Good morning sweet friends! What a week for me – if you follow my Instagram Feed you can tell that I haven’t been tucked away in my cozy little home this past week; I was on an adventure in New York City! I’ve been to New York, but I’d be embarrassed to tell you how long ago. This was a trip that fell into place and almost made it easier for me to get here than to stay at home – – it was meant to be. My sweet little sister made it so enticing that there was no possible way to say no. So I have had a week of sisterly love, great conversation and the clarity.
I had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people and make some memorable stops, checking two things off of my bucket list. Last night we went to Ground Zero. I can’t even explain what it feels like to walk on that hallowed ground. It simply stole my breath and made me speechless with a feeling of both awe, grief and a realization of what happened on that very spot. I was going to post a different card today but it just so happened that I brought some pre-stamped sentiments with me. Sometimes I Just Look Up floated to the top – a meant to be thing – that speaks to the feeling that washed over us as we surveyed the names and looked into the fountain.
My friend Suzanne Cannon with Quietfire Design, sent me this stamp a couple of weeks ago and I’ll say it’s speaks a thousand words. I worked on it this morning with a simple card base using Spellbinders Fairmont Decorative Accents and flowers from Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers. It’s a tad subdued from my normal layers and embellishments, but lets just say I was inspired by my experience last night and the sentiment and supplies I had with me. I feel blessed today as I travel home and know that everything we come across, that we see, that we experience, that impacts us, is put in our paths for a reason.
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Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – Sometimes I Just Look Up
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Fairmont Decorative Accents, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers, Seam Binding, Darice PearlsThank you so much for the new readers that have recently subscribed to Amazing Paper Grace and I so appreciate those who have stuck with me – I consider you all friends and to be honest a blessing to me today.