Flower

I made this!

The past couple of weeks have been crazy busy at our house. Lots to do with standardized testing, field trips, school projects, book reports, stripe testing, practice for the demo team, and board breaking.  Last weekend we went to a museum opening, spent lots of time playing hometown tourists, and I had some time to finally start on my door prizes for next weekend’s gathering in SoCal. I’ve never been to one of the Manias that Jami, Joy, and Emily put on, and I am terribly excited to see them and a bunch of other girlfriends.  Even if I don’t stamp (and those of you who know me, know that I rarely get any of the projects done at events!) I know that this weekend is exactly what I need to relax and refresh.

Here’s the outside:

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And the cards for inside:

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I used a lot of stuff, mostly Fancy Pants Stamps and Basic Grey Phoebe Patterned Paper (eclectic paperie), May Arts Ribbon (starlitstudio), and Marvy Uchida punches (ellen hutson).  Rubons are by American Crafts (local stamp store). Most everything has been accented with Primas and Stickles, too.

I really meant to write more about what I made, but just got a call that my best friend from high school has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. She’s in the hospital up the road, and has called asking me to visit. I’m going to go sit with her for a while.  I’m not usually one to ask, but will y’all send up any positive thoughts and prayers up for Starr?  She’s got two babies at home, and I can’t even begin to imagine what her family is going through right now. Thank you.

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29 Comments

  1. Posted April 20, 2007 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Your cards and package are totally gorgeous!

    And I will definitely keep your friend and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Posted April 20, 2007 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Oh dear – I will keep your friend Starr and those who love her in my thoughts and prayers.

    Your project is absolutely beautiful. I hope you enjoy the event. It sounds like a lot of fun.

  3. Posted April 20, 2007 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    I prayed as soon as I seen her name. May God’s peace be with her, her family and her friend’s.

    Beautiful project by the way!

  4. Posted April 20, 2007 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    The box and all the cards inside look terrific…my thoughts are with you and your friend during this trying time.

  5. lacyquilter
    Posted April 20, 2007 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    Fabulous package! My thoughts and prayers go out for you & your friend, Starr.

  6. Dawn (dawnsing)
    Posted April 20, 2007 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    Oh Jenn…SO sorry to hear about your friend. Of course we’ll be praying for her. I hope you can keep us posted on how she’s doing.

    Just a side note: love what you made! Those little green cards look like you’ve used the Fancy Pants stamps on (which I LOVE) but is that stickles making them so sparkly?? I haven’t ever used stickles.

    Have a great day!!

  7. Posted April 20, 2007 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Jenn, I’m so sorry about your friend, I will definitely keep her and you in my thoughts and prayers. Keep us informed and let her know that we wish her well.
    Beautiful project as always.

  8. Posted April 20, 2007 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Starr and her family (and you) are in my prayers. I am so sorry. I hope she is feeling better soon and that the doctors are wise and can help her in all the ways she needs help.
    This package of cards is beautiful! Just makes me happy to look at it. janet in nc

  9. Posted April 20, 2007 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Prayers being sent your way friend. Let her know she is being lifted up by many!!

  10. Posted April 20, 2007 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Oh my goodness, everything is gorgeous! I LOVE all the sparklies! And thoughts and prayers for Starr and her family!

  11. Posted April 20, 2007 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Jenn ~ beautiful door prize. I will definately say a prayer for Starr. Send me the address, girl, and a card will go out today. I’m thinking of you and 7 DAYS TIL SO CAL BABY!

  12. Posted April 20, 2007 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Sending prayers to your friend Starr & her family & friends…

    Beautiful project.

  13. twinks
    Posted April 20, 2007 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful project; love ll the stickling. 😀

    Sending good thoughts for Starr and her family.

  14. Lisa B
    Posted April 20, 2007 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Jenn, Starr and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Anna Pontikis
    Posted April 20, 2007 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jenn, this project is just divine. I love it the cards are great and the box is just beautiful whoever receives this is one lucky person. I hope it is okay with you but I love reading your blog so I have tagged you on my blog Creative Delight. THanks Anna
    http://creativedelight.blogspot.com/

  16. Bonnie aka raduse
    Posted April 20, 2007 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Wowzers Jen. Those cards and box are beautiful. Will definitely be praying for your friend.

  17. Posted April 20, 2007 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    This is sooo amazing, girl!

  18. jean
    Posted April 20, 2007 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    My prayers were just said for your friend. Add there will be more Prayers for her, her family and her friends.

  19. Posted April 20, 2007 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Wow..your box and cards are awesome!!

    I’m so sorry about your dear friend. I’m saying prayers for Starr, her family & friends.

  20. Debra
    Posted April 21, 2007 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    i am so sorry about the sad news of your friend Starr. I will be praying.

    Your grouping is just gorgeous. I love all of the sparkly.

  21. Posted April 22, 2007 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Jenn, this is so gorgeous. I wish I could win this! WOWIE WOW! I can’t wait till you get here this week.

    I’m sorry to hear about your friend. I hope she can kick it. Please know that I’m thinking about her and you!

  22. Posted April 22, 2007 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Jenn what a beautiful set-you know I am now even MORE jealous of not being able to attend!

    i am so sorry for your friend Starr.
    ((((hugs)))) friend 🙁

  23. Posted April 23, 2007 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Okay, okay, I’ll buy some stinkin’ stickles! Just stop the madness! I thought I could go without the stickle craze (I have some really good glitter glue) but I guess I was wrong. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I see that you used the American Crafts rub-ons. I love those!!!

    Also, I will send up a prayer for Starr. I bet her babies are missing her. Miracles happen Jenn!

  24. Posted April 23, 2007 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    Your friend is in my thoughts and prayers. {{{HUGS}}} to you and all involved!

    Your project is gorgeous btw! I just love your work!

  25. Posted April 24, 2007 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    Oh Jenn – saying a prayer for Starr right now!

    Your door prize is awesome! Can’t wait to hug you girlfriend!

  26. Posted April 24, 2007 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Wow! Thats absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

  27. Posted April 24, 2007 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Ok…when are you sending this my way!!! You made a second one right?!?!

  28. Posted April 25, 2007 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    WOW Jenn, that is INCREDIBLE!!! SOOOOO gorgeous! You did a fantastic job!!! 🙂

  29. Posted May 1, 2007 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    ABsolutely stunning Jenn!!!

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