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Friday, May 29, 2009

I've been a Free Spirit lately.

I have been working this week on creating some masculine type cards. I find that I create things that are more on the embellished girly side, it is so easy and fun. But I was in desperate need of a manly card for a dear friend. One of my friends from High School and College, Eric, went into the hospital about two weeks ago because he was not feeling well. After running a bunch of tests they discovered he had stage 3 bone cancer! My dear friend, Tiffany, has been bestest friends with Eric since childhood and lives near him now so she has been such a great friend to check on Eric, keep his spirits up and keep the rest of us in the loop! What a big task but she is the type of friend that will do anything for you- love her!


So I told Tiffany that this would be a challenge and that I had to get in the creative spirit to create something for Eric! He was always the guy you would go to for a laugh, to escape from your problems...he would always make me laugh so hard that I thought literally I would wet myself! (yep I just said that) So when my card makes it to him in Colorado I hope it brings a smile to his face and I can help fill his spirit up to Kick Cancer's *&@$%!!(Eric says it not me! hee-hee.

For all 3 cards I used all Close To My Heart Products(love it):
*x7088B Free Spirit Level 2 Kit
*x7088C Free Spirit My Stickease
*Chocolate ink and distressing ink pad
*D1227 Legendary Moments (one of my all time favorite stamp sets!)
* Twill Ribbon and some of our Rub-Ons!
*I used the Originals book by Jeanette Lynton to make the card designs. the first card is "Lucky Three", the second is "Colors and Cubes", and the third is "Upright." I love all our How to Program books...makes my life so much easier!

Hope it inspires you too to create out of your comfort zone!

:) Jennifer


  1. Great cards and I'm sorry about your friend! Cancer is super scary but with the right attitude amazing things can happen! Sending up prayers for him!

  2. thank you so much Christina...I know he appreciates that too! and thank you for the compliments on the cards!