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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sweet Shavana

Only one week left to enter my "maggie" candy here!
For my project today, I followed the sketch over at Mojo Monday
Last weekend was a get together weekend for us girls at our favorite bed & breakfast in Folsom, California - The Bradley House. I've had a reservation for nine years now and get to choose weekend getaways for scrappin' buddies and myself - we always have the best time. This past weekend, Shavana's father had lost his battle with cancer, so she was working on the memorial boards and memories for the service. I knew I wanted to create a card for Shavana, and wanted to make it special for the loss of a father. I used my MS butterfly punch, Spellbinders ovals and lacey ovals, along with butterfly impressabilities. Added some roses, heart stickpins, a clear acrylic flower, Sizzix sizlette swirl flourish, ribbons/lace and a heart key charm from my LSS. I love the sentiment, and know Shavana will also.
Her parents divorced when she was very young and she was raised by her mother. Her father and her found each other when she was 18, and made up for all the time they had lost. They became best friends. Michael was a tall strapping man, and loved his daughter to no end.
Shavana was blessed to get to know her father and have him as an integral part of her life for the last 20 years, making him not only a father, but a father-in-law and grandfather!
Today is Michael's day to be placed to rest. Blessings and my deepest heartfelt condolences to my sweet friend Shavana and her wonderful family. Rest in peace, Michael.
Challenges I'd like to enter: Mojo Monday-sketch; Inky Impressions-lace/trim; Simon Says Stamp-CAS;  365 cards-wordy; Truly Scrumptious-AG; Whimsy Stamps Challenge-AG; A and T digital designs-embossing;


Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! You mastered white on white beautifully!

Tonya said...

This card is beautiful! So elegant. I am so sorry for Shavana's loss. My condolences to her and the rest of the family and friends!

Doreen said...

This is fabulous,love the

Joey said...

This is such a beautiful card and so elegant, thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Joey x

Jayne A said...

Oh wow stunning card. Love that white on white theme.


Kathlene said...

Beautiful and comforting...your sentiment is so lovely and all the wonderful techniques you've called out make for an incredible card, Wendy. So sorry for your friend's loss of her dad. xoxox

May said...

You can feel the love shared in the making of this fabulous card, beautiful! your dear friend will get great comfort from this... Hugs May x x x

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Wendy! I am sure your friend will treasure this handmade remembrance in honor of her Dad. It's a beautiful sentiment.

Tracy said...

Oh Wendy girl you have created a masterpiece of beauty here for your friend. What a beautiful tribute to her relationship with her dad. You're a sweetheart! Hugs!

Judith said...

This is so elegant - you've done this all white card just perfectly thanks for playing along at Inky Impressions Challenge this week and good luck hugs Judith x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

wow! This is stunning, I love white on white and the bow butterflies and pins are all so beautiful
Lindsay xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Wendy :-)

thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp DT call and Good Luck :-)

Lols x x x

mapowska said...

Cery elegant card! Beautiful :)

Ani said...

Totally stunning card! I looove it!

sallysbitz said...

This is one Gorgeous, elegant card, love it x

hugs sally x

Melissa said...

Such a beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at A&T Emerald Faeries