Tuesday, September 23, 2008


My son, Max, is a parrot. This is good and bad simultaneously. The bad part is, well, my husband and I have issues with our language. The good part is, I have an extensive vocabulary that he picks up in a heart beat. Recently, he has taken to finding the moon in the sky. One night, I said, "It's GORgeous!" Since then, "gorgeous" is his favorite word. I get to brush his "gorgeous" teeth. I get to wash his "gorgeous" toes. It's all just gorgeous.

What does this have to do with today's card? I thought the color combination was "gorgeous!" I have to admit, the Kiwi Kiss gave me a bit of a headache. But Very Vanilla and Baja Breeze... oooh, gorgeous.

There's another story to this card. Recently, my book club is reading a book entitled, Anybody Out There? by Marian Keyes. In it, the main character, Anna, is coping with, among other things, the sudden death of her husband. Just today, I was relating to Karen how now, when I hang up the phone, I wonder if that's the last time I will talk to Scott (we had a tiff today... some hanging up on my part... some crankiness on his part). Not to be morbid, but none of us is guaranteed the next second of life.

So, I chose my sentiment quite intentionally. I chose the spotlight technique because I think we can find color in the seemingly colorless... happy in the seemingly unhappy... interest in the seemingly boring... We just need to put forth a conscious effort each day.

Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Paper: SU! Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, and Manchester DSP
Stamps: SU! Best Kind of Friend and Refuge and Strength
Ink: SU! Bliss Bue, Old Olive, and River Rock
Marker: Spica clear
Accents: Sheer white ribbon; Cloud Nine Rain Drops


Ann said...

This IS gorgeous! Love the way you stamped on top of the dp.

I agree, life is short. That's why hubby and I ALWAYS say "I love you" before parting.

Karen Kelly said...

I like how you incorporated the touch of Kiwi Kiss--very nice! And yes...life is too short...I'm going to go and be nicer to the peanut since I'm cooling off from her little incident with my jars of spices...