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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Exotic Enchantment - CK #65

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you are all enjoying yourselves on this lovely day. I have so much to be grateful for, but most importantly for my very life and His abundant Grace. I will be gathering with my sister and our family members later today, but we will be missing one of the family. My sister's husband passed through to the other side of the veil early Monday morning.  He had been sick in the hospital for only a week and we thought that he was improving, but then took a turn for the worse and they had to put him on continuous dialysis knowing that he might not make it. Then I got that dreaded phone call at 12:20 am. Monday telling me that he was gone. We will have the viewing on Friday evening and the service/burial on Saturday, but meantime we are celebrating all that we are thankful for and for all the years that Frank was part of the family. He was a very kind, decent, generous man who went around quietly doing good for others.  He will be missed by many.

Sorry, I don't want to get all sad and mopey, because that's not what any life is about. We celebrate life whether here or in the hereafter. That's exactly how Frank would have wanted it. So on to my card for this week's Creative Knockouts challenge. Our theme is All That Glitters, so don't forget to add some sparkley stuff to your card this week.

Materials Used:
  • Image - The Paper Shelter - Exotic Enchantment
  • Sentiment - 
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stamping Up, Cool Carribean
  • Designer Paper - Stampin up - All is Calm
  • Accessories - Flower (my stash); Ribbon (my stash); Doily Die; Nestabilities Blossom Die; Bling (my stash); Stickles - Baby Blue; Stampin Up - small label punch; 
  • Copic Markers - BG0000; BG10, BG11; E11, E21, E50; R81; Y00, Y21, Y28
Our fabulous sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter. They have some fabulous items in the store. You must go check it out. Then stop over at Creative Knockouts and see what the rest of the Design Team has to show you.  Can't wait to see what you do.

I'm submitting this card for the following challenges:
A Creative Romance - Something Old (Flower)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Friday Coloring - Anything Goes - Christmas Twist
The Stamping Boutique - Sparkle
Winter Wonderland - Dies and Punches


  1. Gorgeous card Maggie - love your choice of colour and the subtle sheen. Hugs and prayers as you celebrate Franks life this weekend.

  2. So beautiful! I love that die you used with the gorgeous image. Beautiful colors too.
    Hugs to your sister and all the family.

  3. This is gorgeous Maggie! Love the image and colors. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

  4. I'm keeping all of you in my prayers, Maggie. How wonderful that Frank's faith allows the entire family to celebrate his life. Wonderful card, my friend ! Fabulous coloring and gorgeous flower.

  5. Wonderful card- very pretty colors and coloring. Very pretty flower and love that CL die too. So sorry for your loss Maggie!

  6. Beautiful card, and I love the colors you used on your sparkly card. Sending prayers and hugs.

  7. Such a Beautiful Card--Stunning!

  8. still sending hugs maggie! love the colors of your card!!

    lovies, =o) kel

  9. A really beautiful card, love the colour and sparkle, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  10. Love this sweet card the soft colors are perfect! Your DT Sister Pam

  11. So pretty!
    Thanks for joining us a Digitally Sweet!

  12. Your card is so elegant! I love the soft blues and clean & simple layout. I love the subtle touch of glitter. Phenomenal :)

    Tamie DT Sister

  13. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. It's a very sad time for your family when you lose someone you love. Your sister must be having a hard time. The holidays make it that much more difficult. You're right, though, his life should be celebrated and I'm sure he wouldn't want to leave you with such sadness. The sweet angel on your card seems appropriate at a time like this. It's very lovely.

  14. Sorry to hear of your loss :'(

    Beautiful card, love the icey colours of your card.
    Hugs DT sis Céline

  15. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.

  16. So sorry about your BIL. Your card is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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