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Hello, friends

I have to say that my heart is a bit heavy today.   A couple of days ago, my husband’s sister had a lump removed from her breast.   We are still waiting to hear the results of that biopsy.  It’s a tough situation, because my dear Mother in Law, who is due to arrive here in Colorado on Tuesday, has lost two of her four children already.   Her youngest, Maryann was born in 1966 with Cystic Fibrosis.   She passed away the day before Christmas Eve in 1968.  Her oldest daughter died of cancer in 2004.   She also lost her husband to cancer in 1998.  We are praying hard for my Sister in Law, Deb.   Her husband, a Vietnam Veteran, has been disabled for some time after being diagnosed with pancreatitis and effects from other carcinogens that he was exposed to during his post war job with the railroad.  These people deserve a miracle.

Oh a happier note, my #2 son just got a new job.   He interviewed and was hired this morning.   It is a very big jump in pay for him and a guaranteed 40 hour a week.   This may just be exactly what he needs to catapult himself into some self-reliance.   He is 23 yrs old, but because of his ocular albinism, he cannot drive.   He’s always been afraid to get out on his own because of his limitations.  Go Zeke!


So, I did a little stamping this morning to keep my mind occupied.    I love doing the Case Study challenges over on Iwona P’s blog ~ Random Acts of Creativity.   This week’s challenge is #46.

Here’s what I came up with:


Every time I use a flower stamp, I have to look up the flower online to see what color it should be.   I was pretty sure that Calla Lilies are white, but was really surprised to see they come in a large variety of colors!

Here are my deets:

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Stamps Calla Lilies SKU:506-01, Rubbernecker Stamps Garden Phrase Set SKU:508

Colors: GP White, Kiwi Kiss

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  1/2″ orange/white gingham ribbon, black 1/2 pearls,  swiss dots embossing folder, corner rounder, white gel pen, butterfly punch, label nestabilities, dimensionals, sticky tape.

Here is a little closeup:


You should check out the Rubbernecker Stamps blog!   There is a contest to name the Design Team and a little prize for the winner!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you’re of that mind, please say a prayer for my sister in law, Deb.


6 Responses to “~ Case Study Challenge #46 ~”

  1. on 01 Jul 2011 at 18:03Marisa

    Gorgeous case, Holly!! Love the calla lilies and the pops of orange with the butterfly and ribbon.

    So sorry to hear about your SIL. Will send up a prayer for her and your family! You are totally correct in saying this family could use a miracle!! Finally, GO ZEKE!!! What great news 🙂 Enjoy your long weekend.

  2. on 05 Jul 2011 at 14:29Andrea Ewen

    Your card is beautiful, Holly! Those lilies are colored brilliantly and the gingham bow is just the perfect detail to highlight them! I was not aware that lilies came in different colors either until I saw black (!) ones in Home Depot!
    Sending prayers your way for your sister in law…I hope that everything is ok.
    And congrats to your son, what a special thing to happen for him!

  3. on 05 Jul 2011 at 21:24Chupa

    Amazing card, with beautiful colours and great textures and dimension – I want these Calla lilies!
    I’ll keep your sister in law in my warmest thoughts! How cruel the world is sometimes… I hope life spares her any more unpleasant experiences. And yay for Zeke!!

  4. on 06 Jul 2011 at 03:30Therese

    Congrats on your well deserved win at CASE Study, your card is awesome!!

  5. on 06 Jul 2011 at 13:33Stacey

    This is a beautiful card! I love your lilies! Congrats on your win at CASE study – you earned it!

  6. on 06 Jul 2011 at 14:50Terri Chadwick

    Your card is absolute beautiful and congratulations on being chosen the CASE study winner! Well deserved. I will definitely say a prayer for you SIL. We don’t always know how God works, but in His loving care we will always be. Prayers for you and all your family too.

    Also on a lighter note. Can you please explain how you cut out your lilies. Aren’t they only partially cut out? I would love to know how to do that.

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