Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dreams of Hope

Coffee of the Day - Eggnog (yeah, I know it isn't the season yet, but it sounded good!)

I was so excited to create this card for Bridget's 'Hope is the Thing' challenge for Hope You Can Cling To 2012.

the precious image is from A Day for Daisies, papers are My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender, button & lace are vintage, and all inking is watercolor with SU! inks. some washi tape, a pretty pink rose, twigs, and Pink Paislee flair button finish the card. shimmerz paint and glimmer mist add a hint of shine.

I need to give a HUGE shout out to Cindy Coutts who gifted me with the entire set of new SU! in color inks, markers, and papers, which I used on this card. Thank you, Cindy!!! I just love them all! :) I was the recipient of a prize of Cindy's several months ago, and then she surprised me with this lovely package of goodies from SU! What a kind and generous heart!

I also want to thank all of you who have so kindly sent me care packages of socks and slippers! :)  I haven't worn a pair twice yet, and the medical staff comment every day on what I have on my feet! it just cracks me up! tee hee! thanks to all of you my toes stay nice and warm as the temps are in the 30's and 40's, but oh am I stylin'! unfortunately my skin is getting burned from all of the radiation, but then that is to be expected. I seem to sleep ALL the time, but they told me that would be typical as well.

I must say that I am blessed beyond belief.....this callenge at SCS is all about hope and y'all have given it to me in spades. every day I wake up knowing that I am loved. that is nothing to take lightly, and believe me, I don't. I hold onto each of you so tightly in my heart. I might not get a chance to say it to you directly, but know that I think about y'all every single day. thank you. for being there with me each step of this journey - thank you! :)

Simon Says Stamp - dies and punches
Papertake Weekly - all creatures great and small


Pam said...

Your card is beautiful Jen. Know that I think of you everyday and lift you and your family up in prayer. Take care of yourself!


Cindy Coutts @ Cindy B Designs said...

Jen, you are way too sweet. I've been faithfully keeping you in my prayers. You will beat the monster and rub pure vitamin E oil on the burns and make sure you're taking some good energy vitamins, like a good B complex. I do swear by Royal Jelly.

Hugs and love to you my dear friend.

Esther said...

This card is gorgeous!!!! Has a shabby chic feel to it that I love!!!

My hugs, thoughts and prayers are with you!!!!!!

Gina Lindsay said...

Perfect card for that challenge. I love the background that you have here too. How fun for you to be getting so many packages in the mail. You have touched a lot of lives with your sweetness!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card Jen.

Lucy Patrick said...

I pray for your health and wellbeing Jen, am always thinking of you and look forward to the post you'll write saying you've been given the all clear in the future! XOX Lucy

Renee B. said...

Beautiful card Jen! Thinking of you always my friend & hope things are soon on the upswing for you!
Love ya,

Lisa Minckler said...

My eyes can't decide where to land! It's such an assortment of goody bits n' bobs all over the place. What a fantastic gift to you and how wonderfully you've used it. This card is GORGEOUS!!! I especially love the twig embellishment Jennifer. :) So very beautiful.
Great to see your post...and I'm loving that your feet are fully stocked for a bit. :)
hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jen :-) such a lovely image and the papers and details are all perfect :-)
I am thinking of you and know that although things are tough for you right now they will get better and you will get through this xx sending a HUGE HUG xxxx

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and PTW Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Lori Comeau said...

Great job, love the layering.

Esther said...

Oh, and thanks for joining us at Link Up For Pink!!!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, gorgeous card and what beautiful image.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Penny said...

Jen, this is such a beautiful creation--I see your love and hope in the entire card. Just beautifully-designed--love your papers, colors, die cut, embellies, and wonderful image.
We love you, Jen, and are pulling as hard as we possibly can for you. So you rest your weary mind and body, and don't give up hope!
Sending healing hugs, Penny