Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Edna's Butterfly~

Sadly, my Mom's very good friend Edna passed away last week. Not a surprise, but still sad. We've suffered our share of losses this past year, but it doesn't make any of them easier. This was a card for Edna, but I didn't get it in the mail in time. She would have loved it, she loved all of my cards.

The background is Papertrey's Flourishes done in Papertrey's Dark Chocolate. Next layer up is a yellow/orange gradated paper. It's a very thin scrapbook paper, and it's thinness made it a bit difficult to work with. I am so spoiled with thick card stock!

The butterfly stamp is by The Artful Stamper. I paid $16.75 for it, so I really need to find lots of uses for it, lol! I stamped it once is Versamark and embossed with a gold embossing powder, then did just the butterfly in the same gold embossing powder on the gradated paper. It was when I cut out the butterfly that I realized how thin the paper is, but the wings curled just a bit, so that is ok!

On a cheerier note, we spent 4 days in Jackson, NH, in a small cabin borrowed from a friend. All of the grandchildren were there, and we spent 2 days at Storyland, did some hiking in the woods, and the DH went on 2 10 hour walks, right from the front door. At the end of the time, we agreed we should look into buying a cabin of our own in the White Mountains if we can. Not sure where this adventure will take us; now don't laugh, since I live in a cabin in the Maine woods... but not in the White Mountains National Forrest!


Karen B said...

Beautiful card, and I am sorry for your loss, even when expected, it still hurts to loose someone you care about. Good luck with the cabin, sounds like a wonderful place to be.

Heidi said...

What a beautiful, beautiful card Beth! I'm sorry for your loss. Good luck shopping for a cabin! What an adventure!!

Cindy Holshouser said...

Aawww. Beautiful card. We're having some of the teariness in these parts right now too. The cabin sounds wonderful.

Aimes said...

Beth, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.
This is a really beautiful card - I love the background you've created with the flourish!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Card Beth.. I am sorry to hear about your loss.. sending prayers!
We missed you at the blog hop!
Have a GREAT day!