Sunday, July 14, 2013

Memories and a Mojo!






I am playing along with this week's Mojo Monday Sketch301.   I did turn it on its side and do a vertical card.   I do not make sympathy cards unless I need one.  Not my favorite card to make for obvious reasons.  This card is for a coworker who lost her dad.  Hits close to home since I just recently lost my dad.  Definitely has tilted my world.   Trying to create a new normal.   Even after three months I still have a difficult time believing he is gone forever.    

For this card I am using Verve's Deepest Sympathy Plain Jane and Forever in Our Hearts stamp sets.   I combined it with some muted toned Basicgrey papers I have had in my collection for awhile.  I  layered some flourished Spellbinder's dies behind Verve's Cut Above Classy Label die.  I stamped on the inside of this card one of the sentiments from the Forever in Our Hearts set, but I totally zoned and wrote and signed the inside before I took a picture.  I ink distressed, sewing machine stitched, and added flourished pearls.   I finished with a Verve's Signature Ribbon Collection bow in Cream.  I topped it with a pale aqua flower and added a pearl center.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty


Challenges
Make it Monday always Anything Goes
My Craft Creations Anything Goes 
Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes

Paper Minutes Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes

Crafts and Me  Anything Goes
Inklings and Yarns  Always Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge  anything goes (
must use a stamp)
Loves Rubber Stamps  Use A Hoarded Item (designer paper, pearls, and flower) 



Stamps Verve's Deepest Sympathy Plain Jane and Forever in Our Hearts stamps
Paper PTI vintage cream, Basicgrey Capella dp
Ink Memento Expresso Truffle, PTI ocean tides, Ranger Brushed Corduroy
Accessories Spellbinder's dies,  Verve's Cut Above Classy Label die,   sewing machine , flourished pearls,   pale aqua flower , halfback pearl, Verve's Signature Ribbon Collection  

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Betty! Love the shimmery kissed flower!

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  2. Hi Betty,
    Your card is gorgeous. Love the colors. Thank you for playing along with us at Thank you for playing along with us at Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge and we hope to see you again soon. Good Luck :)
    Hugs,
    Asmah
    [Lady Anne's Challenges DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

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  3. Hi there Betty - this is a really beautiful card for such a sad occasion. I am sure it will be a lot to you colleague to know you are thinking about her.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Lady Anne's Stamp challenge this time, I do hope we see you again.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

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  4. Gorgeous paper and love how you matted the focal sentiment!!

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  5. Lovely dp and sentiment. Thanks for joining in the fun at Loves Rubber Stamps and hope to have you again real soon. Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

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  6. Oh I love your hoarded designer paper, pearl and flower, this is so beautiful. She is going to really like this and I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  7. Betty, this is so beautiful and so elegant. You have a wonderful way to patterned paper and stamps, love it!

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  8. What a stunning card! I am certain that it will mean so much that you took the time to create such a beautiful card. It is so hard to lose someone you care about. Gestures of kindness are so appreciated during such difficult times.

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  9. Lovely card, thank you for joining the my craft creations challenge. Good luck x

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  10. Hi Betty!! I was thinking of you and had to stop by and say hi!! I have been thinking and praying for you. I can't imagine how you feel after such a loss. I am sure the recipient/coworker will so appreciate your card. It is beautiful!! I love the take on the sketch, the paper and the flower.
    hugs,
    Chris

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  11. Gorgeous cars as always!! I'm sure your coworker will appreciate it!! Also, sorry to hear about your dad-thoughts and prayers with you!!

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Thanks so much!