Happy Hump Day Everyone!
It's with a heavy heart that I dedicate my post for today to my stamping friend Michelle Hale. I found out yesterday that she was killed when a car hit her while she was jogging. I met Michelle through our mutual love of stamping & we frequented each other's blogs leaving comments back & forth. I enjoyed reading her posts about her family, her love of crafting and her passion about running. Yes, Michelle was a marathon runner! She was 44 when she passed away but didn't look a day over 29 to me!! How tragic to lose someone so fast like this! I can't imagine how her family is dealing with her loss. She had 2 daughters & a grandson.....her youngest was the same age as my son---16. I hope they're finding some solace with their Dad and I just can't express how sad I am for them all! Please keep this entire family in your thoughts and prayers & be sure to hug the ones you love and tell them so every day if not every minute!!
My card features the cracked glass technique. It's one of the cards we did yesterday in class. I'll share more details about this technique on a later date. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great rest of the day!!
Lovely as a Tree ss; Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie & Very Vanilla cs; Pumpkin Pie & Chocolate Chip ink; Scallop Edge & Double Rectangle Punches; Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 Die, Handheld 1/16" Punch; Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon; Versamark Pad; Glassy Glaze Enamel
This is very stunning Jackie!! I'm sorry to hear about your friend! HUGSReplyDelete
So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. The card you've dedicated to her memory is really beautiful.ReplyDelete
An awesome tribute to Michelle, Jackie! Your card is amazing!ReplyDelete
What a sad and tragic event!! My thoughts and prayers are with this grieving family!!ReplyDelete
Your card is a beautiful tribute to vibrant lady taken way too soon, Jackie!! Hugs to you!
Thanks for sharing the story about your friend...a sober reminder to the rest of us on how precious every day is...lovely card.ReplyDelete
What a tragedy... my heart goes out to the family. What a lovely tribute and a lovely card...ReplyDelete
what a gorgeous card. just love that cracked glass technique and i've definitely got to give it a try.ReplyDelete
i am soooo sorry for your loss. i will keep her family in my prayers.
Oh Jackie, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. Your card is a beautiful tribute to her. Prayers for you and her family.ReplyDelete
How terrible about your friend, my thoughts and prayers are with her family and with you her friend. Life gives us no guarantees does it?ReplyDelete
Your card is a lovely tribute to your friend.
Beautiful tribute Jackie! Your card is strikingly beautiful!ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear about your friend! Your card is lovely and haven't thought about the cracked glass technique in a long time! It really is pretty!ReplyDelete
Oh, no! I can't believe it and I am heartbroken. Michelle was a total sweetheart and I am so very sad. We visited each other's blogs often and she was always so sweet and generous and kind. Thanks for letting us know and this lovely tribute. I would love to send her family a card so if you do find her address and wouldn't mind sharing it, I would appreciate it.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous trees. I keep meaning to try that technique - I need a new memory.ReplyDelete
Jackie, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family. Your card is a beautiful tribute.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of one of your stamping friends. You made a beautiful card in her memory. Prayers will go out to her family as well as to you her friend.
Oh my god, I can't believe this. I love Michelle's work and recently have been talking back and forth through email with her. Thank you for letting us know. I would also like her addy if you have it.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about your friend. My thoughts and prayers go to you and the family.ReplyDelete
Your card turned out beautiful.
I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend! What an awful tragedy that was. This is a lovely card and I'm sure it will bring comfort to her family.ReplyDelete
How very sad. I am sorry to hear about your friend. Your card is beautiful!ReplyDelete
I am so sorry about Michelle!! I loved her too!! She was such an awesome person and crafter. What a tragedy. My heart goes out to the family!!ReplyDelete
I am so sure that her family will be comforted with this card!!
Oh my, that is just awful! Thoughts and prayers are definitely heading the family's way!ReplyDelete
So very sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your friend. My thoughts are with you and her family today. XReplyDelete
this is beautiful Jackie- this is such a tragic thing to happen. WOw-ReplyDelete
Oh, my, Jackie...what a sad day for you!! My thoughts and prayers will be with Michelle's family...your beautiful card is such a wonderful tribute to your friend!!!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful Jackie.ReplyDelete
Jackie, I'm am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. That is such a tragedy..ReplyDelete
Your card is beautiful!!
Your card is just so stunning, Jackie! What a wonderful tribute to Michelle!ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I hope her family feels some comfort through your beautiful card.ReplyDelete
Jackie, thank you for creating such a beautiful card for Michelle! Like so many, you are very talented. Michelle loved to stamp and craft. She enjoyed everyone's friendship and posting her creations. Thank you for all of the kind words and well wishes. We miss Michelle more than I can describe; but, I find comfort in our friends and knowing she watches over all of us know. We love you Michelle! Michelle's Husband, BrianReplyDelete
Beautiful card, Jackie. Reminds me that fall is right around the corner! Visit my blog, as I've nominated yours for an award!ReplyDelete
Jackie, sorry to hear about your friend. My prayers are with your and her family. XOXOReplyDelete
my heart goes out to everyone who knew her! your tribute will be appreciated by her family. Blessings to you, lolReplyDelete
Oh Jackie...I am so sorry to hear this news. Michelle and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyDelete
Jackie - I'm so sorry to read about your friend and her sudden passing. I will put her family & you in my prayers. How sadReplyDelete
I am terribly sorry to hear about your friend.ReplyDelete
Your card is stunning, I love the crackle effect.
I was so moved to hear about your blogging friend Michelle - I found her blog and she seemed such a fun loving person it breaks your heart. Such a tragic loss...ReplyDelete
oh my jackie i an shocked and stunned reading this post... i have visited ..and loved ... michelle's blog countless timesReplyDelete
I am sorry that you have lost a cherished friend...
May your memories bring a smile between the tears...whenever you think of your friend...