Thursday, 16 December 2010

Sad day and packed to go

Oh man, yesterday was a really sad day for me as I had to say “goodbye” to a really dear and good friend Jazzy. She passed away suddenly on the evening of the 14th December.

I can’t tell you the shock I felt reading my mail in the morning yesterday and read the mail three times before it sunk in. I mean I had just spoken to Jazzy on her Birthday a few day’s before (11th Dec)!

Jazzy was the first person to comment on my first ever uploaded LO to an online gallery. I knew NOTHING about NOTHING when it came to forums or gallery’s and it was Jazzy’s gently encouragement and help that started our friendship we shared. Jazzy was more than just an online friend to me- she was part of my “group of friends” whom I love dearly and hold close to heart. We chatted on the phone and shared our lives and story’s.


I thank you for letting me share in your wisdom and your life, for giving me insight into what’s important in life, for teaching me patience and showing me that no matter how hard times can get, family,friends and faith are what holds us up.

I thank you for sharing your LOVE with someone you never met , yet made her part of your “family”.

I will miss you Jazzy. Rest in Peace my dear friend.

And I want to take this time to ask you just to add Jazzy’s family to your prayers this Christmas Season. They will be without their daughter, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.


And a VERY Blessed Christmas to YOU and YOURS.

Thanks sooo much for hanging in there with me while things were nuts this year. I seem to have found my feet again and have slowly found a routine that works ( so far- lol).

I’m packed and we are ready for our Family holiday – one that I think I will treasure more than others. Being away from my family this year will just seal the deal I think. Wayne is officially on leave as of 15 minutes ago and will be travelling down to meet us! I can’t WAIT! – hee hee, nor can Nathan.

Don’t forget all these Christmas kits are on SALE now at my store at MScraps. (and if you are a newsletter subscriber there is a little EXTRA discount just for you too!)





And some LO’s done with my new Christmas Kit Santa’s little Helpers.

Chantals mama By Chantals Mama

By Helen

Check out my last post for more stunning inspirations.

And before I leave you till next year – I made the Christmas tree cluster using my Christmas First kit and thought maybe you would find it useful too ;-)


You can grab it HERE.
Stay safe and I hope to pop on before the new year.

Hugs and Loves to all.


Tammy and Shelby said...

OMG...I am in shock reading about Jazzy. I loved reading her blog and her word-art. She was a special lady. My prayers go out to her family and to her digi family.

Thank you for the goodie. Keep your chin up.


jasjul said...

Merry Christmas Kim to you and your family, enjoy your holiday.
I am so shocked to read about Jazzy, she is at peace now but she will be missed.

rmdusell said...

Such a beautiful cluster tree,thank you. Merry Christmas to you!

Shel said...

So sorry to hear about Jazzy. I had no idea.

Thanks for the beautiful Christmas tree. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

VJ's Scrap Room said...

Oh really sad! Death is awful any time of the year..but seems to be more tragic during the holidays.Jim lost both his Grandma and Aunt..right before Christmas one year.:( I know this is a huge loss for you and my thoughts and prayers are with you and her family.
Try to have a wonderful vacation knowing you have your loved ones near.:)
Thanks so much for sharing your GORGEOUS Christmas tree.I LOVE it..all sparkly and festive!!

Huge hugs,

gypsymonkeyscrap said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes. You have so graciously shared with us such deep feelings of love and friendship. Jazzy is in a better place of pain...and with her maker. She is happy!

cazrush said...

Thank you for all of your freebies over the year and I wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Carjazi/Diane said...

Words are never enough at times like these. It's always sad to hear that we've lost someone so valuable to the scraping community. And when it's someone that's close to you, it makes it so much more difficult. I'm very sorry for your loss. It's times like these that make us value those friends we've made though never met as we realize how much these people have brought into our lives. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

Thank you so much for your humor, talents and thoughtfulness that you share with us all throughout the year. May your holidays and the New Year be filled with love and laughter, peace and joy, health and happiness.

