Sunday, July 6, 2008

not sure about this one

I don't know if you guys visit the blog Taylored Expressions but she has a cupcake challenge each week. This week I finally decided to participate. You do not have to use cupcakes but it is encouraged. However, when I saw the sketch I thought it would work well with this image that I got in an image swap. I've been wanting to use this image for sometime but I'm not in love with the card itself. The image sentiment says...Listen honey - God didn't promise it would be easy...he only promised it would be worth it! Don't you just love that? I added the sentiment at the bottom that says...I'm here if you need me...it is from Verve Stamps. Here is the thing about this card...I like what it stands for but I don't really like my execution of the card. However, I don't believe that the person who will, someday, receive this card will really care what it looks like. Right?

Today we take Kyler to his first church camp experience. He is going to Tall Timber and will be there until Friday morning. Yikes...5 days! He has been away for that long before (last summer) with family but never to a camp. Now...I'm sure all will be fine but I am nervous about it. He, however, is very excited! I'm so glad he isn't feeling my anxiety!

Tall Timber is about 30 minutes outside of my favorite Washington town, Leavenworth. Todd and I have stayed at Leavenworth B&B's many times and I love the quiet of the little town. All of that said...Todd got us a reservation at our favorite B&B (which we haven't been able to get to in some time now), Abendblume. While we'll probably be to late to browse the shops, we'll have dinner at our favorite place, Mozarts, and then head back to the Abendblume to enjoy our room and the wonderful view it provides. It is so nice to have an adult child living at home as Scott will take care of the dogs while we are gone so we don't have to worry about it...yay!

I have a post scheduled for tomorrow so you'll be able to come back here at the same bat time, same bat channel and see my latest card. I hope your Sunday is super, relaxing, and you get lots of stamping time in today!

11 comments that make my day!:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Lorie...this is a great card. What an inspiring sentiment and it is exactly the "truth" that I needed to hear today! I'm glad you played along with the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge this week...you did an awesome job!

Dani said...

That sentiment is great. Perfect.:)

Kim said...

Lorie I love how your card turned out and I LOVE the saying even more! That is GREAT!
Hope Kyler LOVES church camp! I went 2 times in my life and wish I would have started at an earlier age! It was so much fun and I made some life long friends! Enjoy your time at the B&B...sounds like a GREAT time!
Hugs~ Kim

Courtney Fowler said...

I love the card. I love the way you did it. Where did you get that paper? I must have it! And that stamp, too!

Have fun with Todd and know that Kyler will be GREAT!

See ya tomorrow!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

I think you did a great job! And I love that B&B. I bookmarked it. lol! Maybe someday I'll get back to the SeaTac area, and *maybe* I can spend a night there when I do!

Belas Creating Place said...

Lorie, she is adorable and the card wonderful.

Diane said...

I love that sentiment!!! She is too cute!

Christi said...

I think this is a cute card!! I too tried Taylor's sketch and the card was so bad that I am not even going to post it. I also didn't get ANY stamping time yesterday. :( What is up with that?? LOL

Quilt Nut said...

great card! love that layout. hope Kyler as a great week at camp

Taylor said...

What's not to be sure about!? Your card is absolutely perfect! Love it! Thanks for playing this week!

Cindy Haffner said...

Lorie, I love it, glad you posted it. aweosme job.