Yesterday was a great day. I took a day to just breath. Catch my breath. FINALLY start running again (that's a whole other entry!! LOL). Stamped. Played with my kids. Helped my oldest learn a couple notes on her flute for her band class. It was a great day. Despite the rain & the blustery weather we were enjoying this day. Then I was reminded of the horrid news I heard of some dear friends. They have JUST found out that there baby girl has a rare disease. Of course there's second opinions to come & many prayers to be lifted & hopes for a miracle, but none the less - heartache. As I looked at my amazing day, I had to take pause to count my blessings & thank God for all that he has blessed little 'ol me with! Isn't it amazing? Please remember little Hannah (which means 'grace') in your prayers. Her middle name is Rose & my youngest always called her 'baby roses'. She is such a sweet baby!! Also her Mommy & Daddy... what news to have to digest & understand. So last night I pulled out my inks & papers and tried to create for them a card to let them know that they are in our thoughts & prayers.
I used the new Basic Grey cardstock. Wow, I love that color. It's such a nice deep color! I paired it with Wild Wasabi & Cranberry Crisp cardstock. The new flower set in level one from SU called Oh, So Lovely has this great poppy in it. I stamped it on another paper as well so I could cut it out & "pop" the flower heads on the card. I didn't want anything bright & flashy, so I thought adding dimension & some texture with the ribbon, brads & tearing would give it a soft feel. I used another level one hostess set - so many sayings for the sentiment. I'm in the processes of cutting them all out onto cling so they are unmounted. I hope to do this with a few of my sets as I'm running out of room & I do like being able to see through the acrylic block :)
I hope you find some stamping time today too.