Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday full of Feelings!


Oh yeah!  It's Friday again!  How much can we love a day?  It's not about the day, but what it means...
Today is a great day because is Friday, but also because is the end of a very busy week and I'm looking forward to a long weekend to enjoy in a a relaxing place.  We've been planning to have a couple of days off and we found a nice place by the beach to go this weekend.  And they are pet friendly so it's a special getaway with our doggy-son.  I'll tell you about it when I come back.  So if you miss me this week, you know I should be fine.

On the other hand, I have to admit today also means the end of an awful week.  And don't get me wrong... I love every moment of my life, but this week has been hard and sad.  With all the work load and so many things happening, I also lost an uncle.  A very special uncle.  I usually try to be the strong one, but I admit I've cried a lot (actually I'm crying now).  But the thing is that life goes on... and I just want to say that every occasion I remember with my uncle, I enjoyed his company.  I'm also sad because of my mom.  It's a special brother she just lost.  But again, the show must go on and this is such an imperfect beautiful life after all.

For today's Unity FWF Friday, I thought I could use these stamps for the first time and somehow reflect my feelings from this week...  These empty chairs and the sentiment remind me of my uncle.  Plus, the handwriting embossing as background is like an unwritten letter or a symbol of a message to communicate.


I wanted to make a clean look card and I chose white and blue colors for it.
I embossed a light blue piece of card-stock for the background and inked the embossed section; and used darker blue to mat the stamped image.



I stamped the sentiment in a strip of white card-stock and shaped the extreme edges, inked, and added two brads with some baker's twine.  I attached it  placing a 3D square in the middle so it got a curvy imperfect look and the effect of movement (don't you see it moving?  well, it's just me then...LOL!).


On a positive note, my blog just turned 2 years old.  Thank you for all your support, your lovely comments, your inspiration, and your friendship.  It's been fun to be a "scrap-booker blogger".

Finally, remember that since I'm linking this post to FWF today (I'm not sure if we will have one since Unity friends are at the CHA, but let's see...), when you leave a comment, you are participating in the Unity's FWF Friday, and you have the opportunity to win great quality beautiful stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  Thanks Unity!

So, I'll be waiting to read your comments.

Have a great weekend!

  




26 comments:

jecg1999 said...

Me encanto la tarjetas y sobre todo las sillas...
Lamento tu perdida fortaleza para la familia.
Julia♥

Linda said...

Great layout and very nice!

Emily H said...

I am sorry about your uncle. :( I hope you have a nice relaxing weekend. Beautiful card.

Rona said...

Your card is very sweet - have a nice weekend.

Karen said...

very beautiful and i love the embossed background as well!
i am sorry to hear about your Uncle and send you healing thoughts to you and your mom and family.

Mirta Sanchez said...

SO sorry to hear about your uncle. Whilst I didn't lose anyone, I totally understand how you feel. I have what I consider to be a great life and yet there are times when I can't see the forest for the trees. Hang in there, you aren't alone!

JAY said...

Amiguita celebra su vida y lo que juntos compartieron. Por otro lado espero que disfrutes tu dias. La tarjeta esta hermosa y delicada. A la verdad que le das vida a esos sellos con las palabras que usas para describirlos.

Ruby said...

Very nice card.

Michelle said...

So sorry to hear about your uncle! What a beautiful way to reflect. This is a gorgeous card!

Jocelyn Olson said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. *hugs* That's hard...

Your card is a great tribute to him. The stamping and embossing are beautiful.

I hope you enjoy your weekend getaway. :)

BloomingPink said...

First and most importantly....my heart goes out to you. Loss is hard. I'll keep your family in my thoughts throughout the weekend.

Second. YAY for pet friendly places. Enjoy your weekend. It's always better with furry ones.

Third. LOVE LOVE LOVE your card.

by belle said...

So sorry for your loss!
Thanks for sharing a great card!!

JPScraps said...

Fabulous card. So very sorry for the loss of your uncle.

Mary said...

My heart feels for you.

Beautiful card though.

Glenda J said...

Hugs to you...

Great card... thanks for sharing.

Julie Odil said...

Myra, I am sorry for your loss. I am pleased you are able to express your grief in the art of your cards. I hope you find solace there.

marilyn said...

I am so sorry about your loss. Crafting is healing so hopefully it will help you some. Love your card.

Eva said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Your card is lovely.

Sonia said...

Hi Myra
I love your simple and very pretty creation, Great JOB!~
Love the stamp!~
S sorry to hear about you lost your uncle.. My deepest sympathy!
Hope you enjoy the days of vacations.
Hugs, Sony
sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

Wedgie said...

Love this card...fab image and sentiment. Wedgie xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You chose the perfect embossing to compliment these stamps. TFS! I am sorry for your loss. Hope you enjoy your R&R.

jennifer mitten said...

This card is just lovely! I am sorry to hear about your uncle...

Becky Litz said...

great card! I love the embossed background and the way to wound the twine around the brads! Thanks for sharing.

onecraftymama said...

Before anything, please accept my condolences on the loss of your uncle. I'm so sorry.
I do see your flag moving ;) and I love the chairs & fun twine embellie. Gentle hugs!

Yani said...

Mis condolencias para ti y tu familia! La tarjeta muy linda y elegante!!

Gladys Arenas Franco said...

Amiguita,hermosa, me gustan mucho esos colores, los combinaste muy bien!
Un abrazo!