Sunday, September 15, 2013

With Gratitude


Hello my friends...before I get to my card for today. Proud mama alert!  I'm now the mom to two show choir kids.  Jonathon tried out this past week for middle school show choir and made it!  It's going to get crazy busy around here come January!

Now back to crafting!  I'm popping in with a one layer card for the current CASology challenge. When I saw the silhouette theme I thought about very traditional silhouettes and then I thought about leaves.  I also am liking the trend with offset lines that aren't necessarily symmetrical.  I masked off the bottom portion of the card so that I could ink off the top with distress inks.  I think stamped the leaves in black and removed the mask to stamp the sentiment.  Be prepared for several one layer cards this week...I'm in a one layer mood!

PS thank you all for the prayers for my father-in-law.  He is in a lot of pain, but progressing well.  He was up  sitting in his chair several times yesterday as well as walking.  Today he'll continue on with his therapy with a goal to go up and down the stairs.  Truly amazing!

Ingredients:  The Craft's Meow Golden Days, PaperSmooches Many Thanks

19 comments:

Hannelie said...

Congratulations to the boys!
And to you for making such a fabulous card. Beautiful masked and what a lovely leaf image!
Have a great day and blessed week Lynn!

Laurie said...

Gorgeous one layer card! I love the colors. Will keep praying for your FIL. Glad to know things are getting a little better!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Glad to hear that your FIL is improving. Love this card - the warmth of the colours and the drama of the black silhouettes give it so much depth! (and congrats to Jonathon - you've got a Glee house!)

Claire said...

What a stunner...pretty and striking all at the same time! Hope your FIL gets better soon!

Barb said...

Awesome shading, Lynn! What a gorgeous card!

Barb said...

Forgot to say how happy I am that your FIL is getting better! What a relief! ♥

Maureen said...

what cool lines! Love those vibrant fall colours and the angled sentiment...shows everything off perfectly. Wow! So glad Henry is up and moving...always a good sign but seems so amazing! Another reason to keep ourselves healthy in case we ever need surgery! Hugs to all ox

~amy~ said...

wahooooooooo PROUD Momma!!!!!!!!!! That's terrific!!!!

Your card is wow! Love the rich colors!

So glad to hear that you FIL is doing well.

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous news about Jonathon, what talented boys you have my friend. Your one layer fall card is beautiful Lynn. Thank you once again for joining us this week at CASology!

Gillian R said...

What a beautiful striking card, love how you masked it as well. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Aimes said...

Woop woop! HUGE congrats to Jonathon! You're gonna be one busy mom!
Fabulous masking. Those silhouetted leaves really pack a punch! :)

Anonymous said...

Great layout and gorgeous rich colours.
Heather T

Jay Gee said...

Love the blend of colours Lynn and the interesting design :)

Kara said...

so cool!

Bobby said...

Show choir can be so much fun. My granddaughter was in her middle school one last year and had the lead in Fame Jr.

I love your silhouetted leaves - and the inked background.

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop for Jonathon! You'll be able to direct your own episode of Glee soon! :D

Love your inking on this gorgeous card and you always rock those leaves. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

sandie said...

congrats to the boys and you! I love this card-the masking is fab, and the blending perfect. Pinning this one!

Karen B. said...

Congratulations to the boys and wow your card is beautiful!

Marisa said...

Wow, not one but TWO show choir boys!! You are going to be a busy mama :) Love the maple leaves and the wonderful autumn colours on the card.

Good to hear your FIL is progressing. Remember my dad hugging the pillow they gave him hard every time he got up to keep the rib cage stable and minimize the pain (they gave him a heart shaped pillow and the doctor drew on the bypass lines and all the OR people signed it!)