Monday, July 2, 2012

Symapthy Card

 It's never easy making a sympathy card yet it gives you the time to think about the person that has past and the person left to grieve. My friend lost her husband after a 3 and one half year struggle with cancer and the treatments. Her life has been all about caring for him. Daily trips to a Philadelphia Hospital for weeks on end. Adding to the fear and trauma the traffic was  a nightmare and parking an additional expense. After such a long hard journey I hope she can find some peace and comfort in knowing she did every thing in her power to help him. Peace be with you my friend.

I love this botanical stamp set from Gina K's Stamp TV. Silhouette stamps are great and can be used for every occasion. The dragonfly represents the impermanence of life. Very meaningful here.

I continued stamping with the botanical set using the emboss resist technique. So fun. I made this one a birthday card and left the next one with out any sentiment. I love the little scalloped golden edged lace my sister found when she was out on a treasure hunt at a thrift store.

I made this beach scene yesterday in air conditioned comfort. I cut the flip-flops by hand and added the strap by lacing it through the bottom, then coated it all with glossy accents. The little sea shells and sentiment were a gift set with a purchase from Gina K's Stamp TV. Included with the set (not shown) are a sand castle, a bucket and shovel, a beach ball, pinwheel and "build your dreams" & "Play like a kid" A delightful surprise addition to my order.

I like the effect of the torn papers for the ocean and sand. Again glossy accents adds some dimension and adheres the sand I poured over it. The inside says "have a ball"

Last up is a remake of the ladybug card I blotched. Simple and cute. The inside is another technique for dry embossing leaving a blank space.

I continue to find joy in creating and sharing the fun I have learning new techniques. Wishing you the same.

"When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere." ~ Francois Due de La Rochefoucauld

Be well, and craft on! Carole


  1. Really like the serenety that the botanical images bring to the card ... great concept and beautiful heart felt cards!

  2. Amazing collection of cards! I always struggle with sympathy cards too, yours is absolutely beautiful!

  3. The sympathy card is quite lovely. Peace to your friend in her time of loss.

  4. beautiful cards, sorry for your sister's loss:(

  5. You are amazing and inspiring. I love your cards and now you've put me in the mood to get back to making some cards. I love making packs of cards to give to friends as gifts. Hope all is well Carole.

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  6. Oh, my, you've been busy, Carole! I ADORE those tiny flip flops you trimmed by hand. That whole scene is really, really cute.


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