Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hero Arts Challenge and a Day of Memories

(Click title above to visit the Hero Arts Flickr challenge and scroll through to see mine and all the great comments.)

Today, I felt as if I was channeling my inner mother to clarify. I busied myself with making this card rather than allowing myself to feel sad on this the 6th anniversary of her tragic passing. Time does heal and this was the first year I can say I didn't feel down while remembering her. It seems like just yesterday when I saw her last and am so very thankful for the time and healing the years have provided.

My Asian card I have titled "Thank you with love!" The little charm was stamped with the Chinese symbol for love. My beading box tipped over today and it tumbled perfect! I made the charm several years ago for a charm swap and it made the perfect, unexpected embellie for this sweet card.

Since I have travelled & worked in many countries in the Far East and am married to a long-time teacher & student of Tai Chi, this little set of Hero Arts stamps really spoke to me and I'm sure will get lots of use. I thought the SEI Dill Blossom papers had just enough Asian feel for the design I envisioned. Thanks for stopping by to see it!