Monday, January 18, 2010

Your Art Inspires

Yesterday's Featured Stamper on SCS was Anne (jdmommy). Anyone who 'knows' her will recognize that she is one sweet lady AND that she happens to share a love of the color RED with me!!! So, of course, I had to play in her challenge. I created this one based on one of Anne's cards, but also keeping in mind the RED theme. Anne recently made a card using pears, so I think that is why I gravitated toward this set by Innovative Stamp Creations, but of course I had to make the pear RED......not natural, but truly a beauty in RED. The frame and sentiment also come from the same set.

I was late in making this card yesterday 'cuz I had a busy day. Part of it was spent celebrating the 3rd birthday of my godchild's youngest son. I had a fabulous time, but I truly now understand why parenthood is generally for the young........3 and 6 (or nearly6) year olds have MORE energy that the Energizer Bunny. When I got home, I made this card and spent the rest of the evening recovering....lol!!! I love them dearly, but wow I just can't keep up with them!!!

I had two wonderful surprised this week. A former student, now friend, of mine surprised me with a card. We had somehow lost touch several years ago. Anyhooo..this card explained that he and his young family have spent the last three years in Indonesia. I am sure he will have lots of stories to tell when he returns stateside in a bit. We are planning to get together and catch up. The other surprise came totally out of the blue. Another former student, who I have not seen or talked to for probably 30 years, (yes I know...I am OLD!!!) called me and had such lovely things to share. It is moments like this that just warm the heart of a retired teacher.

If you had a teacher who made a difference in YOUR life....no matter how long ago it might have been, let them know. YOU will make THEIR day!!!! Teachers need warm fuzzies too!!!

11 comments:

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is just beautiful, Joanne! I love this set and your red pear is just fab. That dp is pretty wonderful, too.

StampOwl said...

Not a truer would have you said ... Your art definitely inspires!

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a perfect tribute to Anne and her wonderful cardmaking skills! I love the pear dressed up in red, and this card is beautiful!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow-zers Jo, this is very STRIKING!!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful CASE to honor our Anne, Joanne! love the red pear and perfect sentiment!

Silke Ledlow said...

Joanne - this is a wonderful take on Anne's card!!! The colors are very striking....you know how much I love these colors :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Cindi said...

I LOVE the red! what a pretty card
:)

Silli said...

Joanne, your card is very pretty.Love the colors. Hugs Silke

TrishG said...

Again - love your layers and piercing! Very pretty.

peggysue said...

Wow, that would be so interesting to hear the stories from Indonesia! I agree! Nice that your former students are reaching out to stay in touch. And very nice card, great use of red!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

So striking!