Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things, and March Mix it Up Challenge

My heart has been so heavy lately that I haven't had a bit of mojo ... but then I remembered why I started making cards:
I had something I wanted to say to someone I loved ... these are for my sweet father-in-law:

Verve Floral Notes sentiment, M.E. window die, I.O. vase, PTI paper, SSS Tall Flowers dies
 
I'll share this one at Inspired by all the Little Things #46 whose photo and guest designer, Lindsey, truly inspired its design.

Who among us doesn't need to hear these next words?  Julie Ebersole has given me the perfect words in Ellen's Essentials Up the Happy, and Paper Smooches provided the Quotable die, which combined gives me a card for E.H. Mix it Up Challenge.


Thank you for stopping by today ... and if you are among those who are sending prayers our way?  Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts... xx

Michele

p.s. a special thank you to a dear sweet friend for those gorgeous MFT Watercolor Wash Brights papers.

19 comments:

lostinpaper said...

Thinking of you and your family my friend, Big Hugs your way x

Lisa Elton said...

He is such a blessed man to have you in his life Michele. Those prayers are still coming from us as well. HUGS

Wanda Cullen said...

Michele, I LOVE your card based on the Inspired By photo...it's so lovely and is perfect for a masculine recipient! So glad to see you joining us in the challenge!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful cards, love your windwo card with the base and table, brilliant. Also love the balloon one and the thoughts behind it.

Donna said...

I'm so sorry you are going through a rough time, Michele.
All I can ask in prayer is that you see light at the end of your tunnel... it's up to God about the how.
Take care, beautiful friend.
My thoughts are with you. X

Leigh Penner said...

Hugs to you, my friend! You're cards are lovely and sure to bring joy...

Jeanne said...

Gentle hugs to you and your family Michele. I wish you peace as your work through this very difficult time together. I'm glad you're able to do some creating. What a beautiful card to reflect what you are feeling and doing. A lovely vignette. The world is absolutely super lucky to have YOU and so is your father in law. I know he is feeling all the love and prayers being sent his way. I hope you are feeling them, too.

Bobby said...

I'm sorry things have been difficult lately with you FIL but the many prayers should help a little, Michele. Your cards are lovely and so uplifting that I'm sure he'll love them. That little window scene is spectacular in it's detail.

Happy Dance said...

Your fil is in my prayers, as are you and DH. Call if you need to talk; I've pretty much been through everything and can offer support as needed, dear friend. Your cards are lovely, and I'm sure they will make him smile, and also he'll be reminded that he's loved very much. Bev xoxo

Barb Ghig said...

You are so thoughtful, Michele! Your father-in-law is going to love both of these cards! Such a beautiful take on Lindsey's inspiration photo, and your balloons will surely lift his spirits! I'll bet a little crafting time was therapeutic for you, as well! Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way, my friend...and, please don't forget I'm a phone call away! xoxo

Nora N. said...

Oh honey!! So sorry that you are going through this!! Your cards are sure to give him a pick me up!! LOVE both the designs!!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful cards! Sending you warm hugs my friend!

KimCreate said...

Just a gorgeous card for our Inspired by all the little things challenge! Thanks for joining.

Tracey McNeely said...

Both of these are sure to cheer him up! I think making them maybe cheered you up too. <3

Anita in France said...

These are both beautiful, Michele ... and even more so than ever because of the love that went into them. Thinking of Don, Tom and you, my sweet friend ... and keeping you all close in prayer. Big, gentle hugs to you, Anita :)

Tracie Pond said...

You have good taste in windows =) Aren't those balloons so fun?! Think I have bothered you enough for one day....off to share some love to the next challenge entry.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Michele, I haven't been around in Blogland for a few days, and now I see that you've been going through a difficult time!!!! My heart goes out to you, my friend and I hope that things are looking better by now!!!!! But nothing to lift the spirit like making a card, hey!!!! I love your beautiful and very peaceful window scene and the sentiment is just perfect to go with it!!!!! The soft bg paper with the pretty print is lovely!!!!! And your balloon card is so fun and sweet!!!!! Love the top one going over the edge!!!!! And that is such a great sentiment for a special friend!!!!! So lovely!!!!
Sending lots of hugz, my friend!!!!!

Joan B said...

sorry to read of your difficulties. prayers for your family and FIL.

TK said...

Great interpretation! Love both cards, and still sending prayers...