A quick post before I start packing up my stuff for the drive home...sighh. I know it's time to get back into my surroundings, work and routine, but...I'm not quite ready. Then again, I doubt I'd ever be ready! I'll miss my mom deeply. DEEPLY! On the plus side, we're aiming to return on Friday, so that's but 5 sleeps away.
My card today is pretty self explanatory: LOVE
- for my mom
- for my husband,
- for my family and
- for all of you, my special friends, who have blessed me with warm comments, lovely notes and especially GORGEOUS cards! My husband brought my mail collection when he arrived last night and WOW! My mom and I couldn't believe our eyes at the outpouring of compassion so many of you expressed in works of art that I will treasure forever! THANK YOU - from my mom and from me! Hugs and love heading your way!
Inspiration for my card comes from Michele's sweet, classy card over at MUSE #100:
The scallop heart is inlaid into the white panel, with red paint chip paper adhered to the back; the sentiment is from Winnie and Walter (smitten with their products!), The small heart and the panel itself are popped up. I am so addicted to foam adhesive...I need mega-big rolls of the stuff!
I'm also sharing over at Crazy 4 Challenges #268~Clean and Simple and Uniko Studio Challenge #17~Love and Friendship.
Packing calls...sighh. Dragging my heels just a little...or a lot *grin*
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
ooh dear your card is sweet and love that big heart and the white heart on it..great take on the MUSE challenge...I hope my card already there too
and would you mind to collect all the card on a table and make a picture to the cards..it would be a lovely post if you made it and I will be happy if you also like my card Carol...biiig hugs from Munich, Monika
Great layering of hearts. You need a group photo of all the cards. never easy to shift gears...hang in there and know that you will get back into the routine with the odd hiccup here or there that catches you totally off guard a times, but is part of the healing process. Your mom is blessed to have such a wonderful daughter!! Biiig cyber ((hug))!!
I love these both stunning as always, your cas always looks divine, I hope your not to sad on your long drive home, just try to remember happy times and giggle to yourself at silly things I always find that picks me up big hugs to you sweetie love Pops x x x
Glad you are feeling surrounded by love...as it should be! :)
I'm thinking of you, c... and loving your sweet, adorable scalloped heart! Thank you so much for celebrating with us, when your own little heart is so sad... I so understand how you're feeling...sending hugs...
So pretty - those various hearts and the bold sentiment! Hugs to you and your family, Carol!
So pretty! I love the scallops - very romantic! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Carol! Still thinking of you and your family!
Sending much love right back to you and your family and wishing you lots of strength and that the week will fly by! Very sweet card for the Muse!
To my beautiful friend C - who is very clearly stalling, but I also cannot blame you!! It was hard after things settled down to leave my mom alone - but luckily for me I was but 10 minutes away!! My heart goes out to you and wish there was anything I could do to encourage you, strenghten you or just help you up!!! Ok so LOVE is too small a word, not bolded enough, needs to be underlined about a million times - then maybe it would express how I feel about this card!! So wonderfully traditional in its' red and white and just so awe-inspiring!! Oh, C, my heart is with you and I really am cheering you on - can you hear me???? I'll try to get a little but louder!!!
I hope you and your mom are comforted by the love and care flowing your way. The cards you've created are absolutely beautiful. So glad for you that you were able to create in amongst all the other things you've had to attend to. I'm sure that helped you cope as well.
Just want to give you a BIG HUG and let you know that I am truly thinking of you. Your cards are CAS and stunning and thank you SO much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Love & Hugs Bev x
Beautiful!.............love the inlay.
So pretty, Carol ... such a lovely heart ... and such wonderful words in your post! Wishing you safe travelling home and back ... and a gentle week! Hugs, Anita :)
Wow!! Awesome card!! I love the hear with the red coming through!
Absolutely wonderful card, Carol! Maybe we could get our own foam tape company! Hope you do OK leaving your mom for a few days--I know how hard it is to face the normal routine when the world has so changed. So good you're close enough to go back often. Hugs, Greta
Stay strong, sweet Carol! You will be re-united soon and with phones, etc today you are never really that far away. Your card is so beautiful as is your love for your Mum. xx
stunning and dramatic-love it Carol and so pleased you joined us at Uniko xx
Such a sweet post dear friend! I wish I could be there for a real life hug! Another stunning creation! Nothing says love better than red & white...with a wee pop of black for a bit of ooomph!
Foam adhesive...Jen McGuire (I think it is was Jen???) suggested using the foam sheets that you buy for kids crafts. I've seen them at Walmart & Michaels. Use a glue roller to adhere and you're good to go for a fraction of the cost! How do these gals come up with these amazing ideas?
Goodness, C, can you be any more awesome? Now that I finally understood what paint chip paper is, I wonder if I should ever invest into colored card stock again when you get wonderful results just like this :) Love the stark contrast of white and red … it's lovely and heartwarming and super cute!
Two wonderful card !! Love them both !
You did such an amazing job on this card, Carol! I love how you incorporated the paint chip and your choice of color combo is just perfect! Sending all that LOVE right back at you :)
I think your CASE of the MUSE card is absolutely beautiful. The inlaid heart is just stunning! Perfectly gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in with our Uniko Studio challenge. xx
Great card! Thanks for joining the Uniko Studio challenge!
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