Wednesday, July 27, 2011

One year….

One year ago today I lost two incredible people.

One year ago today my cousin was killed in an car accident.

One year ago today my bestie lost her husband to suicide.

One year ago today I was numb.

One year ago today I didn’t know what to say.

 

Today I still grieve. I’m still numb and I still don’t have the right words. It hurts, but I know my pain is only a fraction of what my friend and other family members are feeling.

I wish I had this last year, The Dos and Don'ts of Support After Loss.

I’ve been busy with work and family and life and have not been papercrafting or blogging lately, but I felt it was important to post today. I’m striving for balance and hoping to find ways to make each day count. Spending time with my family and letting those close to me know how special they are has been on my mind a lot this past year. I’m incredibly proud of my friend and my Aunt, Uncle and cousins as they’ve dealt with their losses over the past 12 months.

 

Today I will hug and kiss my kids and husband.

Today I will remember Seth and Whitney.

Today I will shed a few tears, but I will smile and look forward to a new day and countless memories that will be created.

 

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

You’re Amazing

Welcome to Sketch Challenge 84 and the release of Victorian Summer! If you just came from Jennifer's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just happened along my blog today, you can start at the beginning of the hop at Skipping Stones Design.  The entire hop order is there and you can hop from blog to blog with ease.

Be sure to hop along and leave comments on all the fabulous designers blogs.  This month we are welcoming Kim Kesti, Karen Baker and Karen Christensen to our team as Guest Designers! Kim will be providing all the fabulous sketch inspiration this month including the fantastic sketch we're using in today's hop!

Here’s the sketch for this week!

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So I took some liberties with this sketch. ;)

Please excuse the horrible photo quality…my light tent and I are having issues, time to upgrade! ;)

I stamped the large medallion onto the card base and then used the rose and sentiment from the set for the main panel. The sentiment stamped in artichoke but doesn’t come through as well here. A little silver glitter glass gave the roses a little more pop. Lace and floss finished it off for a simple but fun card.

Head over to Wendy's blog for some more Skipping Stones Design inspiration!