Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Delicious Wishes

Hi there, and Happy Tuesday!

Hope that your holiday weekend was as wonderful as ours!  I'll share in a moment... 

I saw that the challenge at the Impression-Obsession blog this week was 'Sweet Thoughts', and here is the card that I made for the challenge:

Impression Obsession Stamps: B3728, Delicious Wishes, Memento Rich Cocoa Dye Ink, Recollections Pearl Flourishes, Spellbinders Dies, My Mind's Eye 'Love Me' Gingham Background DP, American Crafts DP, Dimensional Foam, Ribbon: Amuse Studio, Adhesive

 Two mason jars were cut out of the DP, one for the jar itself, and one for just a lid, which was cut out and popped up on dimensional foam, with some pleated ribbon under the edge.

So, onto the weekend!

We were blessed to be able to fly out to Phoenix for our daughter and son-in-law's party, and had such a great time.  We met friends and Nick's friends and family, and of course, seeing Nick (our SIL) after a 9 month deployment was a joy in itself!
Our son, and his beautiful lady were also able to fly in from California, and it was such a blessing to meet her. This was the first time in well over a year that the four of us were together at the same time.

Here are a few photos of the food tables - never did get one that day of the beautiful couple!
Nick's mom, Jan, and his sister, Jessica, worked so hard in preparation for this event, and it was amazing. The food was delicious, and beautiful, as well.  Jan and Jess, if you are reading, thank you SO much!





On Sunday, Melissa, our amazing daughter, ran her first-ever full marathon.  She has run many half-marathons and other races over the last 9 months, literally, 'running her way through deployment', and decided to run this full marathon with Nick home to cheer her on, as a way of finishing that chapter of their lives and getting ready to begin a new chapter.

Anyway, this is why I've been AWOL again for a several days!  We had no computer with us, so I couldn't even read email!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

See you soon :)
Patti J.

29 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow my friend!! You sure have tons of delicious things here in your post today! :) Love that card!!

Congrats to your daughter as well!! That is a great accomplishment! HUGS :)

Danni said...

Love your card and it looks like everything was just wonderful!!

Susie said...

Love your card. Wow! All the food looks wonderful. I received your very kind and beautiful card today. You are so sweet. Thank you!

Shirley said...

Now it's very hard for me to pick between your wonderful, fun, and pretty card or that awesome bunch of goodies!!!! I love how you used the DP's with the stamps and die cuts. A really fun and pretty card too! Thanks for playing, Patti, and good luck in the drawing too!

Bonnie Weiss said...

If the party was half as good as the food looks, it must have been great. Love your card, especially the pink ruffle.

Cheryl W said...

So much fun to share your happy times through you blog. Great card, too!

Cheri said...

Congratulations, my dear friend, in celebrating your wonderful family and the special moments. Those moments (so few) when you're all together are so precious and treasured. I'm so happy for you all.

Your card is A-dorable! I love the ribbon edge under the lid and the pastels just say SWEET loud and clear.

High Fives and congrats too on your weight loss....I'm reading about it on FB and celebrate with you on every post. Bravo!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Patti the ribbon jar lid idea is fabulous..just pinned it
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Lorie said...

What a super fun card Donna! It sounds like you had an amazing weekend! I'm so happy to hear it went well! :)

Glittered Paws said...

So happy you posted pics of the cupcakes, food etc. love the bright blues and it all came together so nicely, happy I could be just a teeny part of helping. Love love love your cute mason jar card, love the pink ruffle with the AMuse ribbon, will have to try that for sure.

Dawn LL said...

I had read on Melissa's blog they were celebrating with you and family-how spectacular>
I was so happy to hear son came also and how happy to hear he his someone special-life can be so blessed can't it?
I am so happy for your whole family sweetie
Hugs

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Looks like you have created some really special memories for your family. What a feast! The blue dots were such a perfect theme! Love the card!

Olga said...

yummy yummy yum!!!!

Jamie_G said...

Beautiful card! I love the pearl accents.

You did an amazing job with the party set up!

Scrapaddict said...

Love your card Patti! Glad the party was a success. Your hard work shines thru in the photos!

kssdesigns said...

Your card is so darling. I just love the ribbon around the jar. Oh so sweet! The spread looks wonderful too. Cupcakes looks yummy!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome card and yummy photos. Looks like a fabulous celebration. What a joy to be reunited with the entire family... You certainly had something to celebrate!

Jenny said...

I think I'm in cupcake heaven Patti! I love your jar card...such a hot trend right now.

Hugs,

Jenny

Donna said...

Everything looks and sounds perfect! See you soon!

Katie said...

Wow, amazing setup for your reunion, wonderful job and so much work! Love this card! Love the ribbon under the lid and those pink pearls! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your card is very sweet and the ribbon under the lid is so creative ! Beautiful ! And the cupcakes look very tasy :)

Lynette said...

What a cute card! That is so awesome that you were able to go down and be with your family!!! I'm happy he's home safe and sound.

Sue said...

Love your card. The little hearts in the jar look so cute, jars are all the rage right now, right?
So glad you had a family reunion of sorts this past weekend, had to be so wonderful to have your entire family together at last, so happy for all of you.

Hugs
Sue

Becky said...

Beautiful card girl, and all that wonderful food has made me hungry.

Amanda Mertz said...

Sweet card….love that ruffle ribbon under the jar lid. But mostly importantly I'm so glad you got to spend the weekend with your loved ones celebrating your son in laws return!! I'm sure your heart must have been burst with love the whole time! TFS!

Judy said...

Oh my goodness...lol ... I lost my head there for a minute with all these yummies!!!

Love, love, love this card. I've seen this stamp now a few times, and really love what you've done with it, especially the ruffle.

xo
Judy

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card Patti and all the food looks wonderful. Glad you had some happy time with family!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Patti. Love the jar and the borgeous pearl swirl. Pretty girly colors.

Laurie said...

Wow! All the food and decorations look so fabulous!!!!! So glad for you to have such lovely family time together!