Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Wednesday Stamper Challenge - Asia (Feb 6, 2008)

Over on Wednesday Stamper for Feb 6, the theme is Asia, so I created this card using an image from Kodomo (the central butterfly block). My husband and I spent the early years of our marraige in Japan - he was in the US Navy - and I just fell in love with the cultural icons and imagery. Although I don't live my life by the Feng Shui principles (they're quite extensive and apply to the relationship between the elements of earth, wind, water and air) per se, I do believe that Asian art and design reflects a certain serenity for which we all strive in our daily lives.

I used soft colors in this card, and I was very pleased to find inks in my stash that matched the scrapbook paper I used! Scrapbook paper is by ProvoCraft (it's probably a pretty old design) and inks are Sage Shadow, Pretty In Pink (Stampin' Up!) and Caramel (Adirondack). The Prosperity seal is stamped in Warm Red chalk ink (ColorBox).

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Back in Cyberspace!!

Wow, oh, wow! Three weeks with no internet just about drove me nuts! I missed reading the notes and blogs of my friends and I felt sooooo disconnected! Well, I was! LOL

Anyway, I'm back and it's too cool. I'm gonna celebrate by posting the journal page I made for my friend Wendy Pettifer (click here to go to her blog). She recently had surgery for breast cancer and asked all the folks in the SSReflections Yahoo Group to send a journal page (all in pink) if they wished.
Wendy, you're in my thoughts and my prayers for a successful treatment and speedy recovery! Here's your page, it'll be in the mail tomorrow (I hope):