The company I used to work for (and recently returned to do some contract work for) experienced a layoff in January and the sweet receptionist, Melissa, was unfortunately one of those let go. Melissa is a single mom, so the loss of income was very concerning. In and amongst all this change, her mom turned sick (she'd been ill off and on for the past year) and passed away three weeks after the layoff. Melissa had found another position by that point, but the loss of her mom has been deeply felt and certainly has affected Melissa's ability to work. Fortunately, the new company has a very big and understanding management, so they've allow Melissa some time to deal with things. My heart feels wretched for her losses- they seem too many even from the distance of a co-worker. I wanted to send my heartfelt sympathy for her loss so I made this card.
I had this little embossed scrap of white paper hanging around and it seemed the perfect frame for my glitter butterfly. The embossing folder is Brandy's and I had ran the piece of white cardstock through her Grand Calibur at a crafting evening months ago. Instructions for making the butterfly can be found in this post. I used Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint Distress Ink with my blending tool to created the multi-colored background. Everything is edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The fiber and pearls were from the
scrap heap, I mean, Scrapbox.
I'm sending my prayers to Melissa, her daughter Jullian and the entire family. Loss is hard. This is what I can do.