Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hi card made using my Cricut Imagine, Blossom, Cindy Loo, and Forever Young Cricut cartridges.

hello, friends!

Sorry this is being put up late! One of my favorite cousins is dying of brain cancer and I was up at the hospital all day yesterday with her. It is truly awful! She is only 36 and has 4 children under the age of 12. They expect her to pass today, so I am not sure if there will be a post tomorrow, over the weekend, or Monday. I will do my best though. There is so much family coming in and I really want to spend as much time with them as possible.

On to the card...

This card is made using the Blossom Imagine cartridge, Cindy Loo and the Forever Young cartridge. I love that I can use any cartridge with a pattern and texture Imagine cartridge! It just opens up so many possibilities!

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I used papertrey ink lemon tart ribbon.


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The flower is from Forever Young


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I used the Cindy Loo cartridge for 'hi". Isn't that a fun font!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a terrific Thursday!


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135 comments:

Diana Joy said...

I'm so sorry for all of you over your young cousins impending death. So sad....and do not apologize or feel bad because things you usually do have to be let go temporarily (normally the 'fun' stuff). Life throws us a few curves and we have to sometimes only do what is totally necessary: like breath, eat, take care of our true responsibilities...do take care of yourself.

Kelly said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your cousin. How heartbreaking for this to happen, especially to someone so young.

Your family is in my prayers.

BTW - very nice card.

Liliana said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cousin.....my thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. Take care and take time to be with your family.

Tanya T said...

We are so sorry about your cousin. We will keep you and your family in our prayers during this sad time. It is always heartbreaking to lose someone you love.

PinkBlingCrafter said...

I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your cousin. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

eiyiyi said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and especially with her children.

Kate said...

Beautiful Card! I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. My Prayers are with you and your Family.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Melanie I am sad to hear about your cousin. I will be praying. Sending you a BIG HUG. AND of course I love the card.. you are very talented my friend...

Heather said...

This made me cry. A very close cousin and I are turning 35 this year. It would be awful to lose her! Please don't worry about us during this time! Come back when you can!

Debra said...

I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. I know we all understand your being away from the blog. For children to lose their mother so young is once of the worst things that can happen. Prayers go with you.

Scrapper69 said...

I'm soooo sorry Melanie... I'll be sending prayers to all of your family..... Your card is lovely as always... no need to post anything... I'm pretty sure we all understand your situation.... take time to be with the ones you love right now!
Hugs.... :o)

Ohhh Snap said...

Lovely card. My condolences on the impending loss of your cousin. My thoughts are with you and your entire family, especially her children.

Carrie said...

So sorry to hear about your cousin. May God give you and your family strength and peace. You are in my prayers, especially her children. Don't worry about posting, spend time with your family, they are more important.
Blessings, Carrie

Melissa said...

Wow Mel, I am so sorry to read about your cousin. That is so horrible. I have a cousin the same age with 4 kids that is battling breast cancer. It's horrible. Thoughts and prayers go out to your cousin and your entire family. Extra hugs for you!

I love the Cindy Loo font! That is the only reason I bought that cartridge! :)

Vanessa said...

The card is beautiful, as always.

So sorry about your cousin. My prayers are with you and your family.

Dakota Bear said...

Sorry to hear about your cousin. Praying God will give you and family comfort.

A very pretty card.

Susan said...

Sending you hugs!
SusanJ in Atlanta.

Ryansmaama said...

So sorry to hear about your cousin. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Love this card. I love the Imagine for the same reasons as you stated.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Jingle said...

I am so sorry! The card is beautiful!

Brigitte said...

Don't worry about the post (it is a beautiful card!!!) your family is a lot more important. I'm sorry to hear about your cousin

Live Love and Scrap said...

I am sooo very sorry to hear about your cousin. My heart just breaks for her kids!!! You all are in my thoughts and prayers!!!

hugs,
Sarah

Linda said...

Your post really puts things in perspective. . . I can only imagine how she feels leaving behind her children. May she rest in peace.

cherie said...

