I lost my Mom in 2001 and my grandma (her mom) in 2002 both to lung cancer. My grandma went through chemo, but my mom never did. One of the hardest things I've done is watch my grandma go through those treatments.....losing her hair and being so sick. I'd sewn a few chemo caps a few years ago and donated to a local organization, Little Red Door and decided to do that again this year in memory of both of them.
I know this post is a bit late. :) I'm planning to be a bit more crafty in 2015 and keep up with this site a little.
I made these for the ladies that I work with. They were quick, fun and simple. I just wrapped a mini bag of microwave popcorn with orange card stock and cut a black piece slightly smaller and attached to the front. For the ghosts, I used the Stampin' Up! owl punch.
Not long after my mom passed away in 2001, I'd seen this poem:
“Pennies from Heaven"
found a penny today
Just lying on the ground.
But it's not just a penny
This little coin I've found.
pennies come from heaven
that's what my Grandpa told me.
He said Angels tossed them down
Oh, how I loved that story!
He said when an Angel misses you
They toss a penny down,
sometimes just to cheer you up
To make a smile out of your frown.
So don't pass by that penny
When you're feeling blue.
It may be a penny from heaven
That an Angel's tossed to you.
I'd always picked the coins up, but never kept them until this summer. On August 28th, one of my closest friends lost her son in a motorcycle accident. I'd been thinking about making these jars, but hadn't done it until he passed. I ended up making around 10 of them.
He was only 24 years old and had been one of my youngest daughter's closest friends in school. He was a very popular young man and left an amazing legacy. He and his wife had celebrated their 3rd anniversary the day before he passed. The day after he passed, she found out she was pregnant with their first child. A couple of weeks later, she found out that it's twins!!
The jars have coin slots in the lids large enough for quarters
I only made one of the vases, as I didn't care for it as much, although it was a bit easier.
Poem and jar labels were printed on the computer and adhered to patterned paper and card stock
I'll be teaching this SUMMER Frame at our local library next month. One of my friends and I together are doing classes on each of the seasons. I've already done the SPRING class. She will be doing the FALL and WINTER classes.
10" x 13" Frame
Created on the back of the "picture" included in the frame or you can use a piece of poster board
Background squares - 3" (color: Marina Mist)
2nd layer squares - 2 3/4" (paper from local store)