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Friday, July 12, 2013

Studio Calico continued...

I have been missing in action, so I have a lot to catch up with.  My husband, daughter, Dina and grand daughter Ellie and I have been in Oklahoma for a week.  Ellie just turned 12 and was selected to go to an Olympic Volleyball training camp.  There were 36 try-outs in the U.S and she was one of 24 girls selected to come to camp for the libero position.  She had a blast...she lived in the dorms on the Central Oklahoma University campus with 136 girls from all over the U.S.  We did the tourist thing and visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial...that was a very sad scene...we also visited the site of the tornado that touched down in Moore, OK in May...such devastation.  One girl that Ellie became friends with was from Moore...her house had a little bit of roof damage and she lived 3 blocks away from the worst of the damage.
168 lost their lives in the Oklahoma bombing

"We come here to remember those who were killed.  Those who survived and those changed forever.  May all who leave here know the impact of violence.  May this Memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity."  This is inscribed on the entrance wall. 

Not much left of houses in this large area.  Workers were there cleaning up debris and making piles to be hauled off.  The Elementary school was gone...the whole area including the parking lot was all fenced off.  No one died in that school.



So the first thing I did was check out the Studio Calico "Inked" class and made this card.  The lesson for day 8 was ombre stamping.  I took the leaf image from Casual Fridays and inked it up with four different greens, starting with the lightest; spring moss, then added simply chartreuse, new leaf and ripe avocado.  I added some green sequins for a little bling to the card.

It feels good to be back in the craft room and I have a lot of catching up to do!

2 comments:

  1. Cute card. Great Ombre stamping.

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  2. Very sad place... I didn't know about this tragedy (I'm was too young then and am not from this country). Had to google.
    Can imagine how happy you are for you granddaughter. She achieved a lot in her age!
    Love your card! Beautiful ombré stamping!

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