Monday, March 3, 2008

A Special Card



I'm involved with a wonderful organization called Women For Women, Int. and I have an honorary "sister" in Rwanda whom I communicate with and encourage as she expands her education, grows her small business and raises her family of 4. She regularly sends me letters and recently even sent me this very special card...I wanted to share it with all my friends who enjoy the beauty of a card. If you look closely you'll see the incredible skill it took to cut the intricate pieces of this woman and the continent of Africa surrounding her. The small circle off the the lower side is Madagascar (had to look on the map to make sure). Isn't it neat? It fills me with joy to know that she created this just for me!
I will send her this card in return. I used almost all Stampin' Up! products on this, but I couldn't resist playing with some of the fabulous paper that Donna sent me too! The pattern is perfect for what I had in mind for this card. I used Embrace Life stamps; pomegranate, rose red and regal rose inks; rose red, regal rose and whisper white cardstock. I added a bit of ribbon and a few pink gems for some sparkle.
I think it's so awesome that my Rwanda sister is a fellow papercrafter and cardmaker--who woulda thought?! Thanks for allowing me to share this little tidbit of my life today, friends. I hope you've been inspired!

10 comments:

Gwen said...

That really IS just the most awesome!!! nearly made me cry :) how lucky are you! BOTH cards are so special!

Donna said...

that's so precious, Linsey! I love her card-it's so unique. Also love the Embrace Life card you did, the patterned paper looks great with it! tfs

Lee said...

Linsey.....that's just so incredible!! I'm just about speechless!! *almost*!! What a beautiful card she made you and it's definitely a piece of art!! Your card is a beauty too......the more I see Embrace Life, the more I think I need it!! LOL Thanks for sharing such a special part of you!!

Carolina said...

Wow, thanks for sharing such a wonderful relationship with us. Her card is so pretty and yours is just as much!

Joani said...

How sweet. That is something that I'm sure you'll cherish
Hugs,
Joani

Lisa L. said...

What a special gift! You are both very talented.

Julia said...

what a wonderful special card from your penpal - a treasure for sure!

Melanie said...

how cool! you should also check out beadforlife.org, I'll email you pics of cards I made for that event, but they are in my SCS gallery if you beat me to it. A wonderful cause, ishould probably wirte up a special post about how fun the party was, thanks for reminding me!!

Maren said...

What a special thing! You are so amazing!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, how cool is that? Great cards...both of you. I think it's fabulous that you are involved in this exchange...it will enrich both of your lives.