Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tea and Scones with Potato Peel

Sounds rather strange, doesn't it? This morning I am having tea and scones with some dear friends while we discuss our book club selection, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

I finished it a few days ago and am anxious to see what my reading cohorts think. I thoroughly enjoyed it; it's the kind of book that is easy to pick up and read a bit at a time, and come back and not be lost!

I think one of the things that really impressed me with this book was that it is all in letter form; letters to and from characters. Letter writing is such a lost art, isn't it? We email and text and leave comments and messages and there is nothing to show for it -- no stories to be told, or love letters to be found by generations to come. It's kind of a sad thing for this generation. I am hopeful that there are people who still journal though, and maybe our love for scrapbooking, and those treasures, will be what we pass down instead of letters.

Looking at today's Inspiration Challenge 185 reminded me of when my son could fit into little shoes! So I got out his scrapbooks and reminisced for a bit! I have to get busy on my daughter's - she will graduate in two years (high school) and I am only done through 5th grade! YIKES!

Here is my inspired card for today:


and here is the pair of shoes from BUGALOO that inspired me:


They look so comfy, don't they? I wanted to keep the design of my card simple like the shoes. Click on the photo for a close-up view~

The verse is from Quiet Waters by Our Daily Bread designs. I used my Scor-Pal for the top and bottom scores on the base.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Quiet Waters (ODBD)
Paper: PTI White, SU! DP (retired)
Ink: Certainly Celery
Accessories: silver pearls, white organdy ribbon, Scor-Pal, Paper Frills by Doodlebug, Nestabilities

27 comments:

Cassie said...

Wow, I love this card! Love the layout and the way the sentiment is framed. Gorgeous! I'm from NE too, but the army took us away. . .I miss it ;D

Gloria Dojlido said...

I totally love how you framaed the sentiment! I still haven't figured out how to do that with my nestabilites. Great card..I love your inspiration piece.

Cassie said...

I'm from good ol' Gretna! Lived there all the way up to college, and then graduated from UNL. ;D

RosesMarijke said...

Beautiful card!!
Beautiful colors!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Crisp, clean and gorgeous Judy!! LOVE the green and white.

And....I'm going to a Victorian Cottage House for Tea and Scones with a friend today too. How cool!! Have fun my friend!!

Peggy said...

Tea and Scones sounds fabulous!!
Your card is absolutely beautiful. Love the elegant simplicity!

Joanne (jojot) said...

a crisp and clean beauty....enjoy your tea party

Sandee said...

Judy! Perfect inspiration card! Love the layout and the colors! Love the pretty frame and scallops too! Gorgeous!

ND Stamper Spot said...

Wonderful card and great inspiration.

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Diana said...

Awesome!! I LOVE it!! great card!

One4Joy said...

you took great inspiration in those cute shoes, Judy! I love your card and the scripture you chose. May we all be like streams of living water to reach others.

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Great card, Judy! Like the framed sentiment and the colors. Enjoyed hearing about your latest read. I'll have to check into that book.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Judy, this is my style. Love the scoring and white background.

Lovely Linda said...

Fabulous card Judy - a great card for the Inspiration Challenge - that verise IS inspirational in itself!! Love your layout and the colours - they are perfect! God bless you and your family Judy!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Judy!!! Love your use of the inspiration and that beautiful verse!

Carin said...

Love the card & the verse... not so crazy about the shoes! *Ü*

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW - this is sooooo gorgeous - Judy!!! Fabulous inspired card!!!

Elizabeth said...

This card is beautiful! Love how you framed the verse! Please come by my blog as I have something for you.

Cook22 said...

That card is such a great interpretation of the inspiration. I must check out that book, becauase a) I love writing, and until my mum died, we used to write to each other as well as phone, and b) I worked in Guernsey for a while.

Kelley said...

WOW! Such a beautiful card! The embossed frame is so elegant! Love this!!

Denise said...

Beautiful card Judy! :)

Jen said...

Wow Judy, this is a beauuuuutiful card...all of your details are wonderful!

Julie said...

Stunning card Judy! Such talent. I love the verse from John that you used. Really beautiful! :0)

Diane said...

Judy, this card is absolutely beautiful! I love it. I love the simple presentation of scripture, so the focus in squarely on the Word of God, and the salvation message. Love the framing you've done here. And to think you started with the inspiration of shoes. Fantastic!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love all the white, the dp, and the framed sentiment. Someday you will have to do a tutorial and show us how that is done, cause I just don't get it.

Kim said...

So fresh and clean! Crisp as a green apple! Love this, Judy!!