Monday, 19 December 2011

Bitter Sweet

Just a quick thank you to friends who have left messages that they are thinking of our family at the moment.  My grandma passed away this morning.  As you can imagine it is a little bitter sweet – a blessing in some ways as because my grandma was so old, the stroke and brain haemorrhage had left her paralysed down one side of her body and really not with us in the end.  Even though its so close to Christmas we still can get the funeral in beforehand and mum will be able to come on the cruise with us in Jan and not have to be worrying about my grandma whilst she is away. I was only praying this morning that God would take her soon but truly not expecting to get a phone call from my dad on the way too work.  Gosh that one was a really quick answer.  Why can’t all my prayers be answered that quickly.
As sad as it is, its for the best but there will be two members of our family not around the Christmas tree this Sunday. (as my pop (100)  only died a few months ago too). 
Products Used: Sweet Nothings Paper Collection, Sticker Sheet, Collectables, P656Timeless
“Script” Paper, EM927 Cream Lace, F651 Sunset Mini Paper Blooms, EM969 Blossoms - Dahlia,
RB904 Moment Quote Rub ons, CS795 Botanical Clear Stamp, T303 Foam Tape    
This is a picture of my great grandparents in the latest range from Kaiser – Sweet Nothings.  A layout I did for the latest workshop mag.  If you don't get the workshop mag you can download it from the website or you can follow the instructions below and create one for yourself.
Use ALL YOURS as the background for this layout. Ink around the edges with a dark
brown ink pad and stamp in the top left and bottom right the Botanical Clear
Stamp image.
Cut a 22cm x20cm (9” x 8”) rectangle from SCRIPT and distress and ink the edges.
Adhere to the page 2cm from top and right edges.
Cut a 10cm x 15cm (4” x 6”) rectangle DOZEN ROSES, ink edges and adhere on an
angle with two photographs angled over the top.
Tuck under die cut tags as shown.
Underneath photographs adhere large flower die cut with other flowers and
butterfly images cut from left overs of DOZEN ROSES and WITH LOVE.
To the top corner of the SCRIPT paper adhere another rose die cut using foam tape.
Run a strip of lace below the photographs.
Cover a cameo and frame wooden embellishment with dimensional glaze and
allow to dry.
Adhere these along with additional mini paper blooms and blossoms to the
bottom left corner.
Rub on a quote to one of the collectable tags and adhere to the right side using
foam tape along with another cut out butterfly and small blossom resin flower.

Quick Gift Idea
Also with Christmas only a few days away. Here is a quick gift idea that doesn’t take long to make - do it yourself tile coasters.
CT703 Sweet Nothing Collectables, Clear Stamps - CS752 Script,
CS757 Music, CS795 Botancials, CS802 Postmarks. Other: Brown Ink and Modge Podge   
Get yourself four cheap tiles from a hardware store.
Give them a coat of modge podge and allow to dry.
Rub on some dark brown ink around the edges to shade and stamp texture images on each tile. Make sure the ink is a permanent one. Allow to dry.
Adhere a chosen die cut from the collectables pack to each tile and modge podge over the top to protect.
Cover the back of the tile with cork or some non slip fabric.
Tie together with ribbon and you have a gorgeous gift for someone this Christmas.

Script Clear Stamp - CS752
Music Clear Stamp - CS757
Botanicals Clear Stamp - CS795
Postmarks Clar Stamp CS802

For more great ideas using Sweet Nothings- make sure you go to your local scrapbook store and pick up a copy of the latest Workshop Magazine.
Have a great week


Shelley said...

Hugs to you and your family Mel. May your christmas be filled with cherished memories of your grandma and pop. Its a true blessing to have had them in your life for such a long age. Our memories are our to mkeep forever.

Adriana B said...

So sad to hear of such sad news... thanks for sharing.
wishing you a peaceful and blessed holiday season with your family.

Steph Devlin said...

Oh Mel, Im so sorry to hear about your sad news. Thinking of you sweets. xo