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Jun 21, 2007

I Am Blessed

Today I was working out in the yard and I met one of my neighbors for the first time. We've lived in our home now for a few years, but still haven't met everyone yet. We live in a very rural area, so some of the people we consider 'neighbors' live quite a distance away. I had heard from someone else that the man that lived there had Alzheimer's disease and had to be placed in a nursing home recently. My "new" neighbor -Mary Alice - introduced herself and told me a little about her family. She got choked up when she talked about her husband and told me that her only son had committed suicide a few years back. I know her life is really hard right now and she must be pretty lonely. When I meet people like Mary Alice, or hear stories of other people's struggles -- instantly my stress, worries, 'problems' seem pretty minuscule. I am reminded - once again - that I am blessed!

One thing that I love about this craft is the simple joy it can bring to someone's life. Sometimes when it's hard to put feelings into words, a handmade card can speak volumes. So... this card is for my new friend, Mary Alice. I hope I can make the time to visit her and show her that someone cares. If anyone would like to send a RAK (random act of kindess) card to my neighbor, I'm sure she would be THRILLED! Just send me a message and I'll give you an address.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Text Boxed, Little Lady, Faux Ribbon)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, Ruby Red, Summer Sun - Stampin' Up!;
Patterned Paper: American Craft
Ink: Summer Sun, Choc. Chip, Ruby Red
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Word Window Punch, Crafter's Tool Kit, Choc. Grosgrain Ribbon (SU); sewing machine, brown brads (Joann's), Fiskars small scalloped scissors
NOTE: This card measures 5" x 5"


  1. I am lovin all these cards made with this set! Beautiful!

  2. That is a really pretty card, Julie! The colors just pop! Can't wait to see what else you create with Text Boxed.
    Geny C. (Mommy Geny on SCS)

  3. What a cool, updated color scheme. I really love the overall design as well. You truly brought the Papertrey images to life! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. HI Julie-I found your BLOG from your super SWEET, kind comment you left on my Blog (, I stopped by! LOVE your BANNER!!! It's FAB! Your cards are just beautiful! :0)

    (banana.cream.pie on SCS)

  5. Beautiful! I love the colors and the yellow flower in the flower opening. Just a wonderful card.


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