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Monday, June 6, 2016

Missing You Peeker

Coffee of the Day - Cinnamon Spice

Hello and Happy Monday!

It's me again with a card to hopefully inspire you to head straight to your craft room! :)

as I've mentioned in my earlier Elisabeth Bell/Digi Bells Guest Designer posts, being a subscriber to the newsletter & Creative eBook is a fabulous deal! every Friday, Elisabeth so very kindly sends out a free digi image, along with some fun info.

I was working on another project entirely when my Friday Freebie image arrived in my mailbox. I have to tell you, the tears started almost instantly. you see, the image is called 'Waiting for Daddy to Come Home Peeker.' she could have been drawn of me when I was a little girl! really! I'm getting all misty as I sit here typing....

every day I would sit by the window and wait for my Daddy to come home. I created a little game to help pass the time. it was just the 2 of us, as I was an only child. summers I would go stay with relatives, but when I knew he was coming to pick me up, I'd sit in front of that window for hours on end until his car came up the driveway.

papers are from the Basic Grey Dear Heart collection, ribbon, seam binding, & ric rac are from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. crochet trim is by Heidi Swapp. buttons are from my VERY precious vintage collection that I use only on really special cards. it's the most gorgeous jar of buttons I came across at an antique store and couldn't resist them!

this year it will be 24 years that my dad has been gone. I still miss him every day. each year I create a tribute card for him, so Elisabeth's timing couldn't have been more perfect. my birthday and Father's Day often land on the same day, so those days were always special to us no matter how old I got or how far I moved away.

Daddy, I'm still waiting by the window. and I'm still missing you.

613 Avenue Create - anything goes w/optional wedding twist
Classic DT Open Ch - anything goes for a DT project (I hope that Guest DT projects count)
World Wide DT Open Ch - anything goes
Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
WAW - anything goes
The Corrosive Ch - lots of layers
The Ribbon Girls - any card with a ribbon
Broken Fairy - anything goes with vintage/shabby touch twist
PDE linky party - anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - use a die or punch (both - Spellbinders dies and heart punch)


Sammy said...

such a lovely image, and a really pretty card too. loving the layers! x

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sweet! Love the layers and trim!

Sheena Mckee said...

Super cute card,lovely image thank you for joining in with us at world wide open and good luck

Elizabeth Hart said...

She is so sweet looking out the window - love it!!

Sheila H said...

Your card is very sweet. All the layers and embellishments are lovely and nicely highlight your beautiful coloring. We're so happy you dropped by 613 Avenue Create.

Annette Stapylton said...

Super gorgeous, love the design and image. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Annette Stapylton said...

Super gorgeous, fantastic design and fabulous designer papers behind image, just perfect.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card
have a nice day
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Sheryl said...

This image really made me smile. It is so cute. Love all the layers and elements on your card which give it dimension.
So glad you dropped it onto the porch at 613 Avenue Create this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Lace with buttons and bows, a real girly card. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art in the #232-#233 - Anything Goes FF Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
Blessings, Carole

Chrissy said... you have started me off..gorgeous card and a beautiful tribute to your Dad..
Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Classic Design Team Open Challenge..
[Chrissy DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Karla Yungwirth said...

Adorable! Love the layers! Thanks so much for joining us at PDE Linky Party! Hugs, DT Karla

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Super cute Jennifer! I love that sweet image. Thanks so much for playing at Broken Fairy Designs Vintage/Shabby Chic challenge this time. Hugs:) Audrey DT

Kristyn Mcinnes said...

wonderful creation love all the detail... thanku for joining us @classic design team open challenge #3
DT - Kristyn -

Rae Ann said...

Love all of these layers! The papers are so pretty and feminine and the ribbon is just gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for our Lots of Layers challenge.