Happy, happy Friday!!! Today is our last day in Oregon and we will be traveling home tomorrow. While it's been a lot of fun visiting my family, this has been quite a stressful trip! On our first day here, we were rear-ended by an SUV pulling a large boat. SOOOOO not fun!! We were driving our Toyota Sienna mini van and I have to say that I am very impressed with it! It definitely did it's job, absorbed all of the impact (which was substantial) and kept us all safe (I was driving, my DH was in the passenger seat, and our four children were in the back seats)! Trying to figure out all of the details with the insurance has not been fun, but thankfully they are taking care of us and we will be able to return home tomorrow (in a rental vehicle) like scheduled. The best thing about all of this, that aside from being sore and a few headaches, we all are OK!!
Continuing on that happy note...today kicks off the August Diva Dare over at the Verve Blog! This month's theme is Sending Some Sunshine! The dare is to create an uplifting and encouraging card AND send it to someone! Oh yeah, this is THE perfect challenge for me! I am notorious for making all sorts of cards (with the best intentions of sending them out) and having them pile up on my stamp desk!
Here is how I answered the dare... I knew I wanted my card to be encouraging, and I do love me some vintage colors...so I combined them together! I used the Curvy Bookplate and hope stamps from the Tag Time set, the Keep Fighting sentiment from the Words of Wisdom set, and the matching Curvy Bookplate die. To carry out the vintage theme, I distressed all of the edges!
If you want to play along, check out the Verve Blog for all of the details! There IS a $30 Verve gift certificate up for grabs for one lucky participant!
Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a fun (and safe) day! Hugs, Laurie