Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Gift of Love

Our friend Julie who we got to know 27 years ago here in Canberra when we were all young and single now lives in Melbourne teaching there. We hadn't caught up in years and before our son's wedding she took me shopping in Melbourne where we found the outfit I was wore to the wedding.

Last year, it was discovered she had an aneurysm, luckily before it bled and she had surgery just as there was a reunion with all of us from those early years here in Canberra. (We had a family wedding so were not able to attend it either). Later in the year we headed down to stay with Julie, catch up and help her out with a few odd jobs around the place that she might need doing. It was great to catch up but she was still not & is not 100% so was working part time.

Julie has a lovely home with a beautiful garden. Her home is also filled with pictures of flowers especially roses. I noticed she really needed a picture or something above her bed and so offered to do a scrapbook frame to go there. I finally got the thing together and rather than a picture I put in it my favourite scripture text, Jeremiah 20:11. We will be taking it down to her the first weekend in June. However, I was not going to take the chance she wouldn't like it & then have to bring it back home again (although I had a friend here who would LOVE it if Julie didn't want it...LOL!!!) so I sent her an email with a picture of it attached and asked her to be honest. She says she loves it, so I look forward to giving it to her soon.

I have used Layer of Color butterflies, prima flowers, an image I had found on the web of the bird, and of course, Webster's pages which I love!

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35 comments:

  1. Hi Debs
    A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  2. Hi Debs, A beautiful creation, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

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  3. Hi
    I am visiting from Paper Romance (first time taking part).
    This is breathtaking.
    Hope your friend feels stronger as each day passes.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  4. Thats so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
    Pinky

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  5. Of course she loved it - it is just stunning. Glad you shared it with us at Crafty Catz. Hugs, Dawn

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  6. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

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  7. What a beautiful gift to give to Julie. She has come through so much recently and it is lovely how God is using you to bless her.

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  8. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

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  9. Just so beautiful Debs...and your friend will just love it....!

    thanks for joining us at Divas....and good luck!

    hugs Vicky xx

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  10. Oh my goodness this is gorgeous!!! Who wouldn't love this? I don't think there IS anything more encouraging than Jer. 29:11!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

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  11. Just Gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Truly Scrumptious.
    Hugs Sue x

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  12. Such a beautiful creation! I love all of the wonderful details! Thanks for playing with us at IDIC this week and good luck!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  13. Lovely Project!

    Thanks for joining PR this week!

    Hugs,
    Sandra P

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  14. Lovely roses! Don't they get crushed in the mail though?

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  15. No, these are already behind the glass in the frame so won't squash any further but I am not posting this but taking it to my friend when we head off to Melbourne the first weekend of June for a fantastic Marriage Enrichment weekend with Family Life Australia.

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  16. It's absolutely GORGEOUS. Great job and thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations. Dawn♥

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  17. Debbie, this is gorgeous and what a touching story. Julie will treasure this for sure. Thank you so much for joining us at Lasting Memories!

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  18. Lovely! Shadow box's work well for this too. I like to this as well because it makes a PERFECT memory and gift. She'll Love it! It beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

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  19. Fabulous!!
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design would love to see you next time too
    hugs
    laney

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  20. This is gorgeous and I bet your friend will love it even more when its hanging above her bed. Those flowers are a marvelous addition.
    Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories and congratulationss on being featured
    Hugs
    Brenda
    Http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com

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  21. Stunning project!!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge.

    Hugs Natalie xx

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  22. This is stunning!!! I love all those flower details!

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  23. Hi Deb - this is divine my friend! I am loving what you are doing with the Birdcage Die - it is one of my favourites! Love the scripture and all of your touches - I am seeing you grow so much in your creations Deb - you ROCK! Thanks for playing along with us at the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}

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  24. This is just gorgeous! So much detail. Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeley

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  25. Beautiful project!
    Thanks for joining us on Easy Craft Projects. Hugs!

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  26. Wow this is stunning..a piece of art!

    Thanks for joining us at Card Makin Mamas and we hope to see you again for the next challenge.

    Kitty xx

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  27. This is just beautiful! I love the roses!!!

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  28. What a beautiful card Debs! Thanks for joining us at CFAS and hope to see you next week!
    Lizy x CFAS DT

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  29. Stunning! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

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  30. How lovely and what a beautiful gift! Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at CFAS and hope to see you next time!
    Lizy CFAS DT

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  31. What a lovely work of heART. I know your friend will love and appreciate it.

    Thanks for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges Anything but a card challenge.

    Heather D.
    Fresh Brewed Designs

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  32. Wow, this truly is a work of art! Lovely gift! Thanks for joining us at FBD.

    Linda

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  33. Stunning! Thanks for joining us at Ambers crafts and stuff

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  34. Beautiful, what a wonderful gift. Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff. Hope to see you again soon.

    Natasha
    craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com

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  35. This is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

    Lauren

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