Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The story behind the butterfly!!

I was thinking today that I really need to post on here a lot more. I want to but the past week was so darn busy. I was gonna sit down tonight and make a card. I looked around and realized there is no way I can make a card until I clean up this mess. There is no way my children would get away with having there rooms look like this...!!lol

I was looking at some older cards and I always like this card. For two reasons. This butterfly is my Tattoo. It's a special one. On January 10th 2005 My sister in law Vanessa was killed in the La Conchita mudslide in Ventura co. California. She was 27 years old. I don't think I have ever had such emotion before. I don't know if it's because I not only had to tell my husband but my children also. For Christmas the following year my Mother In law had the tattoo made into a stamp.. Oh, the tattoo do you see her initials in it.. VJB. It makes up the butterfly. My brother in law drew it. I like to stamp with it, even know it's sad. It keeps me remembering..

Oh that I had wings like a dove I would fly away and be at rest.. Psalm 55:6

God's holding her now...I miss you Vanessa..

this butterfly is copyright by: the bryson family,


KardKrazy said...

Thanks for sharing the life behind your art, Dawn, even when it's so painful.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

What a beautiful butterfly! You chose a great card to share, as well as the story behind the stamp..
My heart goes out to you all.

Thank you card!

This is a super quick and easy card today.  I love how The megaphone comes out of the paper.