8/7/09

risk...


I am very happy to show off this wonderful Unity sentiment I won for my entry in the Limelight Papercrafts Blog Sketch Challenge #26. Thanks very much, Mandy for the great sketch and the chance to pick my prize. I've wanted to add this quote to my stamp collection for quite awhile.
It's one of those sayings that just gets down into your soul and wrestles with the part of you that whispers: 'you can't do that, or you're not good enough for this. Well, I'm here to say YOU CAN do whatever you set your heart to. But first you must name it. Second, you must have a vision ...and then and only then can you set out on the journey.

That's were I am right now...I've named it and I believe I've found what I need to encourage me to the next level. Hold that thought and I'll keep you posted along the way. This card will stay in my humongous red paper clip that lives on my Pottery Barn tray...I will need the reminder.

This card also fits with the 365Card Blog challenge to use lace on your work. I had some yummy pink cotton wide lace that I attached to the bottom edge of the oval. I used Basic Grey's Sugared papers (Precious and Charming). The bud is from a long retired PSX botantical, Hydrid Rose (part of my score from earlier in the week). I colored it with Copics and used the Stampin Up Scalloped punch to create my vertical panel. The Unity quote was inked with Memento Tuxedo Black onto a Spellbinder oval and dry embossed.

The sketch I used today is the Limelight Papercraft Sketch #27. Check it out

Hope you all have a wonderfully creative weekend and happy day~o's!


18 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Susan!! Love everything about it!
I also noticed the new header photo ... beautiful and so welcoming!!

STAMPING SAM said...

Love the card, love the sentiment, love the lace. Wonderful!

Patti J said...

What a great card! That sentiment is pretty profound! Wow girl! Great card.

Carolyn V said...

Inspiring... love everything about it. That quote is magnificent!

Liz Williams said...

Wow, that prize must have been meant for you. It so fits your other little morsels of wisdom you feed to us, your most admiring audience!!! I love things that make me think or better yet get that spark of hope from!! Keep us fired up, Sparky!!

Sherry said...

Susan, Such a beautiful card and I love the sentiment.

Mandy said...

God works the good for ALL things, big and small! You were supposed to win this, I believe! So touching that it means this much to you! ;) GORGEOUS, card, too! I am going to feature your card on Monday for sure!!

Too funny about the Star Wars stamps, by the way...It's what I had on hand! LOL!

Scrapaddict said...

Susan, this is such a beautiful card and the sentiment is precious. Great work

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Susan this is so so beautiful and the sentiment should be tattooed onto everyone's forehead so we all know that we as individuals are in charge of our own lives. Geez that's a bit deep for someone who has just gotten out of bed after 15 hours being in it lol. I have a really bad case of the flu which is why I didn't get to make my card but if I'm feeling better later on I might just get it done.
Thankyou Susan for sharing the start of a new journey for you. I look forward to updates on your progress.
Big Hugs
Michelle

Celeste said...

Beautiful card. I love the sentiment!

Anne said...

Oh Susan, what a wonderful saying and wonderful bud you added to it!! This is truly uplifting and encouraging and it's obvious from your post that it has special meaning for you right now! Stay focused and courageous, my friend!! It's called a journey because you're on your way!! Hugs!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a fabulous sentiment

HaleyD said...

Beautiful card for that moving sentiment!

~amy~ said...

susan, what a fabulous card and quote!!!! love it! I can't wait to hear about your new journey my friend....

Paula said...

Very beautiful card. Love all the elements & fantastic words.

Ann said...

Absolutely beautiful, Susan! I love, love, love this quote!

Joan Ervin said...

Congrats on your win, Susan...I just love the sentiment and your card is beautiful!!!! Love the colors, papers, and all the awesome details!!!!!

Dani said...

I just ran across your blog and I am so glad I did! What lovely cards! You are talented. Thank you for sharing that talent with all of us!