Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Always in my Thoughts

Hi Everyone!

Well I had a fantastic week off from crafting and blogging. It was nice to just relax and catch up on some other things. I even read 2 books both of which I really liked. I'll be updating the "books" tab over the next few days, so be sure to check it out soon and read my reviews.
Ok, so on to today's card. This card is for a few challenges (all of which are listed below) including Verve's Viva La Verve Challenge (Sept week 1) and a new one for me, Verve's Diva Dare Challenge to "Send Some Sunshine". You can read all the details here and participate by linking your card to the Verve blog. I made this card to send to a sweet sorority sister of mine who three years ago today, gave birth to her beautiful baby boy and then held him close to say goodbye to him as it just wasn't his time to be on this earth and God called him home. I remember when she sent me the message telling me what happened. I cried for days. As a mother, I just couldn't imagine the horrible heartache and devastation she must have felt. Even though she has since had another healthy baby boy and is now pregnant again, I know it still must be difficult for her as she remembers and wonders what might have been.
I am entering this card also for OCL's Anything Goes Challenge this week as well as for the following challenges.

1. Craft Your Passion: Flowers
2. Crafty Boots: Anything Goes
3. Heart Song: Distressing
4. Lexi's Creation: Autumn/Fall
5. Make it Monday: Anything Goes
6 Woodware USA: Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting me! Have a great evening and I'll see you all tomorrow!


Nancy said...

What a heartbreaking story for your friend...how thoughtful of you to send her a card to remember her little one! It is beautiful, and the sentiment behind it makes it even that more poignant! Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

Merry said...

Such a lovely card for a sad time.

I like your layout of the card and the buttons. Saw you on Make it Monday.

Jennipher said...

That is definitely a heartwrenching story. Your beautiful card should help to comfort her. Love the distressed panels.

Scrumplescrunch said...

Lovely design and colours saw it on MIM.

cheryl said...

oh hun what a hearwrenching story,
your beautiful card will,sure help her and to comfort her,just love the layout on this too,hugs cherylxxx

Chrissy said...

This is really great with all the shapes. Great colours.
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.


CraftygasheadZo said...

Am sure this card will bring comfort, it's great. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Dropped in seeing your card on MIM
So cheerful it looks
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

NanaConnie said...

Great distressing on the papers! Lovely card to show your concern for a dear friend. So glad you submitted it to Heart Song this week. Please join us again often.
NanaConnie HSI DT

lalkygirl said...

what a beautiful card ,i am sure your friend will treasure it,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Monica said...

That story welled up my eyes...

Your card has lovely earthy colours and I do love the paper, layout and sentiment. All the best.

Saw your card on MIM.

xxx Monica

Debbie Corbari said...

Oh how heartbreaking! :(

Thanks so much for playing along with OCL this past week! Your card is beautiful!

Vickie Z said...

Love your card, the nesties with other elements are perfect!! Can't imagine being your friend... what heartache. Such joy and such heartache...all in a short span of time.

Jodi said...

This is such a beautiful card. I am certain it will bring comfort to your sister on this hard occassion. Unfortunately, I too lost a child right after birth and know how important it is that people remember their birth! It's wonderful that you are there for her. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion.
God bless your family!

Lin said...

Oh goodness now I am crying. What a lovely gesture which I am sure your friend really appreciated.

Thanks for joining us over at Lexi's.

Lin xx

Designing with Debbie said...

What a beautiful card. I love your distressing and your colors. Thanks for joining the Heart Song Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Davi said...

A beautiful card with all the layers, distressing and rich colors. The sentiment seems to be so perfect for your friend and remembering her at a difficult time. Im sure she will be very touched at your thoughtfulness as well as appreciate the beauty of the card. So glad you joined us at HSI this week :)

Lisa Jane said...

what a wonderful project - Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
Lisa x

Dee's Craft Room said...

What lovely sentiments.

Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a pretty card! I just love that sentiment.

Amy Tidd said...

Love the colour combo!! Great use of Stampin up products!! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx