Friday, April 24, 2015

Encouragement Card Using Imagine That! Digis By Kris "My Sailmate" Digi set

Hello friends.  We are hoping for some rain in CA.  I heard that we may be out of water in one year.  I wonder what will happen at that time.  We are researching what to do to help with the shortage.  They are now starting to fine people; including businesses.  I think they are forcing businesses in CA to change their landscaping to one that uses less water.  CA has always been known for their gorgeous lawns, flowers, shrubs, etc.  A lot of people have already let theirs either die or they have converted them to rocks, cacti or plants that require less water.  It is so sad.  Be happy you have rain and snow wherever you live.  That means you will still have water.  

I created this card for Imagine That Digis by Kris using "My Sailmate" digi set.  There is a progressive challenge each month.  If you purchase the first one at a discount; enter in the challenge, you get next month's set free.  Her digis contain black and white images; as well as colored ones.  They also have embellishments and/or sentiments included.  I made this card using just images on this set.  There was also a little girl and boy; which I didn't use.  

I created this card for both my sister, Alice and her husband, Kenny.  I think it is very appropriate with what they are going through.  They are the main caretakers for my mother; who just got home from the nursing home about a month ago; ended up back in the hospital for 4 days and is now home again.  It is very challenging taking care of elderly parents; and my sister isn't well herself.  I feel very blessed that she lives there; and wish I lived closer to help out.  I do the best I can over the phone, consulting with her anytime day or night.  They are also caretakers for his elderly parents.  They have their hands full with their parents and they are very active in their church.

Click here for a link to Imagine That Progressive Challenge for April.  You still have time to enter before the end of the month.  Also, scroll down to see the complete stamp set.  I forgot to look at her free papers and other images to match this set.  I just saw them; and wished I had used some of those papers.  I thought this paper matched pretty good.  It reminded me of bubbles under the water; but I think Kris's paper was better.  I will have to remember this next month.  She usually has freebies to go with her set for the month.  

Inside Card Using More of this fabulous digi set

Includes Black and White images and colored images

Supplies used to create this card:

Cardstock - From Stash - The Paper Company
Paper - Hot Off The Press 
Bling - Jolee's Boutique

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Hiding In My Craft Room - Freestyle (3 of 3)  (Saturday)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Sunday)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option diamonds (3 of 3)
Come and Get It - Things Starting With B/Boat/Blue (2 of 3)
 Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Monday)
House Of Cards - Butterflies &/or color combo (No limit)
Monday Morning Challenge - Colorful Creations (1 of 4)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Ooh La La Creations - At Least 5 layers (1 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes (Bling/cardstock) (No limit)
Creative Card Crew - Sentiment (3 of 3) (Tuesday)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Card and Scrap - Use layers (No limit) (Other Date)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper (No limit)
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Mod Squad Challenge - Encouragement (No limit)
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes/Family Friendly (2 of 5)
Crafting With An Attitude - Freestyle/Fantasy (3 of 3)  (Thursday)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 a day)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Friday)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Fairy Tale Challenge - New or Never Used (No limit)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes/Lots of Layers (No limit)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
QKR Stampede - Guy Cards (1 of 3)

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  1. How fabulous Gloria, love the design and the sentiment is great!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  2. this is fab and so beautiful Gloria

    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  3. Love it Gloria - inside and out, it's all put together so well. Thank you so much for playing at Imagine That! this month in our progressive challenge :) Hope y'all get some rain soon! xx

  4. Very gorgeous card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good luck!
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  5. What a fab card, love the design and colour. Thank you for joining in with us at Scribble & Scrap Challenge and good luck. Chris DT

  6. What a fab card, love your layout and the colours are great..Hugs Lozzy xx

  7. I love it. Great card Gloria the colors are so pretty The water drop background paper is super. that is one nice digi set
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes APRIL Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  8. This is just a super card! Not just the design and sentiments but because of the thought you put into it! As a caretaker for my aging parent, I know all too well how perfect these sentiments are and how much it will mean to your sister & her husband. Thanks for joining us for this week's challenge at QKR Stampede!

  9. First, thanks for the reminder that there IS a purpose behind all that snow we had this winter in the northeast. I pray rain comes your way soon. Now, on to the card: fabulous!! I think the paper you used goes perfectly with that image and the sentiments are just perfect. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  10. This is beautiful! Love that water droplet paper, perfect to use with the image!
    xEllie from My Creative Moments/Monday Morning Challenge

  11. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet this week for our "Anything Goes" Challenge.

  12. Fabulous layout and I love the sentiment. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  13. How lovely! Such fun creations!
    Thanks for joining Use Your Stuff's blog hop!

  14. A fabulous card, such a great image and design.
    Thank you for joining us Ooh La La Creations.
    I have Birthday Candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  15. It's a lovely bright card, with a great sentiment, especially for the situation you described. The water drop background paper really gives a sense of movement. I hope you get some rain to help with your water shortage, we have just had a very heavy shower ! Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge, good luck and best wishes, Anne DT.

  16. Another super fun card! LOVE the nautical theme, the fun water paper, and the sentiments! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  17. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Crafting with an Attitude, good luck!!! Amy DT

  18. Great card Gloria, I love the way you designed this. thanks for joining us at Imagine That by Kris this month.
    Lynne DT

  19. Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! monthly challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  20. Lovely card Gloria, such a great guy card.
    Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.
    Lorry :o) xx

  21. Thanks for entering our Not Just Card Challenge and good luck!
    Monica - DT

  22. Lovely card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew
    Hugs, Yvonne

  23. Awesome card. No truer of a sentiment has been said before. I love the wet looking backgroound paper you used. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

  24. This is a great card that will surely cheer up your sister and brother in law. I love the vibrant blue and yellow. Thanks for sharing and playing along with our Wonderful Wednesday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

  25. Really pretty card and digi set. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the <a href="”>Mod Squad Challenge</a>

  26. What a bright and cheery card Gloria! I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated by anyone going through a bit of a rough time. I like how you fussy-cut some of the items from the set and added them both to the front and inside of the card. The bubbles paper looks great too!

    Thanks so much for entering your card into the stamp of the month challenge over at Imagine That! Digis by Kris. Good luck in the draw.

    ☺Lisa D.
    DT Member for Imagine That! Digis by Kris!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!

  27. This is really beautiful Gloria and thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week for our challenge
    x catherine

  28. What a cute card and the perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.

  29. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  30. Great guy card, Love the color. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  31. Nice card!
    Thanks for joining us at Fairy tale Challenge!

    Hugs Steffi

  32. Fabulous background for this beautiful nautical card!! Love the colors too!
    Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards.
    Rosi x

  33. This is adorable, especially for a little boy! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Hugs, Barbara

  34. Hello, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this fortnight. Simply Papercrafts Good luck. We would love to see you again for our next challenge.
    Chrissy (Challenge Blog Owner)


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