Monday, August 26, 2013

Pink & Cream at Wild Orchid Challenge

 
Happy Monday, Everyone!! I hope that you have had a great weekend and are ready for a splendid week! We had a weekend of sunshine and that was enough to make me very happy!!!
 
Today is the first day of this fortnight's challenge at Wild Orchid Challenge and what a lovely challenge it is!! This time the challenge is to use Pink and Cream, one of my faborite combinations, and as always there is a great prize for some lucky participant. Please come on over and join in with us this time--we would love to see your pink and white creations!
 
For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting and the DP is from the Parisian Dreams paper pad designed by Jenny Ellory. The sweet image is from the New Bildmalarna collection and is called Rain. She was colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding a touch of Prisma Glitter to the falling rain drops. Most of the embellishments are new products at Wild Orchid Crafts: Tuscany Rose, Bead Berry Sprays, Spiral Stamens, and White Net Lace. I have also used some other products from WOC: Vintage Seam Binding, Rose Cabochon, and Heart Shape Flat Back Pearls. The only other addition is a chipboard clock treated with a Frantage bath.
 
For those of you who didn't see this on Facebook, I wanted to share with you all something that really touched my heart. Connor, the darling 8 year old son of my Zumba instructor plays baseball for a AAA Western Carolina Angels team and was allowed to select a name for the back of his breast cancer jersey...and he selected ME!!!!
 

 
This is the sweetest and kindest gesture for me, Sweet Connor, and I am so humbled that you thought of me and honored me in this way!!!!
 
 
 
Can you see my excitement to be at his first tounament wearing MY jersey?!?!?! AND his team won the tournament this weekend and received a lovely trophy and individual championship rings!!!!!! With a team name like Angels and the names of breast cancer survivors on their backs, how could the team not win???? Thank you so much, Connor, and much love to you!!! From your adopted Grandma!!!!
 
Thank you all so very much for coming by today and I hope to see you again real soon! Sending BIG HUGS to all!!!

44 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

Gorgeous card Jacque. How wonderful that such young people can support such a great cause. And how fabulous for you that he chose you! Good going Connor! Christine xx

Maryann Laursen said...

As always a really amazing card Jacque, and what a wonderful surprise to have your name chosen for such a great spot, I can sure understand, why you´re sooo happy. Awesome to think of, that such a young lad would think of something like this, but really great to see. Sooo happy for you AND for them and big CONGRATS to the Angels for winning.

theCook said...

You must be so proud!

ania said...

bardzo wdzięczna, sympatyczna karteczka!

Lisa M said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card Jacque and those pictures are PRECIOUS!! That is just the sweetest tribute to a very sweet lady as yourself. Congrats to Connor and his team for the superb win :)
hugs,
Lisa x

Teresa said...

Beautiful and sweet card Jacque! and congratulations on seeing very beautiful, in the event the shirt to your honor! A hug!

Tracey Brossart said...

Such a pretty card Jcque and loveng the spirals from WOC! Finally got me some too! lol

Yes I did see your post on FB! You are just too cute and you should be excited! That was so very sweet of him and congrats to the both of you!

Hugs
xx Tracey xx

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Jacque! Thanks for sharing the great pics! Congrats to Connor and his team! What a wonderful and sweet thing he did!

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Jacque!!!

Você é merecedora de cada homenagem feita pra você, pois és uma pessoa generosa, criativa e de um bom astral maravilhoso que conseguiu vencer muitas barreiras.

Beijos e tenha uma semana abençoada e iluminada

Niki Estes said...

So good to see a card from you, Jacque! Love all the pink! Such a pretty card! So neat that he picked your name. So great to see how happy you are!

paperpapier said...

love the sweet pink card, my favourite colour! Yes, I can see the excitement on your face, he is such an adorable cutie!
Heaney xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Jacque. I love the sweet image, gorgeous papers and pretty detailing.
Such wonderful photos, how lovely for Connor to pick your name and well done to the team for winning too!
hugs Sue xx

Heidi Brawley said...

WOW your card is sooo Beautiful!!! I love how Connor chose you to honor!! That is totally Awesome!!! So glad his team won too!! hugs,Heidi

ribenaruby said...

What a beautiful post to read Jacque, it must be a wonderful feeling and definitely an honourable place to be! Great pics, have a brilliant Monday, it's bank holiday here today and very summer weather. Ruby x

Margo said...

