September 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - September

It's the 25th so time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!  



It has been a difficult week, my father-in-law passed away last Saturday after battling aggressive lung cancer for the past 6 months.  We are so sad to see him go, a wonderful father, father-in-law and grandfather. My kids are taking it very hard, maybe because they are a bit older and understand better what happened.  They were very close to Papa and we saw them every week.  We have the funeral ahead of us tomorrow and then the business of healing.

I almost skipped this month but I didn't want to miss out on the fun and actually I think I needed the diversion.  So I created a little gift tag out of burlap and felt.  This would be very cool attached to a present wrapped in kraft paper or to a wine bottle.   Have fun at the rest of the hop.



All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Stamps: Winterberry
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate
Felt: Pinefeather
Other: burlap, jute, Christmas twine (Divine Twine), Crop-a-Dile

44 comments :

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh i just love that burlap! just beautiful

Jen W. said...

So sorry again about your father-in-law, Tracey. Will be thinking of you this week.

Our hobby is the perfect diversion in times like this and your tag is perfect too.

Kim S said...

I am so sorry for the pain in your life and so glad that a crafting helps a little.

Jeanne J said...

Tracey, so sorry about your father in law. His pain has ended and I pray that he is at peace now. Your children have been blessed to have him in their lives and know him.

Joyce said...

Wo glad you were able to pull something together, and what a tag that is. I love how you stamped on burlap, and paired it with the felt--great contrast in textures.

Marlena M. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Tracey. I pray there is healing. I'm glad you had time to create this lovely tag~

Steph Hilt said...

Great little tag. Into just discovered how simple it is to stamp on burlap. My condolences to you and your family.

Leigh said...

This is perfect, Tracey! I love the stamped tree on the burlap!

Marybeth said...

I am so sorry Tracey! You and your family will be in my prayers . Love your tag!

Ardyth said...

Gorgeous tag - so creative to use burlap like that - the stamping turned out really nicely on it!

laughadaisy said...

Tracey, I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law - I'm sure he will be missed. My condolences and prayers go out to you and your family, especially the children, for peace and comfort. Glad you are able to find a little bit of respite in crafting - your tag is lovely. (((hugs))) ;-)

Suzanne Russell said...

Love this, Tracey! The little rustic tree is perfect for the burlap. Great idea : )

BethieJ said...

Tracey I am so SORRY for your families loss... I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers..
I LOVE your sweet tag! It turned out really cute!!!

Kim said...

Tracey, I am so sorry to hear about your father in law...you and your family are in my prayers. Your tag is just so sweet and I love what you did, that fabric is just so beautiful with your stamped tree.

Jill Norwood said...

Tracey - I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Father-in-law. It is so very hard. My heart and prayers are with you and your family. Your tag is so sweet! Take care!

Cristina said...

I'm so sorry to hear what you and your family have been going through. Crafting has saved me during many difficult times in my life, so I'm glad you were able to play along with the hop. Stamping on the burlap like that looks awesome! Love it.

Michelle said...

So sorry to hear of your loss sending you a big hug to you and your family.
Glad you decided to join in love the mixture of felt and burlap on your tag !

craftmates said...

SOrry for your loss. Yuor tag is so adorable. Looks very beautiful with the tree stamp. - Irma

Wendy said...

Great little tag, Tracy. Sorry for your family's loss.

Karen C. said...

So sorry for your recent loss. Crafting can be a very healing diversion ... even if it is for a short time. Thank you for sharing your tag today. The burlap layered onto the felt and the stamped tree all create a festive tag. Hugs to you and your family:)

Kelly in Canada said...

your tag is lovely and i hope your creativity gives you the diversion you need...i am very sorry for your loss.

GabrielaD said...

Gorgeous! Love the burlap!!

Nancy Guse said...

Tracey sorry to hear about your father-in-law. Its hard but time will heal slowly. Your tag is great, I love the texture of the burlap and that tree.

Lisa said...

You will all be in my thoughts and prayers Tracey, my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Your little tag is as sweet as can be. A bit of diversion at this time is probably most welcome for you. Hugs my friend.

carol (krillsister) said...

Tracey,
So sorry to hear about your father-in-law. you & your family will be in my thoughts & prayers. Love the little burlap tag.

The Paper Parade said...

Oh Tracey, I'm SO sorry to hear this! You must be going through an incredibly difficult time. I'm glad that you were able to set aside time to make a tag for the blog hop and I know it was an enjoyable diversion. It turned out great! I love that you stamped on burlap..how cool :) Know I'm thinking of you during this tough time!

Pendra said...

Adorable tag, love the texture! Sorry to hear about your Father-In-Law, creating is always a wonderful diversion and good for the soul!

Sadielaine said...

Love the tag you made. I would have never guessed that stamping on burlap would work that good.
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to you and your family.

Sari said...

What a lovely tag! Creativity can be a soothing balm, I hope getting crafty made you feel better. Must buy pinking shears. And felt! And burlap!

Jacquie Southas said...

This is such a pretty tag - love the burlap on black. Condolences to you & your family as you get through this difficult time.

Luanne said...

Isn't the burlap fun to work with? This is a darling tag. I'm sorry you and your family are hurting right now, may you be comforted as you go through the loss of your loved one!

Jade said...

I am so sorry for your loss - I hope you were able to get a little distraction with the hop. It's nice to have an outlet

Renee said...

Oh...Tracey I'm so sorry!
I know you said he had taken a turn...
even though I should know...
I guess I just didn't expect it to be so soon!

Love the tag...
so adorable on burlap.

Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs!!

Helen F. said...

So sorry about your loss, Tracey...you are in my prayers with sympathy in the week ahead of you and your family. I hope it brings you peace and comfort knowing you were so close and loving through the years with your father-in-law.

Martha said...

Tracey, this is simply adorable! I love the burlap!
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Lori said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, Tracey. You and your family will be in my thoughts. The little tag you created is lovely. I really like the texture from the burlap and the image looks great stamped on it.

sentsue said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. I will pray that there is healing and comfort for your family. Love that you stamped on burlap. Great idea.

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh no, Tracey, I'm so sorry for your family's loss! What a difficult time for you all. Hugs!

I've never thought of stamping on burlap. It looks great!

Dana said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I really like that you stamped on burlap, i'm going to have to try this!!

bjmartin said...

My sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your father-in-law, Tracey. I hope you find comfort in remembering all the happy times.

Your tag is wonderful - I love the look of stamping on burlap.

Jean said...

That little tree is the perfect image to stamp on the burlap. What a sweet tag!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet tag Tracey. Love the great textures.

~amy~ said...

so sorry for your loss...lung cancer took both my father and step-father:( hang in there.

Your tag is wonderful..love the texture.

donna mikasa said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Tracey. Take time to heal.
Your tag, by the way, is adorable. I didn't know you could stamp on burlap and it would show up so well.