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Monday, July 13, 2009

I stamped!!!! :)

Tea of the Day - Green tea with Mint (thank you, Eva!)

Guess what? I have stamped 2 days in a row now!!!!! Woooo hooooo! This is so exciting! And I am going to get to play in the super uber exciting blog hop for Angel's Landing coming up on Wed., so I hope all of you please check back and hop along with us!

Now on to my card......
I used this faboo craft stamp from Stamps Happen by the Janlynn Corp. called "God's Window". I wanted to make a card to send to my friend, Eva, who's mom passed away several months ago. Eva came over last week to help me out with some errands after I went 'sailing' off the porch with my dogs onto the driveway and ended up in the ER with a nasty concussion. She also brought me some absolutely delish tea (see above tea of the day) since my tum's not quite ready for coffee yet. I wanted a thank you card, but also something to hopefully be a bit encouraging, since she is really missing her mom. I can surely sympathsize. I'll get to that later, 'cause I wanna tell you some more about the card.

The paper is from my preciously hoarded Daisy D's collection. I'm still heartbroken that they are going out of business. I added these wonderful little roses by Prima and some vintage buttons from Etsy. The trim is Wright's. All coloring is watercolors. I used shimmerz on the angel's wings (buttercream) and the opening to Heaven (candlelight).

Yesterday I took a drive - yeppers - a typical Sunday drive! :) It was truly glorious!!!! David, Mick, and Ryan were all out at Camp and Tyler was at work. So I went out for a drive. The day was so beautiful and I was feeling better. My dad and I used to go driving all the time when I was growing up. I had bought a CD for my birthday using a gift card from my FIL. It's the 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters' CD by Simon & Garfunkel. This was one of my dad's faves and one we listened to together MANY times. I guess I should interject here that my dad died almost 17 years ago. I am an only child and he & I were very close. He was really my best friend. Since I hadn't had a chance to listen to my new CD yet, I took it along with me on my drive. What a great time I had, driving through the beautiful countryside, my memories and me. I laughed and cried. But it was amazing. And yes, I still miss him as much today as I did 17 years ago. But I hold tight to the knowledge that I will see him again someday. So I know how Eva is feeling right now. And that is why my special friend needed a little card from me. :)

Love to you all! Thanks for putting up with my rambles!
Jennifer

11 comments:

Lauri said...

this is so sweet, and such a touching post! I am so happy you were able to stamp for a few days...and cannot WAIT to see what you make for the hop on Wednesday! yay!

Scrapping Julie said...

beautiful card. i too am a paper hoarder. i need to get over that!

Sara said...

YAY Jennifer!!! I'm so happy to see you doing something crafty!! Your card is adorable, love the roses and lace! I can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Judi M said...

Such a sweet card and a totally appropriate sentiment. Eva will love it. Looking forward to having you join us for the Blog Hop on Wednesday. :)

Cindy said...

This is a very beautiful card. I love the image and the little touch of lace with the buttons. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend Eva as you cope with your lossses. You are both very lucky to have each other. So sweet of you to make her this card and it was really sweet of her to take care of you after your fall.

Warm regards,

Cindy

Becky said...

Wonderful post. Love the card, this is just so sweet.

Dru said...

Hi Jen - what a sweet card. I'm sure she'll treasure it! And I know what you mean about hoarding -
after all if you use it - you won't have it anymore!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awww, that's sweet!

Burnin' Rubber said...

Jen - I'm so happy to hear you're doing better! And getting to do some fun things! Keep it up!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Jennifer, I am so happy to see you stamping again! Concussions are nasty business--glad you're ok!

Katy said...

Very cute!