Sunday, September 14, 2008
Okay, so my friend Pine has me on a Kraft cardstock kick. I got it out because I ordered her new stamp set and HAD to use Kraft with it, now I can't put it away.
This stamp set is from Lizzie Anne Designs... one of my very favorite stamp companies. :) It's called L'Amour. Those girls are SO awesome at putting together great sets. They always have a nice variety of stamps and sentiments so that your creativity has no limits. I think besides floral sets, my next weakness is sets with hearts. LOVE that butterfly with the heart wings.
September is a really difficult month for me and my family. So, even though I look forward to fall and the kids going to school and the crisp fresh air, there is also a sickness in the pit of my stomach that brings back really difficult memories. I lost my sister in a car accident... she was killed on the 7th and her birthday was the 10th. It's been 18 years now, and although the pain isn't an every day feeling anymore, it always seems to come back with a vengeance in September when I can really feel the hole in my heart and the big void space that she left in my life. I have very dear friend, who also suffered a huge loss this week last year. Her pain is still very fresh. My heart breaks for her. I know what a struggle it is to seem normal to others when you feel like you are broken to pieces inside. I'm sending her this card with a hug just to let her know that I am thinking of her and I love her and I wish I could take away some of her pain.
Here is the recipe:
Paper: Kraft, Barely Banana, Whisper White, It's a Party (Heidi Grace).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Craft Whisper White.
Other: Nesties, Cuttlebug, Dimensionals, Banana Brads, Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals (SU!), Crafter's Tool Kit, Janome Sew Mini, Scor-pal.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend...boy they go by fast. See you tomorrow.