Have friends that are stressing out with everything happening in the world right now? This card is just the thing to make them feel better, if only for a moment. This image comes from a great set called Doggy Kisses, with adorable doggy images and sentiments to wish your loved ones well, whether they are under the weather or feel like they are under a dark rain cloud. This card set is perfect for my friend who has been stressed out, and her mom who recently had surgery. And AI’s challenge for this month is Animals & Nature, so these fit the theme perfectly. I’m always happy when I can pair a need for a card with a current challenge!!! And you gotta love when a stamp set makes it so easy to make one layer cards!
First up is the card for my friend. This sentiment doesn’t tell her to feel better, doesn’t say to cheer up… just acknowledges that life kinda sucks right now and let’s her know I’m here to just listen and commiserate. Sometimes telling someone that things aren’t that bad, or that it will be better soon, just isn’t what they need. And who wouldn’t feel just a tad better with this sweet doggy in slippers who just wants to stay in bed? He’s been watercolored with Tombow markers, as has the shadow below him.
Next up is this sweet weiner dog is bandages! Isn’t this perfect for a post op card?!? I love the pun of the sentiment with this image!!! He’s also watercolored with Tombow markers. I love how they don’t bleed through the paper. I’m hoping this brings a smile to my surrogate Mom’s face. She’s been a real trooper… since Covid, patients having surgery cannot have visitors. She’s not only been through a lengthy hospitalization alone, but after surgery was sent to rehab for weeks… and you guessed it, no visitors allowed there either. The rehab is wing of a senior living center, so its more locked down than Fort Knox. Hoping she continues to recover quickly and we can get her home and surrounded by the people who care about her. In the meantime, I’m hoping this card reminds her that we would visit if we could!
I hope you have someone in your life who will agree with you that life sucks sometimes… but remember if they are trying to find a bright side or show you some hope that they do so in love because they hate to see you upset. Its not that they aren’t good listeners. Stay strong, my crafty friends!
ETA: 6/12 This card was 1 of 3 FRIDAY FAVORITES at CAS on Friday!!!
ETA: 6/20 This card was chosen in the TOP 3 at Inkspirational!!!
I am submitting these cards to the following challenges:
- Art Impressions – #284 – Animals & Nature
- AAA Cards – #167 – One Layer CAS cards
- CAS on Friday – #181 – Animals – TOP 3 – FRIDAY FAVORITE!!!
- Crafty Catz – #509 – Anything Goes w/opt CAS
- Cute Card Thursday – #637 – Anything Goes
- Stamplorations – June – CAS w/opt purple
- Sweet Stampers – #44 – Animals/Birds
- A Gem of a Challenge – Week 12 – Anything Goes
- Inkspirational – #214 – Funny Sentiments – TOP 3!!!!
- Polkadoodles – Week 23 – Anything Goes