Tuesday, January 22, 2008

{Moments That Take Our Breath Away}

There are moments in our lives that are so profound that they literally take our breath away. Remember when your boyfriend asked those words, "Will you marry me" or the moment that you heard your baby cry for the first time? Those are memories and moments that stay with us forever. It's nice to be reminded that "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"

One of the reasons that I love this Papertrey Ink set, Out on a Limb, so much is because of this sentiment that it contains. (along with all the possibilities this set provides)

This card started out as something completely different, as do many of the cards that I make, but my way of creating is more of a "create-as-you-go" method. It's not always efficient, but I haven't learned to do it another way yet that feels right, so until I find something else that works better, it's my method. This card was going to be browns and blues, but after I embossed my Chocolate Chip craft ink, it looked so black that I went in a whole different direction. Does that ever happen to you? Isn't that the way it is with life as well? You start out in one direction, but things happen you don't expect that take you on a whole other path. My life is nothing like I thought it would be when I was in my early 20's, but I have to say that I wouldn't want it ANY other way.

I appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to stop by. Thanks so much for all of your wonderfully encouraging comments. They all mean so much to me! I hope you have a fabulous day and that you savor each and every moment, and that one of those moments will be one that "takes your breath away"!

The Fine Print:
Stamps: Out on a Limb by Papertrey Ink; Papers: Stamper's Select White (base), Basic Black, Patterned Paper by Basic Grey; Inks Chocolate Chip and White Craft Ink, Black Classic Ink (sentiment); Accessories: Ice Crystal Brads (SU), Ribbon from stash, Corner Rounder, Stampin' Dimensionals.


Lorie said...

I so agree with you about this set! I bought it for the exact same reason...the simpleness of the limb and the wonderful sentiments that come with it. My set arrives today and my middle son and I will work on stamping his thank you notes with that set maybe even tonight! Thanks for sharing your card and thoughts!

Donna said...

This is a breath taking card for sure!! I absolutely love what you did with it!!

See you on the forum!!

Nikki Bond said...

WOW! What an AMAZING card! It is beautiful! I think you sold me on the set...this is the best card I've seen yet with it! TFS {SMILES}

Kelly S said...

Beautiful card Lynn! I have been very good at ignoring Papertrey recently, mostly because I would spend a small fortune there and I can't afford to. :)

Jenn said...

This is drop-dead gorgeous, Lynn! I love everything about it, the colors, the layout, just everything. So well done!

Charlene Austin (SCS - Willow01) said...

Oh, I totally love this card. It's gorgeous. And really great post too. You said it perfectly.

Heather said...

Your card is absolutely amazing...and oh so true. Thanks for sharing!!