Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Let me be honest....

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)


  1. I am sure your friends will be comforted in knowing you took the time to create this special card for them.

  2. wonderful cards! Sorry you had to make one of those cards we all dread - but your card is beautiful and I am sure your friends will be comforted by it.

  3. I love both cards hun, and Im sooo sorry to hear about your friends friend, that is soooo sad!!!!


  4. They're very pretty cards. Sorry you were in need of them though. :(

  5. Both lovely cards. I agree, sympathy cards are hard for all sorts of reasons, but I am sure your friends will appreciate your thoughts.

    Thanks also for your sweet comment on my blog. :)

  6. Awww...I'm so sorry. Your card is perfect!

  7. Beautiful cards, Tanis! The trees are always comforting! You are a blessing to your friends!

  8. I am so proud of you for embracing the run (stairs and all!). It means so much to me personally, as you know and I am very grateful for you. I wish I could give you a big hug right now!
    I hope that G will be comforted knowing that you are thinking of her and that you care and I think you created a wonderful card to express that.
    Can't wait to see more with the Gina K stamps. =)
    Love ya buddy!

  9. Love the tone on tone colour of this...stunning :)

  10. your friend IS so sweet to buy you that! I remember when I first got the kit, it's a WONDERFUL one, you get so much in the kits and the sets are so awesome too! pretty cards!

  11. I agree about those sympathy cards, that's so sad about your friend's friend.

  12. I too hate to make sympathy cards and that could be why that I only have about 5 in my stash of about 1000 are so depressing to make. But your card turned out beautiful! And those TGF stamps I used on my blog were a RAK so yes I am with you on someday owning them! LOL


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