Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Peaceful Place Sympathy Cards

Sympathy cards are one of life’s necessities.  I really should make a bunch and have them ready when the need arises but I prefer making cards of celebration.  This card is for one of the members of our church.  His nephew’s wife passed away suddenly a few days ago and hubby and I are hoping this card will cheer him up by letting him know we are thinking of and praying for him.

This just in ... I’m going to have to make another sympathy card.  The Drummer for the choir that I direct at our local senior center passed away and I need to send our condolences to his family.  When it rains, it pours.

Stamps:  Peaceful Place (Image); Flowing Fountain (Sentiment)
Inks:  Old Olive, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Soft Suede; Crumb Cake
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Marina Mist
Technique:  Sponging
For: Jessie (death of niece); Dave (LWSC Choir Drummer)

Inside sentiment is not from Stampin’ Up!  It’s a sentiment stamp that I purchased from Hobby Lobby years ago and I love the message that it conveys.

I added the bow on the left side because it looked like it needed something else.  I didn’t want to add ribbons, buttons, rhinestones, or gems because I wanted it to have more of a non-gender appearance since this card is for a guy.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Sending Wishes Your Way

My sister has been diagnosed as having Pneumonia.  She is such a kind-hearted and hard-working person and I am really sorry that she is so under-the-weather right now.  I was in the process of making a card for my friend Allene so now I’m making two of the same.  I hope this card will help to cheer both of them up.

Stampin’ Up! Card stock: Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Stampin’ Up! Inks:  Rose Red, VersaMark, Memento Black
Stampin’ Up! Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Dandelion Wishes, Inspired by Nature
Stampabilities Stamp: You’re In My Thoughts
Print works Collection Stamp: Healing Thoughts
Stampin’ Up! Dies: Eastern Medallions; Butterflies Thinlits

Monday, February 11, 2019

Valentine Wishes for My Little Sweeties

I’ve had this stampset, ‘The Nicest Things’ (now retired), for quite a while but never used it until now. I fell in love with it when I first saw it because it reminded me so much of my two daughters when they were little girls.  My little grands remind me so much of my daughters when they were small (almost the exact same age difference between my daughters and my grands). I love watching them play together because they seem to enjoy the same things as my daughters.  Oh the joys of childhood memories.
Thursday is Valentine’s Day and I really wanted to send my little grands, who I affectionately call, “My Little Sweeties” a Valentine card.  I made two because I wanted them to know that I was thinking of them individually as well as together.

Springtime Vintage DSP
Card stock: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Stamps:  The Nicest Things, Bloomin’ Love
Inks:  VersaMark, Rose Red, Pear Pizzaz, Crumb Cake

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Accented Blooms

Sometime it takes me days to make a card, especially when I am making it for someone special in my life. This is a card I made for my sister, Sarah, using the Accented Blooms stamp set as my main image.  Hope she likes it.

Card Base: 11" x 4 1/4", scored at 5 1/2"
Basic Black
Marina Mist
Paisley Petals DSP
Inks:  VersaMark with White Detailed Embossing Powder
Stamp Sets:
Accented Blooms
Butterfly Gala
So Many Shells
Golden Afternoon
Hanging Garden