I can't even begin to tell you how VERY blessed I am, and I thank all of you for your birthday wishes as I celebrated my 48th Birthday on Tuesday, July 23. This is the birthday card I received from my best friend of 40+ years, Patti Lyn. I just received her box today filled with all kinds of darling scrapbooking goodies. She is so talented, and I always love her cards. But better yet, I am SO blessed by her amazing friendship and the love we share. We had such an amazing visit this summer, and we're already looking forward to the next time we can get together and enjoy one another's company. It's always worth the wait, and I thank God for her dear friendship.
The patterned papers are some that we picked up at one of our favorite scrapbook stores in Pine City, Minnesota. It's called the Pine City Scrapbooking Company, and not only do they have an AMAZING store, but they also have a fabulous retreat where you can stay in log cabins (with all modern luxuries) to scrapbook and vacation in Minnesota. If you ever want to go, COUNT ME IN! They always have the latest and greatest scrapbook supplies and a great retreat center. We bought these papers while we were there in July. She also used a small glassine bag from The Kraft Outlet, a Papertrey Ink die-cut (happy), some paper flowers, some silk ribbon, a Tim Holtz safety pin ring that I LOVE (and can't find ANYWHERE, so if anyone knows where I can purchase them, please let me know), and a tiny tags heart also from Papertrey Ink. She's as crazy about machine stitching as I am.
I'm sharing this card in the following challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room - Challenge #176 - Fresh Summer Breeze
The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog - Challenge #58 - Rose Cottage
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Blog - Challenge #76 - Sizzlin' Summer Colors
Paper Crafting Journey - Challenge: Punches and/or Die-Cuts - The small hanging heart is a die-cut as well as the word "happy"
Simon Says Stamp & Show Vintage Challenges - Challenge #58 - Celebrate - This card was made to celebrate my birthday, and I am SO VERY grateful for my BFF and all those who sent me birthday wishes to help me celebrate!
Have a blessed week, and please remember that above all else, GOD IS SO GOOD and He loves you unconditionally (enough to die for you), and it is my sincere hope that you will draw close to Him and call on Him now to be your savior, and your friend, and your God. Your life will be SO BLESSED when you do. I wish that for you all more than anything else.