Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Strawberry Friend Notepad Holder

Hello everyone!

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.

Before I get to the project I made for Chi Chi Memories, I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the emails that I have received from many of you regarding my friend, John, who committed suicide on Thursday. I didn't sleep at all for three nights and finally got 6 hours of sleep last night. Many of you have shared stories of your losses and they have all been very helpful as I work through this. For those who are not on my Facebook page or take classes with me, the story goes that I was supposed to try to meet him last week but couldn't make it down. I received the call from a mutual friend the following evening that he had died. I try my best to live my life without regrets and am afraid that this is one that will weigh heavily on my heart and conscience for a very long time to come. I had the opportunity to see him... if anything for one last time. I didn't take it and now he is gone. I fully understand that I am not at fault or to blame but there's always the "what if" that keeps popping up in my head.

Now on to happier news!

My boys are going back to school!! Today will be the first day of school. The best part is that my youngest is going to Kindergarten!! He will have the same teacher that his brother did so it should be relatively easy.
I always make something small for the teachers on the first day. Here's what I made for Mrs. MacDonald.

Meet Candace from Chi Chi Memories!
 She is weating a cute strawberry costume.
She is available as a single digi stamp or part of a set
called "Costume Set".

I colored Candace with Copics.
Skin: E11, E00, E0000, R20
Hair: E25, E31, E50
Reds: R27, R24, R22, R20
Greens: YG05, YG03, YG00
Sharpie Poster Paint (waterbased)

The inside is a notepad holder with a pocket:

Hope you like it!

Leave me a comment and I will make another one for one lucky winner!
I will randomly pick a name on Tuesday, August 31st.


Vicki Burdick said...

This is adorable, can you share the measurments of the pad and the size of the cover? Love it!!

Alicia said...

Jane - I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend John. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love the notepad holder and Candace!


Helen Laurence said...

Oh Jane that is very sad news. I'm sorry I didn't know till now. Sending you big strawberry hugs! (Your note pad is very cute!) x x

Sandra said...

That is very cute.

Always my thoughts and hugs are with.

Enjoy the boys being at school.

And if I am not the lucky winner maybe you will show me how to make this cars.

Miss you. Hugs.


Karyle said...

Wow am I really first...I love your notepad, the coloring is lovely. Thank you for the chance to win.

Karyle said...

How adorable. Your coloring is lovely, thank you for the chance to win.

Michelle VanWiggeren said...

Hope the boys had a wonderful first day!!! Love your noteholder -- bet Mrs. MacDonald did, too!

Michelle VanWiggeren said...

Hope the boys had a wonderful first day!!! Love your noteholder -- bet Mrs. MacDonald did, too!