Sunday, November 9, 2014

Countless Blessings

It's very hard to keep focused on the countless blessings the majority of us have. We are discouraged by what we see and hear on the news and often in our own parts of the world. But when we encounter someone who shines brighter than the rest, it helps us to re-focus on all we have.

Recently  the news highlighted on one young lady, Lauren Hill. She has terminal brain cancer and despite this, she fights on to play college basketball however her body will let her. When I saw her, her courage and her smile, facing down death, I felt impelled to create a small, humble, poured-out-of-my-heart card. It took me two days, but it is all I have to share with her and her family.

The beauty of a peacock.

But what kind of sentiment would be appropriate? Definitely not a sympathy because this gal is a light. a beacon of courage to others. All I could think of was that she is leaving a legacy. She's made a mark with her life.

Yes, she is and always will be, unforgettable.

Products used--

Stamp sets used: Stampin' Up "Perfect Peacock," and Gina K. Designs "Unforgettable," Inner flourishes by Hero Arts "Feathery Grass."
Cardstock: Gina K. Designs
Peacock painted with Gelatos and Perfect Pearls with paint brush and water.
Background painted with Gelatos and sprinkled with Epsom salt. 3D Crystal Lacquer over eye, beak, feather tips on head and "eyes" of the feathers. Rhinestones in flower centers. Liquid Pearls edge the peacock feathers and highlight flowers.

After drying overnight, I brushed the loose Epsom salts off, then dabbed Delicata Gold ink over some of the background.

The inside flourishes are stamped with Delicata Gold ink, Memento markers on the flower stamp, and VersaFine black for the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look! 
If you would like to send Lauren and her family a card, here
is the university she attends:

Lauren Hill
c/o Mount St. Joseph University, Women's Basketball 
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati OH 45233-1607


  1. Oh Wow! That is one glorious bird! Gorgeous colors!!!

  2. What a wonderful card for an amazing and unforgettable young lady. I too was touched by seeing Lauren on the news.

  3. Wow, Rosie, this is gorgeous! And, that sentiment is so perfect. I saw a news clip about her too. She is an extraordinary young woman.

  4. A wonderful and beautiful card for a awesome young lady. I was so uplifted by her story on the news too. She is such a beacon of Iight to all.

  5. Wow... Such a stunner,,and it is obvious to me that you have poured out your heart in all the details! The peacock is gorgeous, and I love the textured background. I wish I could be there when Lauren opens this card, just to see her face. I'm sure you will have touched her heart.

  6. I find it hard to find words. This girl is amazing and you have certainly touch her and her parents heart. Absolutely beautiful card is says so much with just the one word! Unforgettable!

  7. Hi Rosy. This is stunning. Another card filled with love winging its way to someone from a wonderful person. Thanks for sharing with us. Hugz my friend

  8. A beautiful card for a beautiful girl. What a lovely thing to do , Rosy!!! Your peacock is just gorgeous, and I can tell it was a labor of love. The inside is beautiful too, with the perfect sentiment. Thanks for sharing!!

  9. What a gorgeous card and the inside sentiment is perfect!

  10. Wow..the story and the card is inspiring! Thanks for sharing your heart and talents with all of us!

  11. Amazing card. The colors are my favorites, and it is truly striking. My heart is full!


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!