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”.
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