Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mother's Heartbreak, some pictures of Justin

Well I have a blog for this, but haven't really posted on it. 
The biggest heart break to me, is the loss of a child, no matter what the age that child is. I loss my oldest son 8 years ago. He was 22 years old. I miss him every day. We as a family miss him every day. 

Lately, I have been going through boxes, trying to clean and to sort stuff out,  I find a lot of pictures. Most I share on Facebook. But I wanted to share a couple on my blog. I don't really feel like talking about what happen, he died sudden though. There is info on his Facebook page if you want to read more about him. I hope to start blogging about this more. I have read that writing can be therapeutic. Of course maybe no one wants to read it, but that is ok.

I love this first picture of him, He was in 1st grade. He was so cute, spunky and sweet. If you notice his smile you will see he is missing a tooth and one is growing in, the interesting thing is that the tooth was the wrong tooth growing in, it was an eye tooth, not a front tooth, so his Uncle Greg, who is a Dentist pulled his tooth. Was not a fun day at all. He hated it being done and so did we, we all felt his pain. But that didn't last long and the tooth grew out and the correct one grew in. He still had a eye tooth grow in the right spot. This picture always reminds me of his Grandmother Pafford, I don't know why, maybe just some resemblance of his Grandmother.

This next picture I found was probably taken around 2001 or possible 2002, need to do more research and try to find out, but it is picture of him helping Matthew, with Derrick and Ryan at the table, I am in the background. It must be Christmas day as there is a tree in the back ground as well. I hope I can find more pictures of this. My boys are all so wonderful and I am so blessed to have been picked to be their Mom.

Monday, August 19, 2013

New card design Smile

Well yesterday I was cleaning my craft room, and of course I get distracted and decided to make a card. I wanted to do a blog challenge since I couldn't come up with anything myself. So while looking at blogs I found this site: CAS (E) this Sketch.

 I thought the sketch was cute and simple enough. Of course it took me time to decide what I wanted to do and what to use. So here is my card:

Everything is from Close To My Heart;
Click on the links to go to my online store to find the products:
The stamp used in on this card is a Hostess only stamp, it is so awesome. In order to get this stamp you would need to host a gathering or online party and to have sales of $150 or more. 

Here is another image (I didn't create this) of what the stamps can do.

The stamp set has the look of Washi tape. More to come on that.

I hope you liked the card I made. I am hoping to do more challenges this week.
Have a great week.