Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sweet Sketch Wednesday216-149 and Paper Addicitons

Our sponsor this week over at
Jackie Mathews
        Paper Addictions

Here is a little bio about Jacqueline

My name is Jacqueline Mathews and I am a crafter and designer. I love paper, pens, doodling, stamping and above all designing. I have a degree in fine arts with an emphasis in graphic design. I worked in the graphic design industry for many years and quit 15 years ago to become a stay at home mom for my 3 kids. Now that the kids are older and don’t need me as much, I am reinventing myself and have decided that I wanted to create my own line of digital stamps. I have dabbled in rubber stamping and became a “Stampin’ up!” demonstrator and had a blast, but thought it would be more fun to create my own stamps. I decided digital was the way to go. It is affordable for the customer and for the designer. I now have a digital stamp shop on Etsy called “PaperAddictions”. I would love to create my own line of rubber stamps someday, but for now I am testing my designs out in my shop to see if anyone likes them. I am pleasantly surprised that I have gotten a good response to the images I have designed so far. This positive response has motivated me to create more images in the future.

Prize: Any 5 items from Paper Addictions Esty Shop

When I first made this card, which was some time ago, I thought it would be a darling birthday card.  But, when the events of 06/30/2013 occured, my heart shifted to those 19 firefighters who lost their lives in the tragic forest fire near Prescott, AZ.  So, to honor them, I changed the tag to say
"Yarnell 19". 
I went to one of the firefighter's funeral.  (Andrew)  His wife spoke at his funeral.  She is one amazing woman with so much strenghen.
Our community and even our nation has really banned together in support of the families that have lost so much.
I can't even begin to tell you how much has been done for these families.  And, I am sure that I only know a small part of what has taken place.  
It is a beautiful thing to see so much good come out in people.
May God bless and be with all the families that have been affected by the fire in Yarnell.

 Photo: May God bless and be with the hero's families.  We love you and pray for you.

Stampin Up and Recollection Papers

Stampin Up Scallop and Circle Punch
EK Success Border Punch

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate your comments!


  1. Love your card Nancy and the idea of chaning the sentiment. So nice.

    I want your swirly border punch.

    Hope you have a great week.


  2. Super cute, Love this darling image. Your boarder punch is fantastic. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Heide

  3. Great card! What a nice way to remember the AZ firemen.

  4. I gotta agree with Holly and Heide here ... that swirly border punch must come live at my house!! This card is fantastic. I don't know how I missed that image, too cute. What a great way to memorialize the Prescott firemen.

  5. A great card, love it & wish to thank you for stopping by my blog whilst I was on holiday, thanks, Jx

  6. Hi Nancy sorry I'm late commenting but I've been away with my family for a few days break before the boys go back to school this coming week. Love your card and as soon as I saw it I knew what it was representing. It's a sweet and caring image you should put it in a small frame and give it to the Fire Station for them to hang on their wall. Take care and hope you've having a great weekend.

  7. I will never forget the sacrifice of those wonderful men, and thanks for making a card to remember them by. It is truly an awesome creation!

    Peace & Luv,

  8. Awesome card Nancy. Such a beautiful sentiment... heartfelt. Peace be to the memory of those brave men!
    Blessings to you!


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