In Stamping Mode

Friday, February 11, 2011

A bit of this and that

I realized some time yesterday, in the blur of this week, that I hadn't posted in a while. I gotta admit...things have been a little rough with a wide array of emotions going on. You see, my son attends a Christian private school that we absolutely ADORE! We love everything about it...the people, the teachers, the kids and parents, and we loved the principal. Moreoever, EVERYONE loved her!! Well, last Saturday, February 5th, she passed away suddenly in her sleep. Fifty-six years young...that's all she was when she was taken. It's hit everyone so hard...she literally lived, ate, breathed those kids, and wholeheartedly believed in a good Christian education. Her funeral was today, and so my son and I attended his very first funeral. It was a BEAUTIFUL service. There was literally a sea of people there all converged to celebrate her life. We love and miss you Mrs. Owen, but are comforted to know you are in a much better place.

And really, I don't know of a much better therapy than holing up in my cave and creating. Are you with me at all? :)


This was a card I created for Technique Tuesday using a couple of their sets. My focal image comes from the set In Bloom (which is a part of the Little Treasures collection), and to change things up a little, I stamped the "blooms" on TT's Tile Buttons. I love how the ink sets on the tiles like they are stamped right to paper...just a beautiful vivid and clear image. The sentiment comes from the Thinking of You set. It's simple and quick. Easily mass produced. :)


And another card, but would you believe there's no patterned paper here? I've got a Passion for Polka...and that's actually the name of the set used here. I was inspired from a card that I saw in Paper Crafts Magazine and used that as my inspiration....colors and all! The sentiment also came from the same set I used above, Thinking of You.

And finally, a treat box using Passion for Polka, In Bloom, and a sentiment from the Little Sentiments set. All three projects were pretty quickly put together...GREAT projects for mass-production!

Ok, I'm off to relish every ounce of my family and friends....that message was made abundantly clear today. Enjoy everyone to the fullest my friends!! And thank you so much for your visit. :)

5 comments:

Juls said...

wow!!!! such gorgeous creations!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!! Hugs Juls

terisplace said...

These are all so awesome, Melissa!
LOVE Melissa projects. Just saying. :)

Teri

Buffy said...

Beautiful card, the red is really nice and the flowers are fab.

Jami said...

Oh Melissa - I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Principal! I know that so many hearts are hurting, but what a blessing to know that she is in the presence of the Lord!

Your creations are beautiful as always and I do agree that creating is so very soothing! Hugs to you my friend.

Karen Motz said...

Melissa, you created some truly stunning things during this very difficult time. Hugs to you and your family!!

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