3.11.2011

Life Reflection

I feel very fortunate.  After waking to the horrible news of Japan's earthquake and tsunami, I started to reflect upon my life (again).  How fortunate I have  been to never experienced a natural disaster of that magnitude, been without food, shelter, or seen death first hand.   He has graced me with this blessed life and I am ever grateful.  My thoughts and prays for those impacted by this disaster.  May God's strength  comfort the victims and bereaved,  heal those injured, and provide unlimited support to those offering aide during this time of need. 

It was kinda eerie for me because I started to make this book earlier in the week.  I thought it would be great to have an album of everything I am so lucky to have.  I made this particular one for a dear friend to match this card.  I know the Christmas colors are kinda bright and definitely not the right holiday, but I like to shake it up.  :-)

I used some Reminisce pattern paper, a MME ticket stub, a Michael's pick, Pink Paislee stickers which I colored with a Copic marker and then glittered, a doily, a feather for luck, some buttons, and a homemade stick pin.  Did I mention how I love making these? 
The board book is from Michael's.  I left the inside blank for my friend to decorate as she sees fit.  I hope she will like it. 
And as I leave you this evening, I just want to tell my daughter how much I love her and will always try to protect her whether she is 15 or 50.  It's my honor.  My love will never fade nor will it be driven away.  It will remain true and pure forever.   I love you J-bird! 

Challenges I would like to enter:
Corrosive Challenge:#106 Going Green
ECP Challenges: #33 Green
Little Red Wagon: St. Patty's Day green
Paper Play: Week  #10 Shades of Green
Raise the Bar: #57 G.R.E.E.N. (G=green, R=ribbon and red, E=embossed doily, E=embellishments buttons and stick pin, N= new product shamrock and board book)
Scrappy Frogs: Good Luck
The Shabby Tea Room: Week #52 Green with photo inspiration below:


 

14 comments:

Cheryl Nelson

Beautiful post and beautiful book. Amen to all that you said! Hugs, Cheryl

Laurel

Love this, and what a great post!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi

That's a beautiful card Amy! Love that book & that cloverleaf with the feather looks awesome!
I agree with everything you said. I have family & lots of friends in Japan & it was heart breaking news for many. And here I was this morning complaining about the weather! LOL. We should be thankful for every blessing!

yyam

What a vibrant green card! Just so lovely!

Claire Phillips

What a wonderful gift - indeed we are very lucky! Cheers Claire x

~amy~

LOVE your gorgeous project Amy!

Stella

I love this little book; its gorgeous.
And your story touched my heart.
Enjoy your weekend; just like me. I am so thankful for everything I have...just as you wrote....

marilynprestonn

Beautiful St-Patty's album. Love the sparkle on the shamrock and the beautiful sparkly red letters too. The hat pin is a cool touch Amy. Love your crafting and artistic abilities. :)Peggy

Mona L. Pendleton

How fun Amy! What a fun mini! Love the shimmery shamrock!

José

Amazing card and lay-out. Love it!
have a great day!
Jose

Brandi

This is a cute little lucky book. I love it. My heart breaks for all the ones affected in Japan. It is truely sad.

frazzled2day

This is lovely card/book....the recipient is a very lucky lady!! My heart also goes out to those affected by...and still being affected by the terrible events in Japan! But thanks for playing along with Paper Play Challenges blog this week, hope we see you next week, hugs, Janey x

~*Joni

Oh Amy this is so stunning! I love your wonderful idea to create a book for all occasions, life is so special that it should be remembered and cherished in every possible way. I too am praying for Japan, what a terrible natural disaster to experience. :(
Thank you for a sweet interpretation of our G.R.E.E.N. acrostic, thank you for entering in on our fun Raise The Bar theme this week.
~*Joni RTB DT

Cheryl

Amy, Your album is gorgeous! I just saw that you were the top pick over at Raise the Bar. Congrats!

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