Hi there blog friends. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Thanks for bearing with me on my roller coaster of getting back to normal. What is normal anyways, right? Behind the scenes I’ve received some emails from some very intuitive people and I for one welcome the prayer. Lately I’ve tried to tackle some of the hard things I’ve put off and I guess, much to my astonishment, they are hard. I’ve learned that grief is a little bit like a jack-in-the-box, popping out when least expected. Frankly, I think I’ve been too busy this year to notice – so during some recent down time I’ve been a little bit surprised. It doesn’t help that one of the old doctors is putting through charges from 2008 – way past the expiration date for insurance filings. Had they been put through on a timely basis, they would have been paid and of course at this late date they are all denied. Worry!! I’m having to jump through hoops just to even talk to the insurance company about what’s still coming because the information is protected by law although they will look to me to pay. Isn’t that ironic? I can’t talk to you about it but please pay it? Well, I’m giving myself a little break – and although some cannot relate to how long it takes – I’ve promised myself that steady and sure, this too will pass (in its time). So how about a card that did my heart good today?
This months releases from Our Daily Bread Designs all center around sewing and I found this sentiment to be inspirational to me today; it is from the Full Of Grace Collection called Quilter. I took the edge of Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty Three to cut the flap at the top of the card. Then I took one of the elements from Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents and backed it with Spellbinders Lotus Pendant. To bring an element to the bottom of the page to balance out my tall 5 1/2″ x 7″ card, I made a ScorTape Flower. Oh my, I haven’t done one in a while and I don’t know why!! I love this flower because you can make it any size (diameter) you choose. I’m working on making a little stash of them to have on hand, in fact. I wound this one around a pearl brad rather than try to set the brad in later – aha moment!! I finished the card off with one of my favorite bows (tutorial coming soon) and two pearl pics.
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs – Quilter
Paper: My Minds Eye – Lost and Found
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty Three, Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, Spellbinders Lotus Pendant, Pearl Brad, Seam Binding, Pearl Pics
I’m touched . . . truly touched, by the emails I receive and the people who stop by to visit with me. It’s something I’m thankful for and pray about every day. Thank you for being there for me – what I give is so small compared to what I receive.