The colors used are as follows: Only Orange, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, and Eggplant Envy. I also used Basic Black to mat each panel. Most of the images are from the set "Pretty Amazing", which I happen to L-O-V-E! The sentiment, however, is from "Warm Words". Five hummingbirds were stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink directly onto the glossy paper using the special technique. They were then cut out, and popped off of the focal panel using Dimensionals. The card is finished with a bit of paper piercing around the corners.
That's it for the card, now onto an update on Christian. Since he has returned home from the rehab facility things have been a little shaky, but on the road to normalcy again. He is having to attend group therapy once a week for the next six to ten weeks, and he is having to take daily medication to keep him from bottoming out again. I see signs of hope and healing in his eyes, but he has become unsure of his beliefs. He believes that God exists, but he doesn't understand how God could have set by and let all of this happen. I tried to lovingly, but truthfully, explain to him that God has the power to show us that He is God. I continued on by telling him that God has plans for him that a greater and better than anything his father or I have ever dreamed, and God just needs to make sure that he can handle the responsibility of that wonderful gift that he will one day receive. He seems to understand the basics, but he really wants to know what will become of him...how will all of this affect the rest of his school years? How will he ever be able to be seen as a leader? How will he ever outgrow the stigma that comes with getting into trouble like this?
All I know is that I am trusting in the One who holds all of the answers even before I have the questions. He is my hope for a future, He is my promise for success, He is going before me to fight in my stead....He Is. Please continue to pray that God's hand will be on Christian's life, and that we will be the encouragement and examples that he needs to see daily. I love you all, and I deeply appreciate all that you have done for my family during this time. Big Hugs ~ Mercy
Stamps: Pretty Amazing, Warm Words
Papers: Only Orange, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Glossy White
Inks: same as paper
Accessories: reinkers, mat pack, paper piercer, oval punches, dimensionals, adhesive