Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Marianne Designs Eline's Giraffe Baby Card for The Paper Players

Many of you know that my mother in law has been battling cancer for sometime now. Last week she passed away. 
She was always there for me, and stepped right in when my mom passed away. I will miss our phone calls, visiting my kids with her, playing Farkel,her smile and sense of humor. She was my friend, my shopping pal, and I loved her dearly.

It's been hard blogging this last month as I tried to spend as much time as possible with her. I tried to preschedule posts, but I wasn't able to keep up with it all.

In fact it was my turn to host at The Paper Players Sunday. One of my teammates stepped in for me. Thanks Joanne! Not only did they cover for me, they also sent me a basket of daisies. I was SO surprised when I saw them at the funeral, and so deeply touched. 

Sometimes I wonder why I blog, and I guess this is one of the main reasons. It's the friends you make sharing this hobby of ours!

So a big thank you to The Paper Players!

Here is the post I meant to have ready for Sunday:

I went straight down the first row with die-cut,baby, and blue. I used the adorable giraffe from Marianne and backed the lil guy on a scalloped rectangle from Cheery Lynn. The blue background is from Sue Wilson's scalloped lattice frames. I love that beautiful stitched lattice! The sentiment is also from Sue Wilson called "Stuffed Animals."

You can check out the design team here:

I hope you will play along!

Paper: SU
Dies: Sue Wilson scalloped lattice frames, Stuffed Animals, Cheery Lynn Scalloped Rectangles,Marianne Designs Eline's Giraffe
Other: button, twine


Esther Asbury said...

So very sorry about to hear your mother-in-law! I'll pray for you as you come to mind.

BTW - this is an adorable baby the blue die cut part!

Liz said...

So sorry to read that your mother-in-law passed away, Laurie. Thinking of you and your family.

I love your beautiful card. The scalloped background makes a perfect frame for your adorable giraffe. xx

gingergirl said...

So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother in law. What a blessing your relationship was with her.

Carole said...

So very sorry to hear your sad news Laurie and I hope that your family and friends will give you continued support at this time. Yes blogging has its rewards in the cyber friends we big hugs from me as I am not near enough to ask you round for a coffee and chat. Now as for your card...this is so cute...I want to cuddle him...I have a liking for giraffes...don't know why but there we are! Love the scalloped frame too! Hugs xx

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

I'm so saddened to hear of your loss, Laurie. Your Mother-in-Law was very lucky to have had you in her life not only as a relative but as a true friend. Your cards have been wonderful all through this tough time including today's adorable giraffe. I love that scalloped background. God Bless you through these tough times.

Kathy Krug said...

Great background die for this two toned giraffe and cute sentiment. Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. I was almost as close to mine as my own mother and I know what you mean about missing the things you did together.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so adorable. I might be needing a couple baby cards in the future too so good to have some ideas.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Also my sympathy to you. May the Lord give you peace at this time of sorrow.

Greta said...

So, so sorry for your loss, Laurie. Loosing parents is so painful & I wish you peace at this difficult time. Blogging does sometimes seem too time-consuming, but the friends are such a blessing. this is one of the most adorable baby cards ever!

Ann Abrahamson said...

Laurie, I was saddened to hear about your beloved MIL. It sounds like you will have wonderful memories with her to last a lifetime and I hope you're doing ok. This baby card is so dang cute and those die cuts definitely will have to go on the wish list. Take care, Annie

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, dear, Laurie, I'm so sorry about your mother-in-law. You were lucky to have each other and I know your loss must be difficult. I sometimes wonder why I blog, too, but then a wonderful reminder comes along and it refuels my spirit. Your team is very kind and thoughtful. Now I want to tell you what an utterly adorable card this is. I love baby cards but don't have much occasion to make they anymore. This is so precious!

Carol L said...

I'm sorry for the loss you've suffered. Only time can heal the heart, but I'm so glad you had the support of your blogging friends to help get you through.
This card is all kinds of adorable! I love the giraffe as well as that wonderful background die, and the cuteness here is on overload! Take care (hugs)

stampwithsandy said...

Oh Laurie, I am so sorry about your mother in law. She sounds like a very special person and though I know this loss is difficult, I hope your fond memories will get you through it. Such a sweet baby card, that giraffe is super adorable and your die cuts are amazing, as always. Sending hugs :)

Claire Broadwater said...

I have been keeping you in my prayers, Laurie! I know this is a very difficult time for you and your family!
Your baby giraffe is adorable! I love the fabulous background and all the little intricate pieces on his body! Thinking of you, My Friend! XX

jaydee said...

Laurie, I know that this has been such a difficult time and how much you will miss your MIL. I've been thinking about you all.
Your card is fabulous. I love the die-cut pitter patter and your giraffe is absolutely adorable.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I just LOVE this card. That giraffe is the sweetest!

Thinking of you and your family.