Tuesday, October 11, 2011

With Sympathy

Good morning friends! I hope you've had a wonderful start to your week. Things just keep motoring along here.  Thank you all for your birthday greetings...I had a wonderful day filled with friends and family...just the way I like it!

My son's girlfriend has had a loss in her family (her grandpa died) so I thought it only right to make a sympathy card.  I used patterned paper from MME called Gertie along with the Verve set called Forever In Our Hearts.  That stamp set is so lovely and has such gentle sentiments in it.  I can tell a lot of thought went into putting it together.  Anyway, the card layout is from this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

You can see that I decorated the inside of the card as well.  I have found that when you send a sympathy card for someone you've never met it is always nice to tell the person that even though I didn't know them personally I can tell what a wonderful person they were through knowing the person I'm sending the card to.  (Did that make sense?)  I know that those particular words have always meant a lot to me in the past.   

I'm actually starting to feel good instead of grumpy when I come in my craft room so I think that is a good sign.  I made up some samples for the Clear Dollar Stamps new digi release on Saturday that I can't wait to show you.  Friday is a new sketch from Sketches by Carly, too.  Also on Saturday will be The Sweet Stop sketch for the week so there will be several blog posts loaded into the end of the week...fun!

Well, enjoy your day!  I'll see ya back here soon!

Thought of the day:  God's three answers:  Yes, Not Yet, and I have something better in mind. 


Glenda Atkins said...

Such a wonderful thoughtful card to make Lorie, I am sure your son's girlfriend with deeply appreciate it. The image is so lovely with the bird flying off in the sky and the inside of the card is awesome.

Patti J said...

What a beautiful card, Lorie. I know it will mean a lot to your son's girlfriend. You are so thoughtful. I love the inside sentiment. That set may have to find it's way into my collection. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like your week is going to be very busy! Ha ha...I'm thinking that I found your funk - can't seem to get in the groove this week! Hugs...

Danni said...

Yay for feeling happy instead of grumpy in your room!!
Gorgeous card! So sorry for the circumstances for your son's girlfriend though.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a peaceful and comforting card. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

QuiltNut Creations said...

a very pretty card. love the touch of pearls

Kristine said...

OH CRAP! I had no idea it was your birthday Lorie... so sorry I missed it! Am sending ya a li'l sumpthin' a li'l late k?

Your card is gorgeous and I'm sure will be comforting to her. Very thoughtful of you Lorie!

Patti P. said...

What a beautiful, elegant design this is. A beautiful tribute to a life. tfs