I haven't felt much like creating lately and when I do, I end up not liking how the cards turn out. I think it has to do with my mom. She is starting to feel the effects of the cancer more now, and the symptoms and weakness seemed to happen out of nowhere. We had lunch the other day and she felt pretty good. 3 days later, and she just seems so weak. My heart aches for her. I hate seeing her suffer, and yet I know it is going to get even worse. I'm trying to prepare myself....so difficult. I'm very thankful to have all my brothers and sisters nearby. We are such a good support group for each other. My husband has also been such a help....he's there for me to talk to and cry with. Then there are my friends and wonderful co-workers! Love them all so much! I don't mean to bring anyone down today. It's just that it really helps me to write down what's happening and how I'm feeling about it. So thank you for reading this...I know it's not easy.
I did manage to play with some ink today. Even though it's difficult for me to even come up with any good ideas for a card, it helps me find peace when I'm sitting at my craft desk, stamping and distressing. I know you can all relate to that feeling and I'm so grateful that I found this hobby. This card is just a result from mindlessly playing around. Started out masking with an oval Nestie and ended up with this. ???
I used Wild Honey Distress Ink for the background and stamped the Hero Arts Exotic Bloom stamp with Vintage Photo. I added a few too many Hero Hues Gems, but I couldn't stop myself! I found the pretty, sheer ribbon at Michaels. Here's a closer view to see the dimension I gave to the oval. I think it looks kinda cool to see the white masked part underneath.
Thanks for bearing with me through this long post. I love blogging and visiting all of your blogs too! I also enjoy looking at and commenting on cards in the Flickr pool! It all somehow helps me when I get the feeling of being overwhelmed. I'm off to work now....