Monday, March 11, 2013

Simple Black, White and Red Birthday

I took a little time in my stamping room tonight. Gosh, did that feel good! Honestly, I'm worried that after so much time away from stamping, it might be hard to get started again and maybe I'll quit. I don't WANT to quit! So, I'm going to try to make more time and see if I can get some creative juices flowing again.

So, here is my simple - but kind of elegant:) - card. The flowers are from Hero Arts. I had stamped them a couple weeks ago, trimmed them way down and matted them with red. They've been sitting on my table since then. I added a black strip, popped the image up with foam squares, and added the sentiment from Papertrey Ink. I put everything on a white layer and added it to the card front. I love white on white layers. I remembered that Repeat Impressions' Designer's Choice challenge this time is black, white and red cards, so I'm entering it the challenge.

An update on my mom: Even though the radiologist recommended several weeks of radiation even if the PET scan came back negative, the surgeon said she should have her PET scan the beginning of April and if comes back negative, she doesn't need to do radiation. So, prayers for a negative PET scan would be greatly appreciated! How awesome that would be!

And a house update: We finally had both cars in the garage last night. Yippee! The garage isn't totally finished but at least everything is close enough to the edges that we can use it. The bikes are hung up and the tools are in the workroom. My stamping room is really quite finished. We still need to go through each room and clean and polish the woodwork and remove all the "excess" paint (they were pretty sloppy!). And we still need to hang the pictures. But, it's pretty much home:)

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


Chookarooni said...

Glad to hear you are getting settled into your new home - love your card!

Sheri said...

You can't quit stamping! I think sometimes stepping back helps you decide what you really want to do. You have just had so many irons in the fire lately that stamping has had to be on the back burner. You made a real pretty card! You have not lost your touch :)

Anonymous said...

Love that card!! Red, black and white is a favorite color of mine. Please just don't stop stamping - love your ideas and am often inspired!

Mary Cardini-Anderson said...

I love your card Lynette. I too like simple but elegant. You did a beautiful job with this card. And you also used white red and it.

I understand about your thinking about not making cards any more. I hope you wont stop. I would love to see a photo of your finished room. It sounds as though you are all settled into your house now. :) Many prayers will be said for your Mom Lynette. I hope her scan comes back negative.


bonnie32002 said...

I liked your colors and card sketch so much I cased it for a card for a friend this morning. Thanks for the inspiration!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

You made a wonderful card! Black and white with red is always elegant. :)

And I cannot imagine you not stamping!!! You are so creative and we would all miss your cards. The "fever" will hit you again.

Will keep your mother in prayer for a test with no more sign of cancer!!!