Friday, March 6, 2015
You Lift Me Up and Make me Smile!
This week's Make-Live-Share involves creating a project that combines my joy of using stamps in unconventional ways and my love of creating "collections". I also wanted to incorporate my March Sketch Challenge over at CreativeBloomsJourney. In this challenge, I required a scalloped border in the layout design. Since I didn't have a scallop long enough, I knew I had to improvise...and then the fun began...
I thumbed through my stamps and spied a "round-ish" image that would possibly do the trick. The "Lift Me" ATS worked perfectly for the scalloped border. It kind of reminds me of bunting- so NOW I'm going to continue to use this idea for all sorts of cards!!!
Well, I received word the other day that a retired teacher I worked with a few years ago lost her daughter to metastatic breast cancer. So this is a gift for her... She returns to sub at the school often, and I can't imagine how much her heart aches. Her daughter had been battling this cancer for five years and had a tremendous spirit and determination to fight and win. Laura Elizabeth (Harbour) Scott leaves behind a loving husband, two young children (7 and 9), a sister, her mother and father and countless family members and friends who are blessed by the gifts she leaves behind. Her legacy of giving and loving is immeasurable. She co-founded a nonprofit called FamiliesFightingFlu and was passionate about the importance of vaccine-preventable diseases. She will be so greatly missed.
Six perfect little cards to fit in the box and such a special person to give it to. I hope they lift her spirits at this most difficult time.