November 11, 2009

Kind thoughts of Remembrance

Wishing you a thoughtful and peaceful Remembrance Day.  We've had a nice quiet one today.  We will probably take part in the candlelight vigils of remembrance this evening.  Hopefully one day everyone will understand the meaning of living in peace and harmony.  Too many times I've taken for granted that I grew up without fear of war on our homeland.  My children can walk the streets and play in playgrounds without the fear of stepping on land mines!!  And to top it off there's enough food to go around that I can share with those who don't have the means to buy their own. We are blessed!!

This card is another sympathy type card using Get Sketchy #13 .  I really like the colours and that sentiment has always been one of my favourites.  I added a little bit of So Saffron ribbon to give it a little touch of another colour besides blue and purple. What do you think?

Thanks for taking the time to look.  Hope you're week is going well.

Paper: Bordering Blue, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, NSU dp
Ink:  Bordering Blue, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Whisper White satin ribbon, So Saffron grosgrain ribbon, NSU wheat colour brads
Stamps:  For all You do, Kind thoughts.

November 10, 2009

Hope For the Best

...but I'm never prepared for the worst.  Last night I was looking through my boxes of stamp sets and realized that I have nothing for sympathy cards.  The closest I could get to was "Thinking of You".  I purposely don't buy sympathy sets because I hope never to have to use them and I'd rather spend my $$ on more uplifting and happy stamps.  I guess it's time to buy one although I keep thinking "I shouldn't need them again" but the truth is that you just never know do you?

Anyhow, here's what I came up with for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch.  It's not much and there are a couple of things I will change when I try this one again.  The mojo is just missing at the moment.

Good News:  My sister is doing much better now that her and her boyfriend are back together.  It's a long story and it's her story but the important thing is that she's happy.  Also, my husband's cousin had a very peaceful sleep on Sunday night and apparently had a very healthy appetite yesterday.  He still needs 100% oxygen sent to his lungs to function properly but he's comfortable. Thank you for your prayers.

Paper:  Bordering Blue, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, NSU dp
Ink:  Bordering Blue, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Stamp set: For all You do, Sincere Salutations.

Blog Candy Excitement

Good Morning!!  Just wanted to let you in on the chance to win Alex's blog candy over at California Stampin'.  She's a fellow SU! demonstrator who has reached 100K hits on her blog and wants to celebrate by giving away a bunch of scrappin' goodies.  So if you're interested in winning some great supplies hop on over to her blog .  She also has some fabulous projects using SU! product.

Anyhow, hope you are all doing well.  I'm looking forward to having the holiday right in the middle of the week. After having a long weekend with just me and the kids, I'm looking forward to having a whole day with the family together and not have to go anywhere.

November 8, 2009

Peace be With You

I'm sorry that I don't have any card or project to share with you today and I don't know when I will.  We are in the midst of saying goodbye to a cousin as his fight with Hodgkin's-Lymphoma nears an end.  My husband flew to Edmonton early yesterday to be with his family.  It was hard to believe he was dying when we spoke to him on the phone on Friday.  He sounds so strong but apparently his lungs and blood aren't absorbing the oxygen it needs to.  They nearly lost him early this morning, but they were able to stabilize him.  My husband says he looks amazingly strong and if it weren't for the oxygen mask you would never think he was such a sick young man. So my request from you is just a simple prayer for peace and ease of suffering for everyone involved.

Peace be with you and your family this day and always.