My prayers go out to you and your family.Your cards are always so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I never leave comments but I just have to say that I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin. My prayers and thoughts are with you, your family and her four angles. BTW luv your work!

Deanna said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. I wouldn't worry if you aren't able to post, people will understand. Take care of yourself.

Amy K said...

I am praying for your cousin and her immediate/extended family.
You know we'll all be here whenever you return....take care of you & your family.

Peace, Comfort, and Strength....

Sandra said...

prayers are with you all -


cute card
Sandra

Ann said...

Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!. Beautiful card ~ love the Cindy Loo font for HI.
Mstgane
Ann

4kids4 said...

Oh Melanie, I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin. I'm sending many thought and prayers to her and her family. Make the most of the time with your family.


~Sharon C.

~*Joann*~ said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your cousin. Such a shame! So young and those poor babies of hers. I will keep your cousin and the family in my prayers. Do not worry about us here, you take the time for yourself to be with your family right now. We will all be here waiting for you when you get back. Again I am truly sorry to hear of your cousin's health.

BTW nice card...

Brenda Ldo said...

Melanie,
So sorry to hear of your cousin's illness. Family first! Everything else can wait! Thoughts and prayers to all of your family at this difficult time.
Your card is beautiful!
Brenda

Kjones said...

My prayers go out to you and your family.

tinabxtr said...

Your cousin, you and your family are in my prayers. Deepest sympathies.

ShawnfromMN said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. So very sad. Know that you have a lot of friends praying for you and your family. Take care of yourself and dont even think about this blog! No apologies!! You and your family are #1. I wish I could help you out but know that you are in my thoughts.

love2create said...

Melanie, first, this card is super pretty. Secondly but way more important is that you spend your time with your family. We will always be here, just waiting till you return, but being with your cousin and the rest of your family is much more important. We, your friends, totally understand that. Take care of yourself and my prayers go out to you and all of your family.

niaggi said...

I am so sorry for the pain you and all you family are going through now. Please dont be sorry if you cant post anything for awhile. It is sweet of you to even think of all your followers but I am sure we all understand that you need some time for yourself and your family. Please take all the time you need.You and your family are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of your cousin and her impending death. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers especially her children. And please do not apologize for not being able to post, family is so much more important than posting. Go be with your family and we will be here waiting for your return. Blessings and hugs!!!

Lynn B said...

I am sorry to hear about your cousin. Don't worry about your blog we will be here when you get back. Family is important spend time with them.

Linda said...

Oh my goodness don't worry about your blog. That is so sad about your young cousins. Enjoy your family while you can. We will all be here with you in our thoughts and paryers.

jenlynnie said...

life is more important posting creations. my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

JenE said...

So sorry to hear about your cousin :( God bless your family.
Great card...love the CL font!

Mary - Biker Granny said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin, Mel. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. That's a beautiful card but please do not feel like you have to take time away from family to post craft projects for us...take as much time as you need...we understand.

Karen said...

Family first.

Thanks for taking the time to post this beautiful card. Sorry to hear about your cousin. Take all the time you need to spend with family. Your blog and blog followers will not disappear in that time.

texaslady said...

I am so sorry about your cousin and pray that God will give you and your family all the strength you need to get thru this.
Do not worry about the post family comes first and we all will understand.
The card is beautiful and thanks for taking the time at this time to share with us.

SuziM. said...

You and your family will be in my prayers. Just take care of yourself.

JANLYNN said...

So sorry to hear about your cousin. It is always so hard when someone young is involved. I think we have to believe that this person has some important job that need to be done in heaven and that is why they are called on at such an early time in their lives. We don't understand why at this time but it is something that this person and only this person can do. When we join with them again we will see what wonderful things they have done and will not regret that we had to give them up at such an untimely position in their lives and ours.

Ruth said...

Mel, while I look forward to your post each day, I think spending time with your family during this emotional time is paramount. Find peace in knowing that your cousin's suffering will be over and she will be in a better place. Remember to take care of yourself too.

Anne said...

