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Monday, March 4, 2013

Good News and Sad News

Good morning everyone!!!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.....mine was a little sad. My good friend's mother was in the ICU  last week and passed away on Thursday. Her funeral was Saturday so, needless to say, I haven't been on the computer much this last week. Hopefully, things will slowdown in a few days. I have decided that no one in my family is ever going to die...it's just tooo hard!!!!! My friend was very close to her mother...in fact she lived next door to her...so it is going to be terribly hard for her to get on with her life. Anyway....

I do have a bit of good news...I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for the month of March....Woot!!!!!  They have such cute stamps and the new sets for March are FABULOUS!!! Wait till you see them....the reveal is March 8th!! Today I have a sneak peek for one of the new sets called Nature Silhouette!!



I used three of the bird stamps from the set...they were first stamped with Crumb Cake and then the edges were rolled on a Vintage Photo ink pad before they were stamped on white card stock. Coordinating dies were used to cut them out and they were popped up with foam dots. The wood branch is from Kaiser Kraft, the paper is from Webster's Pages, and the dream sticker is from my stash. The sewing, distressing, and seam binding finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today!!! Hopefully, I will be able to visit all my friends blogs in the next few days!!!


21 comments:

Tammy said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! So serene and peaceful! Congrats on the GDT!

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, I'm sorry to hear of your friend's mother passing. Definitely a difficult time and probably even more so that she lived right next door.

Congrats on your GD gig! I love what you've created here. So beautiful!

Sasha said...

Sorry to hear your sad news, Joan. Sending condolences to everyone.

On a brighter note, your card is gorgeous! I love your sweet birds...so beautifully created!

Congratulations! on your GD spot, too x

Anne Temple said...

Congrats on your GDT! Love, love your card and it's soft colors.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous card Joan~congrats on your dt guesting!

Charlene said...

I'm so so sorry to hear about your friends mom...Mine's been gone 6 years and it never gets easier....

Congrats on your GD!! Gorgeous card Joan!!! Hugs!

Charlene said...

So sorry..it's never easy to lose a loved one no matter if they're related to you or a friend.

Congrats on your GDT spot!

Linda Palmer said...

Joan, this is such a beautiful card. I'm going to be watching for these birds. You did such a gorgeous job on this card, I love everything about it.

Kimberly S said...

Sorry to hear the sad news Joan, but I'm glad you had some good news as well. Congratulations on your GDT position, your card is gorgeous! Love the earthy colors and the sweet birds on a branch! :) hugs, Kimberly

Patrice said...

So Nice and the colors so calm and attuned to each other. A beautiful card Joan!!
Greets Patrice

Lynn McAuley said...

Congratulations, Joan, on joining Sweet 'n Sassy this month! Your card is sensational, and I am saving up my pennies for the March release. So many things there on my must have list!!

Dianne said...

Sorry to hear about your friend, your card is gorgeous, congrats on being a guest designer you'll be fabulous. Have a great day..

Mary Marsh said...

sorry to hear about your good friend's loss Joan-I am sure you will be a support to her-your card today is just beautiful-congrats on being a gdt for SNSS

*Vicki* said...

Sorry for your friend's loss. But on a good note, congrats on your GDT spot sweetie!! You deserve it! :) What a stunning card!! Love that wood embellie and the seam binding ribbon too!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
*My Blog* - Stamp Smiles

Ellen said...

Sending hugs and prayers Joan...that is never an easy thing to deal with. That's a great family rule...i am incorporating that into our family rules!
Fabulous card! Love the muted tones and those little birds look great perched on the wooden branch!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Sue said...

Aww I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's loss Joan… that will be so hard for her… I'm glad you are there for her…. I agree it would be nice to think nobody in family will die… so hard to deal with… :-(
Your card is really beautiful… I love the earthy colours and the wonderful branch… and the ribbon… it's a very serene and peaceful looking card!
Big Congrats on your GDT Spot!!
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xx

Becky said...

Well congratulations Joan on being guest designer!!
What a wonderful card you created, love the branch.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- love the birds on the branch and the bow : ) I can't forget to tell you how cool the stitching is... I am so sorry for your friend- will keep her in prayers. Congrats on being Guest DT!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful Sympathy card, Joan. Always a difficult card to make, this one is very comforting and peaceful.

VanessaB said...

I am so sorry to hear of your sad news :( your card is stunning as usual though. hugs.

Rebecca Ednie said...

My husband's father is very ill too. So sorry to hear about your loss.