I hope everyone is having a nice holiday weekend so far. I’ve been lazy myself, but hey I do enjoy that once in a while. I want to thank each and every one of you who have made pledges to The Bug Bug Walkers, Kate and/or me, for the 2008 Epilepsy Walk Around Kentucky. I have been so overwhelmed by your outpouring of support. Actually, I’ve sat here with tears in my eyes every time I check in on Kate’s home page. I am so at a loss for words – you know that isn’t me – it just all makes me so choked up. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. We have exceeded Kate’s fund raising goal and moving on upward. With a few weeks left before the walk, I know we will far exceed her wildest dreams!

Being a tad lazy today, I did decide to make a card with a new stamp set I got this past week. Now don’t be too shocked when you see it, even Her Royal Badness has a spiritual side! I just happened to visit Our Daily Bread Designs’ site the other day, and absolutely fell in love with the Path of Life. The image struck me as a must have and it arrived in my mailbox shortly thereafter. My great-grandmother could play the piano by ear, and she would sit and play and sing for hours. She always sang gospel. Which is probably where my love for the old time gospel songs came from. I can’t hear Old Rugged Cross or The Roll is Called Up Yonder without thinking of her. When I saw the Path of Life, I immediately thought of In The Garden – my favorite hymn.

I wanted to keep the image somewhat muted, with not a lot of popping colors. The image was colored with Copic Markers, and to add just a hint of color to the flowers, I highlighted them with Spica Markers. I had a difficult time matching paper to the image after I was done. I finally settled on two pieces of BasicGrey Periphery which I sewed to a layer of Prism Birchtone Dark and then used a lighter grey for my card base.


Stamps: Path of Life from Our Daily Bread Designs

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; BasicGrey Periphery; Prism Birchtone Dark and Stormy Light

Ink: Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black

Accessories: Copic Markers; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Taffeta Ribbon; Sewing Machine; Brads

No matter what your plans are for the rest of the holiday, whether with family and friends, or just relaxing at home, I hope it’s a good one!


8 Responses to “In the Garden”

  1. Just seeing the titles of those old songs brought a lump to my throat. In the garden was one of my grandmother’s favorite songs (probably since she loved her garden full of roses…..that woman could grow the largest, best smelling roses ever!!) and the Old Rugged Cross is one that I learned to play at a very young age (grew up in a podunk little town….very conserative upbringing/church (not that you’d know it now!! hehe) and my cousins and I were the “church piano players” (that will tell you how small the church was!) for many years.
    Amazing how a stamp can bring a flood of memories….tfs….

  2. This is just stunning, and I just wanted to say that your daughters story was so touching. I think I had my donation made two minutes after reading it. Good luck to you and your daughter in the future and I hope the walk goes as well as you want it to!!

  3. very pretty, love your paper w/ribbon and brads too!

  4. Absolutely beautiful card and lovely touching story, Sherry!! Hey..you’re not so BAD after all!!

  5. What a beautiful story and card! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Sherry, Just took a few minutes to look over your blogs. Your flowers on the one are beautiful. Wish I had a green thumb. Read the one about your daughter. Remember last year we almost lost our GGS to a seizure. He is still going back to the doctor at Vanderbilt. So far, he has not had another seizure. I hope to have a chance to read some more about seizures on the sites that you have posted. Sorry about your shovel. Hope the new handle will be as good as the old one. Think of you a lot, and still hope to get with you some time. Enjoy all your cards. Have a great day.

  7. Wowza! This is quite a beauty! I love this! & Yayyy!!! for you and Kate! I’m so excited for you both! Please keep us posted! I hope you get to take lots of pictures! Take care and have a wonderful day! 🙂

  8. […] first card for Kelley was actually the one I posted a few weeks back, In the Garden. Only you didn’t know that I was going to be a Guest Designer for her. With the upcoming release […]

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