Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Passages Live Inspired

Okay - I know what you're thinking...."when is she going to put down that stamp set and try something NEW!" I just love this Live Inspired stamp set. So many possibilities!

I have a friend who is serving in Afghanistan and wanted to send him a little care package and a card. I didn't have anything just lying around that would work. I stumbled on this card and tutorial from a fellow CTMH consultant, Annette Green. SHE is awesome! I used our new Passages paper pack, clear detail embossing powder, and our cocoa embossing powder (for the sentiment). The rest you can see in Annette's tutorial.

The first one I tried to make just like hers. I don't have the nestabilities, so had to improvise:
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The second one, I didn't have enough striped paper left so I had to modify it a little:
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This second one I am sending to my son who is currently in an out-of-state drug rehab facility. Pardon my blatant transparency, I'd much rather say this is for my honor roll student or he just won the golf championship, but that's just not the case. And it seems everyone I talk to is dealing with some kind of tragedy or hardship lately. My clubs and workshops seem to be not only a girl's night out, but often times "therapy"! We need each other - to care for each other - pray for each other - stand beside each other - to laugh and cry with each other - to love each other. I'm forever grateful for those who have been keeping my son in their prayers - God is good and He is able to do abundantly and immeasurably beyond what we ask or can even imagine! I'll keep praying for miracles - after all, He is in the miracle business, right?

6 comments:

  1. LOVE your cards Christine! They are awesome, as is everything you create! I think Matthew will really appreciate his card. I will continue to pray for him (and you too!) Love ya tons my friend! XOXO

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  2. Oh please don't put down that stamp set. Keep inspiring me. LOVE everything you have made with it!

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  3. No matter how much you use any stamp, your artwork is wonderful! I am sure both will love that you made these especially for them. And I will continue to pray also! :)

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  4. I'm not tired of these stamps - your card is amazing - I love the extra that the embossing adds. Nice!

    Also - keeping your family in my prayers. There is no such thing as too many prayers.

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  5. I love you and your artwork. I am glad we can lean on each other from time to time. I will definitely keep praying for Matthew and you keep praying for my Christopher!

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  6. Found your blog through your Fabulously Artsy album entry. Love it and will follow.

    I love your take on Annette's card. I saved that idea, too. :)

    I'm so sorry for what you are going through...but good for him that he is there and seeking help. My thoughts are with you.

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