WOYWW #323 {DTGD the aftermath}

If this is your first visit on a wednesday you can head over to our hostess Julia's blog where this blog hop originates to see how to play along. 

 a birds eye view of the mess. ( there were 40 challenges for Dare to get Dirty) I had 13 done before it started as samples so, this is the aftermath of 27 cards in 9 days. on day 8 I completed one card before I ran out the door in the morning, and the second two were done on monday before the deadline. I did mostly clean as I went as far as tools and stamps go.

 On monday the mail brought the order from Our Daily Bread Designs that is mostly sympathy sets. and some scripture sets. and it was something I knew I would want to be able to use some day. and someday came much faster than we were expecting it to. ( at least from my point of view)

A look to the right, yes, there is a paper trimmer under that mess, there is also my crazy birds set somewhere on the far right in between all those scraps. it has not been dealt with as of yet, on tuesday after work I did modify the design of my card number 40 from dtgd and made the inside of the flaps the same design as the pull out with nothing to pull out from it.

like so.

 This was done for Dina's second dare to get dirty challenge. I had originally done this design on the more brown piece but, the tree really faded into it so, I inked a second piece with more yellows and then I really loved the drama of the browns so, I cut off the tree side on that piece and used the yellow through the flourish stencil for it. the sentiment is from Penny Black and the coffee bean tree is from Impression Obsession.

this was done for my gpa for Judy's dare to get dirty challenge. and the flaps and background are all premade die cuts with a view pre made card bases. ( textured from the days before people owned embossing folders) so, the first card front was cut on the 1/2 diagonal and the other was reversed so the flaps would open like a hug if you slide the ribbon off the bottom. a third card was cut completely in half and I used a square die to make it a mat for the inside. and the smooth back piece was used to cut wings from.

So, this tag free floats inside the wing flaps of the card. this is 5 1/2" square in real life.
we lost my gma this last weekend and the hardest part right now is my son does not know. ( he is doing field training) so, I am really kinda hoping I can get to him before he gets to facebook at the end of the work week.

sometimes social media is not the most "great" thing kwim? It shocked me to pieces when hubs aunt passed away a few years ago instead of phone calls they just made a post on facebook. that is not what happened in my family but, at this point there are posts that are all condolences between family members and I just have my fingers crossed that my son does not see them until I can get a call through. so if you could cross your fingers on that one I'd appreciate it. I don't know how many desks I will visit this week. I know I have not been blogging much and so, I suspect the whole online thing is going to fall by the way side for me for the next little while.

eta: I was able to get through to my son before he found the news on facebook so, that part is good.


sue jones said...

I am really impressed with trhe amount you have got done! Those sympathy cards are beautiful. Have a great week Soojay 22 x

Anonymous said...

Stacy, my deepest sympathies for the loss of your grandmother. The card for your grandfather is absolutely beautiful. Best wishes and happy WOYWW from Laura #48

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful cards and your desk looks like you've been delightfully busy : D. My condolences on your family's loss. #51

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous sympathy cards. Sorry to hear about your loss. Still, hope your week is good, have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 24

Sharon Madson said...

Had so much fun doing DTGD didn't we? Somehow I missed this sweet angel wings card. It is precious! So sorry for the loss of your grandmother. Hugs to you. Thanks for already stopping by my Blog. #30

Angie said...

Oh, Stacy, thanks for letting us peep at your world a little bit today! I am so sorry for your loss and I hope that your son doesn't see the news until after you have had the chance to talk with him. I saw your sympathy card on SCS and love seeing it again here. It's so beautiful. Hugs, sweet friend!

mollymoo951 said...

Sorry about your Grandma. (((hugs))) Glad you were able to get the information to your son before he saw it on Facebook.

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Stacy, so sorry to hear that about your grandma. The card is amazing though. Beautiful. I agree social media can be both a blessing and a curse at times. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #14 xx

Kelly said...

aww, Stacy. So sorry to hear about your gpa. And yes, I do get irritated when people paste stuff on FB before notifying a family in person. Some just don't think or are not educated in some things or something.

That said, I LOVE your memorial card. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing... and positive thoughts you were able to get ahold of your son before FB did. Hugs & Creative Blessings! Kelly #46