Sunday, May 9, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Happy Mother's Day! As I said on the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge blog, whether you are being celebrated or are celebrating someone else... or both... I hope you have a blessed day! My own dear mother is in Heaven, watching over me and my family. I feel comforted knowing that, although I still miss her very much. I'm counting on being reunited with her some day, as God has promised!

In the meantime, Happy Mother's Day to my mother-in-law Jo and my step-mother Wanda!!! I love you both!!! And, of course, to all my friends who are mothers!

Our hostess for this week's challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ is Lovely Linda Lucas, who chose the scripture John 4:23 "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him." The challenge is to use the colors blue, brown and white in your cards/projects.

I sorted through my paper stash and found this retired DP from Stampin Up, which is a mix of exactly those three colors... lucky! And I reached for my Asian Gardens stamp set, one of the new releases from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I love love love this set! It's so easy to put a beautiful card together in no time using Claire's wonderful stamps.

The sketch is from Card Patterns... definitely one I'll use again. Love it!

Speaking of my mother... as some of you know, I grew up as the daughter of a career Air Force officer. My dad was a helicopter pilot. We were stationed for awhile at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. My youngest sister was born there.

Anyway, at some point during our time in the Philippines, my parents traveled to Hong Kong and bought a bunch of rosewood furniture and pieces of art. Apparently, they both loved what was then known as the "oriental" look. I'm the proud owner of many of those pieces. I think it surprises some people to walk into my house and see the Asian look of my formal living room, but every time I look in there and at the items in the curio cabinet, it takes me back to my childhood... and reminds me of my dear mother. What a wonderful legacy... one I will pass to my own children someday.

Thanks for stopping by! For those who are wondering, yes, I've been fairly preoccupied with a lot of "stuff" going on in my personal life for awhile now, and I sincerely apologize for not getting around to visit some of you in much too long. Please bear with me! I'm getting things sorted out and trying to find a new rhythm to my life. In the meantime, thanks for hanging in there with me, for your prayers and good wishes. They mean everything to me! {{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}

18 comments:

Alice Wertz said...

this is gorgeous, Lisa! i love the tree image!

Naoual said...

Such a gorgeous card Lisa! And a very happy mothersday to you too!

Hugs, Naoual xx

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

peggysue said...

What a great sketch for your card! I didn't know that you had that time in the Phillippines, such a fascinating experience! And as far as finding a new rhythm when life throws you a curve . . . for me it usually takes at least a year. Still praying. :) And you were such a good girl, you stuck strictly to the challenge colors, no peep of green for you!

Anesha said...

Wonderful card, just adore the flower. Hope that what every you are facing at the moment will pass. Blessings. Anesha

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card Lisa!! Love your colors and you are right that it is a fun sketch!! Love the flower and your image panel. Three of us on the team used the same paper. Too funny! Happy Mother's Day! sorry about the loss of your mom. I lost my mother in law as well.
Have a great week!
hugs,
Chris

Grace said...

Hi Lisa! Oh my goodness this is gorgeous sister!!!! I love the asian look and this dp... I used it too!! LOL! Just beautiful! Hope you had a happy Mother's Day!!! I'm just getting home now... way behind in comments! Blessings on your week! Hugs,
Grace

dstandard said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

Debbie Pamment said...

Beautiful card Lisa - I know we've discussed out mutual love of the Asian style before! You've done a GORGEOUS job with it!
Lovely memories of your mom too.
And no need for apologies - we LOVE you and know where we can find you if we need a "Lisa fix" LOL!!!!!
xXx

whoistracy said...

This is beautiful Lisa! Love all the greens you used and that great WM image.

Kristine said...

This cad is so peaceful! I LOVE that tree and your colors are so beautiful. Great job on this Lisa! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday with your family--hope the boys showered you with love and you made new memories. ((hugs))

Candace said...

Lisa, this is so beautiful! I love that tree! Hope you have a great week! :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Lisa - what a fabulous card!! I love that image and it looks divine in these colours! Your card has a great feel to it Lisa and is so peaceful!! Beautifully played Sister! {{{hugs}}}

Kathy Winter said...

Lovely card Lisa. Just beautiful, have a great week:)

Randi said...

Oh Lisa, I think this is my favorite of all your cards. That tree from WM is divine and perfect for this challenge. I also loved hearing about your parents. Sorry I am getting here a little late but it was so worth seeing this beauty up close. Have a great rest of the week.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

a beautiful card!

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theneon said...

Hi there! not to worry about the comment deleted above -- it was just me trying to tell you what a beautiful card you have created using Linda's challenge colors -- I was on my son's account and was sure you would be puzzled. Have a wonderful Sunday, Lisa!