Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy 50th Anniversary/Mojo Monday

Hello again.  I have not been on the computer much the last couple days.  I have gone back to work and I am trying to figure out how my card making and blog visiting will all fit in together with work.  I made this card for my MIL.  She called and asked me to make a special card for her aunt's 50th wedding anniversary.  The 50th anniversary is the Golden Anniversary so I tried to work those colors into the card.  It needed to be pretty simple so I could mail it to her and so she can put it in an envelope.  A lot of my cards are so embellished they just about don't fit in an envelope.  Either I hand deliver or I have some bigger envelopes that are 4x6 and that helps with more room for some of the embellishments.
I used my new set from PTI called Embellishments.  This is a beautiful set and I can see myself using it a lot.  I also played along this week at Mojo Monday.  They always have the cutest sketches.
I also wanted to share an award I received from two wonderful ladies I call my friends.  Stella and Ros both gave this sweet award to me.  You must stop by and check their blogs out if you haven't already.  Both are very talented ladies with big hearts.  Thank you so much for thinking of me.

The rules for accepting this award are:
1: To thank the person who gave you the award so I'd like to say "Thank you so much" to Ros and Stella who choose my blog for this award.
2: Copy the award to your blog.
3: List 3 things you love about yourself

1.) I love that I have a wonderful family who I can count on always being there for me.
2.) I love that I am a very strong willed person and if I set my mind to it I can usually accomplish it.
3.) I love that I have the BEST blog friends a girl can possibly have.  If it weren't for you I would be lost in this world.  You have all been so kind and caring to me when I have needed it the most.

4: Choose a favorite photo:

Many of you see this photo every time you visit my blog.  What you don't see is the other half.  This is my best friend Gina.  When I lived in Iowa, it was her family that we spent every holiday together with.  We spent almost every Friday together shopping at Archivers, eating dinner, and shopping at the mall or JoAnn's.  Now that I have moved to Alabama, I am lost without her.  Our kids played together, our husbands went to High School together(which we didn't know until we met, neither one of us are from Iowa but our husbands are).  I miss you Gina! 

5. Is to pick 5 people to pass this award to. 
Well, as you all know I have way to many wonderful blog freinds to pass this to.  It is for each and every one of you.  So please feel free to take it.  Post this and tell me all about you.  I want to see them all! 

Cardstock: PIT/Rustic Cream
DP: DCWV Linen Closet
Stamps: PTI/Embellishments
Ink: Versa Magic/Oasis Green, Memento/Tuxedo Black, PTI/Chamomile&Chai distress ink
Seam Binding: Blue Bird Lane Etsy
Doily: Wilton

Thanks for stopping by,


Carly said...

Wow 50 years! She'll love it; the card is gorgeous!

Laurel said...

Wow this is beautiful!

Lindsay said...

Love this card Heather! It is beautiful! I can't wait to get this set in the mail!

Lynnda Hosni said...

I'm sure she'll love this card... this is really gorgeous..i love the stamp... and dollies and the colors... really sweet....

I'm sure you'll find time ..we women are GREAT Multi-tasker!!!.... I've went to IOWA .... 10 years ago!!!... how time flies...when i did my US tour... I so want to go back again to the US...!!!....so i can see you gals...he he

I know how you feel especially when you moved ... its hard without BFF... take care my friend..xx

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is just so lovely, Heather!

I hope your job is going well.. and hope that you are able to still have your "me" time and make cards! And I know how you feel about leaving your BFF.. good friends are definitely hard to come by.. Hugs!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

I think your Aunt is going to adore this card! It's shabby chic and elegant combined to make a stunning card. It's hard to leave BFF's behind. Never easy. That's a cute photo of you nad her!

Linda Robinson said...

What a beautiful card... I can see why you are going to love that stamp.. That is a great picture of you and your BFF.. So sorry you guys can't be closer together.. That does have to be hard...

Hugs, Linda

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is soft and beautiful, and it is a good idea to do something that can be mailed in a regular envelope!

Stella said...
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Stella said...

What a beautiful card; I'm smitten.... So elegant and the way you put everything together. Just gorgeous! I love visiting your blog; every card from you is a hand made jewel!

And now you're back to work. I know you are very very busy; take care of yourself and I hopp you'll find time for yourself. You need it and deserve it..

I am so sorry your BFF doesn't live nearby. That's an empty space in your heart and it's so important to have a BFF around to share all the things in life. Of course there's email and so on but it isn't always enough when you're having a hard time... I can imagine how you must feel sometimes.

And the award? You really deserved it.
You're such a sweet, sincere, warm, heartfelt and lovely friend. I want to let you know that your emails have touched my heart. And my tears but I'm not sad;'I'm just thankful for a friend like you.
Love, hugs and XXX

Ros said...

Beautiful card Heather ... she will love it ... handmade is always special but this is gorgeous with it ... Sorry about your GF being far away ... it must be really hard for both of you! But remember people will come in and out of your life when necessary ... not when we think they should be there ... just makes you stronger ... but you know that don't you?
Have a great day

lynn said...

be sure to find time for yourself, now that your working, ok? now, the card...simply charming, heather:0) love the stamp you used...i see a pti order in my near future!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Your card is exquisite!! LOVE the doily, the ribbon, the colors...everything!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful background. This is sure to be appreciated. Hopefully the work and everything will balance out. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather...it's not easy juggling secular work with blogging, being a mom, and running your ETsy shop...plus with everything else you go through....but I'm sure you'll pull through and make it all work!

your card creation is lovely, the colours and layers, everything works well...and it's flat! well done!

ciao bella


Home and Heart said...

Heather you inspire me all the time! Thank goodness for best friends too!!

Laurie said...

Heather this is gorgeous! I love the soft colors! You did an amazing job with this!

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous card!!! Great pic too:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a beautiful card Heather for such a special occasion! Very eye pleasing! Sweet photo of you & your BFF!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Full time job is good! Less time but more budget for craft supplies. LOL. This card is simple yet elegant, love it!

Kristi said...

Just lovely...this card is so elegant and pretty.

Sue Lelli said...

I just LOVE this card! The colors are FAB and that doily just sets it off! I was able to see some best friends from Florida yesterday and today I miss them even more! Good lick with your job but keep creating to inspire me!

Cindy Lee said...

I LOVE IT! (I'm literally screaming with excitement here!) I'm sure your MIL's friend will love it too!

Rizzi said...


Irena said...

Awesome card, Heather.

Sending you lots of smiles, Irena :)


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