Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Losing a Second Mom...... Card...

Several weeks ago a dear lady left this earth and the world is not quite as bright as it was.  She was like a second Mom to me when I was growing up, and I adored her.  Her family and mine lived on the same block and I think I spent as much time at her home as I did at my own!  Her oldest child was my best friend from the time we were 3 years old.  All of these years later, she is still one of my dearest friends.  How lucky and blessed am I?

My girlfriend should have been my mother's daughter.  My Mom loved that she was so career oriented and a real entrepreneur.  My mom started a children's clothing store pretty much on her own in the 1940s downtown here - and it was unheard of then for a woman to have her own business, let alone have it become successful!

My girlfriend's mother was a teacher before her children were born, and then stayed home with them as her family grew.  She was a homemaker in every sense which I loved as well in later years. She spent hours knitting and doing needlework, especially needlepoint, which was also one of my favorite things to do.  She was an inspiration to me and I loved her dearly.

Sympathy cards are not anything I enjoy making, but this one was especially different.  I used a 3D embossing folder from Crafter's Companion coupled with a beautiful digi image from Graciellie Designs.I wanted something simple and elegant and I think I achieved that.

Here is a closeup of the beautiful digi image from Graciellie Designs.
                        I printed it on a laser printer, cut it out with the Silver Bullet Platinum 
and then foiled it with sparkling silver.
You can see how that foil reflects the light beautifully.

I used Nuvo embossing paste to highlight the dimension  
from the embossing folder and added small white pearls.

Again, I am painfully reminded to take time to tell my family and friends how special they are to me and to cherish every moment of every day.  Life is an amazing gift, but it has an expiration.

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