve for her family. I am thankful for stamping because it brought us together.
CARD DETAILS:STAMPS: Pink Persimmon "Little Red Wagon"
INK: Palette Ink Noir Black
PAPER: Blank White Notecard, GCD Studios Papers, Red Cardstock
COPIC MARKERS: E00, YR00, E21, RV42, B60, C7, E71, E57, E47, E49, R46 EMBELLISHMENTS: Provo Craft Scallop Scissors, Circle Coluzzle Cutter with Blade, GCD Orange Glitter Stickers