Hi Jacque,
I have been absent from blogland for some time now, but so happy to see this post from you ! Love the pics with your 'adopted grandson', this is so wonderful ! Love your card too, as always is a beauty, you look really good ! Makes me happy !
Hugs
Margo

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jacque. I love the image and all the pretty details.
Fabulous photo's too, and congratulations to the team on their win.
Lorraine x

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. Lovely stamp an d nice colouring.

Hugs, Astrid.

Georgei said...

beautiful card and love the color
and what a beautiful grandson
thank for showing

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I love the cream colors.

What a sweet kid.

Sol said...

Your card is Lovely!.. And PINK ofcourse!!! :o) So Happy for your Win´s Jacque!!! :o) Love those pink swirly things and cute image!.
And soooo cool that he chose YOU for his suit!!! That is so cool. And even more cool that they won and names are in the winning cabinet! :o)
Congratulations!.. And I must say!.. So Happy to se card from you!.. That means that you have had a tiny little bit of time to do some crafting again! .. Big Hugs from Norway! :o)

Linda . J said...

This is just gorgeous Jacque, love the colours and your design is beautiful.
Love the pics and so cool he picked you.
Hugs Linda

Auntie Em said...

Beautiful card! The colours are so soft and perfect for your little angel.

And what an angel your 'adopted grandson' is to have your name on his jersey! So glad to read they won their game! Congrats to all the players and their wonderful angels. :)

Sonia said...

Love the jersey!!! Very Cool! I also love your card- especially the bead berry sprays and spiral stamens!

Mary Lou said...

OMG Jacque this is GORGEOUS!!!! Love the new WOC products but that sweet image is wondrous!!! Congrats on your humbled honor from Connor...YOU ARE SO DESERVING!!!!!!
Gid Bless

Simone said...

OH WOW! That jersey is so cool & to have your name on it! I love the pic of your surprised face, that is so cute.

Ann Marie Governale said...

Wow... very, very heart warming post. Love the pic and the jersey...You are very deserving of this and am so glad you shared with us..xxx Ann Marie

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful card Jacque using my all time favourite colour of pink. Way to go Angels - a lovely thing to do for you and for many other survivors hugs Karen

Shazza said...

love the jersey!!! Also love the card, it is beautiful x

Aartje said...

Beautyful card, I love the flowers. Great pictures!
Hugs Aartje

Laurian said...

What a beautiful card Jacque! I love this cute, cute little one and your design is fabulous!

Hugz
Laurian

mags said...

A lovely card Jacque. Super sweet image and design. Love the pics too, so nice of him to honour you and put your name on his shirt.
Mags
x

Kim. said...

Jacque I absolutely love this card, it is amazing. Those colours together are so pretty and with that adorable image and pretty flowers wow.
As for your young 'adopted' grandson what a wonderful thing he did and it is really lovely to see you there enjoying it with him as things could quite easily have been very different.
Kim xXx

Denise Goeldner said...

Gorgeous card love the colours xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Adorable and sweet card,
great pictures,
hugs,-))m

Shirohana said...

I'm really happy for you two:)

All the best,
hugs,
Shirohana

Lucy said...

So cute, this whole idea of supporting breast cancer survivors by carrying their name on the jerseys is really angelic!
Love your card anyhow

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous card Jacque, very pretty.
What a wonderful gesture from young Connor too, no wonder your thrilled
Anne x

rovianne said...

Lovely card as always. And what a beautiful gesture from Connor. So sweet.

Larisa said...

Nice photos) What a beautiful post to read Jacque.

KathR said...

And they WON! Yeah!, well done the Angels you must be so proud of your adopted grandson and his wonderful teammates ! What a great day for them and you...
Oh and a gorgeous card to boot!
Happy crafting Jacque...
Hugz Kath fae Scotland...

Teresa said...

Stunning card Jacque, very pretty.
How wonderful that this young boy chose you and supported a great cause, he is an angel.
Teresa xxx

Hilde Larsen said...

gorgeous card & what a lovely boy :)

Vick said...

Hiya Mate!!! long time no hear.....Oh you do look so well darling so happy to see you! and that card, WOW pretty in pink xxxx love to you, and biggest of hugs, Vick xxx
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Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the pink blooms on your card Jacque and the expression on your face is so fantastic!!! Keep up the spirit!!