Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Hero Arts Scramble

Karen over at the Hero Arts Flickr group just hosted a 90 minute scramble which is about to end in 4 minutes, and I just managed to get my card made and upoaded!  Phew, that was close!

We were encouraged to stamp on patterned paper which is such a nice technique, not often used by me for sure.  My Mom In Law had asked me to make a few Sympathy cards for her as she likes to have them on hand.  I cannot refuse my MIL as she is really such a wonderful and extremely caring person, so Cindy, here is one that I will hopefully add more to soon.

Paper: cardstock (PTI); designer paper (Pink Paislee: Butterfly Garden)
Ink: Versafine; Memonto (Pear Tart)
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: Spellbinder's Wonky Rectangle die; dimensional foam adhesive; pearls (Hero Arts)

I am still not quite settled back into crafting but my friend Lisa is crafting up a storm of the most exquisite cards!  Wow, I am quite jealous of her mojo!  But, like all things, time will work in my favour I know, and pretty soon I should be back to my normal self (which may not be normal afterall!).

I had an awesome 10 mile run this morning with our running group!  Just a perfect run.  Next weekend I tackle the Houston Half Marathon and am hoping to have an equally if not better run.  My pains are still there, but I am choosing to work through them, the mind can overcome so many obstacles, I remain astounded at the power of positive thoughts.

Wishing you all a fantastic day and hoping that 2012 is turning out to be exactly what you are making of it!  Does that sentence sound funny to you, I write it that way on purpose.  You know how by default we say "May year XYZ be everything you wish for and more", well, for me, although that sounds nice and the thoughts behind it are genuine, the truth is that life can only be the sum of what you put into it.  And that is something that I need to always remember, wishing is great, but it requires action to make those wishes come true! 

Sending love your way!

17 comments:

Lisa said...

Very pretty Brenda, your mojo seems to be working quite well! And a 10 mile run to boot ;)

Nancy said...

HI Brenda...I'm still amazed at how we were so in sync with the scramble today. And I love that even though we used the same paper and stamps we came up with really different card designs. I do love how you framed your flower, it has a neat and tidy look that is really pretty. How nice that you are making cards for your MIL, I'm sure she will love this one! Good luck with the 1/2 marathon next weekend, hoping you have perfect conditions and no pain.

Barb said...

Love your take on Karen's theme, Brenda! This card turned out beautifully! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Bravo for the 10K!
Lovely card Brenda!!

TFS~

Tiffany said...

This is so very pretty Brenda! Just love that framed rectangular shape!

Trinh said...

I love this design, Brenda! Your panel looks like a framed print - great way to use the PP. I'm going through Katy on Friday and wanted to see if you & Lisa wanted to meet up around lunchtime. I didn't see an email for you so I will look on Lisa's blog.

sheila said...

I'm glad that your foot pain is on the mend Brenda and that you are able to get out and run more.....I know how satisfied that makes you feel. I love how this card turned out....very soft for a sympathy card. And I agree about your New Year sentiments.....we get out of life what we put into it!

Dawn said...

wonderful card Brenda. Glad you enjoyed your run and best of luck for the half.... and I like your final paragraph. Life is what we make it...

AnitaRex said...

Hi Brenda! I love your card! The stamping onto the patterned paper really adds sooo much!!!1 And the frame in kraft really makes this card!

CinnamonSally said...

Great card Brenda and I love the shape and that frame is perfect. Good Luck with your run next week.

Jacqueline said...

What a gorgeous card, so love this green color and the stamping on PP works beautifully!

Emily Leiphart said...

No mojo? I think not! This is beautiful, Brenda! I love the frame and the little pearls. Great to hear how well you are doing with your running!

Lisa said...

This turned out beautifully, B! And I even wasted most of your time jibber jabbering!!
Thx for last night- it was fun :)

Maureen Morton said...

Great card, Brenda - love how you framed the image! Glad you are getting back into your routine & mojo.

Elizabeth Allan said...

This card appears to have been created on a full tank of mojo Brenda!! Beautiful!

walchowDesign said...

This card is absolutely beautiful with your half tank mojo, Brenda! Sending you full tank mojo across the globe!

Cathy Fong said...

absolutely a very beautiful framed card :)