Happy Tuesday! I hope this day finds you well, healthy and happy.
We have had a sad time this week. I don't want to bring you down, but I've been feeling so helpless this week with the death of my cousin's little boy. They live in Minnesota and had a baby boy 3 weeks ago, and he's been in the ICU. He wasn't able to move his arms and legs and was having trouble breathing. They had him on a ventilator and did multiple tests to find out he had Spinal Atrophy. It wasn't good news, as most babies born with this live only a few months. Well, on Friday evening, he passed away on his own.
It just breaks my heart so much. Words can't express how it hurts and I wish I could help them in some way. I remember when Kati was in the ICU when we found out she had a heart malformation and how it felt not being able to bring her home. But it was for only a few days. Losing a child would be worst thing imaginable. Josh, my cousin, and his wife Jess have been keeping everyone updated on caringbridge.com and her journal entries have been so heartbreaking. Please keep them in your prayers, if you could. Here is a slide show I wanted to share. They are going to be playing this at the funeral. Just to warn you, you will need lots of tissues. Amos Bennett's slide show
Now onto happier things. I must have needed to lift my heart today, so I created a few colorful things. This first page is made with Noel Mignon's Core Curriculum kit. I wanted the page to have a funky, crazy feel to it. What do you think?
Taylor is such a goofy girl with a fun personality! She is always silly and making jokes and being funny. I love it.
I first started with the idea to create buckles out of the Scenic Route rub ons. I applied them to the kraft paper, cut them out and then cut slits into the ends to slide the ribbon through.
The title was hand drawn and hand cut by me. I don't have a cutting machine, so I improvised.
Everything here was from the kit except the ribbons (from my stash).
Next up is my card for Card-a-licious this week. The challenge is to create a birthday card with red, blue and yellow. I used the Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes line, a Prima flower, a Melissa Frances resin flourish and rub on, and I think the scalloped paper is Making Memories.
Thank you for stopping by today and give those loved ones a big hug.
Appreciate them and love them with all of your heart.