Saturday, May 14, 2011

Not Breathing a Sigh of Relief

Awhile back a poem was making its rounds on the e-mail circuit.  I don't remember all the words exactly but the gist of it was about the kinds of people who cross your path in life.  Some of those people end up being kindred spirits while others you breathe a sigh of relief that they have left your path!  The card I'm sharing today is for one of my co-workers Wendy who is moving to Tennessee next week as her husband got a job transfer.  I haven't worked with Wendy long but I felt as though we were on the cusp of becoming friends.  She is artistic and can appreciate my love of cardmaking.  We are close in age and have the same build and hair color - folks would often mistake us for sisters!  I'm happy for her but at the same time I know I will miss her.

I first stamped Hero Arts H5312 Silhouette Burst with cocoa ink on white cs.  Using the negative from a die cut circle I sponged Tsukineko pretty petunia chalk ink to give the burst more of a flower-like appearance.  The butterfly from Hero Arts CL383 Antique Engravings was also stamped with cocoa ink on a white cs scrap and sponged with the pretty petunia ink and some Ranger peeled paint distress ink.  The pp "grass" was die cut using a Papertrey ink scalloped border die.  Sentiment is from MSE (My Sentiments Exactly).
Other Materials Used:  Martha Stewart cs, Stampin' Up cs and pp, Michael's pearls, American Crafts buttons

     I would also like to share that my mother-in-law was in the hospital from Mother's Day through yesterday.  She has gallstones and they have already done two procedures to try to remove them (even going as far as transferring her to a nearby urban hospital for the second procedure).  She will have to have another procedure (hopefully the last one!) next Friday.  She is understandably discouraged so any prayers for her quick recovery would be greatly appreciated!   

Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your sweet comments!


Lisa said...

As I said on Flickr, I love how you stamped behind the flower burst. It makes such a huge impact! Beautiful colors and love the scalloped "grass" :) I hope your MIL is in better health and spirits soon! Too bad about your friend leaving. That's always hard, but I know she'll love this card :)

Rosemary said...

fabulous card for your friend, robin! i know she will truly appreciate and treasure it! hope your MIL is better soon!

Sanne said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!!

AnitaRex said...

Absolutely gorgeous Robin! I love the colors and I am sorry your new friend is moving! No fun! :< I am also sorry to hear about your MIL I hope the next procedure is the last! :>

Barb said...

I love this card, Robin! Such pretty colors! I'll send up a prayer for your MIL and sending hugs to you!

Brenda said...

Hi Robin! This card is so beautiful, from the scalloped grass, to the gorgeous butterflies, to the way you stamped behind the flower, to the beautiful green! So sorry to hear about your MIL, I am wishing for her quick recovery! And I know that your co-worker will really appreciate this card!