Monday, January 9, 2012

A Sad Day!

Hello My Crafty Friends!  Today was a sad day, we said goodbye to my step-grandmother today as she passed away from brain cancer on Friday.  It was really sad watching my step-dad who is 6 foot some, 300 + lbs crumble.  He is always such a strong man and today I saw a sad man!  As he said his final goodbyes to his dear mother, he reminded us how precious each day is with the ones we love!  I pray tonight that Bobby can find some peace in knowing that his mother is no longer suffering and that she went home to our Sweet Lord!  With that in mind, I made him a card just to let him know I am thinking of him.  I didn't want it to be your usual sympathy card but sorta an uplifting card.  I often time have a hard time making a masculine card.  For whatever reason its always easier to make a girly card.  LOL  But here is an attempt at making that masculine card!

I used Create A Critter cricut cartridge for my sun.  It can be found on page 52.  I cut all my layers at 3 inches and inked all the edges with some Rich Cocoa Memento ink.  I hid the facial features using my gypsy and stamped a "Peachy Keen" face on the sun.  I added some pink cheeks with a pencil color and colored in the tongue.  My paper and ribbon are from Wal-Mart. The ticket for my sentiment is from E K Success.  My sweet sentiment stamp is from K Andrew "Splash-tastic Summer" set and is stamped in So Saffron SU ink.  To get your own Splash-tastic Summer stamps or to see all the other FABULOUS K Andrew stamp sets click HERE!   For a closer look at this set see below!
On another note, a friend of mine asked if I would make some baby shower favors for a shower she is throwing.  They don't know the sex of the baby {GASP}! Can you believe it someone not wanting to know the sex of their baby before it is born.  I thought that tradition was long gone! LOL  Any who, I started searching my carts and low and behold on the Life's A Party cart, I found the cutest box.  I made it just like the handbook showed.  Of course I explained we could use different paper and change it up a bit but I wanted to give her an idea of what we could do, take a look!
  Isn't it adorable and it took me approximately 15 mins to make it!  I cut the box from the Life's A Party cart at 5 1/2 inches along with the B and G blocks.  Of course we will shrink it if in fact this ends up being the favor because it will take a bit of candy to fill this one!  Hee Hee!!!!  I honestly don't remember where I got that ribbon but its getting low! :(  My paper is from my scrap pile so I'm not sure where its from either.  I know, not a lot of info.  I really am trying but I am totally and completely drained today.  Hoping to perk up a bit as my birthday is Wednesday! WOO HOO!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by to say hi!
Until next time, Happy Craftin'!
Miranda :)


  1. Sorry for your loss. Love the card you made him! Welcome to Erica's Design Team!

  2. sorry for your loss of your grandma. in your heart she will be. ON a good note. welcome to Erica Design Team! so exciting! if you get e-mail on her let me know.. love to keep up! - fellow Erica DT sis.

  3. So sorry for the loss. This card came out great especially for a man.~ Erica Design Team sister, Mary


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