Happy Wednesday! I know it's been several days since I've last posted...but for good reason. :-) We've been very busy around here! Calving time is now staring at us in the face (the first few heifers are showing signs of impeding birth), not to mention all of the "normal" busy things being a mother creates! I have to admit though, I am SO grateful for all of the "normal" busy things...I appreciate it more now then I ever have! I adore my children, and I couldn't imagine it any other way! Thank you all so much for all the emails asking about Ali! I don't know why I continue to be amazed at the kindness of people I don't know..you'd think I'd be getting used to it! :-) She continues to have severe headaches/nausea, but there is an "end" in sight! The neurosurgeons have scheduled her for surgery the end of this month. As scary as brain surgery sounds, we (and especially Ali) are looking forward to putting this all behind us!
Now...on to the cards! :-) This first card uses the new I Am the Way set (from Our Daily Bread Designs). I wanted the verse to be the focal point of my card, so I stamped the smaller flower (included in the set) in a soft pink, and then stamped/embossed the verse over it. I used the WAY fun Mojo Monday Sketch # 73, but flipped the sketch to make it work with my stamps. :-) Also, instead of a tab, I used a swirl (made with my Spellbinder's Doodle Parts die).
This second card is, I must admit, a complete departure from my "normal style", but I LOVE how it turned out!! I used the lighthouse stamp (from the Keep My Lamp Burning set) and created a kind of negative image by embossing it with Ivory e.p. onto dark paper. I paired the image with some very masculine looking patterned paper (some Dream Street papers that my very sweet friend Tosh sent me).
I have lots of things to show you this week, so make sure to stop back by! I hope you all enjoy your day! ~Laurie
Recipe (for first card) Stamps: I Am the Way (ODBD) Paper: Pearlized White c.s., Spring Moss (PTI), Cosmo Cricket patterned paper (Little Girls Collection) Ink: Cameo Coral, Vintage Cream (PTI), Certainly Celery, Versamark Other: Clear e.p., Nestabilities, Spellbinder's Doodle Parts die, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Vintage Cream grosgrain (PTI), Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug embossing folder
Recipe (2nd card) Stamps: Keep My Lamp Burning (ODBD) Paper: Basic Black, Dark Chocolate (PTI), Patterned paper (Dream Street Papers) Ink: Versamark Other: Ivory e.p.,Spiral notebook punch, Black Mesh, Cord, Black brads, Corduroy black brad