Monday, August 1, 2016

For Niki's Parents

Aloha dear ones,

A few months ago, a friend I've known since junior high school and her husband lost their daughter, Niki, suddenly. One day she was feeling ill, the next day she died. Tragedies can happen out of the blue, suddenly, and leave a trail of intense pain. Niki leaves behind a little baby boy and her husband, as well as her parents and more family, friends, coworkers.

Her mom expresses her grief on FB. It is unthinkable when a loved one dies, but losing a child is a pain that is like no other pain.

Niki absolutely loved the Seattle Seahawks (the colors on the card) and Pumpkin Spice Lattes (PSL). When I saw the coffee cup die from MFT, I knew a special card for Niki was going to pour out of me. I hope it makes her parents smile through their tears, and that with time and faith, their intense pain will begin to heal.

Dies: My Favorite Things Die Namics LLD Coffee Cup (and red heart); SB Opulent Ovals
Lettering: SU Alphabet/Numerals/Symbols Rotary Stamp
Cardstock: Gina K. Designs; Silver Mirror cardstock; Neenah Solar White
Inks: Memento
Embossing Folders: Diamond Plate (blue layer), Stylish Stripes (lime green layer), Darice Damask (white base)
Blue Rhinestones (Kaisercraft)
Dries Clear, Glossy Accents, silver cording, corner rounder, tape runner

Mahalo for stopping by!
Make each & every day count ♥ Aloha ♥


  1. Lovely card! I'm so sorry for your friends loss...I can't imagine loosing a child. <3

  2. Those poor parents, hubby, and son. Wonder what went wrong? So sad. Your card is so personal, and will be such a great comfort to the family. Hugs to you, too, my friend.

  3. Your card is lovely and very thoughtful. I'm so sorry for your friends. I lost a daughter 16 years ago and it still hurts.


  4. What a great card you made for Niki's parents. I am sure they will appreciate it and find comfort that you went to such lengths to make it for them. I cannot imagine the pain they are going through with the loss of her.

  5. Such a beautiful, thoughtful card. I hope it gives some measure of joy to Niki's parents...

  6. How sad, I cannot imagine losing a child...or a grandchild for that matter. Your little gift of love will be greatly appreciated, I'm sure. Your card is very thoughtful and sweet.


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!