Sunday, October 3, 2010

Flora, Fauna, and Francis

Fast and furious weekend. Trip to Sister Gail's to attend friend Nila's son's wedding. A red and white wedding. It was lovely. Ring bearer fell asleep during the ceremony. Flower girl was adorable. During the recessional she tried to hold hands with a pint size groomsman in wee little dress pants, white dress shirt, and tie...he was having NO part of it. Kids at a wedding always steal the show! Lots of kids at the reception - they always seem to have the most fun - and enjoy the dancing the most too!

Mother of the groom, Nila, looked lovely in a crinkly silky dress and jacket with embellishments that would make all card makers envious! And the best purse I've ever seen. One of those totally useless hard case babies - that will hold a tube of lipstick and MAYBE a compact if it were small enough. And it too had the BEST embellishments - LOTS of fabric flowers and plenty of BLING. It was SO VERY Nila!

Made yummy homemade soup this morning after mass at Briar Cliff University. I so miss Sr. Arnold and am reminded of her unique, dry sense of humor and keyboard musical talents whenever I'm in chapel. Tonight it is another trip to school and chapel - attending The Transitus - an annual event on this Franciscan campus. Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Francis. BIG day at BCU - BIG like Christmas BIG!

AND I got the PRESENTS! From sister Judy I got a 'fragrant wax vessel'. It smells SOOOOOOO amazingly good. My whole living room smells AWESOME! This quote is from the Habersham Candle Company website: "Handcrafted with natural essence, flora and fauna, our Wax Pottery is designed to release the fragrance of a candle without the need of an open flame." Here is a picture of it!

AND from sister Gail I got a package of American Crafts Foil Specialty Paper - 48 sheets of TEN metallic colors. Can't wait to use these glitzys. She also picked up an order at Archiver's for me. Tim Holtz Paper Stash Lost and Found. I just realized as I was noodling through the stack that I forgot to pay her for it. Gail: I'll add it to my tab!
So as you can see it was quite a weekend - add to that - wins for the University's Football, Men's Soccer, and Women's Volleyball teams!

This card is for one of 'my peeps' at school. I make birthday cards for some of the 'regulars' that frequent my office. This one is for Jenna - a sophomore student - with the voice of an angel - and no major declared as of today... Jenna! Pick something...ANYTHING...just make a decision! Registration for Term II starts next week! She asked me if she could major in 'general education'. Sorry young lady...ya gotta' go with somethin'.

Jenna~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Plum Pudding
~Layer of DCWV The Glitter Stack - edge scissor trimmed and edged with glue and glitter
~Inside stripe of DCWV Glitter Cardstock Stack (purple)
~Top layer of PaperTrey Ink Plum Pudding - with random letters - 'glittered-up' - the 'e' was grey chipboard so I painted it with green acrylic paint, topped it with Stickles Icicles with a genuine plastic diamond flower bling embellishment
Challenge2S4Y - sketch
Scrapbook Sisters - diamonds are a girl's best friend

All good wishes,


  1. Such a pretty card, I am sure Jenna would be thrilled!

  2. Lovely card!! Thanks for joining us at the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge, hope to see you next week Sue xx


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