Friday, April 6, 2012

JustRite Papercraft's New Release- Day 4!

Today is Day 4 of JustRite's new releases! Today's stamp is called Grandma's Attic. I love the delicious vintage flavor of it! I stamped it in brown and stamped the dress form and spools a second time.  I added Helmar's Crackle Medium to them and once it was dry, I ran my distressing ink over it to fill in the cracks.  It gives it such a cool aged look! I added a bit of color with my Copics and added a Cricut flower, lace, and a sentiment from the Vintage Rose Medallion's set.  
Isn't it pretty?
I hope you've enjoyed this week of releases! The DT has had amazing samples and today is no exception!
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I wanted to share a picture with you today that I had recently found while digging through old photos.  My family loves to take walks, and when the kids were younger we would go almost everyday after dinner. At that time Cortney was able to walk with a walker.  She would amaze me with her determination to catch up to her daddy and brother.  As the years went by and her body grew, she became unable to walk with the walker. She has a badly rotated hip that also makes it difficult for her.  It makes me sad, because this girl tried so hard.....but her little body just didn't cooperate. But still in all....this picture speaks volumes as to the person she is. 

                         As always, thank you for stopping,and for sharing my life......Have a wonderful day!!!

16 comments:

vdoyle8 said...

What an amazing photo - it does indeed speak volumes. You brought me to tears.
Happy Easter to you and your family.

Gabriela said...

What a bittersweet second half of your post. I'm glad you found this wonderful photo, I'm glad you took the photo so many years ago, and I'm very glad you shared it with us. Your card is fantastic too! Happy Easter!

1CardCreator said...

Pretty card and an amazing photo, love how you added the words to it too. Courtney's exceptional parents must have done a great job to give her the determination she needs to go through life. Thanks for sharing this bittersweet moment with us.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Beautiful card! As for Courtney's picture...that could seriously be a poster! It is amazing...and beautiful memories!

Gwen said...

Beautiful card and beautiful picture. I am beginning to understand how you create such beautiful things, it comes from within.

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a precious picture! And your card is beautiful!

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Margie H said...

OMGosh, this picture moves me - she is amazing because she has an amazing family! Hugs to her! xo

Love the card and this stamp! Thanks for the tip about inking over the cracks - great idea!!

Have a wonderful day, my friend!! xo

Marisa Job said...

What a beautiful card! Love the picture of your daughter, her determination is inspiring!!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture! Blessings!

Regina said...

Beautiful card made by a beautiful person from a beautiful family. God bless! Regina

Debby said...

I can't imagine what it took for Courtney to use the walker and how hard it was for her when she couldn't. My heart goes out to her and to you. It's not easy being a parent and watch your child go through these things. I have been there in a different way. She is such a happy girl and that's because of all the love you shower her with.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Michele.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anita Braddock said...

So beautiful. the vintage look is great. love the Stamps and the colors are perfect.Awesome Job. thanks for sharing.
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Leta said...

I Love the crackle and ink idea...mostly I love Courtney's determination...Happy Easter

Cricut Couple said...

Well, the card is exceptional and perfect, but Courtney's picture is phenomenal! I spent almost two years in a wheel chair. I can't imagine what she goes through in a day, but to see all of the other pictures with her big beautiful smile, it's obvious that she doesn't let anything get her down. What a wonderful thing to share. Tears through a smile make us all grow. Thanks so much for that!

Sue said...

You have a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing a very special moment in time. Second, you do the most beautiful work. Thank you for sharing your art.

Sue said...

You have a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing a very special moment in time. Second, you do the most beautiful work. Thank you for sharing your art.