Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Joyful Elegance...and a thank you...

Hey, everyone!

Thanks so much for coming by today for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge.  Before I begin though, I just wanted to apologize for being a little scarce around here lately, esp when it comes to commenting on your blogs.  I have been spending some quality time with family these past few days as I try the very best I can to help my sweet, dearest husband cope with the loss of his father on Sunday night.   I'm very grateful for God's peace and constant intervention in our lives.    Your prayers and Facebook messages have meant the world to my DH and I thank you all for your wonderful hearts!

I made a card today, not my normal style using one of my FAVORITE Unity kits EVER, "Le Chic Vintage".  It's one of the most beautiful stamping/scrapbooking kits I've ever seen from Unity and I just got it not too long ago and can't wait to use more of it!

Here's Mercy's Tuesday sketch for you today:

My card uses the new "Thrift Shop" paper pack (LOVE!) from October Afternoon  and one of the wonderful sentiments from the LeChic Vintage kit.  These wonderful sentiments are everything I want for my DH and children, and now that we are starting a new chapter in our lives it's what I want for all of us, actually.  Here's to good times ahead with the precious ones that I love so much...

Thanks so much for stopping by today and don't forget to visit the rest of the Muses today, too:


...and our FAB May Guest Designer, TORICO!

Have a wonderful Tuesday, everyone.  I hope you all find something to smile about ;)
xoxo
jess ;)

24 comments:

Mag said...

Wow your card is so elegant !!!
I really love the sentiment.
Hugs
Mag :)

Donna said...

This is just so elegant and beautiful Jess...You always amaze me with your unfathomable talent!! Xx

Kristy Young said...

Oh Jess this card is sooo elegant and beautiful I love it!! And i just adore kraft and black together stunning!
I hope your all getting lots of cuddle time, thinking of you all.
xx
Kristy

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous card, Jessica! Very chic and stylish!
Blessings to you and you family....take good care!

Peggy said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card! The sentiment is definitely fun!
Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
{{{Hugs}}}

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Such an elegant and beautiful card Jess. Loving that paper:)

Sending lots of love and hugs to you all:)
Take Care Hunni
Suzi
xxx

Pam Varnell said...

I lurve you girl and your whole family. I really enjoyed spending a few days with you and your two precious boys this past week. Big hugs to you and the whole gang.

The card is so elegant and simply gorgeous. Love it!!!

Julie said...

So sorry to hear about your loss...you know I'm so anti-FB that I missed it. Anyways, I'll be thinking about you guys. Gorgeous card, love the sentiment! :)

Jackie Pedro said...

Jess, I'm so sorry for your loss! Hugs, girl!

Your card is gorgeous!

Jen Shults said...

Oh my I NEEEEEEED that sentiment!!! It's fabulous! Gorgeous card... I love that paper and I like how you paired it with the craft stock. Hugs!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card!! Jess, I am so sorry for your families loss!! You are in my thoughts & prayers. (((Big Hugs)))

Thanh Vo said...

HUGS Jessica.

I always love seeing "not your usual style" because well, simply it's not your usual style. It gets curiouser and curiouser! ;)

Kris said...

Thoughts and hugs are with you and the family Jessica!!! many hugs your way!!

Love the card!! it's so elegant and beautiful! =D

Cheryl Walker said...

You are soooo SWEET Jessica, I miss ya & miss working with TGF DT already and it hasnt even been a week yet....lol!!!!! :)

Awww this is BEAUTIFUL hun!!!! Ive been thinking of you and your family! God bless you & the family hun!!!Sending Big hugs your way!!

Cheryl Walker

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL and CLASSY Jess. Big hugs Cindy

Kim Yu said...

Love the sentiment, Jess! This card is very elegant! I am so sorry to hear about your hubby's. Sending you and your family hugs.

Danni said...

Thinking of you and your family! Hugs!!
Beautiful card!

WickedPixie said...

Jess, that card is beautiful!! WOW! :-)Traci

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh, Jess, I'm so sorry to hear about your family's loss. {{big hugs}} You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Your card is so elegant!

Jessie/knightrone said...

I love and miss you girlie!! Hugs, and call if you need anything!!!

torico said...

Gorgeous card! Love the paper and the sentiment.
I'm so sorry to hear about your family's loss...

Tasha said...

Lovely elegant card, i love the elegant papers and the fab bling. Such a cool sentiment too Jess
love tasha xx

Pam Speidel said...

Gorgeous, elegant and whimsical too! Really love that stamp!