Christmas is a feeling… and an Update

Hey there readers! It’s been busy as ever here at the Tobi residence and this is a mighty challenging week.. In addition to my regular teaching job I have to work every single night, and Saturday. These weeks are the ones that give me grey hair, I tell ya. Good thing I just coloured it, haha!! I have been busy doing behind-the-scenes crafty stuff, though and one of the main projects I’ve been working on is getting cards/tags ready to go to the flower shop! I stopped in there the other day and discovered that over half of my cards have sold over the past month and the card rack is in dire need of replenishing!! So that got added onto the “to do” list and in spare moments when I haven’t been in a zombie-like state in my bed I’ve been crafting… Here’s one of my favourite recent creations:

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This is a tag made from red cardstock and misted with a few different red glimmer mists. After the glimmer mists were dry I stamped a few images onto the background with Glimmer Glaze (it’s like nail polish).. One of the things I love about Glimmer Glaze is it acts like a resist to ink.. Once the glaze was dry I inked the edges and the whole card with Vintage Photo distress ink and the glaze resisted the ink thus popping out from the background!!

 

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Fun stuff and you really can’t make a wrong turn with any of these products.. You just keep layering and layering until you’re happy.. I finished off the tag with a little Melissa Frances die cut and a little black lace.

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In other news, I have to update you guys in case you haven’t heard about Katie Renz. You will remember the blog hop I participated in a few weeks ago that was raising money for Katie’s children because Katie was dying from stage 4 gastric cancer. She passed away this morning surrounded by family and friends peacefully in her sleep. (Read her husband’s last few posts here…) Even though I’ve never met her (or maybe I have and didn’t know it – we live about 30 minutes away from each other) her story has been on my mind constantly since I was introduced to her and her lovely blog. I kept going back to her post in December when she found out the source of her stomach aches was inoperable cancer and she was handed a death sentence. She handled herself with grace and courage and I could only hope to persevere as long as she did if I was ever faced with a similar challenge. My thoughts are with her husband and children as they face the next few horrible days without their mom and wife and I hope that they find peace knowing that Katie is finally at rest.

 

You can still help out Katie’s family by purchasing products created especially for this cause at i {heart} papers. Thank you to all who were able to contribute.

Take care

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