Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Midnight Kiss

Hello!  It's been a while!  2012 has had a rough start, and even if I had wanted to stamp, I just didn't have it in me.

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
October Afternoon Christmas Style designer paper
BoBunny bling
paper flower, jute thread


  1. so sorry to hear about your Mom, all the best to you all!
    Your card is just darling and such neat stamping!

  2. This is gorgeous! Love all the red:)

  3. beautiful card. So sorry about your mom. Will keep you, your mom and family in my prayers ((hug))

  4. Dear Deb,
    What a world-shaking ordeal - any cancer diagnosis is like that. Our prayers for your mother will be said. We hope all will turn out positive, with speedy recovery. Glad you felt creative again, and your card is darling, aged to perfection daintiness!

  5. Oh dear, Deb, so sorry to hear this news. I'll be praying for you all.

  6. Beautiful card as always. You and your family will be in our prayers. Do what you need to do for the moment but don't take your eyes off of Jesus and put them on the storm. He can lift you out of your distress! Love you!

  7. I am so sorry Deb! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I wish your mom all the best!

  8. This is gorgeous!
    Sending {hugs} and prayers!

  9. So sorry to hear this. Sending healing hugs and prayers.

  10. Prayers coming your way, Deb.

    Beautiful card - so glad you felt like stamping.

  11. My thoughts and prayers are very much with you. And your so right God is Good! With so many advances in medical science I just know she will be alright. Take special care and keep making those beautiful cards. God bless all of you.