What's peach and navy and grey all over?
(since you're here to see a card, the answer may be a little redundant...*wink*)
I'm loving the color combo for the current Play date Cafe Challenge! Apart from the fact that my argyle didn't turn out *perfectly* I love this card. I started out stamping a piece of white cardstock with a peachy-pink and grey argyle pattern (from CSS' "designer lines.") Next, I cut a 2.5 inch circle opening into that mat, and stamped a little hot air balloon scene (from CSS' "across the miles") inside, all in grey ink. The main hot air balloon was stamped, colored, and cut out separately. I propped it up on foam squares.
One final note: I don't want to seem crass, or belittle the memory of 9/11 with words that seem trite. My thoughts today are with the families and survivors of the tragedy... it seems impossible that 11 years have passed. I remember being at work, listening to the news on my radio, and then being invited to watch the news on the tv in the test area (I worked in a pharmaceutical company pre-babies, and the subjects enjoyed a big-screen tv while they were injecting test medications...) My heart stayed in my throat for many days... but what I remember, almost as vividly as the horror of the attacks, is the coverage of the many rescue workers and first responders who flocked from all over to help recover bodies... I remember reading that church attendance was higher in the aftermath, and that people were focusing on their home life... The patriotism, the unity - it was brutal and beautiful to watch, all at once. I will be praying for those still affected by the 9/11 attacks today, and taking the time to think on what's important in life: my God, my family, and my fellow man.
"Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful." John 14: 27