Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happily Ever After

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm not Irish and I forgot to wear green today so I didn't do too much celebrating. But I did take the day off work and spent it with my daughter. Since we lost our grandson (her son) in November, I've been trying to take a day off each month and spend time just with her. Today we visited our grandson's grave and ordered his headstone. It was sad but I am glad that we have that behind us. Going to the cemetery was interesting today. He is buried in an area called Shepherd's Watch. It's an area only for little ones who have gone to heaven. I had to smile at all the Easter Bunnies on the graves. These children may have only had a short time on earth but they were very much loved. Our little Alexander was the same.
My card tonight started out as a design team card for this week but unfortunately I got it finished and then remembered I needed to use the sponsor's paper on the card. So I'll have to make a new card for the design team. The card I made is for my son and DIL's first wedding anniversary.

The main die cut is Simon Says Stacked Hearts cut in pink card stock. The sentiment was from a blog candy I won years ago. It was just a bunch of sentiment stamps without any indication of what company they came from. So I can't give credit. (if you know. let me know in the comments so I can label it and give credit). The background paper I made using the faux mother of pearl technique. I used pink pearl paint for the technique. I'm going to try this again. I loved the results but covering so much of the background it's really difficult to see the beautiful effect this has. I added some stars as embellishments. I love how this one turned out!
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Thank you for stopping by today. I hope your St. Patrick's Day was special! Our weather is supposed to turn cold and rainy again so it will be a sad weekend. But spring is coming and I'm glad f that. Have a wonderful weekend!



Shelly Schmidt said...

Your card is lovely and the background peeking out in the hearts is so pretty! So sorry for how hard it is to go to the cemetery. I love the idea of celebrating the holidays with the baby- so cool!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a pretty card Donna and sorry to hear of your loss! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers! Hazel xx
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Katrina Brown said...

What a pretty card; love the techniques you used! I'm sure your daughter found great comfort in your being with her for that special trip ~ peace be with you both. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at TTCRD.

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! I'm sorry I had missed the fact that you lost your first grandchild. I know that pain is still (and always will be) there. Hugs to you and your daughter!

This is a beautiful card!!

Anita in France said...

Such lovely shimmer behind those fabulous die cut hearts, Donna ... soft and delicate ... and so romantic! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! Anita :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

You did a remarkable job on this card! I love that die by Simon Says Stamp and it was neat to see the way you used it. I really like how that turned out and how you added the touches of blue and pink behind the hearts. And wow! What a tender write-up! Being a mom myself, I can't even imagine what it would be like to lose a little one, but I know that one thing that has always helped me through hard times is the presence of my mom! Moms are truly our angels here on earth and I'm sure your daughter has been strengthened so much by you. Thank you for sharing such a precious story here and the card that you made really does reflect that sense of hope in the future that we all seek for. Thank you so much for submitting this beautiful card to our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Patricia St Martin said...

I can not imagine the pain you have gone thought losing someone so young, my heart goes out to you and your family.
Your card turned out beautifully, the die cut is amazing love the pink with the blue and the faux mother of pearl technique looks wonderful.
Hugs Pat

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