I wanted to use this lacey printed transparency scrap for the edge and I added a bit of text print and a glitter paper heart punch to kick things up a notch. I repeated the scallop on the transparency with a cutie pie die cut edge on the top. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Mat Stack 3 Collection (love the sentiments in that one... very simple design that works with everything). I just stamped it on a scrap of PTI's white cardstock, trimmed it out, and added it over the floss with some foam tape. On a personal note... this post is late because I stayed pretty focused on family and home today. We had a great day of schooling, I had dinner prepped and cooking by lunch time, and Noelle busted out her first spontaneous and mostly inteligible "I love you" to me today. I couldn't help but be thankful for this day... for the normalcy of it... for the special time with Noelle... for waking up... because much of the past week has been focused on praying for and thinking about a student in our youth group. Luke is a senior in high school and has been a member of my husband's small group for several years. He suffered a brain aneurysm last week and is still in a coma. I am not exagerating when I tell you that Luke is a total sweetheart... a sweet spirit who leads with a friendly attitude and compassionate heart for the Lord. His family and friends... the students my husband and I have worked with every single week for years... are stepping up and doing amazing things... athletes fasting... setting up 30 hour prayer chains... encouraging each other and making me so proud of them. I wanted to give you the opportunity to read his story here because he is in need of the prayers of many. If the only thing I can do other than lift him up myself is ask you to consider doing the same, then I will. I cannot stop thinking of this family who is waiting and hoping that their oldest will simply wake up. That he will still be the same Luke. That he will survive. That is what I'm hoping. And that is why I'm thankful for today.
January 03, 2011
than no 10 Minute Scrap Pile Challenge card... right? This is the first of many, many 10MSPC cards that will be needed to use up all of the paper bag scraps from my Christmas cards. I used the top part of the bags for the cards and stitched them closed at the bottom, so that leaves me lots of bag ends to use up. Starting now...
Posted by Jessica at Monday, January 03, 2011