Friday, August 19, 2011
It's Friday and That Means a New Project for JustWordz Stamps!
Happy Friday, everybody! The weeks are just flying by but this stubborn heat wave refuses to budge and it feels like summer will never end! We finally got about 3/4 of an inch of rain last week but the temperature only dropped for one day and then rebounded back to it's recent "normal" of over 100 degrees! Tomorrow is supposed to reach 107!!! My lawn is already dead and my bushes and trees are starting to turn brown too. I don't know how much more of this I can stand.
Well, at least it's Friday and with that comes a brand new project created with JustWordz' Everyday Sentiments stamps! My regular followers can attest to the fact that my usual crafting style is not what I call "cutesy" but I'm making an exception this week. I found this adorable digi stamp a while back and thought it worked very well with the theme Kim gave her design team to work with, which is apologies. I believe this digi stamp was, at one time, a freebie that I downloaded from Pollycraft though I can't find it on their site now. My thanks to Trina, my teamie at The Outlawz for her keen eye! It was she that suggested this might be a Pollycraft image.
I was given the words "I Forgive You" to use on my project and these cute love birds say to me, "I forgive you because I love you so much!" Of course many situations arise throughout our lifetimes that involve forgiving someone who has made an error in judgement and those situations often occur between parent and child, friends, siblings or significant others. In this case, I was thinking of the last option. Often the person who did the wrong doesn't do it intentionally but that doesn't change how we, as the ones who have been wronged feel about it, does it? Yet after we think about it logically, we find it in our hearts to forgive that other person and hope they learned a valuable lesson from the incident. If they commit the same offense again, THEN we must consider that perhaps their act of wrong-doing wasn't unintentional after all! LOL
In the meantime, though, we forgive them and want to clear the tension hanging in the air so we can move forward. My card was created with just such an incident in mind. All too often, I'm the one giving the "I'm sorry" card but occasionally I get to be the one to forgive.
As you can see, when I took the photos, I had not put a sentiment of any kind on the inside. I haven't decided if I want to do that now or hold off in case I want to change the greeting and use this card for a different purpose. I don't have a significant other at present and my siblings will never admit to doing anything wrong (hee hee!) so the chances of my needing a forgiveness card are fairly slim. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on the subject.
Sentiment stamps - JustWordz Everyday Sentiments
Base card - Red Core'dinations card stock
Mats - White Best Occasions textured cardstock ( cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacy Squares large die and colored on the edges with Copic marker R29)
Red polka dotted paper - Stampin' Up! 6" x 6" "In Color" Designer Series stack
DP- K & Company's Best of Brenda Walton stack
Image - "Lovebirds" from Pollycraft colored with Copics
Scalloped fabric trim - purchased from Jo-Ann's by the yard
Red stitched ribbon - Michael's
Martha Stewart corner punch
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags
This is the final week of JustWordz Official Release Celebration so don't forget to leave a comment on this post and also to visit the other design team members (you can find links to their personal blogs in my left sidebar) as well as JustWordz to find out how to get multiple chances to win a set of Everyday Sentiment stamps for your very own! I hope you have enjoyed our examples as much as we have enjoyed making them. Next week we're not only going to show you more ways to use these awesome stamps but we're also having our first blog hop! Yay! Mark your calendars so you don't forget! It's going to be lots of fun and there may be a giveaway or two on some of our blogs! See you then!
Until next time...