June 20, 2010

{SSSC #74 & cQc #37} Two Challenges in One Today!

Happy Sunday, my Friends!

Today's card was created especially for two of my favorite challenges ~ Colour Q & Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  

I love the photo with the Color Q colors and that gave me the inspiration to use a flower.  My card turned out darker than I wanted.  I wish I had used the lighter colors for the base.  Oh well, next time!  ;)

The stamp set ~ Because I Care ~ is a NEW one from the Stampin' Up! catalog to be released on July 1st!  I've colored the hydrangea in with the Stampin' Write cameo coral and ruby red markers and then clear embossed over the top.  It looks nice in real life, but very difficult to take a photo without glare.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful weekend!!

Quote for Today ~
He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~Clarence Budington Kelland

Today's Thoughts ~
I can't help thinking about my dear and wonderful DAD today.  He was the BEST!
Sadly, he passed away in 1981 when he was only 51 years old.  He battled colon cancer with a strong faith and positive spirit, never giving up hope. 

"I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought of you yesterday, and will tomorrow, too. I think of you in silence, and make no outward show. For what it meant to lose you, only those who love you know. Remembering you is easy, I do it every day. It's the heartache of losing you, that will never go away." {I saw this on Vicki Burdick's Facebook post this morning and had to borrow it.}


Marisa said...

Gorgeous card as always, Pam. Love how you combined the challenges. I can see why you copied the quote - it's fabulous!!

Irena said...

Stunning card :)

Gail S. said...

Hope you are having a good day. Love your card - beautiful!

Vicki Burdick said...

Totally gorgeous Pam! I love that set!

Michele Kovack said...

Gorgeous as always!

Selene Kempton said...

I love this gorgeous stamp! Amazing use of color and texture.

Arielle H Gordon said...

Pam, this is EXQUISITE! I Hate you missed the deadline, but I opened the links back up, so you can go add it... for posterity - lol!