A week ago today, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Ugh, just hearing that word scares the daylights out of you! At first, I was just kinda numb, and then I went into research mode, trying to find out enough information and become familiar enough with the terminology that when the doctors begin to discuss her test results, I will not be like a deer in the headlights. My brothers, parents and I have had quite a few telephone conference calls and Skype sessions to discuss what we know so far, and I think we are reaching a place of calm realization and readiness for action. Even in the face of this dreaded disease, God IS good and He IS in control. Today we should hear the results of her PET scan and know more about what we are dealing with and what the options are. Your prayers would be much appreciated! I'm sure I'll be traveling to Louisiana soon although no specific dates as of yet...all of my design teams have been so wonderfully supportive and understanding during this time, as stamping will likely take the back burner and be a welcome stress relief and not an ongoing commitment for the next little while. I will continue to post projects as I am able, so I hope you will still visit!
So today, I was overjoyed when I actually woke up in the mood to stamp! Hallelujah! Taylor's cute Valentines from a few days ago inspired me...I used some cute Lizzie Anne/Gourmet Rubber Stamps images, some scraps from October Afternoon's Christmas Style, and this week's CPS sketch. For the background, I placed the script stamp upside down on my work surface, inked it with dye ink, then stamped some of the ink off with a scrap of paper. I then placed my card stock on top of the stamp, using uneven pressure with my fingers to produce a faint image. Looks like a time-worn love letter that could have spent years in the attic!
Visit the GRS blog to see my post there and be sure to scroll down to the previous post to see Taylor's card.
Visit the CPS blog for more ideas using CPS Sketch #250!
Lizzie Anne Designs/Gourmet Rubber Stamps Sealed with a Kiss Diners' Club set, Kissed Goodnight single