I am in total awe at all the beautiful responses I received from all of you. Shannon has touched lives all over this country and in Canada too and you all have touched her life and for that I am very grateful. I am happy to know she was loved and ...

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Thank You

I am in total awe at all the beautiful responses I received from all of you. Shannon has touched lives all over this country and in Canada too and you all have touched her life and for that I am very grateful. I am happy to know she was loved and respected for who she was and the beautiful work she did.
Some one told me that the Lord only loans us our children and we never know when he is going to ask for them back. Please give your children an extra special hug for me.
Thank you all so much.
I will hold these Cherished Keepsakes Close to My Heart Forever.
Mom *:*


June 18, 2009

I am Shannon's Mom, her greatest fan, her best customer. It is with great saddness that I have to tell you that Shannon passed away on June 18th, 2009.
About 2 weeks before she died she had a seizure, and ended up in the hospital for 4 days. She had never had a seizure before. She was taking meds for it and seeing the doctors and doing everything that she was suppose to do. I was with her the last evening, she had a Dr. apt and we went out for dinner and then came back to her place to wait for our "goodies" to come. We were waiting for our Close to My Heart order to come in. When it came she had bought me the stamp set Thank You and said thank you for all you have been doing for me. I gave her a big hug and kiss helped her straighten things up and had to get home because we both had to work in the morning. We got a call from her boss telling us that Shannon didn't make it into work the next morning. We went and checked on her and found her.
I would like to thank everyone who ever looked at her blog, especially those of you who wrote a comment about her work. She looked so forward to your comments, you can't immagine how you affect someones life with your kind words.
The world has lost a great stamper and scrapbooker. I truely miss her we were always together or on the phone tossing ideas around or working on a page or card, or lately her sisters pages for her wedding album.
I do not have answers, just lots of questions, I can only put my faith and trust in the Lord and know she is in his arms now.
I love you Shannon and I miss you very much.
Mom *:*


This is another layout my Mom and I worked on for my sister's wedding dress. Like the layout below, we do have pictures on it, but I had to cover the pictures up per the bride. No one can see the dress before the wedding, she said! =)

This uses the Emporium paper packet. Colors are Buttercup, Cocoa, Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf, White Daisy and Tulip.

On the left page is a row of chipboard hearts from our Dimensional Elements Framed Fun set that I colored in with Tulip ink. Attached to the row of hearts is a White Daisy Tag from the Mini Medley Collection. I then used our Love Letters Rub Ons to add the word "Joy" to the tag.

On the right page, there is a bracket { from our Dimensional Elements Fresh Shapes that is also colored in with Tulip ink. Then the circles on the right side of that page near the top are just cut out from the paper packet.


Floral Tapestry

I made these pages for my sister for pictures of her wedding dress. She is getting married next year in fall and already has picked out her dress. She lives a couple hours away, so the last time we were down there visiting her, she made an appointment with the place where she is getting her dress from so we could see the dress. Wow, it is such a beautiful dress! And I do have the pictures on these pages, but, as the bride said, no one can see the dress before the wedding, so I had to cover the pictures up. So sorry if my "covers" are crooked or look strange. =) My Mom and I worked pretty hard and we came up with a whole album for her full of pictures we had taken that day when we were down visiting her. She just loved it! And we had a lot of fun putting it together! So I'll be sharing the pages we made here, just no pictures on the pages though =)

This page I made with the Floral Tapestry papers. Colors are Garden Green, Orchid Bouquet, Twilight and White Daisy.

On the left page, I used our Tender Tags stamp set and stamped the tag and I also used the flourish stamps in that set to random stamp the background piece of Twilight cardstock.

The big flower on the bottom was simply cut out of the patterned paper and adhered there.

On the top, on the strip of Twilight cardstock, I have Twilight ribbon and in the middle of that is one of our Clear Inspirations Ribbon Slides that says "Precious". It is hard to read in the pictures. Then, tied to that with our Colonial White Ribbon is the Tender Tags I stamped. I also tied some of our Waxy Flax on that along with two of our Clear Inspirations Friendship Dangles. One of the Dangles says "{Love}" and the other one has a heart.

On the right page, I have another Tender Tags tag stamped in Twilight with the word "Congratulations" stamped on it in Orchid Bouquet. That had the same Colonial White Ribbon running underneath it and is held on both ends by our Edge Anchors Heritage Collection.

The strip running down the page was also stamped with more flourishes from the Tender Tags set.

On the bottom there is a small tag from the Stickease collection held on with a Twilight brad. Then, on the right side on the bottom, is another one of the Stickease that I matted, then ran our Colonial White Ribbon around.

The phrase I stamped on the right side is from The Giving Hand set and reads "I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, there is no hurt, but only more love. -- Mother Teresa".


Mother's Day Card

This is the card I made for Mom for Mother's Day this year.

The card base is actually a pocket and the part with the flowers on it pulls out.

The flowers are from our Just Blooms Big Pinks and I added our Craft Buttons to them and tied the Buttons with Colonial White Waxy Flax.

The card base is made out of Chocolate Textured Cardstock and I have a little strip of patterned paper from our Bella Paper Packet near the top.

The little tag I have on the bottom is stamped with a stamp set that is a consultant only set (so far anyway) called Dream Big. Then on top of the tag is a Crochet Flower from our White Daisy Mini Medley Accent collection. I also have a flower shaped brad in the center of the Crochet Flower also from the same Mini Medley Collection, but it is hard to see in the picture.

The ribbon tied about the card base is from the Creme Brulee Ribbon Round.

Then the phrase I stamped on the part with the flowers is from our My One & Only stamp set and it is stamped in Blush.


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