This week’s cue word over at CASology is a one I have always considered beautiful. I just love the sound of it being spoken. For me, just the idea of “hope” takes me beyond today and lifts me far above the current struggles in this thing called Life. We all have struggles, but where there is a struggle, there is life and where there is life, there is hope. This thought has encouraged me many, many times!
When I first started working on coming up with an idea for the challenge, I was thinking I would use a sentiment with the word “hope” in it or create something with a pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness. I had a change of heart when the image of a rainbow entered my mind and I found myself smiling a great big smile! Of course! What better symbol of hope than a beautiful rainbow?! I soon remembered I had a rainbow die in my stash from My Favorite Things!
I’ll admit, I had to stop and look up what color “indigo” is exactly as I have stamp pads in my stash that are a completely different shade of color than what I had in my mind, so had to go Google the colors of the rainbow to make sure I got it just right (I’m that way…)! I’m still not completely sure my indigo is exactly the right shade, but I only have so many colors of cardstock, you know!
I found a very simple, encouraging sentiment in my February 2012 Unity Kit of the Month and added three small gemstones as embellishments.
I’m setting this card on a little shelf in the kitchen for the week as I need something colorful to look at while waiting for the spring blooms to appear!
I hope you have some time to visit the design team members’ blogs this week as they’ve created some wonderful inspiration! Then, don’t forget to link up your own HOPE creation by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CDT)!