Sad day

Today I lost one of my best friends.  She passed away after a long battle with cancer.  I have known her most of my life and was my “American mum”.  I was nanny to her kids many years ago and she introduced me to my husband and I left Scotland and came to live a new life in the United States.  My life would have been very different if Pat hadn’t been in it.  She was a mother, sister and best friend all rolled into one.  It will be hard going forward without her in my life. 

I laid around most of the day, crying on and off and reflecting on the many years we shared as friends.  I could almost hear her telling me to get up and do something. So I came into my craft room and made another card.  Something cute and cheerful to try to bring me out of my sadness for a little while.  Pat was my crafting buddy.  She would be happy that I was able to create something, despite my sadness.

I have been enjoying using dies lately.  So today I created this card featuring dies from Mama Elephant and Elizabeth Craft Designs. 

I die cut the pieces of the elephant from Neenah Classic Crest solar white 80lb paper and colored them with hickory smoke and worn lipstick distress oxide inks.  I then glued the pieces together with Art Glitter glue.  I die cut the Happy Birthday from the same paper and glued 2 layers together and then added the third layer in colored cardstock from Recollections.  The background paper is from Echo Park’s 6×6″ paper pad called “Happy Birthday”. 

I got some of my supplies from:
mamaelephant.com
elizabethcraftdesigns.com
amazon.com

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