Thursday, September 11, 2008

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things . . .

Live again from Thief River Falls! How's everyone doing? Bowling was great fun last night even though I didn't qualify for Bowler of the Night. My average will go up a couple of pins next week, however, so I'm not a candidate for the Bowling Hall of Shame either.

My card is made with a new stamp and old papers. Have I mentioned on my blog that Whipper Snapper Designs now offers the option of purchasing wood-mounted or foam stick-mounted stamps? Excellent! I was so excited to find this one - a sweet little design which includes two of my favorite fall items, pumpkins and sunflowers. I colored it with a blending pen and ink from my ink pads.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Autumn Terracotta, and Olive cardstock; Retired CTMH B&T paper; Black, Sunflower, Brown Bag, Orange, Autumn Terracotta, Garden Green, Olive, Chocolate, and Sunkiss Yellow stamp pads; Dove blending pen; Whipper Snapper Designs Pumpkins and Sunflowers Mix stamp and Papertrey Ink Out on a Limb stamp set; Autumn Terracotta Photo Clips and Brads; 1 and 1-1/4 inch circle punches; Black My Legacy Writer; 3M foam mounting tape.

My husband is rushing me, anxious to go out and have a bite to eat. As that beats cooking, I'd best accommodate him.

Before closing, I want to say a little something about 9/11. I remember every little detail about that day seven years ago, including the fact that what happened struck a cord of fear in me unlike anything I'd ever experienced before. I thought long and hard that day, too, about what it would be like to live in a country where that kind of fear was an everyday way of life. The events of September 11, 2001 changed my life, and in my heart, all that was taken for granted prior to that day will never be taken for granted again.

4 comments:

Connie said...

What a beautiful card!!! I am always so impressed with your coloring! I, too, remember every detail of 911. I live out in the country where we don't normally have to lock our doors during the day. The first thing I did that day was get up (crutches and all as I had just had surgery on my ankle) and go lock the door!

Jeanne said...

Amy was 6 weeks old on 9-11. You can imagine the fear that filled me. What kind of world would she inherit? I don't take things for granted either.

Your card is fantastic! Love the coloring. I have GOT to practice more!! Thanks so much for sharing all that you share.

Jeanne said...

Oops...Amy was just a couple of months old. She was 6 weeks when we had to fly to Sioux Falls, SD to visit Steve's terminally ill father to say good-bye. Sorry about that. Brain is mush sometimes...

Tiffany Johnson said...

Your coloring rocks my socks!