Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wedding Favors & Update

My sister-in-law's niece is getting married on June 8. The bride-to-be and her mother found these lovely little embossed favor boxes (if you click on the picture it will blow up bigger and you will be able to see the embossing on the box) and asked me if I could come up with something in her wedding colors that would dress them up a bit. This is what the final product looks like . . . I thought that embossing the flowers and petals looked really pretty. I also ordered these super large pearl stickers online only to have them arrive MUCH smaller than the ones in the picture I had seen. Luckily, the vendor was able to correct the error on the order and ship me replacements. Whew!! I was a bit worried for awhile there . . .

I ended up making 140 of these (they are being handed out at the wedding lunch). This box shows you half of them . . . I think that they look pretty cool all lined up in the box. It makes me feel like I really accomplished something!!

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: 5-petal flower punch, 1/2" circle punch, 10mm pearl stickers, Textile Cuttlebug embossing folder, celery organza ribbon, glue dots, pop-up glue dots, favor boxes

I was really glad that I finished these up last Tuesday before my dad went to the hospital, which brings me to the update . . .

We have been keeping a steady vigil at the hospital. It appears, after all that has been done for him, that in all likelihood he is not going to wake up. We have a neurologist coming in today to give us an assessment, but I am not feeling too hopeful. My heart is breaking. I have always been "Daddy's Little Girl" and I can scarcely imagine what it is going to be like without him around to give me advice and great big bear hugs. I cannot express enough how much I have appreciated all of the well wishes and prayers that you all have offered to me over the past several days. They have sustained me through this very difficult time. You are all the BEST!!

I am hoping and praying for a miracle, but am resigned to whatever the outcome may be. I am grateful for the faith that has helped me through this, as I don't know how else I would have survived this week. Blessings and many thanks to all of you . . .

- Wendy :)

14 comments:

Jamie said...

Beautiful favors. My heart breaks for you. Will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts.

911barb said...

Great job on the favors.
So sorry to hear about your father.

Bev said...

Lovely boxes, Wendy!

Still praying for you!!
Big hugs girlie!
-Bev

Heidi Blankenship said...

Your favors are Beautiful!

Wendy, I am so very sorry abut your Dad. My heart breaks for you. I wish I could be there with you. Please know that you, your Dad and family continue to be in our prayers. Love ya and big (((Hugs))) to you!

Katie said...

The favor boxes are beautiful...what a lucky bride-to-be! I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in my prayers. May your faith help you through this difficult time.

mekofosho said...

Very pretty favors!! I am very sorry to learn of your dad's condition. I can relate more than you know. Please allow those who are able and your faith, to be your crutch. May peace be with you all..

Kittie said...

Yikes! I would have to slit my wrists to even think of making 140 of these. They are gorgeous, Wendy!

Shawna said...

My heart to you at this difficult time. It is so hard to lose our daddys.

Marian said...

I love your creation! On the other subject...I walked in your shoes in 2001, and my heart breaks for you. You are in my prayers Wendy.

Pam L. said...

Dear Stamping friend. I am very sorry to hear about your Dad. I too have always been a Daddy's girl...and have lost my father a few years ago. I know how your heart hurts right now, and what a difficult time you are going through right now. When I went through my Daddy being sick, and all. I found a bible verse I held on to that I will share with you. Isaiah 26:4 "Trust ye in the Lord forever, for the Lord Jevhovah is everlasting strength." I held the Lord to that promise! I hope it gives you strength now. I know this is very personal from someone you don't know. but I hope it comforts you. Us stamping gals have to stick togther...
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Patty S. said...

Wendy...the favors are simply beautiful.
I can completely understand what you are feeling right now. My Pops is gone now 6 1/2yrs. I miss him dearly, but am so grateful he is out of pain. It's funny, when I need him, I can still hear him in my head. I am the youngest of 4, I was his Pat-Pat. Yes, I was daddy's little girl. Whatever the outcome, know that God only gives us what we can handle. What's most important is what's best for Dad, not what is best for anybody else. He has done his job here on earth...he raised a loving family, otherwise it wouldn't hurt to say good-bye.
I see my Pops eyes in my son, everyday, I have that as a loving reminder.
God bless you and may He hold you during this time.
Loving hugs to you and your family.
Patty

Jan Castle said...

Great favors....and so good you were able to finish them and feel that sense of accomplishment! Wendy Bell...you are special and your Dad knows it whether here or in heaven. Our continued prayers are with you and yours!
Jan Castle

Lorraine said...

Wonderful favors.
What a sad time for you. Hugs x

Jill Haddad said...

Such sad news for you to bear. My thoughts are with you.
Hugs n prayers -