Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween Tags

Hey all.   I again am the blogger slacker, but in my defense I had good reason to be a slacker.  I lost my dad on September 14th.  It has just been the absolute hardest thing I've ever gone through.  He was diagnosed with liver cancer at the end of last month and deteriorated quickly.  I saw him on the 13th after I got off of work, and I'm so glad I did.  I got a chance to tell him that I loved him and I got to hear him say that he loved me, one last time.  On the morning of the 14th my brother called me at work saying dad wasn't doing well and that I should come see him.  When I got to my mom and dad's house, the hospice nurse was there and they were giving him morphine for the pain.  Needless to say, he was out of it but I knew he knew we were there.  Both my brothers, my mom and myself were right by his side when he took his last breath later that day.  It is something I will never forget for as long as I live.  The following few days were just as awful making the funeral arrangements.  At the funeral last Monday the most heartbreaking thing I'd ever witnessed was watching my mom say goodbye to my dad.  They had been married for 47 years and together for 51 years.  They were inseparable...always together....never argued....and not a day went by that my dad didn't tell my mom I love you.  Actually, it was "Love ya honey-love".  He was such a great dad, I'll miss him every day for the rest of my life.

Ok, so to get my mind off things for a little while, I made some halloween tags for my etsy store.  I absolutely love the stamps from Waltzing Mouse.  These are from the Midnight Feast set.

I used Nestabilities Labels No. 14 diecuts in my Cuttlebug; distress inks; Memento black tuxedo ink; and dark red ribbon.  I have these same tags tied around mason jars filled with candy around my house!  I love the way they turned out.

I used Nestabilities Labels No. 17 diecuts in my Cuttlebug; distress inks; Memento black tuxedo ink, and black ribbon.  I think they would look cool tied around wine or soda bottles.

I've got a bunch more Halloween tags I want to make, then it's on to Christmas!  I bought some great Christmas stamps at Waltzing Mouse and stamps that compliment the Nestabilites Label diecuts and I cannot wait to get into those.  I'll share pics soon.   Have a loverly week my friends.

1 comment:

Pat said...

Oh Dawn...I knew I hadn't seen you in a while. I'm so very, very sorry to hear about your father's passing. It sounds like he was comfortable and peaceful...surrounded by his loving family. I'm so glad you got to have some quality time with him before he passed. You hang in there, darlin' gentle with yourself...and craft and blogvisit when you're up to it! Oh...I almost forgot...your Halloween tags are adorable!! Big hugs, sweetie! Pat Frank