Sunday, September 25, 2011

It'll Be Okay...

I don't know about you all, but that is my mantra these days. I have so much hope that it will all BE OKAY.....let's just hope that THAT proves to be enough. FINGERS CROSSED.

I have had a LOT going on, emotionally, involving my family...namely my cousin and her new baby, and I just haven't felt like stamping. She and her baby, Jonah, have occupied my thoughts until I am consumed with my worry and hope for them. Jonah was born with severe genetic issues, namely Marfans Syndrome(at least, that is what they think he has), which can be fatal in the first year of life. He has struggled with his breathing, and his heart, but my whole family has hope that he will be strong, and pull through all of this. My only wish right now is for Jonah to be healthy enough to survive without medical help, no matter what the road ahead has in store for him. We are all aware of the struggles he will have, and the problems that can occur, but if he can just pull through this, here and now, we will ALL make sure he gets through the rest. My family, when faced with trials, is the best at pulling together and getting what has to be done, DONE. Let's just hope we are given the opportunity to prove our strength and perseverance as a whole. I am sure, with all my heart, that we are a force to be reckoned with, and we WILL have this chance to prove ourselves. I love you Casie and Jonah, always.

Wow, sorry, I am VERY emotional right now, can you tell.

Because of everything that has been going on, I missed Forgotten Stamp Friday(Saturday...errr, kinda Sunday), but here I am, playing along now!!

If you aren't familiar with this challenge, it is a personal challenge that I have posed to myself to make me use some of my un-inked, unused, and neglected stamps. The only rule is that it has to have been un-inked or owned for 6 months. Digi images count, as well...we tend to collect those, and then never use them, too! If you decide to play along, just be sure to enter your name in the Mr. Linky, and when uploading to an online gallery, use the keyword..FSF34

So, here is my card. I chose to use the Pure Innocence My Umbrella set. It makes me think of the Mandy Moore version of Rhianna's Umbrella. DEFINITELY worth a listen. I stamped my girl on X- Press It blending card, and then colored her hair and skin with my Copics. I then paper pieced coat, boots, and umbrella with some MME Six by Six Everyday Fair paper. She was layered with Red Hot, Lemon Drop, and Fossil card stock, all from MFT. I then used more of the same paper, and some Sweet Tooth card stock for my white. My ribbon is part of the MFT red collection. My corduroy buttons were from MFT, and my red button is an old MFT button. I used Linen Thread in those. My DP was cut out with the Bracket Edge Die-namics, and my Dainty Dots Die-namics border was cut out of Fossil. I then used the First Place Award Ribbon for my sentiment(both inside and out).

For the inside, I used more of the same papers, and Die-namics, like I stated above. The sentiment is from another Pure Innocence set, Boy and Dog Snow Wonderful.

Well, that is it for me for now. If you decide to use one of your forgotten stamps, be sure to link it up in the comments so I can see it! Thanks so much for stopping by, and listening to my rant. HUGS and LOVE to all of you!