Friday, February 21, 2014

Laikyn's card

Well, it's finally Friday. Is everybody as glad as I am?

Today is bittersweet for me. This is the third anniversary of my mom's death.

My niece had a baby girl, Laikyn, a week and a half before my mom died.  She was in the hospital and never got to meet this great granddaughter. (she was also born on my son's birthday, Feb. 11).

So I decided to post Laikyn's card on mom's anniversary. She would have been nuts over this child. She's really a character.

She had a Dora fiesta party. Lots of delicious Mexican food and plenty of Dora.

Since we don't have any carts with Dora and I couldn't find any files, I opted to print off the internet. Finally found one that would work.

Take a look:

 The background paper inside is a pic of nachos and the stars are from a pic of tortilla chips.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie


  1. Ohgoodness, how cute, Steph! And how perfect for little Laikyn's special day. Love how you personalized this for her party theme. Printing Dora from the internet was a great idea, and I adore the finished inside with the nacho and chip photos. Too cute! Hugs to you for Mom, my friend!

  2. What a fun card - my granddaughter LOVED Dora at that age. Losing a parent never gets easier does it? We are coming up on the 7th anniversary of my Daddy's death and I still miss him so much it hurts. Hugs to you on this special day my sweet friend.

  3. Hi Stephanie,
    Your card is very cute. So sorry about your Mom - it is hard but things get easier. I think it is lovely that you posted the card today to highlight the continuity of the generations. Our boys were lucky to have three great grandparents that they can remember.
    I wanted to tell you that I contacted someone at Provo Craft about your issue with the Gypsy and Craft Room for linking your cartridges. They should be getting in touch with you to try to sort it out. It would be a shame to miss out on the new machine and all it can do because of a problem with linking former Provo Craft products. I hope it all works out!

  4. This is a cute card Stephanie and I'm sure that your little niece loved it. I'm so sorry that your mom never got to meet this grandchild and I'm so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose the ones we love. I hope you have some sunnier days coming up my friend. Lots of hugs, Brenda

  5. Hi Stephanie, your niece's daughter is going to love this card, I love love love the inside!! So sorry to hear about your mom, that has to be the hardest and so sorry she didn't get to meet her great sad.. Bittersweet is the perfect word for sure. super extra hugs today my sweet friend. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. Fabulous card - love the Dora. Sending lots of hugs and thoughts as you get through this day. Karon.

  7. Praying for you Stephanie, as you reflect on the loss of your mom. Your card is adorable, the little Dora is just so cute!!

  8. Lovely card Steph. Sending you a big hug. x

  9. What an adorable Card Stephanie! Isn't it great to get things from the internet to incorporate on your project! :o)

  10. Oh hun I am so sorry.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    My Mom has been gone 23 years and I miss here dearly.
    Time does help some ...
    Please take care of yourself.

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  12. Steph: What a darling card for sweet Laikyn. I love her name. I know heartache too for the loss of my beloved family.