I'm sad and sympathetic about your cousin's illness. You should spend as much time as possible with her and with the out-of-town visitors and leave this stuff for the time being. Having just lost my younger sister to breast cancer in May, I know how devastating such a loss is for a family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anne

CARDS by SUSAN said...

I am so sorry about your cousin. It is a sad time in your family nad your blog should be the last thought on your mind except for the encouragement you are receiving.
May God bless your entire family
Susan
The card is lovely

pcrusberg said...

So sorry for you and your family! God bless, Pam

coolnana72 said...

Melanie, I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. So, so very sad. My son died at the age of 34 leaving 2 sons. It was very hard on all of us, but especially for the boys. What really helped them were group were group meetings that were offered by Peace Hopsice here in my town for kids who have lost family members. So many times the kids are afraid to express their feelings to family members because they don't want to make them sad and the family members are trying to cope with their own sadness. This group allowed the boys to express their feelings to qualified grief couselors. The group was a God send. The oldest boy is now 14 and has been asked to be a mentor for the younger kids in this group.

Chris Wooten said...

I am sending prayers up to heaven on her and the family behalf. I am truly sorry.

I have lost a brother and sister at a young age.

chris
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Luv 2 Create said...

Melanie, So sorry. Our thoughts and prayers to you and yours. Family should always come first!! Take care and we will see you when you are ready. Hugs,
Marcie

Donna said...

Oh Melanie, don't even think about posting cards! Many of us will be standing together in prayer on behalf of you dear cousin, her little family and your entire family. May God bless you all, keep you in His loving arms, comfort and calm you all.
Many blessings, Donna

Tammy said...

Family first!!!! I am so sorry to hear about your cousin's impending death and her it just breaks my heart because she is so young and has such a young family and I am sure this is weighing heavy on her! Bless her and all of you! You are in my prayers!

Karen said...

You and your family will be in our prayers. There are always so many questions that go with loosing a loved one, especially so young with kids but all we can do is pray and trust that God has a plan and that we are going to a much better place. We will have all of you in our prayers, take care of yourself.
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Manhattan Mandie said...

So sorry to hear about your cousin. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Miranda said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin. My prayers are with you and your family.

Angela said...

What sad, sad news. I'm so sorry about your cousin and all that your family is going through. Thanks for thinking of us and posting this beautiful card. Take care of you and yours though. Prayers and Blessings . . .

kathlee said...

Blessings to you and your family in this most difficult time.

Santaread said...

Sweet card

Mary said...

Melanie I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. I will pray for her and your whole family. Please don't worry about posts. We do love all your blog posts yet, this time spent with family is so much more important.

Kel said...

I am so sorry to hear of your cousin. Prayers to you and your family during this very difficult time.

Anonymous said...

My heart is with you. I am so sorry I just lost my cousin on my birthday last Saturday and he was only 37. They think it has a heartattack. Life is truly a gift that we must live to the fullest each day. Cindy

Michelle said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you,your cousin and your whole family. May God be with you all! So sorry {{{{hugs}}}}}}

nancydianne said...

Prayers for you and your family. So very sad. Take the time you need and don't worry about us here! Hugs to you, Nancy

Santaread said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Teresa said...

Love the card, but
Family is everything, so see you in three days, God bless.
Teresa

mary stuart said...

Melanie - you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

KTbirdiegirl said...

Melanie -- My thoughts and prayers are with you and the families at this most difficult time. Tragedies like this are beyond our comprehension. All we can do is know that God is in control.
Kathryn

Grandma Nancy said...

I am heartbroken for you, your cousin, her family and all the people who love her. How profoundly sad!!! I don't even know how you craft at a time like this. Spend ALL of your time with your family and we will all be here when you can get back to us. XXXOOO

jandokan said...

So sorry to hear about your cousin, will keep her in my thoughts.

Hugs Anja

scrappymama said...

Oh my goodness Melanie! So sorry about your cousin. I can't even imagine making time to blog. Thank you sooooo much! Prayers for God's comfort to all at this time.

Sherry said...

Melanie, I am so sorry about your cousin. I will be praying for you and your family.

