Crafty Comeback Party - Day 15 - Recap

Happy Friday, friends!  As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I've been quite under the weather this week.  So, today I am going to post a recap of the event so far, and then will be back at it on Monday for one more week of comeback inspiration and giveaways!

First off, I want to thank all of the companies that so generously sent me new products to work with and provided a giveaway so that my comeback to this wonderful industry could be special and so much fun!  When I dreamed and planned this - I didn't expect that it would become such a big event.  Honestly, I am still floored by what the event became, and I honestly couldn't think of a better way to get through these past weeks.

October & November aren't particularly easy for me.  Ellie's due date was supposed to be October 22nd.  October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss awareness month, so I get bombarded with that.  And then we lost Layton in November, after he fought so hard for 5 months to live.  It's just a lot.  And I've really enjoyed being able to have something more positive in my life as I try to navigate getting through these days unscathed and not embittered.

From the bottom of my heart, I also want to thank YOU.  I can't really put into words how much it means to me that you've taken the time out of your days to visit my blog & leave comments.  I know that there are giveaways and all that, but so many of you leave such heartfelt comments each day and I want you to know that I read them all and am so very thankful for them.  I hope that even once the event is over you will still head on over & see what I create each week.  It would mean so much to me!


I would say that this event has been fruitful...this photo is just from the first 2 weeks of the event!  It doesn't include anything I've done this week or for next week!!  It's been a labor of love, and time set aside each day to create as I think about my little ones and create in honor of them.  I can wholeheartedly say Ellie & Layton are now the inspiration behind what I do.  I just want everything I touch to have beauty in it....they way that those two brought so much love & beauty into my life during their very short time here on this earth.

Alright - so now here is a recap of all the posts so far & the possible giveaways, just in case you've missed anything!

CRAFTY COMEBACK PARTY 3 WEEK RECAP

WEEK 1
Day 1 - Little Things from Lucy's Cards - Giveaway: 8 pkgs. of Lucy's sequin mixes
Day 2 - Prima Marketing - Giveaway: Amber Moon prize package
Day 3 - Lil' Inker Designs - Giveaway: $35 gift certificate
Day 4 - Flora & Fauna - Giveaway: Winter Woodland stamp set
Day 5 - Ellen Hutson - Giveaway: $50 gift certificate

WEEK 2
Day 6 - Taylored Expressions - Giveaway: Nativity Cutting Plate, Snowed In Background & Snowed In Sentiments stamp sets
Day 7 - Lawn Fawn - Giveaway: (2) $25 gift certificates
Day 8 - Neat & Tangled - Giveaway: Future Guest Designer spot
Day 9 - Honey Bee Stamps - Giveaway: $25 gift certificate
Day 10 - Hero Arts - Giveaway: $25 gift certificate (Blog Hop included)

WEEK 3
Day 11 - Concord & 9th - Giveaway: $25 gift certificate
Day 12 - The Ink Road - Giveaway: (2) Stamp set packages
Day 13 - My Mind's Eye - Giveaway: Complete "Joyful" paper collection
Day 14 - Avery Elle - Giveaway: Snowflakes stamp set

I will be back on Monday, October 30th with one final week of my Crafty Comeback Party + giveaways!!  Have a wonderful weekend, and I will see you then!

Comments

  1. Your comeback has touched all of us deeply, Lea. I can't begin to fathom the depth of your sorrow and grief, but you've found a way to channel it into cards/projects that are absolutely stunning and inspiring! And healing. Yes, I believe that Ellie and Layton are beside you, helping, guiding and loving, bringing their touches into everything you touch. You've warmed all our hearts in sharing them, through you, with us. As for coming back once the party is over: YOU BET! I've added you to my Feedly; I don't want to miss a single one of your works of art, both in your cards and in your words. Wishing you a relaxing weekend; one that sees you recovering from feeling under the weather. Looking so forward to the dazzling delights you'll be sharing next week...
    ~carol

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  2. Dear Lea, I send you a big hug!!! I can only guess what that means for you because I haven't children yet. I'm happy that crafting is helping you! You have a great talent and I'm so happy to find your blog! You're very inspirational and a strong woman!
    Lot of love, Arianna

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  3. My English isn't good enough so I could express everything I want to you. But I'm glad I've been on the way of your come back because I've discovered not only a great artist but also, a wonderful human being. And by no mean I'd stop reading your inspirational posts after that party. I'm sending my friendly deepest thoughts to you and your loved ones. I just hope I didn't make too many English mistakes and my message is understandable ! Love from France, Marjorie

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  4. Lea - your comeback has been full of inspiration and motivation. Thank you for sharing your story. I hope you are beginning to feel better!

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  5. Hello. I am new to your blog but have become a subscriber. I just read your story and I truly feel for you as I can relate to your loss. You are in my prayers! I am enjoying seeing your creations so much. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  6. Words can not express how I feel about your story. So happy that crafting is helping you heal.

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  7. Your comeback has been amazing! I'm so happy to hear that it has also been therapeutic for you. I will continue to think of you during these hard times, and can not wait to see more of your work in the future.

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  8. Sending virtual hugs and kisses from the Caribbean. I discovered your blog a few weeks ago and read your story. I cannot imagine the depth of your pain. This party demonstrates the glorious resilience of the human spirit. You are an amazing designer and I hope you keep crafting in memory of your precious children.

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  9. HI Lea,
    I have read about the loss of your children and cannot imagine the pain. Have you ever heard of the organization compassionate friends? A women in my town who suffered unimaginable loss is very active in it and it has helped her cope with it. You might want to see if there is a chapter near you.
    https://www.compassionatefriends.org/
    Liz

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  10. Stopping by to "binge" on the previous posts! So nice to have you back.

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  11. Fabulous creations so far! Can't wait to see more!

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  12. Everything I have seen has been so amazing. Your ability to overcome and channel to such a great gift is very heartwarming. I wish you the best in your crafty comeback and can't wait to see your future projects.

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  13. It is wonderful see the healing powers of creativity and crafting in action, even more wonderful to have you back Lea, I have missed your sparkling projects.

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  14. I have so enjoyed your crafty comeback party. I have always loved your card style and your photography of the projects is stunning as well. I've always believed that art helps to soothe and heal. Thoughts, hugs, and prayers to your family!

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