Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Blessing for the Week

The Blessings set from Hero Arts is small, with a lovely word die I just had to have, you know, now that I have a CuttleBug.

Thanks again, Eva!

Anyway, here's an awesome way to let the word die cut shine simply.

The background colors come courtesy of Tim Holtz distress inks in seedless preserves and milled lavender. Don't they blend beautifully?!?! The water spots give the color an ethereal effect that works with the blessings sentiment.

The water spot effect is one of my favorite things about distress inks. It's dreamy!

Last night, I didn't get a chance to post because we went to my younger son's band concert. Oh, my goodness! It was amazing. Our high school music program is outstanding. Please understand that we are NOT a musical family. Neither George nor I can carry a tune, and while we listen to music frequently (mostly classic rock from '70s, Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, and such, and plenty of easy-listening jazz), we aren't knowledgeable at all.

When Jack came to us at the end of fifth grade and said he wanted to play the trumpet, we were floored. Jack has autism and has never showed the least interest in extracurricular activities other than A Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine. He's now in his fourth year of band and takes a weekly private lesson to supplement. He's not a prodigy, but he certainly has fun!

So my blessing for the week is seeing Jack on stage blowing his horn in harmony with the high school concert band.

What's your blessing for the week?

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,

stamps: none
ink: Distress milled lavender, seedless preserves
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: inking tools, Hero Arts Blessings die, glue pen, paint brush (for water spots)


  1. I'm really enjoying your cards with die cuts. Susan. And it's obvious you enjoy making them. Your distress background nicely highlights the large word sentiment. My blessing this week is that my husband and I received a sweet thank you from our grandniece.

  2. Love this card; it says everything so simply and beautifully

  3. I'm delighted that you're so delighted to have and to play with your new "toy"—makes me smile!

    My blessing is to have another week with my beloved, aged Doberman, Cody.

  4. Beautiful card Susan! I've always loved and admired your artistic style, and the addition of die cuts is a bonus as I love using die cuts, too. My blessing is my dear sister's home was spared in the Santa Rosa fires. She is in her late 70's and her home is precious to her, and her family. Prayers were answered!

  5. LOVE the card! The "bubbles" make the background appear lighter, and the perfect backdrop for the "blessings" die cut. (I love my Cuttlebug too!)
    My blessing for the week was having time on 2 different days to work on some quilting projects - AND I had time to make a few cards too!

  6. Love the card! Would make an excellent wedding card as well! I see the background as wine :) And then my head began spinning as I read " younger son's band concert " + " high school music program" all in one sentence. When did Jack get that old???? When I first started reading your other blog he was in grade school. Good grief. I am always amazed when these type of situations bring me face to face with just how fast the years go by. Have enjoyed the journey.
    Lu C


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