Sue said...

I am so sorry for you and your family. Please keep close to your family and we will be here when you are able to return. Don't worry. Family is more important.

Shellee said...

I hope that your crafting is a way for you to release stress. Please do not feel obligated to do it for us! We can all understand that FAMILY comes before us! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Shellee

Mimi said...

My prayers for your cousin and the family.

Lynn Fox-Embrey said...

I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. This is always hard for children to lose their parent so young. This will change your and their lives forever. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Take care of yourself and give those sweet babies a extra hug.

Ann said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm still praying for you and your family.

Amy K said...

Please accept my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I'm so very sorry to read of your cousin passing.
Continued prayers...

Dana said...

Sorry for your loss.

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Cocoa's Mom said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Melanie. Please find the solace you need in your family and all the thoughts and prayers of your blog friends. Take care. Christine

Tabitha said...

Keeping your family in prayer.

Jessica said...

Oh Melanie, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I can't imagine how her young children must feel. I'll keep you all in my prayers.
Hugs, Jessica

ScrappyMama said...

Oh, Melanie, I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin...it is so hard to lose the people we love. You and your family are in my thoughts. And, remember, as theraputic as papercrafting can be, the best therapy will come from being with your family as much as you can...and time. Take care and know that we are all thinking of you.

Joy said...

Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time!! God Bless !
xoxo Joy

Kathy said...

My prayers go out to your cousins family, to you and all the extended family. Family comes first and we will be here when you are ready to post again. Please take care of yourself during this time.
Kathy

djscrappiness said...

So sorry to hear about your cousin. This is truly a heartbreaking situation, and it was so selfless of you to take the time to post the card you made. Hopefully, it was theraputic for you to take your mind off of "things" for even a few minutes. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your whole family. BTW - the card is way cute! :o]

blueskygirl said...

Melanie,

Please accept my condolences on your loss. Very sad and tragic to loose someone so very young with those little children. I pray that God will wrap his arms around you and all the family as you try to come to terms with this. Take as much time as you need. We will be here!

Robin said...

Melanie, that card is beautiful! Please know that you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

Heather said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The last thing you need to worry about is posting for your viewers, spend time with your family.

Kay said...

I was so sorry to hear about your cousin...all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer said...

Melanie,

I just cannot even begin to tell you how sorry I am!!! :( Losing a loved one is never easy, but it's so much harder at such a young age (& being near the same age, I can imagine how close the two of you must have been)!

I hope the special memories and times shared will help you get through this difficult time!

You (& her whole family) are in our thoughts & prayers!

Sending you lots of crafty hugs,

Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Sorry about your loss. Take great comfort in knowing that your cousin is now healthy and pain free! I pray for your entire family and pray that her little one's get through this difficult time.
Jenny

jordanbev5 said...

I am so sorry to hear of all you and your cousin's family have gone thru. God bless you and your family! You are all in my prayers.

scrapaholicjen said...

So sorry about your cousin. Such an awful thing for your family to go through! Your card is beautiful as always.

Vickie said...

I pray that God the great comforter will bless you all and grant you his Peace at the passing of your cousin.

ScrapinFunatic said...

as always such great work, hope to see you again at OH Crop in Frisco.

Denise
mommiesmemorie@yahoo.com

Erika said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. It's heartbreaking. You & your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

The card is gorgeous!

Cammy said...

Just wanted to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers!
~Cammy

Vani said...

Melanie,

I am very sorry to hear about your cousin. My prayers are with you and your family, especially those little kids.

Thanks,
Vani
gvscards at gmail dot com

Lindalee622 said...

So sorry for you and your loved ones.

Peggy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Melanie.

Claire said...

I am so very sorry for you, your cousin and her family. I will say a prayer for all of you today. Storm the gates of heaven with love!!

Patti Ross said...

Thoughts and prayers for your family...there are no answers, just know there are those who care.

SherriC. said...

Oh Melanie, you and your family are in my thoughts, please go and be with your family......your blog family will be here for you when you feeling up to blogging again...
(((HUGS)))
Sherri

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry :(

JustJules said...

