6.21.2011

big flower birthday

Hello, everyone! I hope you all are having wonderful days!

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For this card, I used Versamark and Schoolhouse Backdrops to create the diagonal lines on the turquoise card stock. It was fun to create a custom patterned paper for the card! I created the leaves and the fun yellow scalloped border with Blissful Botanicals. The scalloped border was created by cutting the long leaf line in half, and I love using the Botanicals leaves to accent flowers! I decided to make this a birthday card using Sophie's Sentiments because there are so many birthdays coming up!

Normally, I don't share personal stuff on here, but I wanted you all to know why I have been so absent from Twitter and Facebook and late with emails. My grandfather fell and has been in the hospital. It's been tough. He and I are very close. I have called him everyday since I could pick up a phone. We are hoping that he can continue improving and hopefully go to a rehab center where he can strengthen his back.
I really appreciate your patience and kindness and hope to slowly catch up with everything. You guys really are the best. I'm sending hugs your way.
Card stock: Neenah, Papertrey
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Ink: Memento, Jenni Bowlin, Versamagic, Versamark
Etc: Corner Chomper, Flower from Ryann's Etsy Store
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

45 comments:

  1. Sorry about your grandpa, Kelly Marie. I hope he recovers fully and quickly. How sweet that you call him often. Good for you. Thinking of you.

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  2. Hey Kelly, sorry to hear about your grandfather. Pray he has a speedy recovery. Take care!

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  3. So sorry to hear about your grandfather! Sending big hugs and well wishes to you both.

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  4. sorry to hear about your grandpop.

    love the card!

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  5. sdending hugs YOUR way!!!

    God bless you and your Grandpa
    xo

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  6. I hope but a speedy recovery for your grandfather Kelly. Lots of prayers going out!! Love your card too! Very cute!

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  7. Gorgeous card! Sending good vibes to your grandpa that he is back up and going in no time! :)

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  8. sending ((hugs)) back your way, Kelly Marie! May God give him strength and you and your family comfort!

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  9. Sending prayers! Family first!

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  10. I'm sending prayers you way right now for your grandfather. How hard that must be. Hoping he has a really quick recovery!!

    This is just beautiful Kelly Marie! Love the flower and the coloring of the botanicals!!!!

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  11. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

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  12. sorry to hear that, sent one up for him! hope he has a speedy recovery. :)

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  13. Ahhh Kelly Marie. Sorry to hear that! I hope that your grandfather get well soon!! Wish you all the best! Hugs & xx Tamara

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  14. ohh.....and the card is beautiful!! xx

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  15. Sending you a sunny SoCal virtual hug! I hope he has a speedy recovery!

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  16. So sorry to hear about your grandfather. Hope he is feeling better soon. Family should always come first. All the best. (The card is beautiful . . . love the pretty flower!)

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  17. I was very dismayed to hear of your grandfather's health problems. With your love and support he is sure to recover as quickly as possible. Thank you for all the cheery, bright and fantastic cards, posts and videos! Sending you happy and healthy wishes and thoughts.

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  18. Hi Kelly Marie,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Grandfather's accident. You know they get better despite all the frailness they exhibit. I am sure that he will be will soon for you!

    Your card with the custom paper is so whimsical!!!

    Have a lovely day.

    Jo

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  19. Love the way you used the stamp to create those diagonal lines.

    Thinking of you and your grandfather. Just a phone call away(and a couple cities) if you need anything, okay?

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  20. So sorry to hear about your gramps. Wishing him a speedy recovery!

    Lovin' your card, PP and all! ;D

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  21. Beautiful card!

    I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa, but I'm glad to hear he is improving. Sending prayers your way!

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  22. I'm sorry about your Grandpa! Wishing him a speedy recovery. Hugs and Prayers to you!!

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  23. Lovely card Kelly. I'm sorry to hear about your Grandpa. Family is very important so take all the time you need. Sending my prayers and best wishes for his speedy recovery. Hugs!

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  24. Aw Kelly Marie, I hope your grandpa feels better very soon and I'm glad to hear that he sounds to be okay. Stay strong and keep smiling. Love!

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  25. Praying that your grandfather recovers soon and gets better
    Love
    Amna :)

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  26. Sending you hugs and lots of love Kelly! Praying that your grandpa will have a complete recovery!

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  27. Cute card!!!

    Hope your grandfather heels fully and quickly!

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  28. sending hugs your way...

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  29. I'll keep your grandfather in my prayers for a full and speedy recovery! Hugs for you!

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  30. i hope Grandpa is on the road to a speedy recovery! i'm sure you brighten up his day with your phone calls.
    love this card with your twisty flower! pretty!

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  31. So sorry to hear about your abuelito, Kelly! I hope he recovers soon. Sending you a big, big hug from Spain. (And I love that bright, beautiful card!)

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  32. Oh no! Poor Grandpa! I wish him a speedy recovery and for you to be able to see him soon! Hang in there!

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  33. Kelly, I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. May he have a speedy recovery and be back to himself in no time!

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  34. Oh Kelly! I'm so very sorry to hear about your Abuelo. :( I know how close you are. I'll be praying for his very speedy recovery. My love to you & your whole family.

    Your card is beautiful. Gorgeous colors! xoxo

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  35. Kelly, I'm thinking of you. Keeping you and your grandpa in my prayers. I pray that he'll have speedy recovery. Big hugs to you.

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  36. Best wishes to you, your grandfather & your entire family. I hope he is better soon. I am sending happy thoughts your way.

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  37. I was sorry to hear that your grandfather is having health issues.
    I hope that he will continue to improve. Sending warm wishes to you
    and your family!

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  38. Beautiful card! I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather. I hope he recovers from his fall quick. My prayers are with you & your family. Take care `=]

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  39. Kelly, I'm really so sorry to hear about your grandpa. It must be so hard esp for himm. I pray that he'll have speedy recovery. Take care!

    Love your card! It's beautiful and would bring lots of cheer to the recipient. Great job!

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  40. I'm so sorry to hear about your Bilo's fall. That must be so difficult to you. I was very close to my great-grandparents, so I can sympathize with that special connection you two have. I'm sending thoughts and prayers Bilo's way and hoping that he makes a speedy and full recovery.

    Your card is absolutely beautiful, btw. Love your clever use of Blissful Botanicals and Schoolhouse Backdrops.

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  41. Love the card! I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandfather! I wish him a speedy recovery! Don't worry about us-we will be here when you can focus again-we love you!

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  42. I am so sorry to hear about your dear grandpa Kelly Marie! May he continue to improve - sending positive thoughts and prayers to you and your family for his speedy recovery. And sending you a big hug too.

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  43. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it =)
    I hope your grandfather gets better soon!

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  44. Hi Kelly, only just read your post. Sending my thoughts your way, hope your granddad is feeling better soon xxx

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  45. Just saw this Kelly! Sending big big big HUGE hugs to you and your Grandpa. >>> HUGS <<<

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