Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Heartfelt RAK

The 25th Challenge over at Joan's Gardens is going to be quite spectacular! There is a huge prize involved! The two rules are that you MUST use only stamps from Heartfelt Creations, and you must be or become a follower of Joan's Blog. Joan also has a wonderful hop full of inspiration and prizes going on. You must go check it out here!

I belong to the RAK group over at Stamp TV, and a special request came in from a mother that had recently lost her daughter. The mom had promised to decorate the girls room for Christmas. She said she would be happy for any handmade ornaments that she could add to the tribute. It is very hard to refuse the request of a child. From what I understand, she had fought a long and courageous battle.

My first instinct was to make mine with the adorable snowman from Heartfelt Creations set HCPC 3342, Snowmen Melt Your Heart PreCut Set. I started with chipboard discs and even pulled out my Zyron to make sure everything adhered. I stuck with cool blues and did my coloring with Copic Markers. My reverse side has the sentiment. My embellishments are silver cording and sticky beads, dew drops, Mica flakes, and snowflake and branch punches from MS.


Take time to do that little extra something this holiday season. It will make you feel so good. I must add that my own DD just informed me she will be applying to be a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. You go, Dee! Proud of you! Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Theresa said...

This a beautiful ornament and for such a great request. I have to check that out. Good luck on Joan's Challenge for that great prize.

Patti said...

That is truly what Christmas is all about! What a blessing all of the raks will be! Love your creation GF!Yey Dee.... where are you hiding?

Olga said...

Both are fantastic! I mailed mine Monday,

redwasher1 said...

WOW! This is just beautiful!!

Kerrie said...

Just beautiful Mary Ann, and for such a great cause.

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is one GORGEOUS ornament, and the fact that you made it for someone's special request, makes it even more beautiful! I just LOVE all the blue colors and glitz! Bless your kind & generous heart! I hope you win the big one at Joans!

Patty said...

Your ornament is wonderful, and how great you are for honoring such a specail request. Bless you for easing a mother's hurt.

Leslie Miller said...

What beautiful stamping and such a nice gesture. The true spirit of Christmas!

Nancy said...

I received the ornament and card yesterday and just cried because it's so beautiful! I truly appreciate the love and care you put into the ornament and I'm going to proudly hang it in my daughter's room. I bet she can see it from heaven and is so happy with it too. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. I wish I could give you hugs in person. You are truly a talented, caring woman.
Lots of love,
Nancy

Janice M said...

This is a Beautiful ornament!! Love that snowman.