Melanie, please do not apologize for not being able to post. While I recognize that your creative abilities will help you heal and get through this time, it is not necessary for you to rush back to post something for us. Take the time you need. You are a very talented and lovely person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Milly D said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your cousin and family.
Take care of yourself!!

Joujou said...

Oh Melanie I'm so sorry about your cousin. I know this is a tough time for you and your family. there is ussually never a right thing to say in time like this. You have a whole lot of love here, we are here for you just like you are here for us. You are going to be in ours prayers, and please know you are not alone.
smooches Marjorie

ScrapinFunatic said...

Prayers going to your family and those beautiful children Melanie.

Denise
mommiesmemorie@yahoo.com

mary said...

Oh my goodness, Melanie, I will be praying for you and your family members, including those 4 children. You are right, family comes first.

Mary Rievley

SharonS said...

{{{Hugs}}} I lost a cousin at a young age as well =(

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello Melanie~ I am so very sorry to learn of your cousin's situation. Please do not worry about us. We will be here for you. Family is the most important thing and she needs you now as does the rest of the family. I sure do wish you strength and peace. Thank you so much for taking even a moment to share with us the way you have. Just a testament to what an amazing person you are. I'll keep you, your cousin & the entire family in prayer.
Take care,
Sonia

Bram_fam said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your cousin. So heartbreaking. My thoughts are with you.

Gabi said...

My thoughts are with you, your family and her children. What a tragic loss for a family to go through. My deepest sympathies.

-Gabi from Savannah, TX

Mad Crafter said...

My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I am sorry to hear about this news.
~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

Traci Nachtrab said...

You have my deepest sympathy. I lost my 36 yr old sister to Leukemia five years ago so I know how hard this is. Be well and take care of your extended family.

flowerdisco said...

mel...my heart goes out to her children, husband and family and it goes out to you too of course. big hug to all and i will pray for strength to keep strong at this time of such a life.

Suzy said...

So sorry to hear of about your cousin :( Wishing you and your family comforting thoughts.
~Suzy suzyq28024 at gmail dot com

Cass said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. It's terrible. It is so sad that wonderful, young, loving people are losing their lives. I also had a recent death in the family and I truely feel for you. Take the time you need to take care of yourself and your family. Thank you so much for all you've contributed!

Anonymous said...

So sorry about your cousin. Please spend time with the family that is what's most important at the moment. Your bloggers understand, and I will be praying for all of your family.

Vickie in N.C.
scorpionc73@hotmail.com

Paper said...

So sorry to hear about your cousin. My prayers are with you.

GlendaLea said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cousin, I feel for her children and hope she was able to do some videos or maybe the family can do a book of memories for the children so they will never forget her. God Bless and watch over her and the entire family.

My time to scrap !!! :-} said...

Keeping u in our thoughts and prayers. we wish you the best.

Wendy said...

I'm praying that you and your family can find comfort in this trying time.

Jen said...

I'm so sorry about your cousin, prayers going to you and your family.

CA Scrapper said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. Take care of yourself through this stressful time.

stefeni said...

Great projects Melanie, PC really did a great job on these new carts. Sorry for your loss, we are going through a loss as well. Please take care of yourself and your family first.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this very difficult time. Please don't worry about blogging at a time like this, we all expect you to be with your family. Take comfort in their love and take care of yourself.
Hugs, Diana

klasickewpie said...

Melanie, So very sorry to hear this tragic news. I pray the family will find strength from the love of their wife/mother to sustain them through life.

Kim. said...

Melanie I am so sorry to hear your sad news, such a tragedy for someone so young. My thoughts are with you and your family and I hope the passing is as peaceful as possible.
Love the card, the colours are so beautiful with those cuts.
Kim xXx

Kelsey :) said...

Beautiful card - Sorry to hear about your loss - my thoughts are with you and your family.

Elaine said...

Wow, this is just simple and lovely!

Beth Anne in PA said...

Melanie,
I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and especially with her family.

Beth Anne in PA

 
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