It sure is! Feeling blessed and excited to be able to sit down and share my latest card for Sentimental Sundays this week. Yesterday, I was completely grouchy and down right tired. My daughter had a birthday party to attend that required me to drive her to so I dragged myself upstairs and changed. I applied a bit of makeup to attempt to make me feel better but I still felt pretty yucky. But DD asked me to take her so I had to go through. We arrived to her friend's house and I told her I loved her with a hug for a goodbye as I departed. I decided to run a few errands that consisted mostly of returns. Not fun. I had 9 things to return to 9 different stores. Ugh! I returned 3 items in 2 1/2 hours and then headed back to get DD. As I rang the doorbell to the friend's house, I knew I needed to put my smile on and a thought crossed my mind. I realized sooner than later this won't be an option and sadness engulfed me. The door creaked open and there stood my beautiful daughter all smiles. She reached out to hug me and then she said, "I tried to call you and check on you Mom but you didn't answer your phone." BAM! It hit me that I needed to move that yuckiness to the side and step up to a better place. It was obvious that my mood was affecting her.
With that, a new day starts and it's heavenly! Much love to my daughter for always showing me what life is all about and even more to our Heavenly Father for blessing me so.
This is my fancy fold. Pretty creative huh? Did I mention I have been feeling rather blah? LOL! Okay, so this gate folded card started with a deep purple cardbase which I layered with Webster's Pages. ***When I make my gate fold cards, I like to make the left panel slightly larger so it overlaps on the right because the card will close better. *** I like the contrast of two different papers on the front to break up the card and show the fold. I have made these type of cards with pattern paper and cut the middle to have a seamless and perfectly matched pattern in the past. It looks pretty cool if you are not planning on adding more layers or embellishing. Now I added a lace and fiber trim along with a doily purple border for a trio of yumminess on the left. The sentiment is K Andrew Stamps which I stamped on a Webster's Pages journal label. I then added a blossom in navy blue with two small Prima roses in purple, a twine ribbon, and a green leaf.
I was very pleased with the end result and have a decided to send this to a new friend I met recently. I hope she likes!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a blessed day!
Challenges for this card:
Allsorts: Lavender and Lace
Crafty Ribbons: #4 Ribbon & Lace
Fairy Fun Friday: #63 Sugar n Spice
Frosted Designs: Fabulous Friday Challenge: Trim
Polkadoodle: #44 Ribbons & Bows
Top Tip Tuesday: #55 Use Designer Papers (also added a tip above)