Wednesday, June 10, 2020

You are my biggest blessing...and more!

Hello everyone, how are you doing in your little corner of the world?  Here in NJ, we are beginning to relax quarantine restrictions.  I guess we're one of the last in the country, but our state had been hit pretty hard with COVID-19 cases.  It's a little scary to think about re-entering society.  I have asthma - an underlying, chronic condition - so I need to be cautious about my health, as so many do.

I must say it truly is nice to see more and more people out for bike rides and walks in my neighborhood.  I remember early on during quarantine, there was NO one out during one of my walks, and it was eerie.

Hope you don't mind me popping in for a short visit to share some cards with you. 
Here we go!

Papertrey Ink Pen & Ink sentiment stamp; Memory Box Lucky Leaves, Lucky Charms shamrock dies; Stampin' Up! Irish Blessing background stamp

The paler green cardstock I used for the shamrock die cuts is pearlized!  It's really pretty in person.

Papertrey Ink Garden Garland floral dies, Garden Gild sentiment stamp; Stampin' Up! Heart to Heart heart punches, Flower Trio flower punch; rhinestones; My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Rectangle Stax die; Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch

Stampin' Up! A Little Smile Paper Pumpkin starfish, sea dollar, On My Mind Paper Pumpkin shell stamp, Burlap background stamp, Hugs From Shelli Paper Pumpkin splatter stamp; pearls; My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiments Strips die; Momenta Hello sentiment stamp; abaca ribbon

Flourishes Spring Bouquets sentiment stamp; Stampin' Up! Very Versailles script stamp (background); Papertrey Ink Mix & Mat: Scallops lace die, scallop die; rhinestones 

Stampin' Up! Wellness Wishes dog and sentiment stamp, Hugs From Shelli Paper Pumpkin floral cluster stamp;
white flower lace

Memory Box Honeyblossom Sprig die; My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Rectangle Stax die; Stampin' Up! gray ribbon; Papertrey Ink Words of Comforts sentiment stamp 

That's it, my friends!  I truly appreciate your visit. 😀
God bless you!

Monday, June 1, 2020

Butterfly Celebration - The Card Concept #136 'Bright Florals'

Hello everyone. 😀 I am popping in to blogland, because I'm entering another card challenge, this time at The Card Concept:  #136 Bright Florals.  The inspiration pic follows my card.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Thinlits die; Martha Stewart Garden Gate Deep Edge Punch; pearls; The Greetery Sentiment Suite: Birthday sentiment stamp

My colors are more muted than the gorgeous inspiration pic, but I tried to match up the aqua blue background, with a bright bundle of flowers in the corner.  This piece of patterned paper (Prima?) was perfect!  I added a butterfly and sentiment on the panel.  The white punched floral lattice edge is barely-there, on purpose, and echoes the fluted table in the inspiration pic.  I guess I'd classify this style as Clean And Layered.

We had a lovely Saturday, with a surprise drive-by graduation celebration for my Kerry, who will graduate soon from high school.  My coworkers put this together when I told them how heart-broken I am for my daughter (and other seniors), who has missed out on so much in her last year of school.  Isn't that the sweetest, most kind-hearted thing to do?  There was a parade of about 8 vehicles, all sporting streamers.  They handed gifts and envelopes to Kerry as they passed by. 💓

Here are a few pics.  Kerry was truly surprised.

I am grateful for the kindness of others that helped brighten our day.  May we pay it forward again and again.

God bless you,

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