Lulutoo said...

Thanks for telling us the sad news about Jazzy. :( I remember participating in some of her challenges at DSO.--very nice lady. I'll keep her family in my prayers.

Thanks for the beautiful Christmas tree!

Gail said...

Thank you for the lovely Christmas tree and for letting us know about Jazzy. I will keep you, Jazzy and your families in my prayers.

Pegzz said...

Sorry sorry to hear about your friend. Cherish your memories and know that she is at peace. Thank you for everything you have shared this year! Have a wonderful family holiday!!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on Dec. 16, 2010. Thanks again.

time2smile said...

Oh, the ache of losing someone we care so much about. We all know how this feels, and feel it with you. Thank you for sharing your life and its ups and downs. And thank you for the gorgeous tree!

Pam said...

I, too, am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I know she will be missed.

BlueCat said...

So sorry to hear that sad news!
Thank you for your pretty Christmas tree.

tamis3angels said...

I am very soory about the loss of your friend. Thank you for our Christmas gift.

Judy said...

I too was upset to read the news about Jazzy and my prayers and thoughts go out to her family.
Thankyou for the lovely Christmas tree. Have a wonderful holiday season with those you cherish and look forward to 'seeing' you in 2011.

Charlie said...

Dearest Kim..I was shocked to read on facebook yesterday of the passing of Jazzy.. I will remember her as lovely sweet lady who had the kindest heart..thankyou for your tribute words, I am sure she is looking down with a smile at this very moment. Have a safe and wonderful Christmas with friends and family..your friend always Charliexxx

lizanne said...

So sorry to hear about Jazzy... She was a very kind & thoughtful person - really liked her. She will be greatly missed by many. ((hugs))

makeyesup said...

Saw the news about Jazz at Digitals and was so stunned, I also read it over and over. She had been so happy greeting her first granddaughter so recently. She was such a special lady and will be missed by many.

Karen said...

Kim, the Christmas tree is gorgeous! I saw it earlier in your post and when I got to the end I was amazed that you were offering it for free. Thank you so much!

Sue said...

I am sad, too, about Jazzy's passing. You have my sympathy in your loss.

Thanks so much for the lovely tree cluster. I still remember all the beautiful layouts that were posted at DSO last year using Christmas First, so I bought it. I think it is the first kit I have ever purchased. You did SUCH a nice job with this gorgeous kit. Your tree will be a nice addition.

Here's a hug. {{{HUG!!!}}}
I hope you have a delightful holiday season.

clara said...

thanks so much .
merry Christmas and very Happy New year

lvdesigner said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend Jazzy! I read her blog, although not regularly, and she was always upbeat and kind. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss.

Thank you for the lovely cluster =). Have a wonderful Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [17 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Fanfan-Rue des Anges said...

I feel sad for you... Be courageous!
Thank you for this so beautiful christmas tree!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

MaggieMae said...

Oh,I am so sorry to hear about Jazzy. We all sort of started together at SBM and learned and were staunch friends. I was on her CT for quite awhile and she was ever kind and sweet and encouraging.

I hope you will have a happy holiday in spite of this sad news. Also, I hope you are enjoying being at MScraps. I'm on Heather T.'s CT and enjoy it loads.

Take care, Kim.

Julie (aka MaggieMae)

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Kim love, my dear sweet friend, I had just replied to your newsletter, hopped on over to snag your gorgeous tree before heading off to bed and, of course, just HAD to read your post.

Although, I have not known Jazzy on a personal level, I have left comments on her blog from time-to-time. A few of those times were after the loss of her daughter and then her grandson, as well as in dealing with her own illness. I've kept Jazzy tucked inside my heart, my thoughts and my prayers and had just recently been thinking about her more than usual.

Reading your post, I was truly saddened to hear that she has passed away.

