Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lovely As A Tree

I had too many sympathy cards to get made and sent out last week. My Uncle Lloyd passed away, a friend back in SD, and a friends' Mother. I always struggle with making just the right card for sympathy cards. Lovely As A Tree seems to be the stamp set that I always fall back to for them, so when I saw this sample on Pinterest, I decided it would make the perfect card to relay my thoughts and prayers.

I stamped the trees with the Soft Suede and stamped them three more times without inking the stamp again. I offset the oval punched in the Soft Suede with the stamped sentiment punched with the same size oval punch.  Inside was stamped with the trees again, and the Praying for You sentiment from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set.

                                         Ingredients: Lovely As A Tree, Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

I pray as my cards arrive that they are received with the love and prayers that they were sent with. Hard times to go through for sure, but lots of blessings and good memories too.
 Bless someone today by letting them know that you're thinking of them and praying for them, no matter what they may be going through.
Lauri

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Little Flower

We had so much fun scrap booking on Saturday and watching it snow! (The snow didn't stop most of the gals from coming to play!) It was a great day to stay inside and have fun!
Those blurry spots in the middle of the picture are HUGE snowflakes that were falling for a while. It snowed all day Saturday, and most of the day on Sunday, but much of the snow melted as it came down and didn't stick much to the roads. We really needed the moisture, so even if it comes as snow now, I know it won't stick around long!
Here's one of the pages that I actually finished on Saturday. I don't have the one that I taught the gals a special technique for done yet, so will wait to show that to you when I have the pictures on it and it's finished.
Isn't she a little beauty? This is my newest Granddaughter, Evelyn and her big brother, Gabe. When Evie got all dressed up for her baby shower, Gabe said, "Oh she looks like a little flower!", and yes, she did look like a little flower. You'll notice that the flowers are the same as the pink easel card that I taught at a class not long ago. I wanted to show you that the same techniques that you're using to make cards with, are awesome as techniques on a scrapbook page too! The flowers are so pretty in yellow, but not quite as pretty as my Little Flower!
Remember, it's not about being caught up, it's about doing it...one page at a time!
Happy Stampin'!
Lauri