Friday, December 21, 2018

Oh Christmas Tree ... and goodbye Mom ....

Hi everyone!! :)

Before I share anything creative, I wanted to share that my mom passed away on the 19th (Wednesday).  I did post this on social media, so those that follow me on those venues might have already seen this news, but I know not everyone goes on social media, so I wanted to share it here too.

And for those that have left me a comment on Facebook about this -- please know that I have been trying to thank each one of you individually, however, Facebook has blocked me from leaving anymore comments -- hopefully they will lift that ban soon.. stupid Facebook ...

She was in Hospice since this past Saturday, and she became an angel on Wednesday.

Love you Mom, always

Brian's cousin gave me some old bottle caps and I wanted to share what I created with some of them :)

I started off with these -- 

A 12x12 wood plaque :)

And bottle caps from Brian's cousin :)

I painted some of the bottle caps green, left some plain, and then painted some brown -- then I grabbed a 12x12 paper from Carta Bella and created this :)  

I also added some wooden snowflakes and metal pine cones I got from my LSS "Scraps of Love" :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)


  1. So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom my friend. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

    LOVE your creative bottlecap project! Super fun and super cute! :)

  2. I did read about the passing of your mom on Facebook, Julie. Because of the few spammers out there, the rest of us have difficulties posting legitimate comments. Instagram has the same issue. No one will fault you for not responding at this difficult time anyway.
    I do love your Christmas tree and that beautiful and special background.
    Hugs, Jean

  3. Julie - just want to say again how sorry I am. I think everyone will completely understand especially with this being such a difficult time.

    And your project is once again gorgeous and creative!

  4. Love to you Julie... that is a beautiful picture. And I love that project.. and it's even better in person.

  5. Again, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I hope you're able to cherish the time you did have together.

    LOVE your bottle cap tree!

  6. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news, Julie.

    Your creation is beautiful and so creative!

  7. I am so sorry Julie to hear of your Moms passing. My thoughts and prayers with you during this difficult time. My heart hurts for you as I know how tough it is just losing my Father a few months ago. Hugs my friend!

    Your tree is awesome! Love what you did with the bottle caps.
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas! Take care my friend!
    Sherrie K

  8. hi.. yes I saw your post, and my heart goes out to you and your family at this sad loos, and at this time of the year too.. big hugs and prayers... and your creation of this tree with the bottle tops is amazing, really love how you create with the things that may otherwise get thrown out.. really lovely... sending strength and love...

  9. Julie, I'm so very sorry to hear about your mom. Mine also passed in Dec., back in 1999. I'll keep your family in my heart and prayers. Your creation is amazing! Love this!!! Thinking of you, dear friend, and sending hugs.


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