Well, the unofficial start of summer is just two days away! What do you have planned? I'm hoping to play with something that DS got for me for my birthday (this week). It's a Himalayan Salt Block! It is the most beautiful block of salt I have ever seen! It is maybe 9 or 10" square and at least 2" thick. The color is very close to a pale apricot. It's translucent and, yes, I had to taste it, salty! No, I didn't lick it! It is used for cooking! I'm thinking grilled scallops might be my first venture on Monday. I love playing with new kitchen goodies, and DS won my heart with this cooking toy! It can also be used to serve cold items and is pretty enough to go right to the table.
A sweet cyberfriend had my heart and prayers this week. Her town was hit by a very severe tornado. I was so worried about her all day. I logged on to a TV station in her area and heard my very first broadcasts from the station's constant on air updating. I had never heard anything like that before. What I saw on the screen gave me chills. I've only seen one tornado in my life. It was in the mid-1990s. I remember the atmosphere turned greenish yellow. As I looked to the south, I saw the "elephant's trunk" hanging from a very black cloud. I went to the teacher across the walkway from my door and asked him to verify what I was seeing. He did. It was not that big. It did touch down and do some damage. However, it was NOT like what I saw on my computer screen or on TV! Las Vegas wasn't the place one would see tornadic activity. The important ending to this story is that my sweet cyberfriend was safe and sound. She took shelter along with her family. Her area, however did not fare so well. There was much damage in her town in Oklahoma. Prayers were answered that day. Prayers of thanks are continually being given!
I have a lovely card to share with you today. I hope you like it. I loved making it. I used a one of my favorite images from the Magnolia wedding collection. I also added lots of goodies to compliment the theme. Here is the first image:
The cream cardstock is dry embossed with lovely floral impressions. I made some rosebuds (the ones with pearls). The edges have been distressed and inked. I gave Tilda a pearl necklace and rhinestones in her hair.
The second page of the card shows the dry embossed cardstock very nicely. I used Nesties for the center element as well as some pretty flowers.
This is the third side of the wedding card. I just love that die. It reminds me of Battenburg Lace.
Do you ever surprise yourself when you finish a card and it looks better than what you had envisioned or felt surprised that it came together better than you had anticipated? This card did that for me! I surprised myself! LOL
Well, my sweet visitors, thank you for stopping by. I am so happy that you took the time to visit. I so appreciate that you dropped in. Please come again!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
1. Magnolia-licious Highlights Blog (ends 5/31) - wedding
2. Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog (ends 5/29) - color inspiration challenge
3. Creative Card Crew - (ends 5/31) - anything goes
4. Stamp Something (ends 6/2) - Something Sentimental
5. Mark's Finest Papers (ends 6/3) - ivory and lace