Thursday, December 10, 2009

I'm baaack!

Good morning everyone! I'm so thrilled to be back posting a card for you guys! The most exciting part is that I'll be posting tomorrow AND Saturday, too! I've been so busy with my new Dove Chocolate Discoveries business (and I'm not just saying that!) that I have been too tired to stamp. Well, that and the fact that I had quite a head cold for the last week or so. I couldn't even keep my head down long enough to stamp without it pounding but I'm feeling much better now!

That said when I saw this week's challenge for Three Clovers Designs I knew I had to play along. I sure hope this card looks the way I wanted it to (but I think I may have spaced the trees to far apart...yeah, I definitely should have had them down just a little...such is life). Anyway, this week's challenge is to use blue, silver, and white. Uh, that sounds like a wintery combination to me so I had to pull out my Lovely As A Tree set. I used Shimmery White cardstock then stamped my trees in Night of Navy THEN I sponged frost white ink (from SU!) on the wet Night of Navy ink to get the almost gray-ish looking trees on the bottom...it is SO shimmery in real life! The rest is pretty self explanatory but the sentiment is a rub-on...I always forget to use those so I pulled them out yesterday. So pull out your blue, silver, and white papers and get to work! Don't forget to link them up to Kerry's blog...the link it up a little in this paragraph.

On another note...my middle son, Jon, went last weekend to enlist in the Army. We are totally behind his decision and are incredibly proud of him! He will go in July to Basic Training and then onto his AIT. I hope you will add him now to your daily prayer list. I know I want Jesus' wisdom just soaking into Jon right now!

Now, I bet you think that I have forgotten about the drawing I was having last week, huh? Well, I haven't!! The winner is...

Blogger Stacy said...

YES, YES, YES!!! I love to see all of your projects regardless of the manufacturer. Keep creating!

What is fun about Stacy winning is that she lives right in town with me and is a member of my stamp club...that doesn't happen very often! Congrats girl!

Alright, I have a full day in front of me so I must scoot but I hope you have a super day!

12 comments that make my day!:

Donna said...

Beautiful card, Lorie! I just love that stamp set. It's one of my favorites. I'll keep your son in my prayers as I do all the military men and women. Have a wonderful day!

Diane said...

Such a beautiful card Lorie! Love the 2 rows of tress and the shimmer looks fab!
Congrats to your son and I will def add him to my prayers!
Have fun selling chocolates!

Dani said...

Gorgeous card, girl! The trees look great!

Jon is definitely added to my prayers(along with his momma!)!

resmith said...

Beautiful card, Lorie!! I love it, the colors combo is fantastic.
My prayers will be with Jon and your whole family as he embarks in his decision to join the Army.
Take care,
Liz

Missy said...

This is definitely a wintery card and I love it. Great job!!! I hope you are feeling better now.
My prayers to your son and your family. I have said that I do not want my boys to enlist but if they do I will back them 110%

Stampin_melissa said...

Congrats on Jon's decision! I'm sure he will do well with the support from you and your DH.

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card! I'm glad you're feeling better.

Cristina said...

Gorgeous card. Great use of a rub-on! Congrats on Jon's decision! Will be praying for wisdom and protection. So you're selling chocolate, too?! You rock!!! Glad you are feeling better. Have a blessed day!

Danni said...

What a beautiful card! Love it!
Hope you are feeling better!
I'll be thinking and praying for Jon.
Hugs!

Kerry D-C said...

This is such a pretty card, Lorie!! Dazzling!

Ida P. Krause said...

Super pretty card Lorie...it's like a winter forest of loveliness.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Holiday Card. Keeping your son in my prayers - may God Bless Him and keep him safe.