Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Good morning friends!  The dog got me up at 5:20 this morning...while I am a morning person I am not that early of a morning person.  Ugh! From Millan.Net Oh, well...I guess that gives me more time to get this post up for ya.  Yesterday a friend asked me to make a sympathy card for her to give to a friend.  I needed to make a couple of them anyway so I, of course, said yes.  This is the first of three that I'll be making. 
It has been my personal experience that simpler is better when it comes to sympathy cards so I just used a pretty but simple image and my "favorite" sympathy sentiment on the outside.  The colors are Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight and while I thought maybe the Daffodil Delight would be a bit too bright I think this is actually a lovely color combination for a sympathy card. 
On the inside I stamped just the top part of the above image and added the inside portion of the sentiment.  Again, in my experience it is comforting to read or hear that your loved one will be missed.  Remember, time stands still for those grieving and they just can't understand how the rest of the world can go on so the above statement is a comfort.  I remember reading all the sympathy cards that came in after Brent died...well, kinda.  I remember reading them and putting them aside but when I went back a couple of months later I didn't remember reading most of them the first time so, again in my experience, simple is better. 

I need to make another sympathy card for a woman whose husband died recently.  They had been married over 60 years!  Can you imagine the amount of loneliness she must feel?  She grieves her constant companion while I was grieving my future and all the things I'd miss out on by not having Brent in my life.  Such different ways to grieve yet still so real and right ways to grieve.
Anyway, look what came via UPS to me last night!  From Millan.NetYep, that is Big Shot #2!   Big Shot #2 is sure to make workshops and classes easier and more efficient!  Check here for the Holiday Class I have planned in about a week and a half!

Well, that is it for today.  I will see you back here tomorrow!  Have a great day all!

Stampin' Up! Product Used:
Stamps:  Thoughts & Prayers
Paper:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Floral District DSP
Ink:  None
Accessories:  Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, and Daffodil Delight Markers, 3/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon


Kelly L said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card, and I love the sentiment too. I have a dear stamping friend who has lost her husband of 30+ years, and I have been hesitant to get one made. I just may be casing your lovely card. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Kel

Jennifer said...

This is such a wonderful sympathy card! No, it's never easy, but knowing that others are thinking of them is no doubt a comfort!

Donna said...

Beautiful card! I know that whoever reads it will find comfort. Thanks for sharing. Sympathy cards are always difficult to make.

Glenda Atkins said...

I love your card and I love the sentiment,it is sure to bring comfort to your friend.

Kristine said...

I ♥ this sympathy card Lorie... the colors, the stamp set used, and the sentiments inside and out are perfect! I agree for sypathy, smpler is better. Sorry for your loss but it's neat that you do have that understanding and able to connect with others in the same situation. God uses our circumstances in many different ways. Hugs!