Wednesday, December 2, 2009

TE Sneak Peek: Discover Your Wings by Donna Baker


I'm so happy to share a wiper card I made using the new TE Charitable giving set, Discover Your Wings, illustrated by the very talented Nancy McKinney.  Every quarter, Taylored Expressions takes part in a charitable giving program where she chooses a charity to donate $7 from the sale of a special set designed around the charity.  Each month since its inception,
the charity has had a special meaning and this month is no exception. 

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS) is the charity organization this time. The organization offers professional photography services to families dealing with infant death. The Foundation is made up of a network of almost 7,000 volunteer photographers in the United States and twenty-five countries. At a family's request, an affiliated photographer will come to the family's hospital or hospice location and conduct a sensitive and private portrait session to preserve beautiful memories of their precious child.

When Taylor first shared this charity with the team, my thoughts naturally brought to mind my husband's step-sister who delivered her first child who was a preemie (who weighed 1 1/2 lbs and a very healthy 16 yr old today) and then a second baby who was also a preemie who only lived about 4 days.  It was so difficult to see Paige so helpless in her incubator and equally hard not to touch her as we prayed over her (she would have been 10 yrs old this year had she lived).  Her funeral was a very sad one, and had we known about this organization, I'm sure Missy would have loved to have had them donate their services to provide beautiful lasting memories of their baby in photographs.  I'm sure there are countless others who have either experienced a baby's death or know someone who has so this charity is going to benefit.  How great would it be to purchase this set for someone you know who lost a baby and make them handmade cards and sign the backs handmade in honor of the baby? 



Now some info about my card. It was my first time to make a wiper card and it was pretty easy, thanks to Beate's great tutorial. I used some Basic Grey Urban Prairie with some prism cardstock to match Frosted Teal and Sunflowers Medium. I used one of my favorite ribbons in the TE store, Caribbean satin 3/8" and something new to me I had to try out, the pearl flowers in cream cheese but I colored them yellow to match my project with a copic marker. Isn't it pretty?

In this set there are several winged insects as well as lots of encouraging sentiments. Several I put on the skinny panel under the butterfly that peeks out when the wiper is open. Isn't the sparkly butterfly beautiful? After I cut it out and lightly colored it, I added crystal lacquer on the wings and sprinkled star dust glitter on it and let it dry overnight - I wanted the glitter to be thick & really stick!

Come blog hoppin' with me to see what the Baker's Dozen girls have cooked up
with Discover Your Wings today.

Charmaine
Dawn
Jackie
Jami
Jodi
Karen G.
Karen M.
 Laurie
Nancy McKinney
Sankari
Sharon
Taylor


Be sure to leave some love along the way because one lucky commenter will win a
Discover Your Wings stamp set! How cool is that?

All you have to do is leave a comment on each Baker's Dozen blog today for the best chance to win! One lucky winner will be chosen at random from all of the comments on one of the blogs, but the trick is that nobody knows which blog it will be! You have until 6am PST on Thursday to enter. The winner will be announced Friday morning on Taylor's blog.

49 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just beautiful, Donna! I adore that sparkly butterfly! What a beautiful touch!

Crafty Num Nums said...

What a wonderful organization!! This set is goreous :) My daughter was a preemie and it scared me everyday to see her so helpless and nothing I could do to make her better except to hold her and make sure she knew I was there. She turned 13 this year and I am so thankful she pulled thru and I get to watch her grow up into a wonderful young lady.

This set is on my list of "must haves" for sure.

TannyP said...

What a stunning card. Love the wiper technique and you did this perfectly, Donna (as usual!) Wonderful charity choice!

Sankari W. said...

Simply gorgeous Donna!!! I love the wiper card you have created and the colors are just so "happy" and lovely!!! You rock!! Big hugs! (that will soon become real hugs!!! :))))
Sankari :)

Karen Giron said...

Loving that shimmery butterfly - it's gorgeous! I love this card!

Steph K (booga3) said...

Wow! So beautiful, Donna! I especially love the gorgeous butterfly!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Gorgeous, Donna-that butterfly is AMAZING. I am SO excited about this new set!

Craftin' in the Rain said...

WOW! Your card is just gorgeous! I love everything about it!

Dana White said...

Donna this is simply stunning I love your card!

Krista said...

Your card is so cool! It is so happy looking.

michib2006 said...

What a beautiful card - absolutely love the patterened paper you used.

Margaret de Witt said...

Thank you for sharing your family members story - I am sure it is still difficult even after these years have passed.

Your card is beautiful Donna and I love the way you kept your card simple with such beautiful patterned paper.

Jami said...

Oh my goodness your card is so fun Donna! I love the way the front is so simple - such a great way to use some of the gorgeous dp we all have...and then the cute surprise of the wiper - love it!

Karen Motz said...

Very pretty Donna! That wiper card looks like so much fun and I love the sparkly butterfly! Brilliant idea to use the words on the skinny panel too!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Donna. Love this type of cards... the butterfly is perfect for the wiper...

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh Donna! This is GORGEOUS-NESS! LOVE the colors and papers, all the sparkle and this technique! Just GORGEOUS!!!

pam said...

What a sweet card. Colors are so delicate. Just lovely.

Olivia M. said...

Love the sparkly buttefly! Such a sweet card-so girly.

Angel said...

Very cool wiper card! That butterfly is so pretty. I adore butterflys. SO hope I can win this set.

Jackie Pedro said...

Donna, this is so beautiful! LOVE the dp and your sponging is spectacular!!

thestampinglady said...

Stunning card Donna. You really found a way to show off that butterfly. Love the sparkle. I think is such a wonderful cause.

Vicki said...

very cool!!!

Jen Tapler said...

Such a perfect choice of papers for this stamp set!! Gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Very sweet card--this is the first I've seen a wiper card. I will have to try it.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh, Donna! You did SUCH a beautiful job with both of these cards....gorgeous, like a breath of fresh air.

I just made a wiper card recently, too.....they're fun!

Sandra said...

very nice!
Sandra

Jessica said...

So gorgeous! This set is amazing!

Lea L. said...

So pretty! Loving that sentiment...and the butterfly again!! :)

♥Lea

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi Donna! I love your beautiful card and the way the butterfly "flies" from the top.

sparkling stamper said...

I love the simplicity of the card. Very beautiful. What a wonderful charity.

leenda said...

Whoa! Beautiful artwork! Love the creativity!

Pat's little corner of the world said...

This set is great on the wiper card..zi love it...Your colors made it so soft and beautifull..Great card

Nancy said...

So much gorgeous detail, Donna!

Laura.K said...

Lovely card. And that surprise butterfly is so sweet.

Teri said...

What a great card! TFS!

AShu93 said...

What a wonderful thing this charity does.

Luanne said...

I love teal/aqua and yellow together. This is so very pretty! Love it!

JanD said...

I love the butterfly..what a surprise when the card is opened.

jan said...

Delightful card Jodi!

lillianchild said...

The crystal lacquer sure makes that butterfly stunning!

Isabelle said...

that's a gorgeous card! love the glittery butterfly

Jamie said...

Wonderful colors, such an ELEGANT card!! Love the glitter!!! Stunning:)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Ohhh, how pretty! Anyone would love to get this card.

Annette Pagnusat said...

Such a soft and pretty card!

Kelly Braund said...

Love your card!

Lisa T said...

I love your card. It's just beautiful!

Kerrie said...

Sweet cards! Kerrie

Judi said...

Wonderful organization and such a sweet card. I'm off to the other blogs.

Lesley said...

What a very pretty card!