Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Nicole

This weekend, all of us over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles are celebrating the birthday of the beautiful woman who created the SEM blog, Nicole Brenna.  In celebration of her special day tomorrow, we thought we'd start the party early, and put together a little blog hop for you to enjoy.  If this was your first stop you'll want to go back here to get started.  If you're well on your way then, you should have arrived here from Jeannine's blog.

What would a proper birthday celebration be without a card...and a gift?  This is the card I sent to Nic (who lives in Norway, so I really hope it makes it in time). 
Some of you may have seen this one before.
To keep things fresh, I decided to make a second card to show you using the brand spanking new Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line that I got from Tanya over at Let's Capture Our Memories (as part of a scrappy secret I've been keeping).  This line screams 'girly-girl'.  It gave me an excuse to break out my Piglet Mr.Huey's I recently purchased.  I heat embossed the sentiment onto one of the little tags in from line, and added a doily, some Bazzill tulle, some pins, and a button.
The sentiment reads "sending you smiles"
SEM has become a second home to me on the world wide web.  It's something that is dear to my heart as a place for those who love to scrap, but want to include our spirituality, and relationship with Jesus as the foundation for why we do what we do.  It's a place where we can be real with one another, sharing our joys, and our hurts, and most importantly sharing what God is doing in us and through us everyday, not just in the way we scrapbook, and document the important details of our lives, but in all the little stuff in between.  I am so thankful thank Nic followed the promptings of the Holy Spirit to start this blog, it has brought so many women together.  And, I am even more grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it as a design team member.  Scripture talks about the church as more than the four walls of your place of worship.  It also talks about how our neighbours are not just the people who live on either side of us.  This blog, and the Facebook page are exactly that.  Believers and non-believers walking the path of life together even though we may be thousands of miles apart.  I have some pretty great 'neigbours' in my life.

So Nicole...cheers to you my friend.  Thank you for all you do for SEM.  Thank you for the privilege of serving the Lord right alongside you, in this fun and creative way.  I celebrate YOU today, and hope that in your corner of the world many are coming around you to do the same.  Happy, happy birthday my friend!

Now, onto the gift part.  In honor of Nicole's birthday I am giving away a RAK (open to North American residents only please, sorry but shipping over seas is atrocious, ).  All you have to do is hop on over to Nic's blog and wish her a happy birthday (trust me you'll be happy you did).  Just leave me a comment telling me you've done so and I'll enter you to win.  Here's what's up for grabs.
You may be the winner of a fun selection of My Mind's Eye goodies.  A selection of 6x6 Stella & Rose papers, a full package of rub-ons, and twine form the Miss Caroline line, as well as an assortment of trim, pins, and buttons, along with a MME wood butterfly, and a package of Jenni Bowlin bingo cards.

Kline will be your last host on this hop. So off you go.

See you Monday over at SEM for Jeannine's March Sketch Challenge, and your chance at the Dot & Whimsy prize pack.  And, don't forget to pop back here to see if you're my lucky winner.

Happy Saturday friends,


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Heather May Holbrook said...

Both of your cards are amazing. You do REALLY beautiful work. Nice to find some good layout designers to inspire me! :) I am happily your newest follower!
Heather P

Becky Dunham said...

I love both of these cards Sherri! The first looks like denim and I love the doilies on both cards! What a great post this is too. I am new to your blog and happy to become a follower. I love to find blogs that are not only beautiful and inspiring, but also have that spiritual element too. Thanks for sharing yourself and your creativity. Hugs!

Lisa H said...

Here Here Sherri! Well said. =) I love your cards too.

Rosalind Eddy said...

I normally dont do hop's but for some reason tonight I did....first of all ladies I really felt like I went to a birthday party. lol...Most importantly thank you for your lights, they shine brightly..and you lifted my spirit tonight. Thank you and God Bless.

Connie said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the way you use white space.
I always like Nicole's blog - happy to wish her happy birthday!

krazykropper said...

Cute cards!

Left a comment on Nic's blog!

mom2five said...

BEAUTIFUL cards! I'm a new follower... Already wished Nicole a happy birthday.

Tracy said...

Such pretty cards!!! I already stopped there and wished her a happy birthday. Hope she is feeling all the love on her birthday!

mgpm said...

Lovely work! Thank you so much for the chance to win. :)

danni reid. said...

sherri, these cards are gorgeous my friend, you are so incredibly blessed with talent and spirit♥

Patricia said...

Oh wow! That card is stunning! Thanks for sharing it! I've been by to wish Nicole a Happy Birthday- thanks for the chance at this great RAK!

Danielle said...

Both your cards are gorgeous!! That's a fabulous RAK! I understand you don't send overseas, don't worry about that. It has to be a fun thing, not an expensive thing.

Kim said...

I love both of your cards, Sherri!! I'm adding the Neopolitan line to my wish list!

Penny said...

Beautiful cards, and thanks for a chance to win some twine, and MME is so my favorite paper! Love Penny P.s. I'm a new follower and I'd be honored if you followed me as well!

Mag said...

your cards are stuning !!
Love them both !!