Wednesday, March 23, 2016

♥ Simon Says...Come Rain or Shine ♥

Hello there! I'm back! I wasn't going to say anything on here as to why I was absent the past couple of weeks but as soon as I got on here, I realized that I have so many crafty friends who read my blog and I felt like I owe you all an explanation of my absence. Back in January I found out I was pregnant with our 3rd child. We were so happy! My first ultrasound was perfect with a very strong heartbeat and all of my blood work was prefect too. Until March 4th, which is our Wedding Anniversary. I went in for a routine visit and they wanted me to have a ultrasound to hear the heartbeat. To our shock, there was none. So needless to say, we were all devastated. I then needed some time off to process all of this and grieve. I know there is a reason for this and I wish I knew what it was. But it was in God's plan and I know that, hopefully, one day we will meet this little person that is our child.

It's Wednesday which means it's time for a brand new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's challenge is Come Rain or Shine! I didn't use any rain or a sun on my card, but I used a lovely bright yellow which is sure to brighten any one's day! ;)
And this week the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Avery Elle! I am using the super pretty Petals and Stems Clear Stamp Set and the Daisy Ink Pad. Love that color yellow!

I am also using some of the new White Wool Felt by Simon Says. It die cuts perfectly! Love it! I also used the Stitched Mini Scallop Square Dies by MFT, some Hero Arts Pearls and some May Arts Natural Twine.

And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!!



Caryn said...

Wow - such a bright and cheerful card - love that pop of colour.

Lorraine A said...

I am so sorry for your loss Melissa, sending a HUGE BIG HUG sweetie XOXO

Gorgeous card, it just shouts sunshine and brighter times ahead :-)

Lols x x x

Lin said...

I believe there's a reason for everything, Melissa....and I loved your thought of meeting that special little someone someday.

Love this card full of sunshine! Beautifully done!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Melissa! It's so vibrant and pretty.
I am so sorry for your loss my lovely.
Big hugs
Mandy xx

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Hi Melissa,

I'm so very sorry for your loss, but really admire your outlook and hope that extra TLC from your hubby and children will give you strength and comfort.

On a happier note, I love your card and the bright yellow is such a happy and sunshine-y color :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Jingle said...

Such a great sunny yellow flower!

Kelly Massman said...

So so, so sorry melissa. I know there are no words to comfort you in your sorrow, but I'm sending you prayers and hugs,

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful card. I am so sorry for your loss, Prayers are going up for you and your family.

God Bless,

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