Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day!

Hello everyone, remember me? :) I know it's been a long time since my last post, but life got in the way again. At the end of June my sweet mama took a fall and ended up in the hospital. Her health had been failing for awhile and her little body just couldn't fight any more. She went home to the Lord in early July and we've been taking care of things ever since. For those of you that have older parents, you know how over whelming it all can be. Some days it's all you can do to get through the next minute, but knowing that she's pain-free now and with my daddy has helped me make it this far. Thank goodness for my scrap room! Paper crafting really is my therapy!

I wanted to share a thank you card I made for someone and to get back into the swing of things, I'm going to enter it into Challenge #68 over at Dynamic Duo. This week's challenge was to use Perfect Plum and the second color is  your choice. I chose Old Olive which just seems to go so well together. I used the Simply Sketched stamp set that you can get with your hostess dollars when you a qualifying party or online order. This set is so versatile, I've used it many, many times, in fact, I used it for the card made on my last post.

I used the Perfect Plum and Old Olive markers to color the flower image and used Old Olive ink on the sentiment stamp. I rounded the corners of the mats, added some pearls and ribbon, and voila! Clean and simple, easy peasy!! I'm hoping to be able to post a little more regularly, that is as much as time allows. So many balls balancing in the air right now, I have to be careful not drop one. ;) Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a good evening.


  1. I am so, so sorry for your loss, Laurie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take comfort knowing she is in Heaven and watching over you.

    Your card is so beautiful!! I love the image and the gorgeous bow!!

    Hugs, Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Sending my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. I've lost both of my parents, so I know how difficult it can be.

    Your card is very pretty! Love the Old Olive with Perfect Plum!
    I'm so glad you joined us at Dynamic Duos this week, and hope to see you again!

  3. Gorgeous card Laurie! So elegant! I'm so so sorry about yout Mom. I know how this feels as I've lost both my parents and not a day goes by that I don't miss them. But your Mom is free of pain and dancing on the streets of gold :-) HUgs!

  4. So sorry to hear of your loss Laurie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Your card is beautiful! The colors are so pretty and love the flower and the gorgeous bow.
    Hugs my friend!
    Sherrie K

  5. Beautiful! I love the rounded corners and the sweet pearls. Beautiful bow, too!! Thanks for sharing with us at Dynamic Duos this week :)


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