I selected the month of February to be the hostess for our Crafters of Faith group on Splitcoaststampers. The scripture I chose was 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 "Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things".
When I selected this verse I wanted to dedicate this month to my mother who has suffered from dementia for several years. She had recently been in the hospital and was told she probably had 6 months to live. I lost my mom 2 weeks after that.
This is a picture from Christmas 2015 of me and my mom before she got too bad and couldn't remember who we were. I was with my mom the last days of her life and what I remember is her gripping a teddy bear that I had made for her years ago. So it was easy to come up with a card this month.
I first started by sponging the hearts in the background using the new Picket Fence Blending brushes. They are wonderful. I then cut out the Penny Black Love die and stamped the bear from the Penny Black Key to my heart stamp set. I colored her with my copic markers and fussy cut her out. I then pop dotted her on the die cut to make it look like she was sitting on the word "Love".
Lastly I would like to that all my friends who have sent me sympathy cards. They have meant so much to me and I have treasured each and every one. I am so touched with the kindness everyone has shown me.
There is no special love like the love for a mother or love from a mother. This is why I dedicate my card to the memory of my mother.