Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Simply Kindness

Whew! I've been a little absent here! I will have more for you later this week and next week, some things I've been working on behind the scenes!

We've had a really busy few days, a wedding, youth stuff, we had a BBQ for our Youth Ministry Team at our home (kabobs and steak - yum!), and a couple of ball hockey games for the boys.

So, I have a more clean and simple card for you today for the Color Challenge, today's colors were: Cameo Coral, Garden Green and Ballet Blue...

I stamped the squares in Stazon and then the Cameo Coral and Ballet Blue, but also popped up some watercolored blue flowers too. The white space on the card is embossed and I overstamped the patterned paper with leaves. The blue border is done with the reverse side of the scalloped square punch, to mimic the blue blossoms. A little piercing, pearls and some satin ribbon.

This morning our youngest son had an assembly at school to which we were invited. Each month the school studies a positive character trait and this months' is Tolerance. One little boy moved to our school recently from Cuba and when he came he spoke no English, I was so touched to see that our teacher had taught them all a Spanish song to sing. Then they sang "What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) illustrated with pictures on the screen that they had drawn...it was so touching...even the teacher was moved to tears describing the song, she had said that our son had described tolerance as "being kind to each other and all getting along". (I was a proud mama to hear that :) ) If we could all see one another with compassion, tolerance, kindness...if we can live that out...it is wonderful.

So, this will be for his teacher!

Recipes: Stamps: Botanical Blooms; Ink: Black Stazon, Garden Green, Cameo Coral, Ballet Blue; Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green Patterns, Ballet Blue Patterns DSP, Ballet Blue, Garden Green; Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz Plate, Scalloped Square Punch, Dimensionals, Satin Ribbon, Half Pearls, Mono Multi Glue, Piercer.


Danni said...

This is just beautiful! I love the colors and well, all of it! Wonderful job!

Crystal said...

so beautiful!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Simply charming Denise. Love how you added the sentiment and spotlighted the words with the colors!!

Jerri Kay said...

A beautiful design Christine, gorgeous colors!

Rose Ann said...

I love your pretty flowers, and your pearls accents are a lovely touch!!