Hello there! Wow...I feel like I have been gone forever! So sorry that I kind of disappeared these past few weeks...we received a call in the middle of the night a couple of weeks ago - one of those calls that turns your world upside down and leaves you grieving. My father-in-law passed away very unexpectedly, after a brief but intense battle with depression and mental illness he took his own life. We packed and left that day to travel back to be with family. Our lives will never be the same - there is a hole in our family that will never be filled. However, we are clinging to the Lord through this time, and He has continued as always to be so faithful! So grateful for his comfort as we cling to the truth and promises in His Word. We know the man he was, and that he had placed his faith in Jesus many years ago, and lived his life following and serving the Lord - and what happened at the end of his life was not who he was. Still heartbreaking though...
I finally returned home earlier this week, but it has taken a few days to settle back in. I noticed I did have a card that posted a couple of days ago (that was a complete accident - I didn't realize it was scheduled to auto-post...but since it was a sympathy card, I thought it was so perfectly appropriate). I am slowly starting to work ahead on some different design team projects - so grateful for the understanding from each of the teams I am honored to work with in allowing me the time to travel home to be with family without worrying about assignments. THANK you to all of them - I am privileged to work with some amazing people in this industry!
So, I thought I would join in with Unity Friends with Flair this morning, with this card that I actually had finished several weeks ago, and didn't have time to post:
Edited to Add: It was pointed out to me (thanks Taheerah!) that I should link this up with the current Cure for the Monday Blue's Challenge:
I used the August Kit of the Month to make this card. I used the negative from a Papertrey ink die cut as a stencil, and inked it in with distress ink. Added the leaves and sentiment with MFT ink, then added some flicks of watered down red ink and some clear sequins to finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by and for letting me share. We are also in the process of beginning relocating from Wyoming back to Washington State, which brings with it an entire different set of challenges! I will be trying to craft as I have time, but plan on taking advantage of lots of submission cards that I have in my stash that were never picked up - so hopefully even in the transition to a new location, I should be able to keep the blog from getting too quiet! I am also working ahead on lots of fun new stuff that I can't wait to share...new release fun coming later this month. In the meantime - have a great weekend!