It is with a heavy heart that I type up this post.
The sad news came to me yesterday when I saw an e-mail from The Digi Garden design team group when one of my teammates said they had seen on the home page of The Digi Garden store that
Jacqui McNeil owner and operator of The Digi Garden had passed away.
This had come as a bit of shock because I had just went back and forth with her via email a few days prior to seeing this news. She had been ill for a while due to complications with her heart. (and other issues)
She did pass away with her family present.
The short time that I've known Jacqui through crafting was enough for me to know what a very lovely person she was and I know that she will be missed by many in the crafty world.
If you have purchased or know someone who has purchased an order from her store, there is some information on the home page of the store to contact her sister about your order if you haven't received anything as of yet. Please pass along this information to anyone you think may need to know.
Thank you so much.
In honor of Jacqui today, I would like to post this creation I made.
This is an image I had colored in and set aside to finish creating with it later, I was inspired to get put together today for a dedication in her memory...
As you can see from this darling digital image, she was quite the artist! Many people enjoyed these darling images and I know she brought joy with her art and it was her dream (according to her sister) that she was able to do this. Of course since I have a good collection of her images, I will still continue to enjoy coloring them in and using them. :)
I wanted to share this creation with some challenges as well:
Raise the Bar - Message Me! (designer paper with text)
The Squirrel and The Fox - Something New (paper is new)
Love to Create - anything goes (with sentiment)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - One for the Girls
Cute Card Thursday - A different corner
Moving Along with the Times - Punch it Out
Thank you for letting me share this post with you and thanks to all of those especially my fellow teammates that having expressed sympathy with this sudden news.
May you rest in peace my dear digi friend.
I will be back tomorrow to explain some changes on my blog.
Have a great day
HUGS & SMILES
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