Back to School Night is done; classroom routines are in place; and I don't feel quite as behind. SO as the title says, " I have to find more crafting time in my life." I have decided that I am going to make myself work on paper projects on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, whether cards, scrapbooks, etc. That will leave me a few days I can drag stuff home and a goal!
On to crafting...
Earlier this summer our friend lost his father to cancer. He was a wonderful man. You can see that fact reflected in his son's life. It seemed that there were many of my friends going through similar losses or anniversaries of a loss about the same time. One of them had posted a wonderful little poem on Facebook.
A Daughter’s Prayer
If sunflowers grow in Heaven Lord,
pick a bunch for me,
place them in my Father’s arms
and tell him they're from me.
Tell him I love and miss him
and when he turns to smile,
place a kiss upon his cheek
and hold him for awhile.
Remembering him is easy,
I do it every day, but there's an ache within my heart
that will never go away...I love and miss you Dad.
(I wish I knew who actually wrote this to give credit.)
I scraplifted, or perhaps craftlifted, this poem along with a design for an easel card with sunflowers to make a series of sympathy cards, for each of the family members, changing the Daughter/Father reference to fit the grandchild, wife, son...Here is one of the finished cards.
I made this card pre-blog, so I did not keep track of paper used or which cricut cartridge made the cuts. Sorry. I will dig around in my cards and see if I can identify the parts. I am pretty sure all of the paper are from Michaels or Joann's standard wracks of loose paper.