Friday, May 21, 2010
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised
This is the sketch for this week's blogger's challenge that I followed for a simple layout. I didn't include a sentiment so that this would be a versitile card. I finally tried out the black majic technique for this card as well using the inspired by nature stamp. This is a stamp that I love and a technique that I have wanted to try for a long time, so I am glad that I finally used both! I was also able to incorporate a new border punch and this fantastic new embossing folder. I think the end result is only OK for me, but I am just glad to get the opportunity to play along and use some of my favorite things :-). I have seen some really gorgeous work by the rest of the challenge team, so be sure to check them out by clicking on the Blogger's Challenge link on the right. Be blessed and thanks for looking!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
This is for my father-in-law's 70th birthday next week. I LOVE this tree image...it is an exact representation of a tree in the field next to my house growing up. Just like this beautiful tree my father was a strong and beautiful presence in my life as a little girl. Ironically the tree was struck by lightening and died...as my father also passed from a massive heart attack at the early age of 47. I was still a girl and I missed him terribly, but have taken heart over the years in the knowledge that our separation is not eternal. At any rate, thanks for looking and I hope that my father-in-law enjoys this card and his special day : D.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I scored this orchid stamp in the clearance bin the other day! My DH's grandmother turns 97 tomorrow...I didn't get the stamp in time for that, but will use it in the future for her--she loves orchids. I couldn't wait to ink it up and use it and this is what I came up with . I really like the Rose Red and Chocolate Chip together. Thanks for looking :-)
Friday, May 7, 2010
This mother's day card is for the bloggers challenge this week and for my husband's step mother. She lives in South FL, so I thought the bright colors would be appropriate and the patchwork look of this card is also fitting of the way that our family(immediate AND extended) is stitched together out of mistakes, heartbreaks and redemption into something beautiful through God's mercy and lovingkindness. I pray that you would honor your mothers...for better or worse and greater still that those of you who are mothers would be honored this weekend.
Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
But you excel them all."