Hello, my friends! How are you today? I got some devastating news earlier from one of my friends that her daughter has breast cancer. She is only 27 years old. I cried after I hung up from the phone call, but I also believe in the power of prayer. I'd appreciate it if you offered up a prayer for sweet Lindsay. You see, my friend lost her mother to breast cancer at a young age, so this is hitting her especially hard to learn that her daughter has been diagnosed with it, too.
Speaking of friends, my friend, Joanie, is hostessing the Technique challenge on Splitcoaststampers today and she's challenged us to do color blocking with a twist. You can get all the details here. I used Baja Breeze on my acrylic block for my color blocking. I then used chocolately brown embossing powder to heat emboss my Rubbernecker Buds images and "friend to friend" sentiment. The embellishments down the left side of my color blocked section are brown Mosaic stickers I purchased at Michaels. I used the Martha Stewart double edge Infinite Loops Trim punch in the same color as my base cardstock (Baja Breeze) for a little added interest in the background. After I heat embossed the "friend to friend" sentiment, I added some color blocking to it, sponged Chocolate Chip on the outer edge, and cut out with a circle Nestability.
Now, go give someone a hug and tell them you love them.