Saturday, July 30, 2011

CR84FN 35

What a week this has been.  First, I want to tell all of you thank you for all of your kind and generous comments you left me on my Christmas card.  I had to go out of town to Atlanta on Wednesday for my Uncle's funeral.  He died suddenly from a Massive Heart Attack.  My mom was from the Atlanta area and that is where my Nanny and Papa are buried as well as my Aunt and now my uncle.  I have not been back there since I was 16.  It is safe to say that I think it has been 20 years to the month.  I was feeling bad for myself when my mom passed away last month because all I have left is my dad and brother.  Well, my poor cousin has nobody now.  He is 28 years old without a  mom, dad, or siblings now.  I have learned one very valuable lesson....life is too short.  Enjoy everything you have and the people in your life.  You never know what tomorrow will bring.

Was that a bit deep for you?  Sorry.  I will get to the point and show you what I have to share.Edit HTML


I added a little glitter to the inside of the butterfly wings.  This set from PTI is one of my favorites called Flutterby Friend.  You can make all kinds of cute little scenes with this one.  I felt like I had to keep this one a little more CAS so I didn't make it look overdone.  Know what I mean?


Here is the beautiful graphic to inspire you this week at CR84FN.



Suzanne
Deborah
Stephanie
Sue
Andrea
Lisa


Thanks so much for stopping by,
Heather



32 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

Heather, I am so sorry about your Uncle and your post really made me think about what you said about enjoying and appreciating everyone in your life because life is too short. Thanks for the reminder. Also thanks for sharing your really pretty card. LOVE the scene you created and glitter in the butterfly wings!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

I am sorry to hear about your Uncle Heather. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers :) Your card is so pretty! Love the shimmery detail on the sweet butterfly!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Not too deep at all. We really need to embrace and savor every moment. Thanks for the reminder. Big HUGS to you...I am so sorry for your loss. Your card is gorgeous as always.

Debgem said...

Heather - So sorry to read of the loss of your Uncle - you've had a really rough couple of months - sending you much love. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts - I know what you mean about life being short. You really do have to live life and appreciate your family and friends.

Your card is just lovely - the flowers and butterfly are so pretty, lovely sparkle on the wings!

lynn said...

hugs to you and your poor cousin, sweetie. lovely card with the cute flowers and bfly:)

Ros said...

Such sad news ... not too deep ... words like yours need to be shared ... Your card is as aways stunning ... I love this colour palette and you have really made a beautiful creation from it ...

Suzanne C said...

Sorry to hear about your uncle Heather. Hugs to you and your family. Lovely clean design. Beautiful flowers and butterfly. Pretty card.

Lindsay said...

Oh Heather, I just want to give you a hug. I am so sorry to hear about your uncle! Life is so short and we need to enjoy our loved one to the fullest.

This card is so lovely! I adore that set and your coloring is fantastic. Always eye candy when I come to your blog girly!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I am so sorry for your losses. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Your card is so pretty! The flowers have been colored so nice! And I love the crimped panel. Great job once again!

Betty Wright said...

Heather, I am so sorry to hear about your uncle! {{{Hugs}}} to you and family! Keeping you in my prayers!

Your card is gorgeous! Love how you used the colors and I have had my eye on this set for awhile! Beautifully done!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so pretty, love the colors and the design. No, not too deep at all, any reminder we have to enjoy each day we have is a good one. So sorry for your loss and your cousin.....OMG, so young to be without immediate family - good thing he still has you.

Joanne Leddy said...

I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. May your memories help heal your heart. Hugs.

Beautiful card ... simple, clean, and lovely colors.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

It's so hard to lose your mom, with that still fresh in your heart makes it especially hard to see your cousin's loss...

Love how your images stand out so crisp and clean!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Heather!!~

Wendy ten Hove said...

I love this, Heather! Very nice stamps and such a pretty scenery you created here, pretty colors, just perfect!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Inger said...

I am sorry to hear about your Uncle Heather.
Love your card, it's so clean and simple, very beautiful!!
Take care.

♥ Hugs, Inger

Linda R. said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss.. I do believe you are right about enjoying the people around us.. We never know..

Your card is so pretty. I love those colors together..

Hugs, Linda

Annika said...

Oh Heather, I am so sorry to hear about your uncle passing away. I lost my Mom this year and yes, it really brings home how on your own and mortal you are. I am now looking at my loved ones with totally different eyes, intent to be as much for them as I can possibly manage. :)
Being creative is a great gift though - one of which you have received in abundance!
Hugs
Annika

Lynnda Hosni said...

great coloring Heather.... Simply gorgeous... hugs...xoxo

Andrea M said...

Oh Heather. I am so sorry to hear about your uncle :( My thoughts and prayers are with you! And I completely agree with your thoughts - that's why we're moving closer to home. Life is short and you never know.
Your CR84FN card is STUNNING! SO beautiful!

Lisa Somerville said...

So sorry to hear about your Uncle's passing - my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Beautiful BD card, wonderful design and use of this weeks colors!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Heather--I am sooooo sorry to hear of your uncle's passing! Praying for your cousin--and your family!!

What a beautiful card--love the colors and the beautiful design! FAB:)

Shannon White said...

Oh, Miss Heather, I am so sorry to heat about your Uncle. Sending Big Hugs and prayers to you and your family. So true, Life is too short and we need to Love and Appreciate the people in our lives..

Love your Beautiful Card Miss Heather.. Such a Lovely scene. Love the Darling Butterfly and the glitter too! Soo Pretty!

Big hugs to you Lady!

Shannon 8-)

Marie said...

Sincere condolences on you loss. Thanks for the reality check about 'life'.

I really love your CAS card. It is nice to see a beautiful card that isn't overly embellished.

Stella said...

No this wasn't too deep for me. Life is too short and very precious. I am so sorry for your loss. First your mum now your uncle, Both in a short time. Take care of yourself sweetie,

I'm impressed that you were able to come up with a card as gorgeous as this one. I love the bright look of your colored flowers and butterfly. Great use of the colors of the challenge and paired up with lovely papers.
Pure beauty; as usual :)
Hugs; thinking of you,
Stella

joy said...

I'm sorry for your loss and your cousin's. This is a lovely card, light and delicate.

pink latte said...

Heather, I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. Take care sweetie!

Your colored flowers so beautiful and delicate!

xx

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Heather! Love the addition of the glitter to the butterflies!

I am so sorry to hear about your uncle... big hugs to you my friend.

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW...Heather I'm so sorry to hear you have to face another funeral! My thoughts and prayers are with your family! Your card is so beautiful...love this CAS design too :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Lisa said...

I was sorry to see your uncle had passed away,prayers for you and your family. Your card is just lovely.

MTNestor said...

Heather,
Sorry about your uncle's passing. Your card is lovely. I like the butterflies and how you colored them.
Penny N.

Cher said...

Very sorry to hear about your Uncle. Can't imagine losing your family at age 28...so very sad. We never know how long we have with the people we love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Your card is so pretty! Love your layers and such a beautiful stamped image...The butterfly is darling, with a perfect dash of glitter!

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