Hello For Maddy

Good afternoon, and welcome to Pat a new follower I met at Outlawz. Thanks for coming by to chat as I always enjoy meeting new friends.

We've had a some good rains in our area, thankfully no flooding in our least outside! I had a boo-boo with the washing machine on Saturday. Flooded our laundry room, but the worst was it leaked through the flooring down to the basement. We have a dropped ceiling in the basement rooms, so the area under the washer got the insulation all wet, plus damaged the ceiling tiles, got on the laminate basement floor. PLUS I had stacks of papers setting around on the floor, and they got wet too. Oh woe was me. We're trying to dry out things but I have a call in to someone I hope can fix things if we can't dry out sufficiently to avoid mildew problems. Definitely Operator Error!!! A big mess.

I read on Bonnie's blog about a young lady who is dealing with some real serious health issues. I'll copy & paste what Bonnie wrote, as she said it so well:
"Yesterday one of my commentors, Melissa,  left me a message about cards for Maddy.  I went to the link above and my heart was wrenched and warmed at the same time.  Briefly, Maddy is struggling with her second onset of  Acute Myeloid Leukemia and is again undergoing treatments.
The Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring a card drive for this remarkable young lady.  Do follow the links and read about her yourself and think about sending her a card.
                                                             St. Jude Children's Hospital
Maddy Justice - Patient
262 Danny Thomas Place
Attntion Mail Stop 108
Memphis, TN 38105
Oh, and both Simon Says and Melissa are offering prizes if you link your card to their blogs.  Not as good a reason to send a card as Maddy herself, but it is added incentive."
Thanks Bonnie, for allow me to borrow your words.
Here's my card which was inspired by this color challenge photo at Fun Friday Challenge #3


- yellow scored background - a snippet 
- black  embossed circle - snippet
- Memory Box diecut daisies, colored with copics - snippet
- butterflies & ribbon - snippets too!
- Elizabeth craft die sentiment - one last snippet
I hope that Maddy will like the card & feel cheered that someone is thinking of her and I hope you will like it as well. If you can, perhaps you can join Blogland in sending a card to this very courageous young teenager.
This card is being submitted to the following:

Gosh that is a record submission for me. I sure hope I got all the linking done up properly. If I have, it is a big thank you to Miss Pixie at the Playground for her patient tutoring in the art of linking. And if I didn't get it right, I have to accept the credit for that!

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful afternoon. Hugs.


  1. Mary this card is gorgeous!!! I absolutely Love this card! Love it!!! Maddy will definitely love this card too! Thank you so much for playing with us again this week at Jo's Funday Friday Challenges!
    Jo's Scrap Shack

  2. What a sweet card, Mary! I love how you've sponged the bottoms of the flowers and made such a dainty bouquet! And the gingham paper is perfect! I'm sure Maddy will love it and it will certainly brighten her day!

  3. Hi Mary,

    I'm sure Maddy will love her card! It's so pretty; yellow is one of my favorite colors and almost my entire house is a shade of it!

    Good luck with all the challenges!! I'm not clear on how to link up either!


  4. Your card is stunning! Love it! Sorry to hear about your washing machine accident, that's no fun to deal with. Hopefully we will get some sun in the next couple of days and dry things out a bit. waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  5. Oh, wow, wow, and triple WOW!!!!! This card is over and beyond sensational!!! I love the colors, butterfly, and everything else. So very gorgeous!

    So sorry about the washer and all that. What a mess! I had the same thing pretty much happen to me (and it ruined some of my DP too). Not good! Hope you get it repaired soon.


  6. Love this card Mary, the colours, the diecuts, all the texture, and I'm sure Maddy will love it too. I must check out the details and send her a card too, TFS :) Cathy x

  7. This is gorgeous. Love the daisies and the embossing. That green is the perfect shade. Thanks so much for joining Jo's Funday Friday Challenge. Stephanie

  8. Mary, just read your sweet comment. (I'm your newest follower, too) You really need to use your machines. I can't believe Brenda hasn't gotten you to use them.
    I'll keep coming back to see your beautiful work.

  9. Oh Mary...that is terrible! Ooooh, you poor thing. I hope you can rescue some of the paper!
    Your card is wonderful. It is so nice that you are making a card for Maddy...I will do the same once home. Your dies are beautiful on this and I like the colour combo. I put my post oin draft again...somehow I managed to remove the photo and can't reload it till home:( How I hate this laptop! DH broke the last USB port last summer...uggggh!

  10. Hi Mary. Love those beautiful yellow daisies - so fabulous, especially against the black embossed background. Great design ... and I'm sure Maddy will love it! Loll xx

  11. What a beautiful card. I just got some cuddlebug folders in, so I'll have to try to lift this at some point. As bad as I want to make cards, I can't seem to get the knack. Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for sharing you beautiful creations here.

  12. Wow, this is spectacular! The colors and embossing combined with the gorgeous die cut make for a beautiful card.

  13. This card is simply gorgeous Mary!!! I think Maddy will love it and cherish it my friend! Your colors are just perfect and I love those flowers! The embossing really sets everything off so nicely and makes your dies pop, gosh I just adore this card!! I hope everything gets dried out from the washer accident, don't be to hard on yourself, we've all been there and done that at one point or another!! Thanks for joining Jo's Funday Friday my friend!! Hugs!

  14. Crumbs Mary - this is totally STUNNING!!! I love it to pieces, even more as it's for Mandy.

    Hope you're drying out now - water overflows terrify me, and we've had our share :(

    Hugs, Di xx

  15. This is gorgeous! I love love the beautiful focal bouquet! Your take on the inspiration is stunning! Wowzers!

    Gosh, sorry to hear about the washing machine troubles! That is a mess! Boo, but we have all had things like this's called life! :-)

  16. What a lovely card. I'm sure maddy will enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I am reciprocating. Your Christmas card in the above post is gorgeous!

  17. Their his card is lovely as is the Christmas card in the previous post. I'm sure Maddy will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower! Please visit again soon ;)

  18. Hey Mary Sorry to hear about your watery woes. Here's to drier times ahead. Loving your card this week. I just love how you colour these die cuts with your copics. Another beautiful card. Thanks for joining us again at Jo's Funday Friday

  19. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous card!! I'm sure Maddy will cherish it!! Thank you for making her a card!!

    Thanks for entering my "Cards for Maddy" Giveaway! Good luck!!


  20. This is such a beautiful card. Am sure this card made Maddy smile. Thank you for playing with us over at Jo's Funday Friday Challenge. Amanda

  21. Look at you with this excellent snippets make, Mary, and an INCREDIBLE number of challenge links! Yippee!! I love the new look of the place!! xxoo Darnell

  22. Congrats girl for being featured in the Snippets Playground!! woo hoo!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