Simon Says Stamp | So Thankful For All You Do

Simon Says Stamp | So Thankful For All You Do

When I was making this card I kept thinking to myself – there are no words in the world to help me express my gratitude. The war rages on and people all over the words continue to help. People become more and more united. And that unity is what makes us stronger and braver.

I played with an older stamp set from my stash – Painted Flowers from Simon Says Stamp. I love the painted and abstract-like look of these blooms.

Simon Says Stamp | So Thankful For All You Do

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CARD DETAILS

I used one of my abstract backgrounds (watch THIS video to learn how to make a background like this using inks and specialty synthetic cardstock) as a backdrop for the flowers. I think it worked perfectly here. I also added a simple “Thankful” sentiment – I heat embossed it in white on light blue cardstock. I’d usually emboss something like this on black paper, but I wanted to keep the amount of black here to a minimum.

Simon Says Stamp | So Thankful For All You Do

Yesterday we drove one of the vehicles we purchased using your donations to a military station and passed it on to the men fighting for our freedom. I was filled with positive emotions. It is hard to describe and put into words. I felt your support and kindness, I felt your care and prayers; I also felt inspired and motivated, and I felt fierce. When we passed the vehicle to the men in the army I could see a lot of those emotions in their eyes too. You can also see hope. You look into their eyes, you smile, you don’t say much, you nod. And you know that you’ve done well. Thank you for helping us fight for our freedom, for our home, for our land.

Simon Says Stamp | So Thankful For All You Do

SUPPLIES

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Simon Says Clear Stamps Painted Flowers
Simon Says Clear Stamps Painted Flowers
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Simon Says Stamp Painted Flowers Wafer Dies
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CZ Design Clear Stamps Clean Line Gratitude
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9 Comments

    1. Hi Yana! I wish you could really know how happy your posts to your blog make me. Not only does it reassure me you’re ok, but I get to see your artwork. Thank You!

    1. I rarely comment, but I have been following you for years and loving your work. When I read your first post about what you were going through – those early days running to the shelter – I literally just cried. I tried to read it to my husband and could not finish. I can’t even imagine how truly horrific it was and still is. I am so proud of you and what you have accomplished in helping your country and the men and women who are fighting in this terrible war. You and your husband stayed there and have made such a difference. You are both so brave; you have set a shining example of what can be done to help where it’s needed. I will never forget your amazing fortitude and bravery.

    1. Yana this is so beautiful.
      Im so glad you feel loved and supported

    1. You are fierce and beautiful and caring and supportive. You are amazing Yana!
      This card is beautiful, I am thankful you can make cards to bring some calm into your life!

    1. I keep asking myself Why is the world letting this happen? We are helping but not enough.If we had provided all that Ukraine wanted in the beginning the war would be over. You and your president are showing us what determination and bravery are really about. My book club is reading Man Without a Face (a biography of Putin). I high recommend it for those who want some insight into this ruthless man.

    1. Lovely card with colors that make you smile. Thank you for showing us your talents. Thoughts and prayers being sent to you.

    1. Yana, I have followed you for years and you always inspire me. The background you used for today’s card, is beautiful. I had to ask myself how I missed this fun technique. I corrected that oversight and watched the video you recommended. Thank you so much for the beauty you add to my world. You are fierce, you are a warrior, you are an inspiration as are your countrymen and women.

    1. Yana, you are such a brave and beautiful Soul. ☀️ I don’t think I could say it any better than the lovely comments people have already left for you, but I want you to know how proud I am of you, your bravery, your kindness, your creativity…all of these are making a difference in this world…and in your country. Stay strong dear Yana and know we are behind you, sending strength and love to uplift you in all your important work. Love you.

    1. P.S. This card is just so beautiful. It has all my favorite colors and is full of life and gratitude and love. It’s truly inspiring!

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