April 3, 2015
Hello there, friends.
Blessed wishes to you all this Good Friday morning as we ponder and reflect upon HIS sacrifice for us. I am so very grateful that God so loved us that he would give up his very own son for us. And that Jesus was obedient and suffered for our sins on the cross. The story never grows old, it is fresh every day for me, for you, and for anyone who desires to know him. May you have a joyous Easter weekend.
When I think of Jesus, I often think how my mom epitomizes so many of the beautitudes he taught us. She is truly a wonderful woman who raised me while quietly displaying a servant’s heart and an overflowing love I hope I have shown to my children. I just loved the sentiment in the SU Mother’s Love stamp set- a simple yet bold handwritten font – perfect for my mom. I decided to make her a “just because” card even though it is not actually Mother’s Day- we should celebrate moms everyday just like Good Friday, Easter, and Christmas should be a daily celebration!
I used the colors from ColourQ #285 this week. I did not have the retired colors Kiwi Kiss or Cool Caribbean so I subbed in Pear Pizzazz and Coastal Cabana.
This stamp set is a two-step stamp set with the option of adding a watercolor look with the “fill in” stamps. For this reason, you may decide upon the photopolymer stamps for the ease of two-step stamping. If you are a die-hard block stamper, just use your trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect alignment. I also pulled out my Large Scallop Edgelit- I had not used it in a while and forgot how it adds a great touch to a card!
You could also so easily and beautifully color with your Aquapainters and Blender pens. On this card, I chose to color in my flowers and leaves with my Blendabilities (sniff, sniff- love them.) Look at all the stamps in the set…I added in the butterfly from the SAB set, Nature’s Perfection- I thought it was perfect with the stamps! So, if you got it during Sale-a-Bration this year, you can pair it with this stamp set:)