I am SO sorry for your loss girlfriend. Friends like Jazzy are rare treasures and you are SO blessed to have had the opportunity to have had each other as friends!

Jazzy is in a better place. A HAPPY place. No more pain. No more sadness. She is FREE!

My heart is with you and Jazzy's family, for as Valinda mentioned, losing a loved one during the holidays is especially difficult.

Wishing you and YOUR precious family a sparkling holiday sweet lady and hoping the time away gives you some extra special time to grieve the loss of Jazzy and reflect on ALL of the wonderful years you've had together here in Scrapland!

See you next year darlin'!

Much love and squishy hugs,
Linda XOXO

MoosieD said...

It is so sad to hear of Jazzy's passing. Condolences to all who loved and knew her in life and online. Just from reading her blog one could tell that she was an absolute treasure!

Thanks for the tree cluster Kim, and have a blessed festive season.

EAL Designs2 said...

Oh Kim, my heart breaks for Jazzy's family and for all her dear friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, she was truly a wonderful lady, and Heaven is blessed with her presence.
Hugs & blessings to you and yours

Kirsten said...

So sad to hear about Jazzy.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tree.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

bj said...

I am so sorry to hear about Jazzy's death. She lived in a town
near where I grew up in north Alabama. Thank you for your freebies.

carilyne said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. My prayers go with you and her family.
Thank you for the absolutely gorgeous Christmas tree. God bless.

Van said...

Very sorry to hear of the sad loss of your dear friend!

Thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful Christmas Tree and very Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year!

Tina said...

I´m so very sorry for your loss Kim, it´s so sad and even more because it´s Christmas soon. You´re in my prayers!

Manu said...

Oh sweets, I'm so sorry to hear about Jazzy. I didn't know her, but I'm sure she must have been a special friend to you.
You're in my thoughts! {big hugs}

etherealfire said...

This is lovely - thank you!!!

Simona said...

Oh Kim, I couldn't believe my eyes when I read this post. I didn't know Jazzy personally but I sure do remember her hanging over at DSO and I had no idea she was ill honestly. She was too young. I'm hugging you virtually and the same goes for her family.

lynda said...

Kim I'm so sorry for all members of her family. My heart goes out to them honestly I know how them feel.. I brought this onto my family this time last year by having an aneurysm surgery wasn't a sucuess. See it brought on a stroke and then a heartacke becauce it was to much. I am stuck handling the troubles you see so typo's but they pulled me back. For this I say thank you, and bless the world, Jessy folks I hope all the best from the buttom of my heart. ;) lynda

Anonymous said...

Kim, I am so sad to hear of Jazzys passing, what a shock. She will truly be remembered for her awesome blog and beautiful wordart!
May you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New YEar.

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Robyn said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Jazzy's passing. Sending hugs and prayers to you and her family.

Thank you for the beautiful Christmas tree.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. I like it. Thanks from Appelsientje

Kay said...

So sorry to hear of your friend Jazzy passing. I had a dear friend pass away suddenly on Boxing Day (day after Christmas) a few years ago. Such a shock isn't it, when someone goes unexpectedly. Though I don't think any passing can be 'easy'.

Lovely kits!

Dinphy said...

Aw Kim, such sad news, isn't it?
Jazzy was such a dear sweet lady, always optimistic and always was writing so lovingly about her family and friends. A lovely lady is lost, but I do believe she now is a very special angel, watching out for all who's been dear to her heart.

I thought I had left some love here, but it seems I didn't. So sorry about that. My thoughts have been here, but that doesn't make up for much.

Just popped by to wish you and yours a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Mrs. Miles said...

Missing you Kim. Come home here soon. (pressing my face to the window)

Love, Barb

Bonnie said...

oh my word! I have not been to your blog in ages and to read this was a shock! I can't believe she is gone! I am so sorry for you Kim! Wishing you all the strength you can get...sending you hugs and I hope you have had time to heal...

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