Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thinking of You Card ~ Sending You a Rainbow (post #1)

  I'm not sure how many of you are blessed to have both or even one of your parents still here to share your ups and downs with.
My mom passed away 5 days after my 30th birthday while our daughter was still just a toddler. Too young to know and miss this wonderfully loving woman. My sister A~ and I were honored to care for her though her fight with cancer. And blessed to be there as she passed peacefully in her sleep.
  Fast forward 14 years... this time we are at my sister A~'s house. After our dad had surgery his heart started to fail and all he wanted was to be home when his time came.
  It was early January in the Palm Desert area. Being where it was hot and sunny that time of year was quite surreal. I went for a walk to catch my breath and have a little cry. Suddenly a small rain and wind storm came along. What do I see when I look up into the still blue sky?   This beautiful rainbow.
  I knew in an instant what that beautiful rainbow meant so I hurried back to my dad's bedside. I told him that we were all going to be okay and that momma had sent him a rainbow from heaven. The next day he joined our mom there.

  Whenever I see or make a rainbow I am reminded of memories that at times feel so close and at others seem so far away...  Hold your loved ones close and tell them you love them often.

  I created the rainbow on this card by adding water to ink from stamp pads and painting it on to get this watercolor effect.

*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in. and embossed using the Cuttlebug Wedding Suite folder.
*Card front 5.25 x 4 in. with the rainbow painted directly on.
*Sentiment from the Verve Stamps Small Phrases stamp set.
*Sentiment frame from the Verve Stamps Mini Bookplate die set.
*Bird and grass stamps from Close To My Heart.
*Stamp pads used:
  -CTMH Grape Sherbet, Clover Meadow, Outdoor Denim
  -Stampin' Up Yo Yo Yellow, Real Red
  -Marvy #7 Orange

May your day always be filled with love.

Please join me and play along with these terrific challenges!

Verve Stamps June Diva Dare use paint &/or coloring
D.L. Art June anything link up party
Word Art Wednesday #85 Anything goes
Everyday is an Occasion #10 Sunday Funday anything
Scrappy Moms Stamps Summer
Die Cuttin Divas #120 Refreshing summer (on a refreshing walk)
Sentimental Sundays #159 Sprays, paints, mists


  1. Wonderful card and what a beautiful post. Reminding me of my Mum up in Heaven. Taken to soon, when I was 36, and my two girls, were also little. I was so happy that she did get to see both of my girls:-) TFS and have a fabulous Sunday.

  2. Beautiful card, Dawn. The reason for this particular design is so heartfelt. Beautiful post.

  3. This is so AWESOME!!!! I love your inspiration
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  4. What a beautiful story and card to represent it!! Love the water colour rainbow :) Thanks for playing along with this month's Diva Dare.

  5. Very pretty! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  6. This is beautiful. Very cute! Thanks for playing with us at DCD for our "Refreshing Summer Treat" challenge.
    DT DCD

  7. I love rainbows...It conveys such a hope that there is One who takes care of us and is always faithful. Your card is awesome! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday this week. Hope you'll join us again. Big hugs, always!

    JO ANN

  8. Thank you for stopping and leaving the sweet comments.

  9. luv this, so glad you took the Verve Diva Dare!

    enjoy *~*


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