Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mid-Week Joy Report & RSG

I've had a fabulous week. Our daughter is here from Alaska, so there's been lots of time spent with her, which of course I love!

We've had fun meals and even went to the local coffeeshop in a nearby town for a girl's outing. We've talked and talked. We've gone geocaching (see her photo ---->).

I've also made 6 cards this week. The one I'm going to show you today is actually a 2-fer. It's the card for the Ready, Set, Go challenge. If you don't know what that is, you can go HERE to read about it.

This month, Barb chose our theme. She asked us to put something that starts with a "R" (Ready), a "S" (Set), and a "G" (Go) on our card. I'll explain what I did a bit later in this post.

This being Wednesday, I also needed to create a card based on a chapter int he book 50 Truths Worth Knowing. I decided to make one card that works for both of these items.

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Chapter 25
It's Not the Size of the Gift that Counts

Rob dated the woman who would become his wife for 4 years. During all the time, her guitar remained unused. He often wondered about that, but she said that while she used to play along with a Neil Young recording when she was in college, she now had let the rigors of a budding career get in the way of her hobby.

That being said, she longed for that CD but it was unavailable. She was saddened to read that there was no plan for a remastered release.

Rob didn't give up. He kept watching.

Years passed. They married. Then one day he found out the Neil Young CD had been released. He bought it for his wife and hid it under her pillow.

She came home from a late night of work and found the treasured gift. She immediately pulled out her guitar and played along. When Rob went into the bedroom, he found her truly beaming. She was delighted that he had found the CD and given it to her.

The Letter "R" - Ribbon and the color Red
The Letter "S" - Staples and the color Silver
The Letter "G" - Guitar and Grunge

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamps: Stampin' UP! Gorgeous Grunge and Jazzed Up

Ink: Encore Silver, Gina K Black Onyx, and Tim Holtz Distressed Antique Linen

Papers: Recollections Black, Red and White and Stampin' UP! Silver CS

Embellishment: Ribbon from an unknown vendor (attached with staples)


Lynn McAuley said...

I have been told that it is World Music Day today! Like your lovely card, my card going up late tonight has guitars!!

Looks like you and your daughter set out on a Real adventure! What fun!!

MiamiKel said...

Your card is so wonderful - classic and elegant and simple yet it makes quite a statement! I love the soft muted colors that pair so well together while mine is all in your face bright and bold! I have a similiar instrument on my card, too :) (hee hee!)

Your daughter is lovely! What a fun outing and it looks like she's enjoying her summer :)

YAY for RSG! #2 ~ rock on!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How wonderful to have your daughter home for a bit, and looks like a fun outing! I have a neighbor that has played that and found items at nearby parks and the like. Oh, I love the stories about the 50 truths! And, your card is wonderful!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a sweet story Jeanette, and a stunning card - love the grunge and the striking colours you have used

Barb said...

I love your card Jeanette, no matter what string instrument you have stamped. Great Layout and I am glad you liked the challenge!