Monday, June 3, 2013

Card Exchange

I've gotten back to doing Deborah's monthly card exchange.  It's so fun to send & receive cards from fellow crafters.  I intended to use the sketch, which I love.  However, I've been needing to take this quote to heart lately with some challenges in my life & had never inked the stamp (Penny Black) which fit the theme of sailing/boats.  Figured I'd just layer it up as the only element, but then I remembered this old Magenta ship stamp I hadn't used for years.  The ink is Adirondack Denim (another old favorite) & the corner piece is Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares cut diagonally.  Finished off with this lovely hemp cord (MFT) & a navy button.  I encourage you to join in the monthly card exchange--maybe meet a new crafty friend.

15 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

this is very beautiful Greta. Great sentiment.

Steph Hilt said...

Really beautiful lovely Greta. I can tell you've been stamping a long time, just by that Magenta image. I love that sentiment too; I just got a very similar one from Verve! BTW, the lake photo on my blog is of Lake Crescent, west of Port Angeles.

judkajudi said...

So glad when you can remember an older stamp and let is shine again! I used to love Magenta stamps and have some, but they rest in their storage container .. the sentiment is one we should all live by.

Steph Hilt said...

Greta, unable to locate your email addy so we can chat off-line. Mine is is listed in my blog profile if you'd like to send me a note. Sounds like we have a lot in common :)

Jessi Fogan said...

Completely gorgeous, Greta! I too find it comforting to have words like those to remind me of the things that are within my own control.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Love the sentiment!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous and timeless card Greta!
I just love that shade of blue and wasn't aware of Adirondack was carrying such a shade so thank you for mentioning it as well ;-)

Nat said...

beautiful, this quote is so well said and works perfect with this image. another beauty :)

cm said...

Such a beautiful card, Greta! The sentiment is powerful! I hope that whatever challenges you're facing, that you find direction; you are compassionate and strong, and I believe fully that you will 'adjust your sails'! Thinking of you!
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Maria said...

What a gorgeous card with perfect sentiment! I hope whatever challenges you are facing that it improves soon! Take care!:-)

walchowDesign said...

beautiful card with great sentiment, Greta!

~Tammy~ said...

This is beautiful! That quote is so true and I very much need to take this to heart as well with some challenges with my little. It's tough having a special needs child and you have to teach society and even myself you can't put a round peg in a square hole.

Thanks for sharing this beauty.

Martha said...

Hi, Greta! Your card is simply beautiful! I love the pretty image, colors, & fabulous quote.

Stacy said...

I hope all is well. This card is simply beautiful!

Bonnie said...

I love this sentiment and the beautiful ship! What a wonderful card!