Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Ap'parrot'ly, It's Your Birthday

Thank you all so incredibly much for your cards and messages following the passing of my husband in June. The past weeks have been incredibly difficult. Although I am surrounded with amazing support, my broken heart grieves. I told myself that I would do my best to resume crafting in August - so here I am with the latest Little Red Wagon challenge! I'd like to offer a special thanks to my LRW Girlfriends who have been so kind, patient and understanding during my time off. 


Mandy is our hostess this week and she's asked us to use products from our favourite companies! My Craft Spot is still a favourite of mine, so I used some jute from Kimberly. I am also quite partial to Your Next Stamp - a Canadian company! I used their fun Parrot-ise stamp set as a focal point for my card. And I recently discovered Studio Katia, another Canadian company, so used one of their dies to cut the coloured vellum for my embossed background.



My middle guy celebrates a birthday next week. He loves birds and has a few of his own - including a green-cheeked conure parrot, so I decided that this image would be perfect for his card!


Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created - and to link up your own project using your favourite supplies!

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I also used orange jute string from My Craft Spot (retired), a basket weave embossing folder, and a postage die from unknown origins!


13 comments:

Esther Asbury said...

Oh, Kate, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband! You'll be in my prayers whenever you come to mind!

Happy Birthday to your middle son - you've created an adorable card to celebrate!

JanR said...

Delightful card, Kate! I especially love the colours and that die cut balloon....and the punny sentiment too, of course!

No thanks necessary, Girlfriend. We are here for you.

Scrapper69 said...

I'm so Happy to see you posting again Kate... I'm so deeply sorry for your loss.... I wish I had your address... I would have sent you a card... I know it might not be enough of course... My thoughts & prayers are still going out to you & your family....

On another note... your card is adorable... that parrot is so cute!
Sending Big Hugs to you!


Theresa
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Danielle B said...

You and your family have been on my heart ...

I'm happy to see another great card :-) As usual, it's so simple and really cute!!! You always trigger great design ideas for me...thanks!!!

Happy Birthday shouts to your son!!!

Like the last comment, sending virtual hugs 🤗 your way!

-Danielle

Bobby said...

What a cute card, Kate. It's the punny sentiment that pulled me in but all the elements on your card work beautifully together.

Mandy Reedyk said...

Awesome card as always Kate!! Glad to have you back. Hugs my friend :)

Migdalia said...

Hi Kate,
Glad to see that you are crafting again...I am sorry for your loss..sending my continous prayers, love & hugs to you & your family.Birthday wishes to your son.
Love your super cute card!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Daffodil Cards said...

I am so VERY sorry to hear the news of your husband's passing Kate, you are very brave to come back to crafting so soon. AND with a wonderful bright cheery card, I love the colours and the sentiment is hilarious.
Big hugs for you.
Faith
x

Sherrie K. said...

I am so sorry again Kate to hear about your loss. I think of you often and keep your family in my prayers daily.
Your card is adorable. The parrot is so sweet and your design is fun.
Hugs,
Sherrrie K

Debra said...

So sorry Kate to hear about your husband! I haven't been on my email much for awhile so just found out. So sorry! Sending hugs to you and your family!

Heather said...

Kate, it is nice to see you creating again although I am sure it is hard. No need to thank us, we are always here for our girlfriends. Great card and I am sure your son will love it. Hugs.

Brenda said...

Kate, it's so good to see your darling card, I'm glad you are back! As everyone has said, we are here for you! Sending great big hugs.

Sandy Mork said...

Your strength amazes me! I'm glad your back, your card is adorable. I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers.