Prepare yourself for a long post.. And maybe grab a tissue!
This week's challenge over at TGIF Challenges is almost over and I'm just joining in, but honestly it's been quite a weekend. Friday morning my husband received a text from our landlords telling us new tenants would be moving in July 1st. We still don't know when or where we will be moving with my new job, so the plan for now is to just put everything in storage and hopefully just find temporary housing for a few months. This was quite a shock from our landlords as they told us they wouldn't rent out from underneath us until we found out when we were leaving. We just planted a garden and family was anticipating visiting. The summer is right around the corner and Eli and his neighbor are inseparable. Sure was a buzzkill to start the weekend.
My husband was out of state for a hockey tournament and I had all three boys to myself. It was a stressful weekend for sure. But then Sunday, I was quickly reminded how small my "problem" was... And reminded that God is in control.
Last year I met a girl named April. April is in her early 30s with a husband and 3 little girls. She gave her testimony in church last year and I found out that she was battling cancer.
This past Sunday was different though. Here is the news shared this Sunday:
Sure makes my house issue seem small! I'm so incredibly happy for April and her family!
Such amazing faith.
Such an AMAZING WOMAN!
So I decided I wanted to make April a card. I wanted her to know how amazing I think she is and how I admire her faith in Jesus. So here's how I was inspired by this week's TGIF Challenge.
I knew immediately that I wanted to use Painted Petals and decided on these colors. Painted Petals is one of my recent favorites and I will dearly miss it!
For the roses I colored them with Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry markers. The yellow background is three shades of yellow stamped on an acrylic block and spritzed with water.
I used the chevron washi for the front and inside. The words I wanted to cut up - love that look! A few pearls and lace doily to make it girly ;)
I can't wait to send this out! We love you April and we are continuing to pray for you!
And now for my Ten Minute Tuesday post :)
I had to make a gift for my niece's teacher. Since I already had the inks out, I figured I would just continue using them. I stamped the hydrangea with Tip Top Taupe, but the rest of the colors are the same as above.
I made each banner a different color.
And then I made her just plain cards without a sentiment. I stamped the flower first in Pink Pirouette, then a little Calypso Coral and rocked the edges with Rich Razzleberry. I added the So Saffron splatter for a fun detail.
Now obviously the crumb cake cards are the Ten Minute Tuesday cards as these ones took a lot longer.
Thanks for joining me late tonight! Please keep April and her family in your thoughts. If you'd like to mail her a card too, you can find info at www.help4april.com :)