Creating Custom Colored Ink Pads With Baby Wipes & Reinkers gives interest and personality to your card. You choose the colors add a few drops and let the baby wipes do their thing. I have been out of town this past week and when I was thinking what I would share with you this week for our Technique How To, without being able to record a new video – I realized I had not shared Reinkers and Baby Wipes. I will give you all a chuckle as you watch and oldie but a goodie! While the stamp set is retired the technique is the same and I created a new card with current products today to share.
Why no new video today and Why am I Late?
We have spent the last 3 days at Rochester, Minnesota at the world famous Mayo Clinc and Hospitals. It isn’t our first visit there this year while our dear sister in law LaVone has been going through treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). She was airlifted there a the end of April just a few days before we left on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip to Fiji. We were amazed and grateful that they were able to get her through those first weeks so she could start to recieve treatments.
Less than 1% of all demonstrators earn the incentive trip each year.
Less than a month ago we were celebrating the fact that her brother was a match for a stem cell transplant (there was only a 25% chance), everyone started to make plans for friends and family to take turns being with her. She would need someone there with her for the 100+ day stay at the transplant house. Unfortuanately life doesn’t always go as we plan and Tuesday we were told that she will not be able to recieve the transplant her counts are to high and the chemo is not working.
They have been given many choices over the past 7 months but none as grim as this weeks.
- To go home and do nothing
- Set up some chemo treatments back home to buy some time.
It was a very quiet day as we drove around the river valley area just to escape the hospital. What does one say and very little seems to matter when you are faced with these issues.
LaVone and I share the love of Stamping and we even did some of that to pass the time away at the hosptial. Stamping has gotten me, my family & friends through many tough times in the past years. Stamping is more than cardmaking it represents love, caring, sharing and giving. Think of someone you know who could use some of your love and caring through a hand stamped card this week and send it off to them.
Touch the life of someone with a hand stamped card.
P.S. Say an extra little prayer for all those who have loved ones batteling cancer.
Card designe inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #113