Saturday, August 2, 2008

Inspiration in a Bush


Hi everyone! My family is back from our long trip up north. We were able to see lots of family and spend time relaxing and swimming and having fun. I tried to do some reading while we were away, but I also brought along some stamps so I could work on some Copic coloring.
This is a card that I started while we were gone, but I had to finish it at home because I hadn't thought about bringing brads. One day we were playing hide and seek and I hid near a rhododendron bush. While I was waiting for the seeker to find me, I spied a bird's nest on the branches deep inside the bush. I thought I'd recreate that for one of the all purpose cards that I will stamp with a sentiment later when I am ready to use it.

card info: images by The Saltbox Studio, notecard and papers by A Muse, brads by Making Memories, kraft cardstock, pop dots, Copic markers - new leaf, burnt umber, sepia, warm grays no. 2 and 4, frost blue, Tahitian blue.


Also, while I was gone, I got my hair cut. See my new look over there on the right? I had decided a long time ago to grow out my hair to donate. I wanted to donate it to a company that gives wigs to cancer patients. I found Beautiful Lengths in a magazine ad. I would encourage anyone that meets the requirements for hair donation to consider doing this. It really is a simple way to show your support to those who have cancer. I am hoping that I will be able to do this again before I go too grey to donate.

9 comments:

PennyH said...

First your card is absolutely adorable! I love how you were inspired. Sounds like you had a nice time. And second...Oh my goodness...you look totally different with your hair cut. I like it!!! And I like the reason behind it. It's so nice that you were able to donate it. TFS! :)

Well Said Cards said...

WOWSERS! You love the new haircut.

jenstamps said...

Welcome back home! Glad you had a wonderful vacation! Your card is adorable!!!

Your new cut looks amazing and what an honorable thing for you to do!!! Such a personal way to show your support! Love the new photo!!!

Novell said...

The first thing I noticed was your new avatar! Chop-a-rooni! I love it!!!!

Katie said...

Love the new 'do! You are one hot mama! :)

Queenie said...

Your cards are adorable!

Victoria said...

Hi Elena!

I love your new hair do! As a cancer patient myself, I really appreciate your support. Thank you for caring!

Love your card, too!

Becky Rusher said...

Elena,

Your haircut is darling, and what a sweet sacrifice for such a good cause! Glad you had a nice vacation... but I'm glad you're back 'cuz I missed your cards! ;)

PJ Coleman said...

I've one word for your new haircut...

SASSY!