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Good morning, Friends,

Please excuse my absence for the last few days.   Life has gotten in the way, once again.   It really felt foreign being in the studio this morning and maybe that shows a bit in my card.

Over the last few days I have had the “poor me, poor me” attitude.   I feel absolutely shameful for feeling that way, but it happens to the best of us, right?

When I saw Julia’s Ways to Use It challenge this morning, it pretty much snapped me out of it.   No matter what is going on in my life, there is always someone have a tougher go.   And while I would much rather think of them than me, it does not take away the fact that we’re having a rough go, too.

So, Julia’s challenge was to make a card for someone who needs uplifting AND mail it!   I am taking that challenge a step further and mailing ALL the cards I’ve made for different people over the last two weeks.   I am horrible about making cards and letting them sit for weeks!


Friendship is so important in these times.   It reminds us that we are not alone.


Here are the deets:

Stamps:  There She Goes‘ Nature of Friendship

Colors: Very Vanilla, GP White, Regal Rose, Basic Grey Bittersweet dps

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Regal Rose, Tim Holtz’ teabag distressing ink

Accessories: Ribbon (From Sharon Johnson’s Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), 1/2 pearls (gold), stitching, fleur de lis, spellbinders symbology, dimensionals, sponge


Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate each and every one of you.   Today I will think of and pray for those in need.



7 Responses to “~ Thinkng Outside Myself ~”

  1. on 18 Mar 2010 at 10:07Elizabeth S.

    Such a gorgeous card!!

  2. on 18 Mar 2010 at 11:25Rebekka

    How gorgeous this is!!

  3. on 18 Mar 2010 at 13:11Crafty Math Chick

    We appreciate you too Holly! I wouldn’t beat yourself up too much – I think it is normal and healthy to indulge in a little self pity every now and then, true there is always someone else worse off than you which provides perspective, but as long as you don’t dwell there too long, no real harm done right? All the lucky people who will be receiving your lovely cards soon – think how happy they will be because of you!! I love the bold striped DP and how you colored the sentiment panel too.


  4. on 18 Mar 2010 at 19:16Kim P

    This is beautiful, Holly!

    You have had a very rough year, so it makes sense to be down a bit. But isn’t it great to have a card challenge perk you up??? Best therapy around!


  5. on 18 Mar 2010 at 23:54Lorelie

    This is beautiful! Your bow is perfect as well as the accents! Love that fleur de lis!!

  6. on 19 Mar 2010 at 04:12Lisa Henke

    your card is sweet! love the layout and the little extras you added-looks great! smile-you are great!

  7. on 19 Mar 2010 at 07:11Becki Jo

    Beautiful card.. !!!

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