Wednesday, March 11, 2015

U Inspire Me

I'm back on the CardMaker blog today with a creation inspired by "a piece of art, fashion, home decor, photograph, etc."

I'd been looking forward to this blog, but suddenly it was very hard.  One of my closest cousins, Kenneth Andrew Osburn, died suddenly of a heart attack February 25th.  He was only 57. 

 I was stunned.   Still am.  I couldn't even think of creating anything for several days, but I knew I had to get back to work.  

He loved cards and letters we sent.  I know.  Everybody loves getting cards and letters.  But Kenny always seemed so extra-appreciative.  He always made a point of calling to thank us for the birthday cards.  I got a big kick out of making them special for him.  One year I found a sticker set with a golf bag/ball, etc., and I used that to make one birthday card have a golfing scene.  A couple of years ago I got an airplane stamp.  I loved it anyway, but it was perfect for him.  Sometimes I’d see special paper with airplanes or something on it, and I’d say, “This would make a good card for Kenny.”  Last December, I found this die-cut set I really liked.  Among other things, it had a couple of patterns for airplanes, and I planned to use one on this year’s birthday card in July.  It doesn’t bear thinking…I can’t send them to him any more. 

Kenny was always giving to me--giving of himself, giving laughter, comfort and so much more.  He made this blog and so much more possible with the gift of his own old laptop almost four years ago.  I was thinking of Kenny, wondering what I could use for my "U Inspire Me" blog, when I saw the answer right in front of me.  

 Kenny brought this little magnet back to me when he went to Cozumel in 2009.  I keep it on the side of my little metal scrap box, right here on my desk.  
So I dedicate this blog...and all those to come... to my dear, funny, wonderful cousin Kenny.

.......With love.......

1 comment:

  1. so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers for you and your family!


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