Greetings blog friends, I truly hope you are having a wonderful week!! Today I took time to make a card for my sweet daughter who is going through a challenging time. Ever the optimist, for the first time I see her in a different light as she struggles to get on top of some of the obstacles that life often places in front of us. She one of the most level headed, tell-it-like-it-is, cut-and-dry people that I know, but we all know how easy it is give advice to others than it is to look inward and know what to do with our own dilemmas. Even with grown kids I feel like the mom running after the youngster on their first attempt without the training wheels. I guess that never stops. I’m good to stand back and not look alarmed; it makes me feel like I’m doing something supportive to send her a card with some subtle reminders :-)
So you know that lately I’ve been gushing about digital papers; this one came to me just in the nick of time. I found a new site (OScraps) that I simply love and this Serenity Paper was one of the projects – I know I’ll use this a lot!! I printed it out but changed the colors of the filled in “o’s” so that they are all the same color. The Gingham Paper also comes from the same site. I know that some of you don’t like digital, but my craft budget this year calls for drastic measures, lol. Starting with a 6″ x 6″ base I layered on the gingham paper followed by a layer with the serenity paper cut with Spellbinders™ Grand Squares (5″). Once I know that I have one square layer, it’s a cinch on my paper cutter to glue then trim while keeping things neat and tidy. I cut the new Spellbinders™ Just Swingin’ die template – it’s so whimsical it makes me smile! I wanted to keep the cutout white, so I edged the die with my ink so that it would stand out a little bit from the background. I tied a vertically oriented bow then added a sweet little tag from Spellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags and stamped one of the impactful words from Words of Faith.
I’m sending this to her at work in hopes it will live on her desk and give her the gentle reminder that she can’t control the world and others and that things will be all right if she surrenders what she can’t change. Hmmmm, what was that I said about easy to give advice? I think I’ll take some too :-)
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs – Words of Faith
Paper: OScraps – 52 Inspirations Week 14 (Gingham), OScraps – 52 Inspirations Week 39 (Serenity), Coredinations – Cancun
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Amuse – Bermuda
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Grand Squares (5″), Spellbinders™ Just Swingin’, Spellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags,