Monday, June 28, 2010

You are Special!

Happy Monday! I am amazed at how quickly the last week flew by! Matthew and I have been trying to rest and recover from our mission week in Costa Rica, and we were both surprised at how exhausted we have been!  I think the adrenaline kept us going, and then when it was all over the reality of it (physically and emotionally) sunk in!  What an amazing week it was!

Our mission team devoted a shutterfly site to our trip, and there are currently over 1300 photographs there!  Here's the link if you're interested in seeing some of them.  You'll see pictures of our group, the hotel, the various jobs we did on the church worksite (tiling/grouting, spackling, painting, etc., as well as bending and wiring rebar and digging trenches for it for the foundation of a medical clinic adjacent to the church) along with our day trip touring the Sarapiqui (Sara-peek-ee) river and zip-lining in the rainforest.

Between laundry and all of the other not-so-fun necessary chores last week, I didn't get much stamping will make this coming week interesting since the end of the month is always a time of approaching deadlines in prepration for upcoming releases.  The next few days will be busy and I'm prayin' for some inspiration and creativity!

Today's card is for the SCS Clean and Simple challenge.  This image, from Lizzie Anne's July Mix, Simply Sweet, worked well with the colors in Jen's signature:  bashful blue, pumpkin pie, and certainly celery.  I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black, colored it with Copic markers, added a Basic Grey brad, jute-stitched button and a sheer bow.  A border punch and dotted swiss embossing give it a little textural interest.

Hope you have a great week!


  1. Deb - this card is SO simply beautiful! I'll have to check out the website for your mission trip. But, I don't think I'll look at all 1300 pictures!

  2. This is so sweet, love the dotted panel and pretty image. Lovely design, Deb!

  3. I love this, so fresh and sweet!

  4. So darling! Love what you did with the tiny piece of the border punch, clever!