Close as a Memory

It is as they say, another day another dollar. Well it doesn't feel like I'm making my worth at work. Baby Matthew has a tummy bug now. The other week he had a viral/rash thing which meant a week of work, last week I had my rostered day off and a funeral to attend, and now this week - I've had to leave work early today and will have to be home with Matthew tomorrow. It gets rather frustrating when you're trying to get back on track, get back into routine and to put it simply, get the job done!

But luckily for me, I have my craft table to sit at and get some time out. Crafting to me is more than a hobby, it's my time, it's my time to relax and explore my creativity and think outside the obligations of life. My boys (big and small) understand what it means to me, they give me the freedom to create and for that I love them all very much! My husband has even designed me a new crafting area in the new house - he gets me!

Anyway, I did promise to show you some more cards you can make for those sad occasions in life. Some of these can also be adapted for happier times, such as birthdays, by changing the colours or the sentiments/words you have used. Handmade cards allow you to adapt and create. Perfect solution for when you need a card!

Stamps: Close as a Memory

Inks: Stampin' Up! Classic Old Olive & Vintage Violet (In Colour 2007)

Papers: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Wild Wasabi & Soft Sky

Other: Ribbon & mat pack

Tip: Use the mat pack to pierce selected corners around the stamped image to add interest. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to "lift up" the sentiment from the card.

See what I mean about adapting the card for other occasions? It wouldn't be hard to do. In fact, later this week - I'll show you a birthday card I made last year using the Close as a Memory set. Yes, I've shown it before - but you'll get to see what I mean.

Well that's it for me. It's 10.45pm and I should get to bed. We're all hoping and praying for a quiet night and Matthew sleeps through without getting sick again (the poor little man). Tomorrow is always another day!

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