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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

RRCB183 You Make Each Day Brighter

Happy Tuesday, peeps, time for a new Retro Rubber challenge! This week it's "Anything Goes"--just use any stamps that are at least a year old!


I chose a stamp called Friendship Grows from 2001---21 years old!  I have always loved these sketchy-style images; they're cute and fun to color in!  So here we go:


I stamped the image in Stazon and watercolored it with lots of different inks, then diecut it and mounted it on a gingham panel that was diecut with the Stitched With Whimsy die and added a banner and a little crinkly seam binding bow.  Here's a little closeup:


I hope you'll play with our Retro Rubber challenge this week...just remember, stamps over a year old and tell us the approximate age!  We love giving our older stamps some love.  Check out what the other DT members created as well at the Retro Rubber blog!

I have dreaded telling my readers of this sad news, but in a community where we lift each other up, I think it's okay to share that my son-in-law Wayne lost his sweet stepdaughter (from a previous marriage) last week; she was only 24 and our hearts are broken.  In fact, the sentiment on this card would be appropriate for her, as she always brought bright sunshine and laughter to everyone around her.  Obviously, Wayne, Dana and Cassidy are grieving and holding each other up as they mourn her and yet, still have moments of laughter amid the tears.  We will miss you, sweet Ganae.



Hold your loved ones close and be blessed today.

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Friendship Grows (ret, 2001)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Watercolor, Seaside Spray (ret), Seaside Spray Gingham DSP (ret)
 Ink Stazon, Lots of Reinkers!
Accessories Crinkled White Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched With Whimsy Dies, Double Pierced Rectangle Die (Avery Elle), Aquapainter

13 comments:

Kampin' Karen said...

Your card IS sweet. You picked out two wonderful pics to display Ganae's sunshine. My heart grieves with you and your family.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Such a pretty card LeAnne and the girls remind me of Ganae and Cassidy - such a lovely tribute, she will leave a hole in all your lives for sure.

Linda Callahan said...

Oh LeAnne so sorry to hear such sad news….a beautiful girl gone too soon. Sending love and condolences to you, Dane, Wayne and Miss C…..❤️

Bonnie said...

What sad news, LeAnne. This card is perfect to show the love between Cassidy and Ganae.

I Card Everyone said...

I hope you all are keeping each other close - such a sad thing losing someone so young.
Each day will get a little brighter - your card is so very sweet, LeAnne.
xx

Tracy Grauer said...

Such a beautiful card. I love that stamp set! Lifting your family up in prayer as they grieve. I'm so sorry.

AnitaR said...

So very sorry for the loss of such a young loved one! Prayers for all.

Shawn said...

LeAnne, I am so very sorry to hear about this tragic loss! Sending hugs and lots of prayers as you mourn this sweet young woman.

Heather said...

Love this card, LeAnne, and the perfect fond memory of Ganae. She would have loved this playful and bright card! You are all so much in my thoughts and prayers...

Beth Kochheiser said...

Holding Wayne, Dana, Cassidy and the whole family in our hearts.

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness, LeAnne I'm so sorry to hear of this loss. You will all be in my prayers. Your card is darling.

Wendy said...

Such a cute card, LeAnne! I remember this stamp set, I think it's still in my stash! Love the gingham paper and your beautiful coloring! I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Ganae. Sending my thoughts & prayers to Wayne, Dana and Miss Cassidy during this difficult time. Hugs to you all.

lisa808 said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss.