Friday, July 20, 2012

We may not have it all together, but...

As I looked at today's date, I realized that it was exactly 5 years ago today that I posted my very first post here on my blog,  Thimbles, Bobbins, Paper and InkSo today is my 5 year BLOG-O-VERSARY!  When I posted that very first post, I had no idea how MUCH I'd enjoy becoming a blogger.  Nor did I realize how MANY wonderful friends I'd make all around the globe: from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, throughout Europe and countries in South America and Asia too.  I also never imagined that I would blog continuously for so many years. 

Here was my FIRST POST titled Rainy Days and Puppy Training.  We sure could use some rain now, eh?

My "wee pup" Gabriel had only been with us for a few days.  He is now 5 years old and is a great gentle giant Newfoundland dog who is the benevolent ruler over the rest of our crew.

I want to say THANK YOU to each and every one of  you who visit my blog, leave comments, teach me new things, share with me and tease me (oh yes...I've laughed so hard from messages sent that I've spit my coffee on the computer screen while laughing...more than once!  You know who you are!  LOL)  I'm looking forward to the next 5 years and beyond.  While my posts have been and will continue to be varied, from cardmaking, sewing projects, what's cooking in my kitchen or about my animals and garden, you can be sure I'll always have something to say.

On to today's card.  Challenge #144, at Mo's Digital Challenge Blog, is "HUGS AND KISSES".  Aren't Tom and Tilly sweet?  I think in a very real way, they look like me and my Mister.  We recently celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary.  The sentiment is one I just love, "We may not have it all together...but together we have it all."  I think that describes me and the Mister!

This is the inside of the card with the remainder of the sentiment:

Card Recipe:
Stamp:  Mo Manning Tom and Tilly, Sentiment, We may not have it all together but together we have it all is from Heather's Stamping Haven in Ottawa, Ontario.
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red, Memento Summer Sky and Tim Holtz Distress in Vintage Linen.  Image colored with Copic Markers
Paper:  Recollections
Accessories:  Stickles in Red and Cotton Candy pink, Martha Stewart half pears, Ribbon and Lace from my sewing basket (no name).

So once again, THANK YOU my dear friends.  While we may not have met in person, I just want to say that in my heart I know we'll be long time friends. 

So until next time,



  1. Hi Jennifer! Happy Blog-aversary! FIVE YEARS...YIKES! That's amazing! Congrats girl! And I just love your card today! That's the best, best, best sentiment! I may have to "steal" that from you! hehe! And, yes ma'am, I definitely do love Tom & Tilly!! They are such a sweet "young" couple! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  2. Hi Jennifer, Wow that's a long time 5Yrs and l be its gone so fast too! Gorgeous card and a fabulous sentiment and such an adorable image l just love everything about your card its another stunner:)x

  3. How wonderful that you're still at it and not banning me from the comments YET! Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing all that you do. Hugs from the mitten where I am patiently waiting for the day when I get to meet you in real life, dear, sweet friend in the box on my Hoosier! Well, I did get this I-Pad that I'm using more. It's fun to take "you" out on the porch, where "you" sit on my lap!?!! ;)

  4. Happy Blog-aversary, love that image and such great coloring right down to the pretty blue sky they are looking up at :)

  5. Happy Blogannivesary.....thanks for sharing your lovely crafts with the rest of us....

    from Warm Malaysia

  6. Happy Blog-aversary hon! I've really enjoyed visiting with you and seeing all your projects. Here's to 5 more glorious years!

  7. Happy Blogoversary Jennifer! 5 Years! I think it is so fun to look back and see how my blog has evolved over the years too! Lovin' you new baking posts too! I think I was one of your first followers!

  8. Hi Jennifer, Congratulations, this is the most moving card I've ever seen.
    Could you please tell me the name of the sentiment stamp? Is it Mo Manning? Just love it. :)
    Cheers, Yvonne.x


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