Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Tuesday Card

About 6 years ago, I began sending a card every Tuesday to my wonderful friend from college years when she was diagnosed with cancer.  Three years ago, I added a young friend to my Tuesday mailing; she was living with her family on an isolated cattle ranch miles of narrow gravel roads from "civilization."  My old friend passed away in July of last year; I continued sending cards to my young friend.  This month, she and her husband moved with their three children, 150 cows and calves, a few horses, and several dogs to a new home in the valley just 35 miles from me.  During the time they were moving, I didn't send a card, but I've resumed the practice.

As I said in the card, the sentiment (from Technique Junkies) seems perfect for their situation. Her husband no longer has a regular paycheck, and she is taking a job as a visiting nurse.  Their children, who were the only students in a tiny one-room school, will be attending a school a few miles from their new home.

Obviously, alcohol inks were used to create the colorful background.  My 8-year-old great-niece organized my two containers of AI colors while I worked on the card.


Neet said...

Gorgeous colours and a gorgeous post.
Hugs, Neet xx

Leslie Miller said...

I used to have this sentiment in a Flourishes stamp and found many more uses for it than I expected. It's perfect for your friend. Love that gorgeous, colorful background! It's good to see your Tuesday mailings again.

Karen D. said...

love this....great sentiment for this fab bkg.
xx Karen

Ina G said...

That background just screams gorgeous. So bright and beautiful. Perfect for that wonderful sentiment. Love it!