Saturday, July 18, 2009

CDB Soft, Sweet, and Simple

Tonight I was just playing around with my Rita Marie stamps and papers from Creative Design Boutique. This is just a simple card which I think pops in these pastel colors.


After a week filled with negative news from many friends and doctors, my week actually ended on a very positive note. Yesterday I spent a longgggg breakfast with a dear friend who is in the middle of her 'journey' through breast cancer. Her chemo is done, but radiation is ahead. However, despite these obstacles, she is enjoying each day to the fullest. Another friend, recently diagnosed with breast cancer, met with her surgeon for the first time yesterday and they 'clicked' which will be so important for her as she begins her journey to good health. Last night I heard from a dear SCS friend who will have surgery on one of her hands Monday, and we shared some wonderful belly laughs as well as the travails of age. She can always make me laugh (and with her cards she probably has made you laugh a time or two in the galleries).

Today I had a wonderful lunch with a former student and her mother. What a joy it was to see the excitement of this young lady heading into her senior year of high school.....so successful that she will be finished in January and will start community college work for the second semester even before getting her high school diploma. She hopes to be a nurse.....and I know she will make a fabulous one!!!!

So.....tonight I went downstairs and played in the workshop (or as DawnL calls it....my stamp cave....lol!!!) Even though times are still tough for many of my friends I am inspired by their courage and perseverence. These are things I try to also do when facing any of life's obstacles. Making this card helped!!!! The sweet smell of acrylic and rubbah calms me....lol!!!!!

Anyhow...have a great Sunday ahead. I think I'll now try to get some sleep.

4 comments:

StampOwl said...

Pretty colors Joanne

Cindy Haffner said...

So pretty, love that paper and colors.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

This is so soft and pretty in the pastels, Jo. Clean, crisp, and pretty in your signature style.

I'm glad your friends have you as a friend as they go through these difficult times. Love, encouragement and support from our friends is so important.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful!!!