Friday, July 25, 2014

The Twinery/Poppystamps {Blog Hop}

The Introduction:
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If you are one of my regular readers: Thanks for coming back! I love having you! Please join along in the hop - you can start at the Poppystamps blog.

The Hop Order:
The Twinery
Monika Wright
Tifany DeGough
Ira Huberts
Christine Meyer
Kimberly Coleman
DoBea Alberts
Mary McMillan
Tobi Crawford
Michele Henderson
Anita Mulcahey
Yvonne Dunlop

The Prizes:
The Twinery is giving away a fabulous Metallic Twine Sampler:
Poppystamps is giving away a fantastic prize as well – check out The Twinery's blog and the Poppystamps blog to find out how you can enter to win one of these great prizes. 

The Project:
Today's post for me is hard. 
I have just in the past couple of days lost my precious baby nephew, and although I know I will see him again, my heart is aching so much right now. Seeing this card in particular is hard for me, because as I was making it I was thinking this would make a beautiful sympathy card - but didn't have a reason to make one at the time. Unfortunately now, I have the task ahead of me of making what will probably be the hardest sympathy card ever to make. 

With that said, I really do love how my card turned out. It is clean with just enough dimension for a bit of interest. There were hundreds (maybe thousands) of people praying for my nephew Roscoe over the past 10 or so months, and so I would like to use today's card as a "thank you" for all those prayers. 

Prayer is powerful. 
This card was created using the beautiful Massa Leaf Background and Massa Leaf Outline dies from Poppystamps and is topped off with Solid Caribbean twine from The Twinery.

Thanks for stopping by today!

The Next Stop:
Ira Huberts
Twine: The Twinery (Solid Caribbean); 
Dies: Poppystamps (Massa Leaf Background, Massa Leaf Outline);
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Rustic Cream); 
Vellum: Papertrey Ink (Stamper's Select Vellum);
Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp (Hello Today 12x12); 

Stickers: My Little Shoebox (Mini Alphabet Stickers - Seaside);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);


Heather Thompson said...

That is a beautiful and simple, clean looking card. very awesome!!!

Amante del Papel said...

your card is absolutely beautiful, so simple so perfect!

Aimee Dillon Vaassen said...

Tifany, I'm so sorry about your nephew. It's never easy to lose anyone and a baby is very difficult.y prayers are with you all. Your card is stunning

Jeanne J said...

Hi sweet lady! I love your card.!! The color is wonderful. The neutral delicate leaves make that Caribbean just jump off the page!!!

Jeanne J said...

Ps. This should have been first.. so hard to find the right words.. so sorry to hear about Roscoe. I saw his beautiful face for the first time yesterday. I know how loved and precious he is. You were both blessed in your time together. Big hugs and love to you Tifany.

Anonymous said...

This is a very sweet card. I love the color combination of that gorgeous blue and beige.

Mary said...

Tifany, I like it, yes I do. I love white space and you really drew my eye to your fabulous card. The layers make the dies look like a beautiful bouquet. Love the color you chose for the twine. You used it in a way I would not have thought to do. Great job!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your nephew. Losing a child seems the hardest of all losses. The card is beautiful. It will be treasured - even though it was used for a sad, personal occasion.
Take heart that he is in a better place and you will see him again. He'll be watching over his "auntie".

Miriam Prantner said...

It's a beautiful card. I love the vellum die cut you added. I've been praying for Roscoe, and I can't even imagine what you Shaun and Alisha are feeling right now. Hang in there!

Jean Bullock said...

Well done! This card is one of my favorites on the hop so far. Perfect use of the twine. Love it.



Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Auntie Em said...

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your nephew to you and all his family and friends.
Your card is so soft and gentle. The shadowed leaves are a beautiful design idea.
Thank you for sharing.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Fabulous card! Love the vellum die-cut! I am enjoying this blog hop!

Anita said...

So pretty Tifany. Thinking of you and sending hugs.

Patt H. said...

So sorry about your nephew. Such a tragedy to lose an infant. I'll keep you & yours in my prayers. Your card is so beautiful. I love the simplicity& classic look.

Karen Hissong said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card, love the colors.

Cornelia W said...

This is my favorite card on the hop so far!

marg0006 said...

Cute card.

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cghundley said...

Very pretty. I
am loving these
beautiful dies!
Carla from Utah

Creaciones Vanessa said...


CraftyPaws said...

Fantastic look! Love all the dimension from those leaves! tfs hugs, Kristina

Beverly S. said...

I really like the way you used the twine on this card....very pretty.

Sue D said...

Beautiful card and so sorry for your loss.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the way you have held the twigs with the twine--so elegant and beautiful
And Thank you so much for a chance to win yummy craft goodies.
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

DBMM said...

I love the way you have used the die to give dimension to the card. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card. Beautiful showcasing of Poppystamps and The Twinery products.
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful CAS the use of the twine...Joolsx

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

Such a lovely and beautiful card, always!

I am heartbroken for your family and will hold you all in my prayers.

Christine said...

This card is gorgeous! Wish it had a happier memory with it! Praying for all of you.

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

beautiful card, I am so sorry for your loss.

janlesiak said...

Condolences on the loss of your nephew. Loved your card - clean and simple.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I've been out of town for the funeral of my husband's aunt and am just getting through the hop. This is a beautiful card and so heartfelt. I am so very sorry for your family's loss and keep you all in my prayers every night.