Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Shhhhhhhhhhh...I'm Back Early

Truth be told, I abandoned the Lenten fast last week. I don't believe God loves me any less because of this decision. I chose to end the fast because I didn't feel it was helping me. I was obsessing about what I was missing, instead of directing my thoughts elsewhere. Still striving to find center when it comes to desiring community and how to find it.

I've been told by a few of you that you miss my posts. Thanks...that meant a lot. But I'm going to ease back into sharing. It may not be daily, but it will be regularly.

Without further ado, here's a card I made today for the production director in our children's dept. who had her second baby this past weekend. The sketch was designed by Jen del Muro, and it's a 5.5" square card. Probably could've been a bit smaller, but I wanted to test myself to fill that much space.

The sentiment is from God's Blessings, and the DSP is retired stuff. I just used my 1 3/8" square punch for the small ones, and matted them with Pink Piroutte that I had to color over with Pretty in Pink because I am out of that color. (How can a woman who doesn't like pink be out of that card stock? It's a mystery.)

The sketch didn't call for anything in the upper right corner, but I thought it looked a bit bottom heavy without anything. Since this baby makes the family a foursome, I broke the rule of odd numbered embellishments and put the 4 together. That three-heart punch is just the best!

We're in the middle of spring break here, and today the weather is starting to match the season. We had snow flurries yesterday, and it was windy and COLD! By the time we head out to hike Jacks River Falls (again) tomorrow, it's supposed to be a high of 70. Go figure...

Leave me a comment and let me know what you've been up to while I've been away. I missed y'all!


sandra said...

I like it, but I don't think I will give it to a kid..

sandra said...

sorry Jen, I don't know what happened with the previous post....I think it was for another card you made in the past...what I wrote was;
Welcome back, Jen. I really missed your blog. Have a nice and warm day tomorrow.

Vanessa said...

Good to hear from you again! Enjoy this wonderful weekend.