Friday, 20 January 2012

Remembering January 20, 2000

There are certain dates that will always stick in your mind. For me, one of those dates is January 20, 2000. On that day the boys and I were making our daily trek into school and work. The day changed drastically in a split second. I lost control on black ice, crossed the centre line and was hit by an oncoming car. My worst nightmare was about to begin.

My son, Matthew, in the front passenger seat was critically injured and his life hung in the balance for several weeks. He had a ruptured pulmonary artery, the same injury as Lady Diana, and was fighting for his life. We spent 4 months together in hospital and rehabilitation and the rest of the year at home recovering.

The accident taught me many things - the importance of family first and foremost, the strength of character that my sons had at such a young age, the art of forgiveness, and that no matter what your faith, someone is always looking out for us, especially when we screw up!!!

I always hug my boys a little tighter when we say so long, and make sure they know how much I love them, always tell my family and friends how much they mean to me, and above all else that famiy is always first in my life.


Sunday, 8 January 2012

Mojo Monday 222 & Colour Throwdown

I promised more artwork and have two quick cards to share with you.

First up - Mojo Monday 222 Sketch. This was a favourite and there is some terrific artwork on the Mojo Monday blog.

I loved this card when I was done. It is perfect for an upcoming male relative's birthday. This card features a retired paper package called Lucky. It has great colours of sunset, indian corn blue, dessert sand, outdoor denim and olive. I stamped the bicycle image from C1439 Enjoy Life and the sentiment from D1187 For Every Occasion (retired). The embellishments are from green ribbon collection, and olive mini medley.

This is the card I created for Color Throwdown Challenge. I used Grey Flannel, Tulip & Black cardstock. The stickease is from a retired collection called Rough & Tumble and the sentiment is from D1111 Card
Sentiments. Embellishments are licorice opaques and black ribbon collection. The card base is White Die Cut Cards. All supplies from Close to My Heart.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

A Special Birthday Invite

My mom is celebrating her 80th birthday this February. I asked her if I could make her invitations. I started with three samples for her to choose from. She deliberated and came up with a combination of two of the samples.

This is the front of the card. It follows the Sonoma Workshop on the Go pattern for add-ons. The card is the 6 x 6 Kraft Die cut card. I have fastened with velcro buttons and added cocoa ribbon instead of the stamped strip.

My mom is a quilter so I wanted to add something that showed her personality. This section is a 5 X 5 piece completed with 1" squares. The squares are also cut from the Sonoma paper packet. This is attached to the inside left of the card.

The inside right of the card is the invite information.

The Sonoma Workshop on the Go is only available to the end of January 2012. The Sonoma paper packet has been carried forward to the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book.

I hope you enjoy this invite and I'm off to finish the rest. I not seeing stars, I'm seeing squares!!

Happy creating.


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I am a wife, proud mom of 2, mother-in-law, Close to My Heart Consultant, and amateur photographer. I love paper crafting whether it is scrapbooking, cards, or 3-D items, and enjoy enabling - uh I mean teaching, others.