Tribute to My Sister, Kelly

      It was 27 years ago today that my sister, Kelly, moved to Heaven. This is always a really hard day for me. I loved her so much. Time has not helped much with the pain of losing her, but I have gotten more used to living with it. I want to share this tribute I made to her.


DCWV January Card Sketch Challenge

     Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you are having a great day.
      It's time for another Card Sketch Challenge at DCWV. I posted a copy of the inspiration sketch below. There is still about a week left before the deadline, so you have plenty of time to play. Jump in and have some fun with us. Here is my take on this month's challenge.
     I used DCWV's The Home Spun Cardstock Stack to make my card. I love the colors and textures that are in this stack- some are scored like the sheet I used on the front of my card. Some are shiny like the one I used for my card base, and some are glittery. I took a picture of my card at an angle so that you could see the score lines running through the cardstock. Isn't it wonderful cardstock? Sure makes it easier on me when it comes like this.
     I made the purple and creamy-yellow tags using Spellbinders Parisian Accents dies. The lattice as well as the flower punches are from EK Success. And, the Hello sentiment is from TPC Studio. I heat-embossed the Hello with ColorBox's boysenberry pigment and clear embossing powder. The boysenberry was a perfect match.
     Here's the address for the rules if you want to create with us: http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2013/01/january-stack-holic-template-challenge.html And, here's the sketch we have to work with for January.


* * * Happy New Year * * *

     I want to wish you and your families a Happy New Year! May you have great times ahead and peacefulness in your spirit. I want to thank my followers and visitors for all your visits and kind words about my work. You mean the world to me ,and I'm excited to share more projects with you this year. And, a few fun giveaways coming up soon!