Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday 09-07-12

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

Between packing, sorting out closets (yuck !) and getting ready for a yard sale, I have been visiting my mom in the Skilled Nursing Facility. I am wiped out physically and mentally! However, spirituality, thank Goodness I am doing OK! Things are moving along pretty good and very fast. God has a wondrous plan for our new adventure and I just have to pace myself a bit more and not think I have to have everything done by now!

Mom is doing much better and the wound is healing nicely. She is at an amazing Skilled Nursing Facility in Riverside, and is being treated like a Queen. She should be there for 5 more weeks. So I feel like the stress of her recent condition has subsided greatly. If the infection gets under control the pain goes away and she gets enough movement in her arm she said she will forgo any additional surgeries. Frankly, I do not blame her.

With all my personal updates discussed,  let's get on with the reason you are here our Sketch Frenzy Friday Mini Blog Hop.

This weeks sketch was designed by our very talented Deb Currier, here it is.

To me it has the look and feel of a landscape so that's the direction I went in. I loved the simplicity of it as well. Great job Deb!

The color combination I chose was Primrose Petals, So Saffron and Calypso Coral with a touch of Certainly Celery and Old Olive for the branch and leaves. I thought framing my floral image would give it more of a feminine touch. To do so I used the Framed Tulip Folder on the cover and on the inside. The focal image is from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set.  I used two sentiments from the Blessings from Heaven stamp set and inked them in Primrose Petals. The So Saffron scallop border piece was made with a piece from the Adorning Accents Edgelits set.

Here is a look at the inside.
I hope you liked this card and want to give it a try yourself.
Your next stop on our mini blog hop is to visit the very talented Robbie Rubula over at      What ever she comes up with will indeed be worth the wait!
If you would like to make a card to show us, please upload it on to our main page we would love to see it.

I am going to try to make next weeks sketch challenge before I have to pack up all my crafting goodies. Then I will be off line for several weeks. If by chance I do not have time to participate next week I just want to let you to know you will all be missed and I will see you soon.

Have a great weekend and try to find some time to make something fun.
Chat Soon,

A Very Special Note to my Sisters,
For the past 20 years I have been involved in a type of community service work that has impacted many women's lives. These ladies are in various stages of recovery from  addiction. It has been especially difficult saying goodbye to them as they are more like my extended family of sisters then just     mere friends. It has been a great honor and privileged to have been a part of their lives. To have seen shattered lives  put back together. I was able to watch them as well as their families grow and prosper. Some have gone back to school, gotten degrees and jobs, bought cars and homes, gotten married, had babies or become grandmothers. But, the greatest of all these blessings has been to see them help other woman recover from addiction. It is a kind of "Pay It Forward" thing. I usually do not talk about this part of my life openly, but then again one doesn't move across the country every day and leave so many amazing ladies behind. Saying goodbye to them the last couple of weeks has been very difficult. My job simply was to be a mentor and to help them find there own spiritual path. To find a loving God and learn to trust in  Him to take care of the rest. I know they are in good hands and will continue to grow and be blessed as I have!
Ladies, I love you more then you will ever know.
Fondly, Patrice


Kim said...

I LOVE your card, Patrice! The colors are beautiful together.

Kim said...

I love the colors and the softness of the look of the card. Perfect sympathy card.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and beautiful story. I'm sure you will be missed, Patrice!

Deb said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossed frame! And the colors are so soft and serene! Great job!!

inkedx2 said...

What a beautiful feminine card! Love the soft colors and the image is very pretty.

Jennifer Weide said...

Beautiful Patrice! Love the soft effect of those colors!!

Craftystamper said...

What a beautiful, soft, caring card. You will indeed be missed. Good luck with the packing. Glad to hear that your mom is starting to recover.

Carey said...

What a gorgeous card. Your love and work will be sooo missed. You have helped so many people. I can't wait to see you in a few weeks.

Carey and Roscoe