Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Cup of Columbine Birthday Greetings

Coffee/Tea of the Day - Tea Thyme (I see that it is currently out of stock. hopefully it will soon be back and ready for purchase. I am almost out myself!)

wow, I know that I have been gone for a very long time. so sorry about that. have lost a handfull of followers, and to those of you who have stayed the path, I am so very grateful and say thank you!!! :)

not only did we have the beautiful wedding, but a few days after that, a dear friend of ours passed away. she had only recently been diagnosed with ALS, so we are all still reeling that she is gone. the day of her funeral, our precious dog, Palmer, was hit by a car. thankfully he is doing okay now, but it's been a bit stressful needless to say.

as I am trying to sort through the supplies from one wedding, we are in the midst of preparing for the next one. :) and all the while the seizures still rage on. sigh.... was ever so thankful that they went on a temporary hiatus for the wedding so that I was able to attend and get what needed to be done, done.

but you are here for craftyness. so here you go! finally! I am hoping to get more done in the days and weeks to come. not sure if anyone ever took photos of the things I made for the wedding, but I do have a picture of the dinner invitation I can share later....

the card was made for my SIL's birthday. the beautiful cup of columbine flower digital image is by Power Poppy, digital papers are from several Prima collections, and sentiment is by SU!  butterfly die is from Cheery Lynn and main die is by Spellbinders. (I can no longer add either digital papers or Cheery Lynn to my post labels for some strange reason per Google. they are flagged and cause my pages to be blocked.)

seam binding is distressed with ink and is from Zipper Stop, twine is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and flowers are from the former Wild Orchid Crafts. not sure if and when the new owners are going to open the store, as the site has been saying it will be opening soon for quite a while now....

vintage lace & buttons as well as doily are from my stash. frantage powders have been added to the  main image and around edges. wink of stella glitter pen was added to the center of the butterfly die.

again, thank you to those of you who are still here! :) I will do my best to be back and share with you soon. have a most amazing day!

p.s. I will have more blog candy coming VERY soon!!!!

Crafty Gals Corner - 3+ layers
Everybody Art - anything goes
TTCRD - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - add some texture
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes
Crop Stop - anything goes w/doily option (Prima & Spellbinders sold in store)
Dream Valley - girlie
Whoopsi Daisy - anything goes in shades of purple
Always Happy Birthday - anything birthday themed goes
Daisy Chain - birthday


N-Eva said...

I adore your card design! So very pretty! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Dream Valley challenge.Neva DT

Fikreta said...

Gorgeous card.

Tracy said...

Bet she was thrilled with this. So many pretty elements Jennifer. Praying those nasty old seizures will leave you alone again. Hugs!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors. I am so sorry you had so many stressful things happen and I hope that things will go smoother for you now.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Glad for the update, and happy to hear the wedding went well. Sorry for your recent loss and hope the pup has recovered. Praying still every day that things continue to get better.

Unknown said...

Praise be given to hear you were able to attend the wedding!! 'Beginnings' are such happy occasions for all. Your family just keeps growing. What a blessing. Your card is amazing.
Lu C

Lin said...

What a fabulous design. I love the image so pretty.

Sorry to hear your life has been so difficult lately. I do hope it settles down for you soon.

Thank you for sharing in our 'Girlie' challenge.

Dream Valley

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, sounds like you've been busy. So sorry to hear about your friend. Hoping your dog is recovering well. Your card is beautiful.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at AHB, good luck!!! Amy DT

Esther Asbury said...

Oh wow! What a gorgeous birthday card for your SIL! I love the doily, flowers, and butterfly! So many beautiful details! Thanks for linking this up to the Cropstop blog this month!

gransliltreasures said...

Beautiful card and I'm sure your SIL will adore it,Thank you for sharing and joining in on the fun over at
Hope to see you again soon
Denise DT xx

Cicci said...

STUNNING!!! So so Wonderful!! And wonderful design!!! Love the colours!!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
HUGS Cicci
Cicci With the Pen {welcome to visit and follow my blog}

Kleri said...

Lovely birthday card!Nice coloring!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
Kleri DT (My blog)

Joan B said...

Oh Jennifer. I am so sorry to read that you have been this sick and suffered such a terribly sad loss I think of you often and hope better days are ahead.

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenge, good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon :)

Lisa said...

Well, this is just so beautiful!! Love that image from Power Poppy and you've colored it and used in this beautiful card perfectly! And thank you so much for stopping by my place... Love and hugs and wishes that all of the bad stuff is done for you!

Lisa said...

I'm back from vacation and catching up on all I've missed while I was gone!! What a stunning card!! I love the details you added and the design!! It's so amazing!! I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend and I hope Palmer is okay. Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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