HOPE - that's all we have...

I am completely off social media, this is a rare exception. This link will explain why - I am not seeking your financial donation, just giving you a glimpse into our living nightmare.

https://www.youcaring.com/jimgreenwoodsfamily-771178 (you may need to copy and paste)

Replacing our son's social security card

I'm confident the world stopped - even just briefly - when this occurred. There are no words to explain what we are going through, our children, Jim and I are just trying to cope day-by-day, literally putting one foot in front of the other even when we cannot see the path ahead.

We received a couple gifts in which I needed 'special' thank you cards to send. When I saw the colors at Color Throwdown #433, I knew I wanted to use the new Tim Holtz Oxide distress inks - just two colors for the background (Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans) after embossing the flowers in Hero Arts white embossing powder. Once both backgrounds were done, I used Tombow Markers and Prismacolor Pencils to add shading.

I also knew this sentiment was PERFECT for our walk right now. After the cards were finished, I added the sentiment from Stampabilities using my Misti and more Hero Arts white embossing powder.

Up first are the images using Tombow Markers for accents.

Below are the cards accented with Prismacolor pencils. 

Thanks for stopping by; hope to see you again...maybe in April? We'll just have to see where in life we are because existing is all we can claim at this point. Thank you for sending special thoughts our way (prayers if you are a praying person), we can use them...ALL. Take care.

Stamps: Impression Obessions 3 Roses
PapersSSS prefolded 4-bar note cards, Canson water color
Ink: Versamark, Oxide Inks: Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans
Accessories: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Prismacolor Pencils, Tombow Markers, SSS sequins


  Flower Challenge #6 - Anything Goes


  1. Such a beautiful card and sentiment! I'm so sorry for what you and your family are going through. I will keep you in my prayers. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown!

  2. Michele, sending lots of prayers for your strength and for your entire family. God Bless and keep you all!

  3. Oh Michele I just can't imagine what you are all going through just now.Such a terrible thing to happen, I hope you get things sorted soon.You are also in my thoughts and prayers.Thank you for finding the time to enter our challenge too, such a lovely card.Great use of colours and stamping/embossing.Thanks again for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope you play again soon ;) hugs Viv DT xx


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