Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gratefully Clean and Simple


Drats...I really wanted to try to do the Papertrey Blog Hop but forgot it had to be posted by 7:55 p.m. There's always next month!

I took some homemade cookies to my 92 yr. old neighbor and spent about an hour just visiting with her. She had a severe stroke about a year ago and communication is slow but she still has her wry sense of humor and loves chocolate chip cookies. So actually, this card sums up how I'm feeling...grateful that I recovered from my "brain attack", grateful that I can walk, and talk and do the things I love.

This card is totally Papertrey. The leaf is from last year's fall set, First Fruits. I used three colors of ink to achieve the look of the leaf. I first inked it in Aqua Mist, then Ocean Tides, then lightly with Chocolate Chip. The base is Ocean Tides. I sponged the edges of the base and the sentiment panel with Chai. The image panel is popped up on dimensionals.

Gratefully,
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5 comments:

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

What a gorgeous card, Charlene! And how sweet of you to make cookies for your elderly neighbor. God bless you for being so thoughtful!! No wonder your name is cookiebaker ;D;D;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Charlene!!! Great colors and I love the CAS design!!!

Marti B said...

My absolute favorite colors together! Stunning!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh so lovely...I love that Aqua paper. reminds me of the baja breeze that just retired from SU! I loved that paper!

My BIG box of goodies arrived and I have had so much fun looking at all the goodies! Thanks so much for such a generous offering!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Fresh, clean, and beautiful!