Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Blessings of Home

My mother-in-law moved in to a new apartment unit in her senior living residence two weeks ago. It just happened to be the same weekend that my husband and boys went up to Michigan for some house hunting, and they were able to move all the big and heavy things in one afternoon.

That is one of the blessings of living close to home. Caring for our families is important to us. Being there for moments big and small. These are the things that make life so much richer.

I made this card for my mother-in-law to wish her blessings in her new nest.

This is an A1 card size (3 1/2 by 4 7/8), which is just a tad smaller than your typical A2 card fronts (4 1/4 by 5 1/2). Somehow, the smaller format makes it easier to make some clean and simple cards. I think when you shrink the layout, it makes the smaller images have more importance and stature.

I added a few die cuts and popped some up with foam dimensionals for a fun look.

{Today's Brew: Home Sweet Home stamp set (Lawn Fawn), Lawn Fawn dies, Lawn Fawn woodgrain A1 notecard, baker's twine}

Blessings, cafe friends!


  1. Hi Mary Rose, Nice card-- love your heart! "Timber logging in Michigan" HUM... thinking of a log home? Wish you the best and I am looking forward to your new place.

    1. I found that book at a vintage shop last fall, when a move to Michigan was still just a hope in my heart. Going house hunting this weekend...maybe I will find that log cabin! :)