Monday, September 25, 2023

Big Love - Happy Birthday

 Hello, Crafty Mates

This has been an intriguing week!  We celebrated my eldest grandson's 19th birthday which was joyful and humbling.  And today, our family also had to band together as the decision had to be made to take my niece off life support. 

I was reminded of the prayer from the Common Book of Prayer (1559) "In the midst of life we are in death: of whom may we seek for succour, but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased?"

Cherish every moment!  Celebrate every milestone!


My new stitched circle frame die was delivered just in time!  I wanted to make a different card for my grandson.  When he was a toddler, orange was his favorite color.  He used to drive us all crazy because not many things for little boys use orange.  As he got older, his color choices changed, but I thought this would be a great throwback to the "good old days" of orange hats, shirts, and socks! 😊

I wasn't sure how he would feel about the "glitter" cardstock!  Thank goodness he is an artist!  He is taking a gap year but will be attending the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). So he was pleased with his card!

He is an only child who was home-schooled, so his constant companions are his two Cockapoos, Skee and Mocha!  The little puppy is a nod to them!

I kept the inside simple!


Stuff I Used
Couture Creations EF Swiss Dots

Stitched Circles Frame Die

Thanks for stopping by!
Chana Malkah


  1. Beautiful card, Happy Birthday to your grandson and I'm so sorry about your niece, prayers for all, hugs, Lori m

  2. OH! Chana, what a mixed emotion post. I'm so happy in your card for your Nephew’s birthday, I'm sure he was thrilled with it, it's happy inside and out. I'm so sorry to hear of your Niece and her passing, it must have been hard for you all. A beautiful verse to share too.

  3. Thanks, Faith! I am still processing everything! My grandson really liked the card! Hugz!


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