Recently I spent the weekend with my cousin Hazel and her daughter Candy. I hadn't seen Hazel since my mom passed away. I hadn't seen Candy since we were kids (and I'm not saying how long ago that was). Growing up Hazel was a babysitter to me and my siblings. She met and then married my cousin Danny. She has always been such a dear friend to our family and I believe one of my mom's favorite nieces. She loved her so much.
We went to a scrap thing in Akron, OH that I can't remember the name of. My sister and I have been going each year and this year Hazel and Candy got to join us. They stayed in a hotel that was a refurbished Quaker Oats Mill. The hotel was filled with so many cogs and wheels. Here are pictures of my daughter at one of the walls in the lobby:
Hazel told me how much she loves this stuff so I decided to make her a steam-punk card. She brought us so many pictures of our family and then added to my Copic Markers. She is just so sweet. She definitely needs a thank you card.
I was so sick over that weekend and even gave my sister my cold. This would also be the reason for a lack of recent activity. This one really knocked me for a loop and I'm just now starting to feel better. Don't you just hate those types of colds.
This image is from Sassy Studio Designs and I colored her with Copic, Whisper Strokes and a metallic gold pen. There is so much going on in the image that I decided to go with plain papers so I used Kraft and a generic black. The sketch I chose is from
I added ribbon from C&G then punched it with a Martha Stewart border punch. The sentiment is my own and the gear is from 7 Gypsies.
I really hope she likes it. Hopefully this summer my sister and I will get to go visit them up in Michigan.
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