I really dislike having to make sympathy cards - it means something sad has happened.
The first card that I completed last night was the one I was least happy to do. A young, vibrant woman that I'd had the pleasure of meeting only on a couple of occasions, a friend of a friends, passed away yesterday. She was a brave, cheerful woman, a couple years short of forty and she will be missed by all who were touched by her. I created this card for our friends who were very close to her in hopes that they'd know we were thinking of them at this sad time.
While I'd been dreading the Climb for Hope that I'm going to be doing in September (5K run with three set of large river valley stairs), knowing that it supports the Cross Cancer Institute's vision of a cancer free future, I now embrace this run in hopes that there are fewer people who require treatment there, like Angie.
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Maine Blueberry DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Antique Bronze Brads, Ticket Corner Punch
Again, I'm behind this week, but I really wanted to complete Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 29 from Karen's blog. The funny thing was that I had so many sketches that I wanted to work on and whenever I started on one, the image would end up not working for the sketch. Maybe it wasn't my night?!
At any rate, here's what I came up with:
Stamps: StampTV Elegant Flowers (Gina K)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Handsome Hunter, Whisper White,
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Hunter Button, Glue Dots
I'm completely embarassed to say that I received these gorgeous Gina K stamps (Elegant Flowers) for my birthday (April) from the greatest SU! demo I know (and my bestest buddy) and last night I 're-found' them, cut them out and got them inked. LOVE 'em! They are really great quality and I can't wait to use them some more (as long as it's not for a sympathy card).
Today and every day, hug the ones you love (That one's for you, Chels)