Monday, December 15, 2008

So much more than my Grandpa

I will not be posting much over the next week or so. My grandfather passed away yesterday morning and my daughters and I will be flying to Chicago for the funeral.

Losing my grandpa, or "Pa" as we called him, is a devastating blow. We lived with my grandparents for several years when I was little after my parents divorced. My grandpa became like my dad. He's been sick for several years, but he just kept hanging on. So as the years went on, we just thought he'd keep going and going. Thankfully, I was able to see him over Thanksgiving and he was in good spirits, joking and laughing and telling stories. I'm so glad that I will have those final memories of him, that he was able to finally meet Hayley and see Will and I together. And the last thing that I said to him was that I loved him, and that brings me more peace than I can say. He passed away in his sleep, which was how he wanted to go and I know that he is in a place where he can sing again, where he can walk and run and do all the things he loved.

I have been creating though and will have more to share when we get back. Take care everyone!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Some mojo

I have been in a craft funk lately. No real motivation to go back to my studio and create. Well, in an attempt to get out of it, I decided to participate in the KWERNERDESIGN.COM color inspiration challenge for this week. Her blog is one I check all the time, but this is the first time I've actually made a card for the challenge :-). It's laziness because her challenges are always awesome color combos!

This weeks challenge was:

And a not so great picture of my submission because I'm rushing...

I am in a hurry with this stuff today because I have to clean my studio and finish organizing Cait's room to start making room for the new stuff coming. Christmas is creeping up quickly!! Have a great day everyone. Hopefully my mojo is officially jumpstarted so I can have more craftiness to share later!! :-)