Friday, January 3, 2014

Special project feature from Nicole Marie Flores

"This silhouette has help me so Much!! 
I thought I lost myself in my kids and my husband . 
But this machine has brought me out and made me feel like me again. 
Because it's something I can do for myself!!"
~ Nicole Marie Flores

Every once in a while I come across a project that tugs at my heartstrings and tonight I found Nicole's.

She says,

"I know this isn't much but I decorated my cameo!!! It's not much but I traced my dad's handwriting and one of the letters he wrote to me!!! I'm so excited and emotional that I actually did this . He's been gone for 5 years tomorrow . He was my world and doing this just makes me feel better."

Nicole has just got her Cameo in November and was inspired to trace her dad's handwriting after she read about someone tracing their kid's drawing.

"My dad was a a teacher and coach for 24 years and on his toughest day I would tell him to go back to school to be a principle or something else he would say if I could make a difference in one students life every year I teach then I have done my job. He was a father figure to so many people and always told me Never to give up. Thank you for letting me share a little bit ."

She used her Cameo to cut out the letters on red vinyl.

"I traced it from this photo and increased the threshold on it and I had some lines and dots but I deleted it and increased the size because he wrote so small n cut it out on red vinyl."

I love Nicole's project so much! What a beautiful way to preserve the memory of someone you loved! Thank you for allowing me to share your story, Nicole. May your Dad's words of encouragement to you continue to impact others through your project. ♥


  1. WOW! Thanks for sharing. And great work, Nicole!!

  2. Thanks Jin for posting this, such a touching story, I would love to do this with my mom's handwriting, such a great idea....thanks for doing all that you do with your blog....and to remind us of all the great freebies, Happy New Year to you and your family.....

  3. Wonderful! This is a lovely way to stay close.

  4. What a wonderful uplifting story and a heart-warming way to preserve a special memory of a loved one! xxx

  5. Seeing this and reading your comments about your dad brings me to tears. What a wonderful idea.

  6. What a great story. Crafting is cool!

  7. What a beautiful and touching story. Thanks to you both for sharing it with all of us. It's these little treasured pieces that mean more than anything one can buy.

  8. awwww..Nicole, thanks so much for sharing with us something so meaningful and special to you!! Such a beautiful story and an awesome idea to encourage you daily!! And I understand about losing yourself....and finding yourself again!! many blessings!!