Wednesday, September 24, 2014

When I Need a Friend...'re there! It's such a blessing to have friends like this. After being diagnosed with Lyme I realize just how special it is to have faithful friends. And near and far God has brought friends that I didn't know/didn't spend much time with before this journey began.

A Card Challenge:

Most of the time the card challenge sites have sketches or colors that are somewhat challenging but THIS challenge from Stampin' Celebration was the hardest yet! I love a challenge though! I took a bit of artistic liberty but tried to stay true to the sketch as well.

I think the hard part for me was that the banners were on top of the half circle. And that the flowers/shapes needed to be scattered on the banners. I give props to Wendi for the sketch. It is important to be challenged to become better at anything you do! 

Paper (SU): Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Soho Subway DSP, and Park Lane DSP
Stamp Sets(SU): Choose Happiness and Petite Petals
Embellishments(SU): Twine and Pearls
Tools (SU): Pansy Punch, Petite Petal Punch, Circles Framelits, Banner Framelit from the new Gift Card Framelit as seen in SU's holiday catalog. 

This Weather:

Despite the nasty weather, I'm thankful that my rheumatological symptoms are not as pronounced today. It's a perfect day to cuddle up in a chunky sweater with a cup of coffee or tea in hand and a favorite blog or book. 

I want this sweater! ...and the ring looks cool too.

If you could please pray that I'd be able to read more. I really miss it. My cognitive skills have declined, making comprehension difficult. Good thing SAT's and ACT's are way behind me :). I'm thankful for stamping. It's such a great creative outlet that keeps my mind going with out making my head feel like it's swelling. I love it! 



  1. Robin, I love your take on the challenge! Glad to be able to inspire and challenge ;). You did great. Choose happiness is one of my favorite stamp sets. Incorporating the stamps on the banners is great! Wishing you well and thanks for playing along!

  2. Robin.... your card is great! Love the stamping on the banners! I found this challenge challenging as well! It's great to stretch our creative muscles isn't it? Thanks so much for playing along at Stampin' Celebration!

  3. It was a challenging sketch for me too, but I think you did a great job! Don't you love when a challenge turns into something beautiful? Thank you for joining us on the Stampin' Celebration challenge.

    P.S. I pray the Lord will touch you with his healing hand, bring clarity to your mind and soothe all your pain. The verse I cling to in times like this is: "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but he has given unto us a spirit of power, a spirit of love and a sound mind." 2 Timothy1:7