Hi Everyone - Happy Thursday evening. You have no idea how happy I am that it's FRIDAY tomorrow.
So today's card is for a new challenge - Weekend Sketch Challenge 93
. I haven't done one of Beate's challenges before and I must admit that I pfaffed and fiddled with this one for quite a while. I like the sketch, I just don't think my mojo was flowing quite as much as usual. However, this saying from the Home for Christmas
set is very dear to my heart - as I think it is to so many of us these days. I wanted to use the Delightful Decorations
set again. So take a look and let me know what you think.
Both my parents died when I was 27 and my best friend's Mom told me that she wanted me to know that she cared for me like her daughter and that I could think of her as my surrogate Mom. She's now well into her late 80's and when I was home for Christmas last year, I gave her a cushion with this same sentiment. She knew exactly what it meant for me - and how having her there, even though I see her so rarely, had meant to me. When we exchanged the gifts, Pam, her Mom and I all shared a tear. I love them both!
Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Suede
Designer Series Paper:
Christmas Cocoa Speciality Paper
Delightful Decorations, Home for the Holidays
I stamped the Decoration in red StazOn and then used clear embossing powder to give it just a little zing
Red Riding Hood
On a personal note: the house is very quiet when my DH is gone. He's in China for 3 weeks. My cats are great company for me. Whilst I'm doing this update, Bilbo Baggins is curled up fast asleep on "his" cushion on the L of my stamping desk. Bailey the big girls blouse is lying on a blanket purring and padding so much that I think he could power California for at least 10 minutes with alternative energy sources. He has the loudest most guttural purr I've heard on any cat - except a Cheetah. Yep, I did hear a Cheetah purr once - one of the most amazing things in my life. Anyway, Bailey, the big girls blouse loves... and I mean REALLY loves - anything soft. When he finds it... he settles down and pads and purrs. What a life :-)
I hope you all have a Fabulous Friday. I wish you time to spend doing the things you love with those you love the most - whether it's music, dance, walking the dog, playing with your children, enjoying a good glass of wine watching the sunset, or just giving someone a hug.
As always, thank you for spending time in my area of the stamping blogosphere. Your visit is always much appreciated.
Tonight... I'd like to give a shout out to Adelle. Thanks for stopping by every day, for spending time and for your support
Peace and Hugs
P.S. I did some work on the blog today and added categories for each of the stamp sets I use, to make it easier for you to find something.... oh and I also downloaded a Google search for you to use on my site!