A Beautiful Day

Hi friends! Welcome to another Friday.  I'm still coughing and have spent most of the week in bed, but I'm less sick than a week ago, so I think that's progress. And the boys were able to attend school a few days this week, so hopefully we're all on the mend. In the midst of all our sickness, there was one very beautiful day this week.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Just before Christmas Mark's doctor found a few concerning lumps in his neck and the possibility of cancer was quite probable. It gave a bittersweet taste to our holiday season as we had to wait until the middle of January for biopsy, and instead of visions of sugarplums, we had all sorts of what-ifs dancing through our heads. The biopsy results came in this week, and after all that waiting and wondering I'm glad to report the lumps are benign.  Hooray! Life is so very fleeting and I know there are so many who do not get the good report we did.  And this month of waiting has impressed upon my heart how difficult those inner battles we face that no one sees can be.  It is true that a little kindness, however small, is never wasted.

My card started with this kindness sentiment from Kindness Matters in mind and I just had to play along with the Card Concept challenge again.  I really love the current challenge graphic and went shabby chic/mixed media again.


Handmade card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of designer paper, then smudged some pearlized paste all around it.  The flower started out white and I spritzed it with Dylusions spray, then added some gesso, some pearlized paste and some glitter to give it a fun textured look.  The skeleton leaves were from my stash and I tucked a bit of linen thread behind it.  The background is cream cardstock, embossed with a hearts embossing folder. I colored the hearts with a distress crayon and smudged, then added a bit more of the pearlized paste to tie everything together.  A bit of vintage lace at the top of my stamped panel separates the layers and I finished off with some distressed edges.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a fabulous start to your weekend.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Kindness Matters (Verve Stamps)
Paper: cream, designer paper (7 gypsies)
Ink: espresso (Altenew), dylusions spray, distress crayons (Ranger)
Accessories: flower (Prima), gesso, pearlized paste (Recollections), glitter, vintage lace, skeleton leaves, hearts embossing folder (Sizzix), linen thread, paper distresser

15 comments

  1. Oh my-how scary! I can't imagine
    how scared you both must have been.
    What a blessing that negative biopsy
    Report was!
    Beautiful card!

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  2. Wow, so thankful the biopsy was negative. God is good.
    Love your beautiful card and that special sentiment. TFS

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  3. Praising God for those great reports! Hope you are completely over your coughing soon. I had that over the holidays- not fun. Lovely, beautiful card today. I'm glad you were able to craft a little! ;)

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  4. This is just gorgeous! I love the beautiful dimension of the flowers and the colors are so romantic! Wow!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  5. The card is wonderful Julee, but your news is better!! LOL!! Seriously, congratulations to your whole family on the good health news!!!

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  6. Stunning card, Julee! Praise the Lord for the good report!

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  7. Thank you Jesus for the no cancer report. Hope you get better soon. Miss you friend.

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  8. This is absolutely gorgeous Julee! I"m praising God with you for the good news~

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  9. What a gorgeous card, Julee! So glad to hear the no cancer report! ❤️

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  10. So very thankful for the good news about Mark's health. I hope that having this burden lifted will make it easier for you to recover. It is true that kindness seems to be magnified in times of difficulty and pain. What a beautiful card to celebrate moments of kindness and your good news!

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  11. Sorry that you are sick, I hope you feel better soon!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card, I love the pretty layers and colors!

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  12. I'm so your sick but I'm happy that his lumps were benign. 💕

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  13. Well I'm so happy to hear that Mark's diagnosis wasn't anything serious or life-threatening. What an awful thing to worry about.
    Your card is sooooo pretty I just had to pop over to see those gorgeous vellum leaves.

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  14. Hi Julee - I'm thrilled to hear the good news. Sorry that you and your family had to go through that. "And this month of waiting has impressed upon my heart how difficult those inner battles we face that no one sees can be. It is true that a little kindness, however small, is never wasted." So true and so important to remember. :) :) :) Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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