Wednesday, January 29, 2014

17th birthday

My Great Nieces birthday was a couple days ago, she came into our family as a young girl and is now a young lady.  You see my nephew and his wife went over to the Ukraine to visit my brother and sister in law who are missionaries over there and they help out at an Orphanage, so on one of the trips my nephew and his wife went with them and they fell in love with this little girl.  God put it upon the hearts to try and adopt her, it was a very long road, but with their parents help after years of trying, they finally adopted her.
 As some of you may know by the few reports on the news that Ukraine is fighting right now and in the city of Kiev where my brother and sister in law live.  I heard from them last on Monday and they were doing well, they are not allowed to say anything about what is happening there,  being told it wouldn't be good for them, but know they are in God's hands.  I sure would appreciate any prayers that all of this can be resolved peacefully and that life can get back to normal for all the people of Ukraine.  Thank you.

Now onto the card :)

This was one of those cards that when done I was totally happy with it, doesn't always happen that way for me.

Crate paper -- Party day
Hero Arts -- Friendly Flags stamp (banner)
Spellbinders -- Font one lowercase, ribbon banners and flower bouquet dies(stenciled with ink on the flower)
Inkadinkado -- All Occasions sentiment stamp (birthday)
K&co.-- Berry sweet gems and paper ribbon

We are suppose to get above freezing today, right now we are at 13 so we have a ways to go but that will be nice.  Hope you are all staying warm where you are, I know it has been a mess for the south and the east.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and your sweet comments,



Stephanie said...

This was such a precious story about your great-niece! Thank you for sharing with us :) And I will remember your brother and sister-in-law in my prayers, dear friend.

Your card is a work of beauty - I can see why you were happy with it when you were done :) Have a lovely Wednesday!

Marie-Louise said...

Really lovely card. Love the colours and the banner.

Joann said...

I agree, thank you Connie for sharing such a heartwarming story about your family. I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless them. Hugs xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet card Connie. Love the banner and the pretty colors. The sponging looks great! Hope tomorrow will be a warm day!

Shirley said...

Your card is just beautiful! I like how you stenciled the flower and your font die cuts are awesome too. The DP's and the colors are so warm and fun at the same time. Love it, Connie. Do you use a feed reader to know when people post to their blogs and if you do, which one? Thanks in advance. :-)

Leslie Miller said...

I don't know if it's the color or the design or just everything all put together, but I love this card, too! Beautiful story about how your nephew and his wife persevered on the adoption. It's admirable that they didn't give up, and your great niece must feel all the more loved because of it.

Me, My Stamps and I said...

super fun card, Connie!
the banner design is outstanding!!!