Hi all....I just realized it's been over a week since my last post! Bad blogger. Now that I've scolded myself for being neglectful in my blogging, let's get on with the task at hand.
I've been saving a post for the October installment of Deborah's immensely popular global card exchange; the Card Chain Challenge (click HERE to join the challenge for November, there's still time). I've been delaying it because I hadn't heard from my recipient that my card had arrived. I just heard from her and she hasn't received my card as yet due to a spate of natural disasters to hit her country of Indonesia.
Now usually when I hear of disasters and turmoil in other parts of the world I'll stop and pray, I usually send some money to World Vision to help with relief efforts, but it stays compartmentalized in another part of the world and doesn't really hit home. Well, the Card Chain Challenge put a name and a person to "the other part of the world" for me this month. That person is Indah Permata Sari and my heart and prayers go out to her. I know how annoyed I am when there is a problem and my mail delivery is delayed a few hours, I'm sure for Indah right now not getting mail is the least of her worries. So I will continue to pray and continue to expand my horizons of compassion and realize that there is a name and a story for each person who is dealing with tragedy or even just inconvenience caused by natural disasters. Please keep Indah and all of our friends in Indonesia and their families in your prayers.
After much thought I decided I would go ahead and post the cards for the October CCC for two reasons. There is the real chance that Indah may not ever get my card and at least she will know that I did make something special for her; and I wanted to share the extraordinarily lovely card I received from my new friend in Canada, Sharon Dunn.
First up is Sharon's card...it's completely yummy in it's elegant beauty....
Now to my card....I tried something new and different with this card......
Time to Remember).
I tore the edges to size and added various distress inks to age the page even more. The flower at the bottom was clear embossed before cutting out and mounting with foam dimensional adhesive. I realize that my sentiment is very appropriate to the current circumstances.