TESC101 Special Dragonflies

February 19th, 2010



Happy Friday.  It’s time for another fun sketch from Taylor PLUS a very special opportunity for you to use your stamping to be a blessing to someone.  Today Taylor is kicking off a Dragonfly Card Drive to benefit the neo-natal unit at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls SD. dragonflycarddrivegraphic-custom.png  Families who have suffered an infant loss are given a dragonfly card while they are in the hospital as something to hold on to, cherish, and comfort them after the quiet time spent with their son or daughter.  In addition to the cards, the parents receive a small ring with a poem, a prayer shawl for the mother (symbolizes God wrapping his loving arms around the patient to comfort her), baby footprints and baby molds (if the parents wish).


We’re asking you to help us by sending in your hand made cards featuring any dragonfly image.  You can use the dragonfly from the TE set Discover Your Wings or any dragonfly from any stamp company.  My sample today features one from Stampendous.  You can use today’s sketch to get you started or you may use any layout you’d like.  You have until March 25th to get your cards in.  As a special thank you, Taylor will be holding a drawing for a Gift Certificate to the TE Store.  Your name will be entered into the drawing once for every card you send in.  All the details are on Taylor’s blog today. 

Please also grab the badge and display it on your blog (and link it on your FB status as well) to help us get the word out!

Here’s my sample for TESC101 and my first card for the Dragonfly Card Drive.


I rummaged through my stamp collection until I came across this dragonfly and floral image from Stampendous and I was so excited at how the size of the images was just perfect for the sketch.  I wanted a soft vintage look so next I went looking for some designer paper and rediscovered a Basic Grey 6×6 pad called Perhaps that I got a few years ago.  The soft pretty colors were perfect.  I paired the papers with SU River Rock (dang I really really miss that color!) and Prism Razzleberry Md.  I just really had fun playing with this card.  The dragonfly was actually paper pieced with small pattern from Perhaps and then covered with Glossy Accents and a little glitter.  It was mounted with foam tape to the Nesties Label 5 frame that had first been embossed with a CB folder.  The floral image was colored with Copics and then the entire panel was covered with Versamark and clear ep and heat embossed.  The crochet trim is from TE.  The sweet little flowers are by Prima and were a gift from my wonderful friend (and fellow Sketch Crew member) Lori.  The started out ivory and I simply colored them a bit with a copic marker.  Sentiments are SU.

Now let’s see what the rest of the Sketch Crew has created:

  • Alice Wertz
  • Jami Sibley (you’re here now)
  • Lisa Hjulberg
  • Lori Craig
  • Lynn Mercurio
  • Melissa Sauls
  • Monika Davis
  • Rachel Sztonyk
  • Sherrie Siemens
  • Taylor Van Bruggen has the sketch, the blog badge for the card drive, and all the details, plus her sample.
  • Wouldn’t it be fun to get some friends together to create some cards for this great cause?  Check your calendar and set aside some stampin’ time!  Have a great weekend!


    10 Responses to “TESC101 Special Dragonflies”

    1. Barbara Says:

      Jaw dropping BEAUTIFUL–Love it–just my style!!

      Barbara in Bellflower

    2. loricraig Says:

      I knew those flowers were perfect for you! I love your card. So, so beautiful. Love the vintage feel, the soft colors, the images. Have a warm weekend, sweet Jami.

    3. Lynn Mercurio Says:

      Absolutely stunning, Jami. Over the top beautiful!

    4. Monika Davis Says:

      Gorgeous card Jami! Love the colors, the flowers, the lace… everything is just perfect! :o)

    5. ChristineCreations Says:

      OH WOW this is gorgeous Jami…and wow on the hospital benefit too…I lived there in Sioux Falls for a lot of years…and it’s a special place to me. I’m thinking I’m going to have to jump in on this one!

    6. Alice Wertz Says:

      this is gorgeous, Jami! love the background paper you used!

    7. Rose Kerry Says:

      Jami, your card is so beautiful, I love all the details and the idea of stamping with my gal pals on some cards. I was going to make some to send but a little friend time while stamping for a worthy cause sounds better. Excellent work.

    8. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

      Beautiful card Jami. Wow!! What a wonderful card drive too. I’m going to have to go look through my stamps and see if I have any dragonfly images too.

    9. Melissa Sauls Says:

      Oh Jami, you just touched my soft spot on this one. You just KNOW I’m gonna love it!!! Sooo gorgeous!

    10. Rachel a.k.a. Gingerbread Gal Says:

      Stunning Jami! This card is a true beauty! I just love all the special touches you put into it. Fabulous!

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