Monday, June 4, 2012

Many Cards from Friends

I've received a lot of cards these past two months for various reasons and I'd like to share them with you. I love all of these ladies for so many reasons. Their talent amazes me and I'm honoured to call them friends.

I received this fun card from Jocelyn Olson for my anniversary. She knows I love bathroom people. LOL Jocelyn has an incredible hydrid cardmaking style. Maybe now that I'm going to own a printer, I can emulate her skills. ;)

This card from Glenda Wyatt came to congratulate me on becoming a Hero Hostess. She wanted to celebrate with me. :D

Here's another card from Glenda. Her sympathy card was the first to arrive after the news of my miscarriage. I love that it's not a traditional sympathy card. The beautifully paper-pieced hot air balloon made me smile.

I love this beautiful, uplifting card from Annette Allen. That is the most perfectly tied jute bow ever.

Isn't this the most gorgeous bouquet card you've ever seen? My Stampin' Up demonstrator sent it to me. Grace Lin is truly one of the best.

This delicate and soothing card from Lai Yoke van der Wal felt like a big hug. I loved this card when I saw it on her blog and was absolutely delighted to hold it in my hands.

I have to apologize for the bad lighting on this photo. It was difficult to photograph this bottle of wine that Lindsey brought but I had to show you the beautiful tag she made. Not only did she bring me a bottle of wine, she brought homemade rhubarb streusel muffins and Legos for my son!

I was furious with my mailman when this dazzling card from Karen Dunbrook arrived soaked to the core on a very rainy day. Lucky for him, it wasn't too damaged except for the wrinkles. ;)

I was speechless when I received this card from Cheiron Brandon. Still am. That heart is amazing!

This sweet card from Jessi Fogan reminds me of the best times I have with all my friends. It makes me want to meet more of you in person.

I feel like I've known Erin Thiem for a lifetime. She has the best outlook on life and the sentiment on her card couldn't be more perfect.

Every time I receive a card from Alice Wertz, I get giddy. Can you blame me? This time, it was my son that went nuts. He's really into the Octonauts right now and he absolutely adores this card. If you look closely, the mermaid's tail is super sparkly and the bubbles have glossy accents on them. My son loved feeling the bubbles. He didn't realize the girl was a mermaid and said it wasn't good that a big fish was eating her. LOL

A Kim Hughes original! That's enough to make me smile.

Stamping Royalty winner and new Avocado Arts teammate, Vera Yates, delighted me with this lovely card. The colours and patterns are just perfect.

Do you think talent by osmosis is possible now that I own one of Cristina Kowalczyk's cards? I remember seeing this awesome card with the microbead centres on her blog but I never thought it would be mine someday.

I totally swooned over this card when I saw on Lisa Arana's blog. She's a master when it comes to mixing and matching patterned papers. This is one of those cards I wish I had made!

Thank you, ladies, for all the smiles, your thoughtfulness and for your friendship. It's not just what you see on the front of the card but the kind words and personal stories you shared with me on the inside. I feel very loved.

17 comments:

onecraftymama said...

You ARE very loved, hon. What a beautiful bunch of cards :)

joy said...

So many beautiful cards for you, Emily! Hope each day is a little bit easier for you. Hugs!

Bethany said...

such lovely cards Emily!

Hugs!

cassie said...

What a fabulous bunch if cards and friends you have!

Lisa Arana said...

to quote jessi "you are very loved, hon." :) lots of love to you and your family sweets.

Jingle said...

So many beautiful cards! So glad each one brought you a smile!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Awww...thanks, girl! You're so loved--it's awesome! :)

Julie S. said...

I love my friends, but I don't get cards like these. Can I borrow yours for a while? ;D

*Jennyfer L* said...

You sure a lucky lady Emily to have so many wonderful friends!!! Wish I had some like yours...

Marie-Pierre said...

oh emily, I just heard the sad news... :( I send you warm wishes (where can we find your address to send you something more than "just" warm wishes and virtual hugs!??) and hope that you'll soon get brighter news. :) big hugs! I love coming here to see your gorgeous creations. You're THE BEST card maker out there!!!! much love, Marie xox

Lindsey said...

Wow, what an awesome crafting world we live in! Beautiful assortment of cards from just some of your many friends.

Jennifer said...

What great card making friends you have! These cards are lovely and inspiring. That mermaid is gorgeous and your sweet sons comments are so cute!

Kristie said...

What a lovely collection of cards!! The creators are all very talented and how sweet of them to shower you with their art.

missstamper said...

What a terrific bunch of cards!

walchowDesign said...

What a lovely collection of cards and all the wonderful friends you have, Emily!

Jen W. said...

A fabulous collection! You're going to need a whole room just for your RAK soon. :)

Marina said...

I'm really sorry to hear that you lost your baby. I hope that you feel better, and that it will work the next time. Dont give up!
Warm regards,
Marina
Ps! I really love your cards, they make me smile! :-)