Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bless You

Another crazy day. Crazy good, but crazy. I'm fried. Remember the old commercial about drugs..."this is your brain on drugs" [picture an egg], "this is your brain on drugs" [cracks egg into a hot frying pan].

That's me. Without the drugs.

So I'm going to share a simple card I made for our Bible study class to give my friend Zandra, who watched our children this summer. She's amazing and kind, and Nick loves her. He preferred to stay home Tuesday mornings before Zandra started watching the kids, which was fine, but after she started, he couldn't wait to get to church.


Anyway, here's the card, which uses a very old stamp from who knows where.

Card Size 6.25"x4.5"...that stamp is big!

I started with a single stamped panel on a white base. Then I tried a pink mat. No good. So I tried a white mat, and no dimensionals. That's what it needed.

And a couple of pink butterflies with pearl bodies...just because that Martha Stewart punch is wonderful.

May the Lord bless you, too.

And don't do drugs. It's easy enough to get fried without them.

stamp: unknown
ink: Memento black
paper: PTI white; SU razzleberry
accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, half pearls


  1. That is a big stamp and it made for a beautiful card. The butterflies are perfect along with the white mat. May the Lord bless you and your family. (BTW, I, too feel a bit fried tonight. It's been a very long day.)

  2. A sensational card, so beautiful in its simplicity. I always find it amazing that these types of card take more time to create than you would expect. Placement is everything. Fabulous stamp.

  3. Really lovely! I have a link on my sidebar on my blog that puts these words to beautiful music, if you'd like to have a listen! You are so lucky to have this stamp!

  4. For the life of me I can't remember who made this stamp....I have it but I unmounted almost all of mine (went to see if I'd written maker on reverse but no) - love your card - the butterflies just finish it perfectly, that is if God's word needs to be finished! 'It is finished'
    Brain(I wrote 'Brian' here LOL) fried is something I'm totally familiar with - we both need to take stock and take time out....I am - on 13th Sept - taking a complete break in the sun for a week...anything to get away from card orders and telephones.

  5. I absolutely love your card! Simple but elegant, and the prayer is timely no matter what you're facing in your daily life. Thank you.

  6. Hi. I enjoy your blog and cards. Just in case you or others might want to know, I believe the stamp you used is called Shine on You by Stampendous, and has been sold as either wood-mounted or cling.

  7. Thank you, anonymous! Yes, it's Stampendous. I have the wood-mounted, bought from Hobby Lobby at least six or seven years ago.

  8. This is so beautiful.... I cannot explane it in words. Hugs, Ankie

  9. OK, I volunteer to be the odd one. I'm not religious and I'm getting tired of butterflies on cards (I can hear the gasp, but I don't expect anyone to agree with me; as I said, I'm the odd one here.)...but the card is lovely and I would definitely make something like this for my family and friends who are religious. I really like your choice of white on white on white. Tres chic!


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