Saturday, September 6, 2008

Inspired!

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
I got to make a card tonight... and I will probably make another. Woo hoo! Might even do some scrapbooking. I grounded myself from going in to school (four solid weekends of straight working... it was getting crazy). So I shopped, I slept, and now, I crafted. Better than any meds!
This submission, though a sad one, is for SCS Inspiration Challenge 144. This is a sympathy card for a friend. She lost her mom to cancer recently. As of late, her sister died of cancer and her dad had a stroke. During what I code as my "meltdown phase" last winter, a good friend took me to lunch and said that I needed to stop thinking about the far future... that's what was making me panicky. She suggested that I look at just the end of the day. Or even the end of the week. But not any further.

It really worked. It reminded me that, in the Our Father, we ask, "give us THIS DAY our daily bread." We don't ask for tomorrow's bread, or bread five years from now. Just this day.
So, I thought maybe the sentiment would be soothing at some point to my friend. If not now, perhaps down the road a ways.

The challenge was to find inspiration at the Catherine's Animals sight. While a vulture is not necessarily "inspiring," I loved the palette of colors this photo displayed. I had no idea that a vulture, which has such a negative connotation, had such a spectrum on its coat.

Size: 4.25 x 5.2 inches
Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Groovy Guava, Night of Navy, and SEI Olive Green velvet paper
Stamp: Verve Visual Here for You
Accessories: SU! Dimensionals, SU! Jumbo Brads; SU! Curly Label Punch; Cuttlebug Textile Texture background folder
Ink: SU! Blue Bayou

2 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Love the embossed velvet paper background ... beautiful inspired card.

Ann said...

This is beautiful. So sorry you needed to make a card like this, but I'm sure it will bring comfort to your friend.