Thursday, June 27, 2013

Runway Love


Hello there, strangers!  I have a card here for the latest Runway Inspired challenge.  I realised once I had finished that there's no stamping on this card at all which is pretty unusual for me.  I was inspired by the colours and also the texture on the skirt and ended up using an embossing plate and a few dies plus some shiny paper.  I'm also going to enter this in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.
   
It feels good to be back in the Craft Cave and catching up with everyone in Blogland.  I had to spend a few weeks in Boston with my mom for medical reasons.  It was tough to be gone for two weeks (I sure missed my boys!) but I'm grateful we had the option to go to such a first rate hospital.  Mom is doing as well as can be expected at the moment but there's still a long road of treatments ahead. Thankfully some of the treatments can be done here so we'll be home for a while. Thanks to those of you who touched base with me to see where I'd disappeared to.  It really did help to lift my spirits.  :)  Another uplifting moment came the night before my mom's surgery. There was a pretty wild thunderstorm and then the most gorgeous double rainbow appeared.  It was too close to our apartment for me to get a full picture of it but I got a few partials.  We took it as a good omen and it definitely was as the results from the surgery were more positive than initially expected.




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Pink, Lilac) Bazzill, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Frame from Simply Jane) Papertrey Ink, (Love Word) Paper Smooches
Punch:  (Corner rounder) Marvy Uchida
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Gems:  Recollections

14 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Jen, what beautiful rainbow pictures...a sure sign of good things for your mom! Glad to hear all went well and that she was in good hands, she was lucky to have you with her. Your card is lovely...great die cuts and colors. Welcome home!

Helen F. said...

Yes Jen, take that double rainbow as a very positive sign from Above! Happy you were able to take your Mom to the BEST possible hospital in Boston and also to hear her surgery went well...my thoughts and prayers are with you both.
PS: Please stop by when you have a moment, I left some luv for you on my Blog [[[hugs]]]
http://handmadecardsbyhelen.blogspot.com/2013/06/liebster-blog-award.html

Jessi Fogan said...

***love*** this card - but not as much as I love you :) So glad to have you back home & getting back into your groove :D

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome rainbow photos and what a beautiful card!!

Lindsey said...

Hooray! So glad your back in blogland, and with such a classy-looking card, too. Love those rainbow pictures, too -- how could they not help add a little hope to a tough time?

Jingle said...

Very pretty card! The shimmer paper looks great embossed! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Jen, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom and what she and you have been going through with her illness. I just assumed you were on summer vacation. I will add her to my prayer list and pray that all goes well with her treatments.

The rainbow photos are spectacular, really spectacular! I can't even imagine how stunning and goose-pimply that was in person!

Finally, your Runway Inspired card is, well, inspired!! Big hugs, Darnell

~amy~ said...

Sorry to hear about your Mom, hope she's doing great!

Love the pop of pink on your beautiful card.

Have a good weekend.

lostinpaper said...

It's so good to have you back Jen. Sending big hugs to you and your mum across that big watery thingy x.

Joyce said...

I had missed you, and did not realize your mom was ill. I hope that she is doing better-- how inspiring to see that double rainbow. Welcome back to blogland, too.

Maureen Morton said...

Hate the outfit, LOVE the card! So elegant and well-designed! I was worried about your sudden departure, but couldn't figure out how to check in......sounds like a scare, but hopefully Mom is on the mend with your great assistance. The photos are outstanding. Rainbows hold such promise. Glad you've returned in all of your glory. Hugs!

Virginia L. said...

Such a great take on the Runway photo, Jen! I love your use of embossing and colors (great minds think alike?). So glad that you join the fun with us at Runway Inspired Challenge! Happy to hear that your mom in recovering! The rainbow photos are amazing! TFS!

Pamela said...

This is soooo pretty! I love the embossed background and that love die..... <33333 Thanks for joining us on Runway Inspired!

Lisa Arana said...

Oh yeah, great card based on the challenge! Those rainbows are amazing too.