Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wisteria Peace

Happy Saturday, friends!  Today I'm popping in with another card using the Mojo Monday 200 sketch!  We'll be picking random winners from this week's participants to win some PRIZES, so if you haven't played along yet, you've got until Sunday night at 8pm Mountain!



I started with the Play Date Cafe {PDCC91} color challenge of black/white and a splash of color in mind.  I was also thinking of my Grandma, who left instructions that each of us would receive our birthday money right on schedule this year, even though she passed away in March.  My check arrived yesterday and I was so broken up inside.  I so wanted to make a thank you card, but there's no one to send it to.  So instead, I decided to make a card using her favorite color... lavender... or in this case, the lovely new Wisteria Wonder.

I pulled out the New Mercies set because I find this sentiment so comforting.. may you find peace in the days ahead.  Peace is such an illusive thing.  It seems that only when you stop struggling to find it does it ever come knocking on your door.  I've got so much going on in my life right now, and the days are getting busier and busier with our Anni-VERVE-sary release only 3 weeks away.  I have a tendency to worry about every little detail in life, so I can't think of a greater wish for myself than to find peace.  Peace with the loss of loved ones, peace with my business decisions, peace with myself and the person I'm becoming.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful weekend.

Enabler's List:
Stamps: New Mercies, Chicks Rule (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Black, White, Wisteria Wonder (SU!)
Ink: Black, Wisteria Wonder (SU!), Antique linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Flutterby Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Filmstrip ribbon (Tim Holtz), Wisteria Wonder ribbon (SU!), Sizzix embossing folder, rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), chunky glass glitter

23 comments:

Creative Mish said...

Wow this is beautiful!

Patty Chalas said...

this is beautiful!!

Moira said...

Love the colors in this card and the new sentiments are perfect! May you find a bit of peace in your life!

Toni K said...

Beautiful! I love that color, and the flourishy flower from the set is perfect!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful card, and beautiful thoughts, Julie! So sorry for the loss of your grandmother...she sounds like she was such a special person and what an amazing card you've made to show your appreciation! Although your card can't be delivered to her, she knows that you love her and are thankful. That, I'm sure of...
Have a great weekend, my dear!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a lovely card to pay tribute to a dear grandmother! This was a great sketch and I'm planning to use it again myself! Have a great w/e!

Nicole said...

Beautiful card. Remember Philippians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Julee.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anne said...

Absolutely beautiful card- love all the little details here!

Scrapacat said...

Absolute jaw dropper. I love everything about this card. I saved this as a favorite! Blessings to you.
~ky

Rebecca Johnson said...

If you don't mind my mentioning it, Julee, the lavender also brings to mind peace and tranquility just from the scent it emits. Your stamps also do the same for me.
Peace, Becky Johnson
princes729@aol.com
(I always sign my emails and notes like this. Gives me Peace.)

Luanne said...

How touching. I would have totally lost it. Your card is a wonderful comment to her love for you. Beautiful!

Magirk said...

This card is stunningly beautiful. And you've made me miss MY grandma now! I swear, it's been over 7 years now, but whenever I think of her, it's still with a little ache in my heart for missing her.

Wishing and praying you peace, Julee. ;-)

Ravengirl said...

This is beautiful and I love the new Wonderful Wisteria!

Tracey said...

Oh my....this is such a special card!! So calm and so pretty!!SO sorry about your grandma. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at The PLay Date Cafe :)

Marja Rolfes said...

What a beautiful card Julee. And @Nicole: that is the real Peace indeed!
xxx
Dutch Tulip
Marja

Debbie Carriere said...

Julee, this is sooo beautiful!! Your grandmother sounds like she was a special lady. ((hugs)) to you. I can't wait to see your anniversary release!

Fiona said...

Julee this card is so beautiful. Grandma's are just wonderful :) So fitting for you to make something with her favourite colour - it is delightful. Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

Esther said...

Beautiful card for your Grandmother!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So beautiful!

Susan Joyce said...

Stunning! Totally delightful card.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow this is gorgeous - so soft and such beautiful colours.

Jinny Newlin said...

This is amazing! LOVE all your distressing and overstamping! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!