October 5, 2014

Happy Autumn

Hello friends!

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I last posted anything.  It's been a rough few weeks, and I haven't really been motivated to create anything.  I broke my foot, was sick (which almost never happens to me), then my mother was sick, and then I have been busy and traveling for work.  On top of everything, this last week was supposed to be homecoming week at my daughters school, but two of her friends were killed in a car accident on Monday so everything was postponed.  Sydney and Lexi had been friends since kindergarten.  I feel guilty.  I'm so hearbroken for my daughter, and for Lexi and Caleb's families, but I am so thankful that it wasn't my daughter in that vehicle with them.   It's been hard for my daughter, seeing as how this is the first time she's ever really had to deal with death.  As a parent I feel helpless, not being able to fix this for her. *sigh*  I am so sorry to ramble, I guess I just needed to vent, and I have never had a problem talking about the not so nice things we have to deal with in life. 

Anyway, I was finally able to muster up a bit of creative mojo, and make a card.  I decided to keep it simple.

This is about as simple as it gets, for me.  I used distress inks with a stencil for the chevron pattern, added white ink splatter, and then stamped the sentiment before adding a couple of sequins.  It looks how I pictured it in my head, so that's good.  Hopefully, I'll be able to create more cards soon.  I think it may take a while to get back into it though.  I'm going to enter this into the following challenges.

Before I go, I want to share a picture of my daughter (on the left) and Lexi.  I hope she's resting peacefully.

Make sure to hug your children a little more each day, if you can.  Life is SO short!

 What's In It?
Paper: Bazzill Dark Brown Textured Cardstock, SU! Whisper White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock
Stamps: Winnie & Walter Moonlight
Ink: Barn Door, Wild Honey & Mustard Seed Distress Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, Mister Huey's Opaque White
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Brown Sequins, Studio Calico Chevron Mask


Lisa Arana said...

My heart goes out to all of you. Thoughts and hugs to you and your daughter. I can't even imagine how hard it is for all of you.

Your card is fabulous. I love those chevrons in the corner and the perfect little sentiment accented with sequins. Beautifully done. Thank you so much for playing along with wanna sketch.

Kylie said...

Your card is beautiful and pefectly CAS. I love your stencil and colours on the kraft. I am so, so sorry to hear about everything that has happened lately and am sending lots of hugs your way. From all the team at ATCAS, please accept our condolences - what a tragedy about the two young girls. We certainly should hold our children tight and be thankful. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Steph how heartbreaking my thoughts and prayers are with you all what a tragedy. Your card is beautiful I love the CASness of it with that gorgeous stencil beautifully placed in the corner, a real gem. Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATCAS and do hope better times are ahead for you and your family.



Nice to see you again Steph (FYI). I am so sorry to hear of everything that has happened to you and your family. Sending big hugs to you and yours.

I am not surprised you haven't had the heart to craft, but I am so pleased you were able to join in our ATCAS challenge with this fabulous CAS creation. Thank you.
Love, Sylvia xx