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A Sweet Little Mouse

The new House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge is Heat Embossing. I love heat embossing! It makes your image pop and adds fun texture. I heat embossed the petals on my flower using My Minds Eye Lost and Found Paper (SU! and The Paper Studio are my other papers) and popped them up. I used SU! black ep, and my sentiment is from SU! as well.

I lost my nephew Jamie this week - he was only 36. He was one of the strongest people I have ever met. He battled to come back from a severe spinal injury several years ago and he hardly ever complained. We could all learn something from the wonderful example he set for us all. It was a beautiful funeral - so many people, unbelievably wonderful and uplifting music, a wonderful message, and much love.

So many House Mouse images seem to scream comfort and love. My card is going to my SIL and BIL - they will need many prayers and support in the coming days (weeks, months, and years). I have heard that losing a child is one of the most difficult things a person can ever face. Say a prayer(s) for them if you get a chance this week.

Please join us in the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.



  1. oh this is gorgeous and great to have you with us as GDT
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Wonderful card to send comfort! Prayers on their way for your family.

  3. Nancy, I'm so sorry to hear of this loss. Prayers for parents and all involved. I can't imagine anything worse.
    Your card is gorgeous and so very sweet. Big hugs to you.

  4. Nancy, that is so sad, but I hope your beautiful card will give some comfort at such a difficult time.
    Kate x

  5. Your card is beautiful and I know will help comfort them. So sorry to hear about your nephew. Sending prayers for your family.

  6. Beautiful card Nancy, I like the adorable image, the papers and the design,
    Kevin xx

  7. Hi Nancy, I'm so sorry about the loss of your wonderful nephew - lots of love and sympathy is with you and the family!!!
    Your card is adorable - a fabulous design and colours - such a sweet image and gorgeous embossing of the flower!!

    Heather xx

  8. My heart breaks for them having lost a child... Your card is sure to touch them. Love that image and of course the tulip :)

  9. Oh my goodness, that is terrible news :-( My thoughts are with you and your Nephew's family, I am sure it is devastating for all of his family and friends.
    Your card is gorgeous and am sure it will be much appreciated xx

    Lols x x x

  10. Hi Nancy so sorry for your loss my thoughts go with you & your sure this lovely card may even make them smile, cant imagine the pain you must all be going thro..
    Another stunning cute HM GDT creation..many thanks for taking the time to publish your post at such a sad time.

    smiles Christine x

  11. Hi Nancy
    Fabulous creation, adorable image and design.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey hugs
    Tracy x

  12. So sad to hear about your loss, big hugs to you and your family, yes losing a kid is one of the most difficult things a person can go through....
    Your card is lovely,
    hugs Dorte

  13. Your card is wonderful and I love the meaning you put into it. How terribly sad for your family to lose someone so young. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers along with your extended family.


  14. so sorry about your nephew nancy.he sounds like he was an inspirational young thoughts are with your family.
    beautiful card, the image is so adorable and I love your papers and design.

    xx coops xx

  15. Awww that image is precious. It makes me think about being surrounded in God's Love. How sad to lose your nephew, but it sounds like he left an everlasting legacy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Bear Hugs,

  16. Oh no, I am so sorry for your loss, Nancy. That is sad news. Sounds like your nephew was a special guy indeed.

  17. So What a cute card. I love the paper pieced flower, it looks fabulous. I am sorry to hear about your nephew. Hugs.

  18. Sorry to hear about your nephew.
    This card is sure to bring some comfort.

  19. Oh sorry to read of your nephew. So very thoughtful of you to give them this comforting creation.


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