Friday, May 25, 2012

Someone So Special ~ PTI May Blog Hop

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Good morning!  Welcome to my card for the Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop!  Today’s post is an homage to my sweet blog friend, Janelle, who, as many of you know, passed away a couple of weeks ago from brain cancer.  But I am here to celebrate her and my last card to her.  I will be mailing this to her husband and children this weekend.  I want you to notice the music sheet paper I used for the center flower.  It’s some of the paper that Janelle sent me 2 years ago and was the start of our online friendship and mutual admiration of each other’s work.  I made a comment on how much I loved the paper during the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop and she sent me some…then I sent a postcard from Canada to one of her preschool classes…and the rest, they say, is history.  I knew when I made this card, I had to use some of it.  Her random act of kindness, strong faith and love of life are just some of the many beautiful things I will remember about her.  She will never be forgotten.  Thanks so much for visiting and all your lovely comments :)  Enjoy the Hop!

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what’s in it?

stamps: verve forever in our hearts

ink: versafine onyx

paper: pti soft stone, spring moss, echo park dp, pti damask paper, music sheet paper

accessories: paper doily, pti limitless layers dies, leaf dies, heidi swapp button, spellbinders inverted scallop die, stitching

40 comments:

Lynn said...

Moe, I can feel your heart in this card for Janelle's beautiful family. It is certainly a tribute to Janelle and her love of life, friendship and faith. I'm sure that Ken, Britt & Ian will cherish it.

Hugs to you my friend.

Tracey McNeely said...

Maureen what a beautiful and heartfelt card. I love your choice of papers, the aged edge on the doily and that gorgeous flower. I never had the opportunity to get to know Janelle, but from what I know of her in the blogging world she was someone special.

Gerdine said...

Gorgeous! Love the background and the flowers is great with the text on it! I'm sorry for this los. I'm sure the family will realle appreciate this card!

Cecilie said...

You've made a beautiful card with a beautiful purpose - I am sorry for your loss.

Rema said...

Beautiful! Love the stitching...

Rebecca Deeprose said...

What beautiful card! Such a wonderful tribute. I am so sorry for your loss.

Luanne said...

Very beautiful, and very touching Moe. I did not know Janelle, but I know cards of comfort will comfort her family. Perfect sentiment, just lovely.

Veronica Z said...

Such a beautiful card and a beautiful tribute!

Ann said...

What a beautiful tribute! I'm sure her family will appreciate it. I love all the layering on the flower!

Leigh said...

This is beautiful, Maureen! I love the argyle background and the black stitching is the perfect finishing touch!

Cassie_lu said...

love your flower and the button/brad center.

Rhonda said...

Beautiful card Maureen! I know Ken and the family will be blessed.

Lynn Put said...

Lovely card for the hop! I really like the touch of shabby chic you added and your layered flower is fantastic!

- elbeth - said...

Beautiful, beautiful card!
Perfect in all ways. I love the way you made all the layers really work!

Lisa said...

Oh WOW Maureen this just make my heart go pitty pat LOL!!! Love this pretty card layered in sweetness ;)!!

Mary said...

Beautiful card and a lovely story and way to remember a friend. Lovely!

Jill said...

Maureen, it is so touching that this is for Janelle's family and uses paper that she gave you! It's a lovely card, shabbily chic and with such a perfect sentiment! Janelle passed away just a couple of days after my mom, and I have been comforted by the hope that they may be friends in Heaven. :-)

TannyP said...

What a beautiful card and fitting tribute to a wonderful friend! Lovely card with that fabulous flower, Moe!

victoria h said...

Beautiful card, I have teary eyes after reading your post. Glad you have wonderful memories x

Quip1320 said...

What a beautiful card and story. Her family will love it.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

What a wonderful take on the picture Maureen! LOVE your card!

Vickie Z said...

Love all the different layers, patterns on this card!! Wonderful use of the inspiration pic!

Anne said...

Ah Maureen, thank you for sharing with us your tribute to your dear friend. Her family will treasure this beautiful card. I am sorry for your loss.

Pam W Merwin said...

Amazing background and love the layered flower with the gingham button!

Teri Gross said...

Thanks for the inspiration for this!

Marisa said...

Wonderful copy of the insp. picture and a great tribute to your friend :) Hope you get a sunny weekend - today is simply GORGEOUS down here!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I am so touched by your post and the story of that gorgeous flower. I'm sure Janelle's family will treasure this!

Paulette Still said...

What a beautiful card foe her family. It s so much fun making friends with common hobbies. ((hugs))

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful take.

Jill Norwood said...

Maureen,
It is a beautiful card for Janelle's family! It is very touching that you used the paper she gave you to make the beautiful flower! I am sorry for your loss and her family's loss. I know how hard it is.

Jill Norwood said...

Maureen,
It is a beautiful card for Janelle's family! It is very touching that you used the paper she gave you to make the beautiful flower! I am sorry for your loss and her family's loss. I know how hard it is.

Jill Norwood said...

Maureen,
It is a beautiful card for Janelle's family! It is very touching that you used the paper she gave you to make the beautiful flower! I am sorry for your loss and her family's loss. I know how hard it is.

Jill Norwood said...

Maureen,
It is a beautiful card for Janelle's family! It is very touching that you used the paper she gave you to make the beautiful flower! I am sorry for your loss and her family's loss. I know how hard it is.

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful card for a beautiful person! Great combination of patterns and textures.

Karen C. said...

Beautiful layering of patterns and papers. Thanks for the inspiration.

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card!! Such a GREAT take on the Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!! =)

Pendra said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous and means so much more than just a challenge with your story behind the card and the paper you used! Thanks for sharing it and I'm sure the family will love it!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra

Lori said...

So pretty--and a lovely way to honor Janelle's memory!

sandie said...

what a lovely card for a great friendship and the fact you used the paper she sent you is a real tribute to Janelle. A gorgeous card and a very moving stroy of friendship

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Maureen. Love the layered flower, the background... the stitching looks great too. Nice take on the photo!

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