Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dotted Hugs

I love the snow!  Some of my favorite memories are of sledding when I was a kid.  We would go to this place called Dead Man's Hill.  How's that title to get your heart pumping?  Basically, it was this huge crater in the Earth.  People would sled to the middle from all four sides.  Legend has it that someone died sledding down that hill.  Of course, that could just be something my dad told us to get us spooked.

I still love to sled and ice skate.
Building snowmen and making snow angels is probably the one thing that can transport any adult into a kid again.  When my little girl was 3 we made a bunch of snow people.  She named one Sara.  This card reminds me of that moment.

I made it using the My Favorite Things Sketch.
I just love these Pure Innocence Stamps.  My papers are by Echo Park and the sentiment is a Hero Arts set.  I'm not sure if you can see in the picture, but I punched out 4 vellum circles and sewed them on under the sentiment.  I love it because the vellum came from an envelope that I got in the mail.  AND the ribbon at the top is off of my daughter's new sweater.  You know those loops they put inside to hang them on the hangers?  That's what it is!  Perfect use of recycling and I used it up within a few weeks.  Yeah me!

Here are the Copics I used:

On a side note.... I would love a few extra prayers these next few weeks.  My husband isn't able to come home due to a weekend work project.   Today I will be presenting an idea at the PTO meeting to honor my mom and her Clothing Fund.  She is the person who planted the idea in me to pop popcorn each month for our school.  It averages over an extra 1,000 dollars for the PTO each year. (very tiny school so this is a nice amount) I'm going to ask them to take the proceeds from January to put towards my mom's fund.  I'm sure it will be very emotional for me.  Prayers of strength would be fabulous.  Thank you!!!!

Tomorrow I will have another project to share!  See you then!


Chris said...

love your PI card and it's very cool that you could use the tab from your DD's sweater on it.

Patti J said...

Oh, Nikki...I wish I lived close enough to be with you tonight. You will just have to 'feel' me there with you in spirit. I know you will be feeling your mom's loving arms around you as you give your idea to the PTO. Love your card, sweetie - what a darling image! Hugs, dear friend!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

You got my prayers for sure! And your card is so cute...love the recycled elements! :)

Megan said...

Praying for you as you do a bold thing! And I love your card, I think it turned out wonderfully!

Kelli said...

This is a WONDERFUL Card and THANK YOU for sharing a piece of YOU... I LOVE warm memories, makes me feel part of peoples lives... Sharing is SO special to me... I Wish you strength in your presentation!!! GO GET 'EM!!!! :) :) :)

Dotty Jo said...

Dearest Nikki, I just found your comment on my blog and thought, hey, I haven't seen this girl posting for quite a while, so I headed over here. I am so sorry to read about your illness and the loss of your sweet Mom. The only hugs I can give are virtual ones but please know that I am thinking of you and sending you lot's of love across the miles, Jo x

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Adorable!! You need to enter this in the ABC Toys & Crafts DT Challenge PRONTO!! It's darling and a brilliant project for the theme - Baby, It's Cold Outside. Will definitely keep you and your hubby in my prayers this week. You GO girl!! Hugs!

bernietom47 said...

Darling card. Love the recycled bits.
Hope all went well with the PTO.

Jacilynn said...

Good luck sweetie with your journey.
great card, love those poka dots!
Thanks for joining us at ABC Toys & Crafts