May 26 2009

Thoughts and Prayers

Well, you know you’ve been gone a LONG time when you struggle to figure out how to start stamping!  I took a completely relaxing, much needed break, but now I’m back!  Hope you enjoyed the entries I preposted before I left.

Now, it seems we are heading into the busy months of summer.  Hard to believe graduations are happening and school will be out next week.  Our family has a TON of birthdays in June (mine included!) and Father’s Day…plus my son’s graduation from Ohio State University!

A friend of mine had surgery last week.  I hear she is doing well.  Since I was gone, I didn’t get a card out to her last week, but am sending this one out in the mail to her today.  (Hope she doesn’t peek!)

I started with a base of Pumpkin Pie and used the background stamp, Bella Toile, with Pumpkin Pie ink over the front.  My poor background stamps have been pretty neglected since the Big Shot came around!  I used a scrap piece of Sweet Always Designer Paper I had on my desk and layered it onto Chocolate Chip.  I ran Regal Rose and Whisper White cardstock (at the same time!) thru the Big Shot with the Scallop Oval Frame die…so I got two ovals and two scallop frames.  I took the Regal Rose scallop frame and cut it in half and tucked it behind the Sweet Always DSP layer.  Then I stamped the tree from Thoughts & Prayers on Whisper White…I used Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose markers to ink it up.  I think the pink flowers look like the flowering crab trees we had about a month ago!  Get Well Soon from Thoughts & Prayers is stamped in Pumpkin Pie on the Whisper White, also.  I wasn’t going to use anything else on the card, but a cut out butterfly "landed" on my card when I was flipping thru my messy desk for my Paper Snips…I thought it looked pretty cool there, so I stamped the butterfly from Great Friends in Pumpkin Pie and cut it out.  It is popped up with a dimensional.

Quick and easy card that packs a little WOW, don’t you think?

I just got some exciting news that I get to share in a week or so!  Woohoo!!!  I’m such a tease!  lol!

Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and paused a moment to thank all our service men and women who keep (and kept) our country safe!  God Bless America!

Don’t forget…the BUY 3, get 1 more FREE Designer Series Paper and Textured Cardstock SALE ends May 31st!  Last Chance to get them since I’m sure most of them will retire on June 1st!


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May 27, 2009 - 01:05:12
Liz S. said:

Beautiful! Glad you’re back!