Thursday, May 31, 2018

inspired by - start doing things you love

hello friends, if you want to read why I have been absent for a bit, scroll down further to next paragraph. this is my card for this weeks inspired by challenge...I had such fun with this weeks card. I have used some ink splatter, some fun patterned papers and die cut hearts, one of which has been watercolored. the sticker is from tim holtz. 

words with meaning - start doing things you love

inspired by: industrial charm

my father passed away unexpectedly and in an instant after a day of fishing on may 7...his favorite past time especially since losing my mom five years ago. it was a shock to us, but he really did get a first class ticket; he died doing what he loved and never knew he left the world! to be parentless is the greatest feeling of emptiness I have ever felt in my is the kind of heartache you can feel in your bones. I will miss them greatly, but I have made it a priority to keep them alive in truth and honor! I anxiously await what the Lord has for me and my hubs, this is a BIG transition and I feel changes coming! always make the most of everyday, life has no guarantees!  


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your father, Teresa....that is quite a shock when they go unexpectedly, but what a blessing to not be sick or suffer. Praying for your family, and hope you find some comfort in creating beautiful things like this card! Your creativity can be a comfort to others as well when you share them with us. God bless.

  2. Teresa,
    I've missed you posts and was concerned. So terribly sorry to hear of your unexpected and painful loss. Praying that you will be surrounded by understanding and prayerful friends and that God Himself will help you. He is near to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

  3. Your posts have indeed been missed, Teresa, but I am so sorry for your painful and sudden loss. As much as people love your craft, it's important for you to take the time you need to heal right now. Craft if it helps, but don't add extra pressure at a time when your heart is broken. You have stored up enough sparkle & shine in the stamping bank to allow you a break at this time of need! You and your family are in all of our prayers.


Thank you so much for your comments, they mean so much to me. Have a wonderful day! Teresa

sparkle & shine *~*