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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Stars!

 Does anyone else think Christmas comes and goes to quickly? It's always a little sad for me when It's over. I'm not a fan of cold weather, but I do Love Christmas. 
I have cried several times this Christmas with It being my first year without my brother. It's also my first year without my Grandma Sophie. But so happy for them that they got to spend Christmas with Jesus and our family and friends that went home before them.

I didn't make any Christmas paper crafts this year. But I did get a few things made.
I did make some Crocheted Stars for my family. Made some In White and some In a light brown. I can't remember the name of It.  I like the rustic homemade look of these with the twine I added to hang them with.

These are Super easy to make. They are actually a flower shape. You get the star shape by sponging 3 parts Modge Podge to 1 part water. (Well that's how I did It). Squeeze out excess glue from star and pin It until dry. I added white glitter to the white ones. I let dry for 24 hours.

Here Is the link to the Crocheted Stars-   Crochet-Star-Ornaments

Also wanted to show you something I gave to my daughter for an extra little gift.

I cut the top out of a mach box and put it in the lid of a cute little Jar that I got from Hobby Lobby and put the matches In It. 
Isn't this a cute way of keeping your matches. My Daughter thought It was Great! Planning on making some more of these.

I guess this Is the end of my post. Thanks for stopping by. I'm wishing you all the best for the new year. God Bless!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A Day to Remember

   Hello Crafty friends, I wanted to share a Card with you all that I made my Mom for her Birthday.

But before I do I would like to tell you the about where I got the Inspiration for the Card. 

As some of you all know I lost my brother a few months ago. It Is still very hard for me to deal with. 

After he passed away my siblings and I only had ten days to get everything out of his apartment. It was a big job,but some how we got It done. 

He had a lot of antiques, so we had an Antique dealer come In. He was a good friend of my brothers. He bought a truck load of stuff. Was very thankful he bought so much. Because we didn't have long to get everything out. 
 But there was still several things that we thought might make more money If we sold them rather than having the dealer buy them. Any money that we were making was going to use for funeral expenses,  bills and for a tombstone.

So we packed it all up in totes and a lot of it my sister and I brought to my house. While we were starting to take totes out of her car, a Black and purple Butterfly kept going from the trunk, to inside the car and to my porch sitting on the totes. It kept doing it over and over. We felt as though It was our brother letting us know he was o.k. 

So later that night I was talking to my Mom on the phone and was telling her about the butterfly. She loved hearing the story. 

So the next day she called me and told me that she had went out side and a Black and Purple Butterfly wouldn't leave her alone. So we think It was him visiting her to.

So I wanted my Mom's Birthday Card to remind her of that special day and I also wanted it to be more than just a card. So I decided to make an Easel Card.

I added a piece of light purple vellum so that she can see the butterfly even in the dark.

A lot of Love went Into making this card for my Mom. I wanted It to be extra special for her. I even made the card in my brothers favorite colors Orange and Purple.

Supplies that I used-

Stamp Sets-

Stampin Up- Wild about Flowers

 A Day to Remember- My Creative Time- Cherish this Moment

Stampin Up- Wood Grain Background Stamp

Blackberry Bliss
Pumpkin Pie
Very Vanilla

Pumpkin Pie,Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Going Grey

The Butterfly Is from Stampin Up and was sent to me from a super sweet lady from Splitcoaststampers. 
Thank you so much Aracelli

I also added some purple Seam Binding.

I do want to apologize for such a long post and to many pictures. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

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