Credits: I used the kit Heart OF A Friend by Trixie Scraps and stitches from Wendy Tunison's Simply Brown kit


Bottom left journaling

There’s really nothing special about sand. In fact, it’s often an irritation that we sweep or vacuum out of our lives!  This sand however, sits on the mantle as a special reminder that we picked each other. We all added our own sand to the piece of art that is now our family.

Top Right Journaling

Each color represents the unique gifts and qualities that the individual brings to this family.  As these containers of sand are poured into a larger container, the different colors will join together to form a beautiful pattern while still maintaining their individuality.  As these containers of sand are poured into the larger container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will our family be.