Monday, December 21, 2020

Slimline Card and Changes

Hi friends, you may have been wondering where I have been.  (Or maybe you haven't) ;) The last few weeks have been challenging and emotional.  First off, this will be first Christmas since Cort was born that we will not see her for Christmas.  Misericordia has been trying so hard to keep the residents healthy, and they felt at this time, it would not be wise for the residents to come home.  I logically know it is best for her, but my heart aches to see her, kiss her, and get one of her great big bear hugs.  In addition, Kyle leaves for boot camp on January 5th. It makes me sad to know he will not get to see her before he leaves.  We have been trying to spend time together, knowing that our time with him at home is limited.  Which means more family time, and less crafting.  I know I will be a mess when he goes, and I am trying to prepare myself emotionally for that void that will be in my life soon.  I am so happy for him, and know in my heart it will be so good for him.  I am most certainly a proud Mama, but it doesn't make my heart break any less.  
So now that you know the reason for my lack of posts, I did want to share this card that I created using Whimsy Stamp's Tweetie Pie set. 
I colored the images with Copics.  The background was also done with a black Copic marker and given snow using a white gel pen and Stickles.  
Each image was cut out using the Nested Hexagon Dies.  I used the frame from the Slimline Scenic Countryside die set.   I popped up the images using Shaker Maker Foam Tape.  I added a few sequins, ribbon, and a couple of jingle bells to finish the card off. 
Only 15 days before this kiddo leaves for the Navy.  A piece of my heart will be going with him.  
Thank you for stopping by!



~amy~ said...

awwww, hang in there.
sweet project!

Andrea Shell said...

Such a beautiful card and poignant post! Sending big hugs, my friend!

Witchcrafted Life said...

What a heart-touching post. I'm deeply sorry that it isn't possible for your family to safely gather together this year, and hope that despite the difficulties and differences of Christmas 2020, moments of festive happiness, serenity, and cozy winter cheer are still able to come your way.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life