Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Svg cutting files challlenge

I made this card for my parents. Unfortunately I did not get it to them in time for my Dad to see, but my Mom loved it!


I used
Chibi Kids as Winter Icons from SVG Cutting Files
Curly Label Die from Jaded Blossom (I printed out the sentiment)
Winter Face Assortment for Ginger girl & Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment from Peachy Keen Stamps
I added glitter glue (clear & red) as an accent on this cutie.
Card base was my own.
Thanks for looking! Hopefully I will have more to post soon. Going to have to get through the holidays first!

Jaded blossom challenge

I made this for the Jaded Blossom Christmas Challenge. I am LOVING the new Dainty Topper Die!! So cute!!


I used:
The Reindeer is an illustration by JW Illustrations that I turned into a cut file.
The red trim stamp was a little mini stamp from Studio G I have had for awhile!
Paper is from a collection I got at Michael's.

Thanks for checking it out!!

A Non Crafty Post

I have not been around much & that is because we have had a very rough couple of months at our house. My Grandmother died October 13 but she was 96 and was ready to go so as hard as it was we were all ready for it.

11 days after her death my Dad had a heart attack. He would be in & out of the hospital for the next 2 month.  He entered the hospital for the last time on Nov. 22, one day after his 64th birthday. He spent 3 weeks at the Heart Hospital, but eventually his heart could not take it & he died exactly 2 months after Grandmother on December 13. He was amazingly strong. He had to be shocked around 80 times in his 3 weeks in the hospital. Most were external but he did get an internal pacemaker/defibrillator placed 1 week before he died. He was so used to the shocks that at one point he started yelling CLEAR before the shock happened. The Doctors & Nurses, who were amazing by the way, were amazed that through all this he kept his sense of humor.  The Friday he died we were actually getting ready for him to go to rehab so he could get home.  We thought he had turned the corner.

My Dad & I were extremely close. He was my go to for everything. I will miss him greatly.

Now I guess it's time to get back to some crafting therapy. I am not really in the Christmas mood but I did get a couple of things done for the challenges at Jaded Blossom & SVG Cutting files before he died that I hope to get posted today!

This is my Dad, Papa to the kids, my Mom, my daughter & son on my son's 1st birthday last year.