Friday, December 9, 2011

Generous Hearts...

If you have been following my blog for awhile now, you know that two years ago I lost my very best friend, Jennifer at 38 years old. It was extremely sudden and shocking. And even two years later I think about her all the time and miss her terribly. This weekend, Jennifer's sister, mother-in-law, and about 13 of her closest friends are volunteering at Misericoridia this weekend in their bakery. They are doing this in Jen's memory to help me. Misericordia is the place where I am hoping someday, Cortney will live. It is a beautifully run home for the mentally and physically disabled. And these women, who barely know me, are doing this for me and for Cort. I am speechless. Touched beyond belief. Words will never be enough to express my gratitude for this group of women. I hope I can thank them enough on Sunday..... : )

Today's card is using some of those painted, sugary jingle bells that I showed HERE a few days ago. I used a chipboard frame and skates from Tattered Angels. I painted the skates pink and silver and gave them a generous dose of glitter! The poinsettia leaves were cut using my Cricut machine. The snowflake (which you can barely see in front of the poinsettia) was cut from corrugated cardboard and a Spellbinder's die. I swiped some white paint over it. The oval and scalloped oval frame are also by Spellbinder's.
I added a bit of brown tulle, twine, and a button to finish it off.

I have a busy weekend ahead of me.....two Christmas parties, another doctor's appt. and volunteering at Misericordia! : ) So not much crafting this weekend.....but it's all good!

Have a fabulous weekend my friends!!!!


11 comments:

JaniceA said...

Beautiful card! Beautiful story! Have a wonderful weekend!

Margie H said...

Oh, Michele - how touching!! Jennifer is still with you, doing things for you through her family...I just know it! And a good person (YOU!) is always surrounded by other good people!! Good luck with the busy weekend :) xo

Leslie Deering said...

You know the saying " what goes around comes around " it is so true you are a blessing to many ! God is good all the time ! Beautiful card !!! Leslie

Regina said...

Beautiful card. I always love your cards. Have a beautiful weekend and have some fun. Regina

Diane Hodrick said...

What amazing people you have in your life. Beautiful card...the papers are just gorgeous.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michele.

Liefs Riet.

Diane said...

Oh that is soooo wonderful! I am touched by the story and don't even know any of you. Just shows how there are still lots of good people in the world!
Merry Christmas to all! Please let them know they are amazing people!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Thank you for sharing your heart! This is a beautiful story. The card is another wonderful creation. Have a blessed day!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

Debby said...

It is so hard to loose a friend so suddenly. This has happened to me as well. They said an irregular heart beat......I still miss her. Then this year I lost my cousin to H1
N1....very sudden and she was like a sister to me. So I understand. So nice of her family to help you. They probably knew this is something that your friend would have wanted. (((((HUGS))))

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