Monday, March 31, 2014

With Sympathy

Today I'm sharing one of the cards I designed for the Divine Designs by Nancy Floral Shop in NC.  This has been my go-to quote in recent weeks since losing my mom to Cancer, so I thought it might be comforting to someone else too :)  The warm colors having me thinking about summer and beach trips spent with both my parents...I am so over this long winter!

The quote is printed on vellum, which can be tricky to work with since most adhesives will show up.  I used my ATG and hid the adhesive with the folded over paper on the upper right and with embellishments on the lower left.

You know I love adding dimension to my projects, this time I used a paper rose and chunky buttons, the wood heart with polka dots is my fave :)

What are your favorite card-making embellishments? 

My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Vellum Quote Pad
Wood Buttons and Paper Rose by Recollections
Twine by Recollections

Thanks for stopping by!
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Missing Mommy!

Hey there Polka Dot Peeps...been away for a bit taking care of my family during a pretty tough time for sweet angel of a mom passed away a few weeks ago.  She was diagnosed with colon cancer nearly 3 years ago and was putting up a pretty good fight, but her heart just gave out.  I was able to be with her, hold her hand and tell her what an amazing mom she had been to me. My mom was, hands down, the most inspiring woman I've known...I leaned on her for advice on so many things in life, including crafting.  I remember talking with her about starting a craft business and she told me to go for it!  She was my biggest fan and I was hers.  Her legacy will live on in our memories, the smiles and laughter of her family and in every thing I create.

Looking forward to scrapping some pics of Mom that I came across at my parents' house and sharing them with you!

Thanks for stopping by!

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