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Monday, January 16, 2012

Misc Ramblings and an OOPS card!

Yesterday was a sad day here at our house...My son Travis (16) found out yesterday morning that a friend had passed away. He was so upset and sadly this isn't the first death of a friend he has had to deal with. It seems that his friend Matt, had fallen and hit his head while skateboarding on Friday evening. We are still not  100% sure, but we think he did not go get checked out. He went to sleep Friday night and never woke up...such a tragedy!! What makes the death even worse is that almost 3 years ago, Matt's dad was killed in a car accident up the street...That was the first death (of a non-relative) that Travis had to deal with. And I guess seeing his friend go through that, really hit him hard. To this day, he says his first born son will be named Jason, after Matt's dad. After his Dad's death, the family never recovered. They had to move out of their beautiful home into a trailer, and I guess his mom still couldn't handle the costs. They moved to a town by Corpus Christie, and Matt has been to several different schools. Travis & Matt kept in touch periodically through Facebook, but of course weren't as close. I know when I had several friends pass away in high school, the biggest regret was not keeping in touch...always thinking there will be tomorrow to talk or catch up...and then you realize there isn't another day...that is so hard to deal with. So please...hug your kids, call an old friend just to say Hi, get back in touch with someone you haven't talked to in a while...because you never know when you won't have another chance...and most of all, ALWAYS get ANY kind of head injury checked out! Such an unavoidable tragedy that now has affected so many people...RIP Matt, you will be missed...be with your Dad now, and watch over the rest of your family...

Ok, onto my Oops card! Actually I have two Oops cards today! My first one is a good Oops!! :)  I was going to make a birthday card for a friend and just couldn't get into the crafty mood! We had just found out about Matt and I just wasn't feeling it...I had some scrap pieces laying in front of me from a project I had been working on the night before and I started just laying the pieces together...and look what happened...
This entire card was scraps I had laying there!! Gorgeous!! I had cut the scallop oval and oval shape (which you will see on my next Oops card!) so I used the negative from the cardstock that was left! The stamped image was one form the other night that just didn't go with what I was doing (in fact that image is matted in black but you can't see it behind the scallop mat) Even the colors were just random! I also had the butterflies laying there so I wouldn't lose them! SO I threw those on too!

Now for the big Oops card!! Over at My Cricut CraftRoom, the DT has a schedule we follow...I chose to do Tues the 17th and our challenge was to use the card sketch provided...easy enough right?? Well, these card sketches and challenges are new to the DT so of course me being me, I didn't read ALL of the directions!! We were supposed to do the card sketch WITH a theme (Valentines Day) AND certain colors (Red, Brown & Pink) Well since I didn't read the directions...this is what I came up with...and notice the scallop oval and oval that I cut from the cardstock above...
Captured the card sketch perfectly!! BUT not the theme OR the colors....AND Duh!! There are NO Cricut cuts on here at all!!!! Um, HELLO! My CRICUT CraftRoom!! Seriously?? Did I JUST get on this DT?? No! Geez Louise!!! So I put this card to the side and started a new one...which by the way...I LOVE!! But you will have to wait until tomorrow to see the REAL DT post!! He He!! Don't you just love the suspense?? :)

Remember to hug your kids and anyone else close to you!! Don't take any time with them for granted!!

Until next time...
♥ Laura ♥

3 comments:

Rosie said...

sorry to hear your son is going through such a hard time! I hug my daughter everynight and my son every time he comes into town.


Your cards are beautiful!!


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Samantha said...

Love both of your "oops" cards! So sorry to hear about your sons friend. I apparently am a bad DT member, because I didn't realized that if we use the sketch it also needed to be with the theme....so therefore my card for Tuesday is a birthday card!

Samantha
samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com

Doris P. said...

sorry to hear of the loss of your son's friend.. how sad. BUT no mistake - a cute card just the same!! - DT is Doris

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