This was truly a HARD card to make. My husband's brother is being forced into an early retirement due to an auto-immune disease with some weird name at the age of 58. Rich says he's probably happy about the retirement part -- who wouldn't be?, but being sick shouldn't be part of the mix! Anyway, I love the boots turned flower vase and the "retired" looking gist of the stamp, so I used it. Heartfelt is because we really care and want him to know it. Inside of the card is a sentiment I found in my AGC software, goes like this:
"Walk on a rainbow trail,
Walk on a trail of song
And all around you will be beauty...Navajo Song
May the sun bring you new energies by day,
may the moon softly restore you by night,
may gentle breezes refresh your soul,
may you walk gently through the world
and know its beauty."
How beautiful is that?
Date: Monday, August 27, 2007 GMT Views: 349
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, borrowed boot, sorry can't name it
Paper: tan, brown cs, Watercolor, Terra Cotta Paisley from Creative Imaginations (I still can't see the terra cotta in this paper!)
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Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Posts: 38830
Mon, Aug 27, 2007 @ 9:26 PM
Nancy- what a beautiful card- indside and out! I'm sure it will be well received, and pray that his retirement turns into a wonderful time.
------------------------------ Pat Smethers
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11
Registered: September 17, 2006 Location: San Marcos, Tx Posts: 3015
Tue, Aug 28, 2007 @ 8:41 AM
Darling, Roger gonna love this card. That sentiment is perfect for this occasion too. Nother great job girlfriend.
------------------------------ Ich bin Klein. Mach mein Herze rein Soll niemand anderen drin wohnen Als Jesus allein. (I am little. Make my heart clean. Don't let anyone else live in it but Jesus alone.)