Thursday, June 14, 2018

OSAT Blog Hop Lay It Out

Welcome to the OSAT blog hop and my blog.  I really didn't know what the theme of the hop was until the other day.  I just hadn't gotten that far, but I knew right away what I needed to do.  My cousin passed away last month after years of addiction.  She was the kindest soul and I loved her dearly, but knew that her days would be short here on this earth with the life she lived.  It was so sad, but yet no one could change it, but her.  She was only 57.  As kids we were very close so when I found the saying I put on the bottom I knew I needed to make a scrapbook page to sort of come to terms with her passing and it was one of those things where you say you will do it soon.  Well the hop forced me to do it sooner and that's a good thing.  This is the way I want to remember her.  Always smiling and young and healthy.

I used the Graceful Garden set that I purchased last year, but really hadn't used much.  I had recently made some cards with it this past Spring and loved coloring the rose in with our Stampin'Blends,  I chose one of my favorite colors Calypso Coral to color the roses and then my coordinating color I chose Pool Party along with some Basic Black accents.  I even got some of the Share What You Love SDSP added in there and while it is a Mint Macaron color, I think it really plays well with the Pool Party.  The only downside to my creations this month is that there is no die to cut out the flowers, but I do enjoy fussy cutting at times and since making this page was a time of reflection as well, I put it to good use cutting out the flowers.

I just love this saying.  I guess I found myself feeling a little angry because my cousin wasted her life in such a way, but then when I read this it gave me some closure that I have such good childhood memories with her and those can never be taken away.  The addiction couldn't take those away.  I hope it's ok that I've been honest and open about my feelings.  I feel like this has really helped me with my grieving process.

I love how my card turned out.  It has so much dimension to it and lots of details.  

As you can see in this picture I put lots of dimensionals underneath the rose and the petals.  

I didn't have any current suitable ribbon for this card so I used our 3/8" Gold Metallic-Edge ribbon and colored it with the Calypso Coral Stampin' Blend.  It seconds it was dry and ready to attach.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you will continue on to the next blog from the list below.



Anonymous said...

Beautiful projects, and a wonderful way to remember a special person in your life.

Jenny Hall said...

This is a beautiful memory of your cousin, Renee, and exactly why we make these projects. Thank you for sharing your story.

Carin said...

Kind thoughts and lovely projects! And it is your blog afterall so you can express your feelings how ever you want to! 💜

Candy Ford said...

You did a beautiful job honoring her memory with your project. It came out very pretty. I hope you found it therapeutic to put this together..


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