Tuesday, March 1, 2016

You Are Beautiful with Concord & 9th

Hello friends. Hello crafters. Hello blogging world. 

It's been a long hard road since my last post on December 23, 2015. Life has changed in such a dramatic way that a lot of times I still can't believe it's real. I never would have thought that taking my husband to the hospital on Christmas Day would forever change my/our lives forever. 

He spent 23 days in the hospital for liver failure. 23 long days and nights. Lots of tears and a roller coaster of emotions during each one of those days. He was able to overcome what we thought were his last days and walked out of that hospital on January 16 to live with his godfather in hopes to get stronger. Unfortunately, his body was already too far gone and his liver was so damaged. On January 21, he was taken to Hospice as he was unresponsive. My boys and I made our way to Florida to be with him and to say our goodbyes. It was not in the cards to make it there before he took his last breath on January 22 at 3:19pm. It's a date and time that will forever my etched in my mind. 

 I buried my husband and the father to my two boys. He is missed and always in our hearts. 

Days, weeks, and even a month has gone by since that day. We are learning how to live without him. We are getting use to our new normal. There are good days and bad days. Today is a good day. 

I am back. I have missed crafting so much. This community is hands down one of the best communities to be a part of especially when you need them the most. I am so thankful for the calls, texts, messages, cards and every single prayer that I have felt since losing my husband. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

For my card today, I used the challenge at Sunday Stamps as my inspiration. 


I used a new stamp and die set from Concord & 9th to create my card. I used the Floral & Flutter Bundle along with the Beautiful Bundle.


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I used distress inks to bring the color to my card. The butterfly die cut is so beautiful and intricate. I do love everything about it and see it being used a lot in the future. The font of the word beautiful has to be one of the most beautiful fonts ever. If only I could write like that in my real life it would be amazing! 

Head over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the design team created and to join in on the challenge. Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back soon with more design team work and to share more of my love for card making. 

Have a great day!

Angel 

20 comments:

  1. Your card is beautiful Angel.
    I am SO sorry for your loss!

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  2. I love to see you back creating, Angel! Your card is just beautiful! I am so sorry for your loss and I continue to lift you and your boys up in prayer. xoxo

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  3. Your card is beautiful! I'm so happy to see you back to crafting but I am so SO sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep your and your sons in my prayers.

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  4. Angel, this is a beautiful card! I am so happy you are back to crafting. I know it brings you great joy! You know I love you and pray for you day and night! XXXXX

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  5. What a beautiful card! I lost my brother on Dec 23rd to liver failure and it was so hard. I am praying for you and your children.

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  6. Here from Stamp Junkies. This card is gorgeous. My heart aches for you after reading your post. I cannot imagine. I am so, so sorry for your loss. :(

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  7. First and foremost I am so very sorry for your loss. I am glad to see you back. Your card is beautiful.

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  8. God bless you during this sad time . . .

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  9. My heart still aches terribly as I read your post. You are a strong woman, Angel. You have your beautiful boys to help you get through this and I only wish you the best. I just can't image the pain/sadness you have experienced. Hang tough and continue with prayers and faith. Good to see you crafting again. You must continue to live and stay strong.

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  10. My thoughts are with you and your family. I'm happy you're back and that you have a hobby that has such a wonderful community. Your card is beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful card, Angel! We have missed your crafty goodness too! I'll be thinking and praying for you too!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  12. I am so sorry for your loss. Your card is beautiful!

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  13. It's good to see you creating again, Angel, your card is stunning! Hugs and continued prayers for you and your boys.

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  14. It takes a lot of courage to move forward instead of living in grief. My heart goes out to you and your boys. They are lucky to have you as their mother. Your card is beautiful. I'll be looking forward to seeing more of your designs.

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  15. My thoughts and prayers are still with you and your boys Angel. So happy that you are getting back to doing something that brings you joy!

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  16. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your boys as you navigate your new normal. So wonderful to see you creating again and WOW! What a beautiful card! xo

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  17. Hi, Angel! I came through your blog from Stamp Junkies FB group. Your card is so soft and beautiful. I am so sorry to hear the loss of your husband. May you be comforted with the fond memories that you have. I am thinking and praying for you during this difficult time. Sending hugs!

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  18. I've been thinking about you a lot Angel, so sorry for your loss. I am glad to see that you're back creating beautiful projects again. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

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  19. hello Angel, so glad to see you back...your card is stunning...luv this stamp set and die! hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  20. I can't imagine how that must have felt, must still feel. My thoughts are with you every day. I hope you do find your new normal. Hugs, Katie

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