Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Catching Up and a Sympathy Card

Coffee/Tea of the Day - Maple Walnut coffee

Surprise! I am back! :)

I know that I have been away for a VERY long time, but so much has been going on over here. for those of you who have stuck around, I am very thankful. sending you big hugs and much love! :)

I am still dealing with seizures. yeah, yuck, I know. have several a day still. am trying something different that SEEMS to be working, but they haven't gone away yet. crossing fingers, toes, eyes, ears, and everything else I can think of in hopes that it helps. those things wear me OUT! ;)

had another health scare that we are trying to figure out on top of that. yeah, when it rains and all of that fun. but hey, still blessed! :D Palmer & Moon Pie keep me smiling every day, as do the lovely birds I watch at the feeder and the squirrels & chippies that scamper along below it. gotta keep smiling!

I am also working behind the scenes on Ryan & Elizabeth's wedding as well as getting things ready to hopefully open my Etsy store in February. exciting stuff!

Dave's dad passed away on Christmas Day. just going to say that it's been very difficult for everyone for many reasons.

a dear friend's son passed away suddenly, leaving behind a wife and children. it has devastated them, needless to say. a card seems so inadequate, but it is something that I can do, in addition to prayer. so I went into my craft room and made this....

used the "Waterfront" stamp set by SU! and sentiment is from the Reverse Confetti set, "Tall Blooms."  it was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest using the Waterfront set. the gingham plaid paper is my favorite from Authentique. card base is stamped with the "Burlap" bg stamp, also by SU!

vintage buttons & ticket are from my stash, little flowers & leaves are by Petaloo, linen thread is from SU!, washer is a found item (much to hubby's embarrassment when I picked it up off of the ground! grins!), and tab punch is by EK Success. celery green ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I will have blog candy to post, hopefully over the weekend, to say thank you to those of you who have so kindly stayed as followers of my blog. you will need to be a follower to be eligible, which I don't normally do. this is just my way to show my appreciation for those of you who have hung around! :)

much love to you and have an absolutely fantastic day! :)

Crop Stop - anything goes w/a vendor carried in the Crop Stop store (Authentique, EK Success, Scotch foam mounting tape - for main image)
Get Creative - anything goes
Make My Monday - use words or a sentiment
Fashionable Stamping - anything goes w/rubber stamping
Corrosive - anything goes
Inkspirational - use kraft (card base and one of the ink colors)
Artistic Stamper - anything goes w/rubber stamping
Happy Craft - anything goes
Southern Girls - anything goes
Dream Valley - anything goes


Lisa Lynn said...

Jen, your card is gorgeous. Love the stamp. So sorry for all that has happened and all that you are going through. You are such a trooper and inspiration! Sending hugs.

Joan B said...

Your card is so lovely -- I'm sure your friend appreciated it. I had hoped when I saw your blog pop up in my feed that you had better news to report. I am so sorry about your health and your father in law. Such difficulty and sorrow. Wish I had magic to send your way. I think of you often.

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry for your health troubles and for the loss of your father in law. Praying for you and I hope what you're trying keeps working for your seizures. The card is so beautiful. The layers and details are fabulous and I love the gorgeous picture. sending prayers and big hugs :)

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~amy~ said...

Jennifer, your card is beautiful. So sorry for all the stuff that is happening. Big inky hugs to you.

Glennis F said...

So sorry for your loss, and also sorry that you are still having such bad health problems. I hope things will improve for you soon, sending love

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am so sorry things have been so rough for you but it sounds like you are doing some better now so that is a good step in the right direction. I want to tell you that the sympathy card you made is so gorgeous and I am sure it will be a comfort to the bereaved family. Take care and I hope things continue to go better for you.

Rhonda Miller said...

Glad to see you posting. I hope you can find some relief from your medical challenges. Sorry to hear about the deaths, prayers to the families. Your card is beautiful.

sandie said...

so sorry that so much has gone on for you and send hugs.
Glad you got some crafting in though and what a lovely card-so much texture and such a lovely vintage look. Thanks for joining Ink

Nancy said...

It's always great to get a "catch up" from you, Jennifer! Congrats on your etsy shop! I look forward to seeing that! Your sympathy card is lovely...they're always tough to make! Have a beautiful day! :o)

Esther Asbury said...

So sorry for all you are going through of late!
What a beautiful card you've created for your friend -- I love all the layers and textures!
So happy you linked this up to Cropstop!

Lin said...

Jennifer you sound as if you and your family have been in the wars health wise. I am so sorry for your troubles and your sad losses. Hopefully 2019 will be a much better year for you and you will get to grips with your own health and get those seizures under control.

This card is beautiful and I am sure your Friend really appreciated such thoughtfulness and the lovely card.

Thank you for sharing in our first challenge for 2019.

Dream Valley

Fikreta said...

Im sorry to read all this.
Hope will be better soon.
you made beautiful card.
take care
lots of hugs

Anita said...

Your card is stunning! Praying for you and your family. Butterfly hugs!

@d_e_crafts said...

Such good texture. Thank you for joining us at the Dream Valley challenge.

Donna Walls said...

Condolences to you and yours. Lovely Card, thanks for joining the Make My Monday Challenge, please join us again next challenge. Donna - DT Member and Admin for The Paper Funday Challenges.

Maud's Creations said...

Jen you have made such a beautiful and from the heart card. It is sad to here of your friends passing, but I am sure his wife will appreciate this card as it comes from the heart. Thanks for sharing and joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

Yvonne Garner said...

You’ve had many challenges. May the days ahead be brighter healthwise. You’re card is comforting and very appropriate as a sympathy card. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge!

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

lovely card ! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at The Artistic Stamper
WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !