Friday, October 25, 2013

Farewell card-FWF Friday

I am posting this card that I made a couple of weeks ago. I entered it into the ODBD challenge. Since then, I updated it by adding some bling and then I dressed up an envelope to go with it. So I decided to link it up to the Friends With Flair Friday challenge over at Unity Stamp Co.

I made this card as a farewell card to my niece and her family. They moved to the Kansas City area two years ago after they got married. We have had fun growing even closer, but his job has moved them to Denver. They found out about the move on the first day of Fall. I told Krista that was ironic because this means that they will literally start a new season in their lives. They only had a month to pack up and leave and we said our tearful good byes on Wednesday evening this week. The sentiment and the images are well suited for this card and envelope because of the situation. When she opened it, she cried. Then I followed.

I will miss all of them soo much. Krista has been so instrumental in helping me on my weight loss journey since April of this year. I have lost 50 lbs. and she has been incredibly supportive. She stepped up to the plate immediately when I told her that my doctor told me that I needed to lose the weight and exercise due to health issues. She is a gem and I have had a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I don't have my exercise buddy anymore! But I know that she is on to better things and it makes me happy for her and her family!! Plus we now get to visit them in such a beautiful setting-MUCH better than Kansas for sure!!!!

Sentiment: Our Daily Bread Designs-Scripture Collection 1
All other stamps: Unity Stamp Co.-August KOM and September LOL
Patterned paper: K & Co.
Cardstock: Neenah, Coredinations, and Bazzill
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Embossing powder: Zing
Gold leaves: Making Memories
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Button: Craft Supply
Twine: Michael's


  1. Your card is lovely. It's too bad that your niece has moved. Maybe you could get a picture of her and use it to keep inspiring you to continue on your healthy habits. 3 Thumbs up for losing 50 lbs.-that is phenomenal!

  2. Oh, Donna! This card is beautiful and I LOVE the envelope! You have done an amazing job of keeping your goal in mind and eating healthy and exercising. You look AWESOME! I know how much Krista means to you and I'm sorry that you will miss her so!

  3. Hi Donna and congratulations on your weightloss!
    Your card is beeeautiful and sure it was loved by your niece..stay strong and woohoo enjoy your visits when you can.
    Big hugs
    Tracy xxx

  4. this is really beautiful. krista will just love it. and congrats on your success!!
    -Rachel w k

  5. wow.. congrats on your weightloss! BTW, love your card. the leaves are just perfect !

  6. Lovely Autumn colors and collaged designs, Donna.

  7. BEAUTIFUL! So much to love about this card!

  8. What a lovely card! Sorry to hear about your niece leaving..:(

  9. Gorgeous card and congrats on becoming a healthier you!

  10. The card is lovely with all the beautiful colors.

  11. Beautiful card for your niece and family.