Friday, November 27, 2009

Season's Greetings....

I love that this hobby is such an escape, a distraction from the pressures of real life. It allows me to retreat for a bit, and not think about anything except, paper, glitter, and markers! This week I've leaned on this hobby quite a bit.......and here is one of the projects I've created. I used my Cricut cartridge called, Wild Card, to cut the scalloped card. I cut two of them, scored both pieces on the left and glue the left sides together. I inked the edges of the card, and then applied a thin layer of crystal effects. I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on top. I colored this Santa by Crafty Secrets, with Prisma colored pencils and mineral spirits. I added flock to his hat and beard. Season's Greetings was cut using my Winter Wonderland cartridge, then black glitter was added. I added a ribbon, button, and black glittery swirl to finish it off.

Tonight is my friend's wake.......I have been trying to keep my thoughts busy with other things. Then when I do those things, like craft, or put up my decorations for Christmas, I feel a twinge of guilt, even though my thoughts of her are right there......all the time.
Again, thank you for your kind words. It really does make a difference to know that I am not alone. My family has been supportive too and I am truly thankful for that!
Have a wonderful weekend!

14 comments:

Terrie B x said...

Completly `Stunning` Michelle:)

`Happy Thanksgiving` to you and yours
`Enjoy`:)xxxx

Cheryl said...

wow this is just amazing such awesome detail that santa is brilliant lots love cheryl xx

Jesi said...

I'm sure that's a good way to keep your mind busy. It is so hard to move on when we lose someone we love.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a stunning card. Still trying to figure out exactly WHERE you glued it together.
I am so sorry of your loss, it takes time. I probably told you my sister passed away about 1 1/2 years ago and I still miss her so. I'll be driving down the road and just start crying. It just takes time - how much I don't know. I don't know how your friend passed away, but I know i am glad my sister isn't suffering. So when I am really sad I tell myself, she's home with God.

Jocelyn said...

I just adore the card!!!! Wow...I would be so excited to received an envelope with this beautiful art in it!!

It is OK to feel what you are feeling....the loss of a dear friend is so tough!! I still miss my bestfriend, Roxanne and it has been 10 years!!!

My thoughts and prayers are with you today! I hold you close to my heart!!!

Danni said...

Wonderful creation!!

Crystal said...

WOW this is awesome!!!

Leslie Deering said...

My sister lost her 17 yr old daughter two years ago and she has totally thrown herself into scrap booking
and it has been and still is a hard road for her and for all of us but God has shown her so much comfort in her gift of crafting, so Michele keep using the gift He has graced to you and while you craft remember your dear girlfriend and I bet she is looking down and smiling at you with your glitter and glue! Your in my prayers.

Rose Ann said...

This is such a gorgeous Christmas card, Michele!! I love the vintage image, shape, sparkle, and perfect embellishments!!

Anonymous said...

Michele, I am still shocked that Jen if gone...I always enjoyed seeing her smile at the kids birthday parties..she brightened a room. I know this is so very, very, hard...time will heal some, but know I am two doors away if you need a hug or call for a chat. It's not fair when a young life is cut short. You're in my thoughts, love you!!! Cheryl

Kristy Hansenwi said...

What a beautiful card. I am new to this wonderful creative hobby. I hope some day I will be this good. What a great inspiration!

Only by His Grace said...

Really beautiful Michele. I love that you colour with Prismacolor pencils as that is what I am teaching myself.

It is so very hard to lose a best friend. I lost mine three years ago. the same age as your friend.
I have so many lovely memories. Give yourself time to grieve.
Hugs Marion

Regina Easter said...

michele, i am simply amazed every time i visit your site...wow love this...hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

This is a fabulous card! Love the detail and darling vintage image. It must have been very theraputic to create something lovely. xxD