Wednesday, July 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop July Challenge

Here is my entry for the Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop Challenge.  The inspiration photo had a lovely bouquet of roses in beautiful coral, pink and yellow tones.  I tried to come up with something to show off all those elements.  I love the Garden Variety set and seed packet frames, but I must say I find them very very challenging to use on a card front without everything being so boxy and linear.  Help!!  Then in trying to keep the design simple but not so flat, I hope I didn't overdo the subtle patterns and texture with the embossing on the front.  I had an idea in mind, but it didn't go in the direction I had hoped.

Anyway, I plan on sending one of these cards to my dear sweet friend who is battling Breast Cancer.  She has been in this fight for over 2 years now and the whole family is feeling a bit sad and down.  She has just started a new round of experimental chemo and is feeling pretty sick.  She has two sweet young boys and my heart just breaks for all of them.  I will say the whole family has been a beacon of hope and grace, showing the mercy and joy of their heavenly Father, the Lord God Almighty, who I know sustains them daily and is intimately involved in their daily struggles.

Didn't mean to talk so much.  Just wanted to post my entry.  I sure wish I could have participated in the Stamp-a-faire activities this past weekend.  I need to catch up on those challenges.