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I'm sharing today what I've done so far this season. I hope to do more. There's a nursing home just a block or two from my home and I drive by it several times a day, going to and from work and errands. Every time I drive by it, I give it a quick glance and smile, as I think of my Mom. As most of you know, Mom died back in April. This nursing home reminds me of Mom because her last few years were spent in a similar facility. Fortunately, the nursing home she was entrusted to in Maine was a great facility and staffed with people that really cared about her, including family and friends. While she was a substantial distance away from me, she had the good fortune to be near her sisters, as well as other family members. She was watched over by them. Even though she was visited often and cared for, I know that there are many in the nursing homes that are not afforded the same and it can be a very lonely life for them, especially during the holidays.
I used just two different card designs and made several of each. These cards are probably the most 'clean and simple' I've ever done. I kept them simple because I made a dozen of them and if time allows, as we get closer to Christmas, I can easily make a dozen more.
They were quick to create with the Cricut Craft Room, my Imagine machine, Imagine Snow Angel cartridge and Cricut Scandinavian Cards cartridge. The card bases were cut from Scandinavian Cards cartridge, flood filled with patterns from the Snow Angel Cartridge. Quick cutting and assembling then a little embellishment with ribbon, 3D paint and the ever handy SRM Stickers sentiments.
I stacked twelve of them and tied them up in green string, adding another Imagine cut ornament and ribbon with more SRM stickers. Nothing too elaborate, but still in the holiday spirit.
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