Sunday, December 16, 2012

Angel baby


It's official, we got snow, snow and more snow yesterday... it's a veritable winter wonderland out there. Driving home last night was quite an adventure so I'm happy that I've got no where in particular to be today. It might even be the perfect day to get in the kitchen and do some Christmas treat making.  I found a recipe on Pinterest for a mix called Christmas Crack that I've been anxious to try so that is on the top of my to-do list.

Ok, so I don't usually delve into world events here on the ol' blog because I try to keep it pretty crafty/stamping centric around here. But it is hard to separate the two today because the entire time that I was making this card yesterday I couldn't help but think of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn. My heart breaks for all of those who have lost their loved ones so senselessly. I found myself drawn to this Pure Innocence Angel and as I colored her those sweet babies in the news were constantly in my thoughts. I can't help but tear up even now as I type this... I just can't even imagine. So even though this isn't really any different than any of the other cards I've made this season, for me, it has a bit of solemness to it and a hope for peace. Peace for those who lost their lives and peace for their families too. Sorry to bring down the tone of things today but I was compelled to share so I wasn't going to fight it. 

Big hugs and love to everyone, the world can always use more of both. ♥  
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (Aspen Frost)
stamps- My Favorite Things (Pure Innocence Angel), Martha Stewart (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versamark, Colorbox creamy brown
My Favorite Things doily die
Spellbinders poinsettia dies
Studio Calico gold Mr. Huey
Kaiser Craft gems
Martha Stewart gold embossing powder
EK Success gold pen
Gold Smooch
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, YR30, YR31, E55
clothes- BG0000, BG000, BG11, 0, E40, E41


copilarim said...

She is so cute!!! :D

Julie D. Richards said...

Beautiful Amy, very fitting with these last couple days. Hugs, Julie.

Nancy Thomas said...

A beautiful and sweet card. I am tearing up a lot too Amy. I'm dreading when they start showing more and more photos of those sweet babies. My heart just breaks for those families.

Leanne said...

This is beautiful Amy and a lovely tribute to sharing peace and love to those families. I still tear up too when I hear about it or see the news. Thanks for sharing and God Bless

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy, I love your card and I love your thoughts as well. I have been debating as to wheather I had it in me or not to go into the whole thing on my blog as well. I had typed something up and then I deleted it. You know I am a talker and I just can't even begin to say all that I have to say on the whole tragicness of Fridays events. Whenever I think of it I too just start to cry. I can not even begin to think of something like that happening to an innocence 6 or 7 year old let alone my own children. We had people coming into work all day Friday telling us about it. I called Jerry and he turned on the news. He didn't say anything and I asked him if he was still there. When he answered me he was in tears over the whole thing. It still boogles my mind as to why any of this had to have happened let alone as to why it did. So my friend I will quit as I know I am not making any sence. I love your card. I think she is beautiful and I think that is exactly what we all need now. :O) We finally got snow yesterday and put up our tree, so it is truly a winter wonderland here as well. We live one block over from the lake and I love, love hearing the geese and watching them land in the snowy school yard that is just down the street from us. It kind of brings me to a peaceful place. I know I sound loopy, but I think you know me enough by now to know were I am coming from. I hope you have a great day and that your treats come out wonderfully. Just the name sounds yummy to me. Hugs, Lisa

Mette said...

Beautiful card and so fitting. I think the whole world is in shock over what has happend and we can only send our prayers to the families who lost a loved one in this tragedy.

Peace be with you and your family Amy.

Hugs, Mette

Billie A said...

so cute I love PI images and this one is so cute. Great card. love the flowers. I will have to find this die.. Careful in the snow. We have it in SW WA but it's in the hills.. Yea. keep it there. Hugs and Merry Christmas

Juls said...

too cute!!! hugs Juls

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG this is Gorgoeous!!!! I love this PI angel. I didn't get a chance to get online yesterday.. We have been busy with Christmas shopping and remodeling inside the house. Ya an odd time to be tearing up the house when it should be in A top shape for the coming holiday!!! I myself have had a tough time with the recent shooting. Brooke is 6 yrs old and I just could not wait to get off work that day and go directly to the school after care program and give her big hugs and bring her home. So how did that Christmas Crack turn out?? Have an Awesome week doll. Hugs, Heidi & Brooke

RiNNE said...

Oh Amy, I feel the same way- I can't seem to turn off the news or my mind whenever scenes of the shooting come. I actually found a couple of addresses to send some cards to in NewTown. I'm even having nightmares about the events. I think your card is wonderful! I love her blue toned gown. PI stamps aren't really my cup of tea but your card is very fitting and beautiful.