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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hello Friends!! I hope this post finds you all well.  It has been very warm and humid here.  Today the girls and I plan to meet some friends at the lake.  We are looking forward to it!!!

Before I pack our picnic lunch and prepare to go, however, I wanted to share a card I created.

Yesterday I had to make a sympathy card for my husband's boss and his wife since they found out on Monday that her mother was murdered. How horrible!! I can't stop thinking about them so I had to make a card. I incorporated yesterday's sketch SC397 at  Splitcoast but made a long card and made the circle an oval.

The oval image is stamped in brilliant blue and uses Our Daily Bread Designs Bookmark Birds set. The "Praying for You" is from ODBD Mini Tags 2 . The scene stamped on the background is Bird and Butterfly Corners . The grommet is from Stampin Up. The doves are punched using a Martha Stewart Dove Punch. The dies used include: Romantic Rectangles and Petite scalloped and classic ovals.

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Crafting for all Seasons #33 bright colorsScrapbook Sisters -  Things with wings The Perfect Sentiment - must have sentiment on front - CAS sympathyWaste Not Wednesday -  always "use your forgotten stuff"WordArt Wednesdays -  see site to download word art OR use an encouraging uplifting sentimentCrazy Amigo Challenge - Dies & Punches Shopping Our Stash #63 MonochromaticSweet Stamps  #77 Stamped BackgroundTuesday Alchemy - Bingo*Lollipop Crafts - Monochromatic  The Crafty Pad - Show some MetalPile It On Add Some Metal 

 Thanks so much for visiting.... and have a wonderful week!!!
hugs and blessings,


Becky said...

wow Chris, this is stunning. I love that blue and white and the details with the bow is a beautiful touch.

Sandra H said...

Hi Chris, Wow This is totally stunning, xx

Karen Wilson said...

Oh my gosh, how horrible!! Your card is beautiful and so elegant, it's perfect. I love the bow idea. TFS, Chris..

Ellibelle said...

Simply stunning Chris. A gorgeous color combo!

marion said...

Such a gorgeous card, so lovely. HUgs, Marion

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so lovely and serene.
What sad circumstances though for their family. It's so sad to lose a parent or family member but to have someone take their life is beyond comprehension. Prayers going out to them.

cotnob said...

This is stunning, the blue and white contrast beautifully.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Meghan Olsen said...
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Meghan Olsen said...

Wow Mom this is SOOO Pretty!! I love the blue and white it almost reminds me of the Dutch delft blue!! Love the birds. They are so pretty in the dark blue and all!! You make the most beautiful cards in the my opinion! Love you!!

Karen Letchworth said...

I just love this card, Chris. It's so pretty, and with just two colors. So soft and sweet. THanks for sharing this in our challenge at Word Art Wednesdsay. I am grateful every time I see your entries, and want you to know that I praise God for you!!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Dawnll said...

This is so rich looking ~love the color and design.
Hope your enjoying your summer sweetie

lauren bergold said...

what an amazingly lovely card this is, soooooo very elegant and beautiful! i think sympathy cards are the very HARDEST to make, as well; but the most needed and appreciated, which this one will most definitely be! thank you for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us so thoughtfully this week! ♥♥♥

Pia S said...

What a beautiful card - love the classic look, and the color scheme is lovely!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Chris for such a sad time,my prayers and thoughts are with the your design...
Mandy x

Unknown said...

What an elegant and beautiful card you have made! So sad to read about your husbands bosses mother...
I hope you and the girls have a wonderful day at the lake! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine

Carol L said...

I love the brilliant blue color on this lovely card, and SO wish it was still available! Hopefully this beautiful creation will lift the spirits of the recipient, after suffering such a shocking loss. Thanks for playing along with the PSC44.

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my goodness, what a BEAUTY of a sympathy card. I LOOOOOOVE the bright, eye-catching blue!!!!

Katya- Ангел в кедах said...

The white and electric blue is such a stunning combination!

Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
Hugs Katya x

P.S I am having a blog giveaway at my personal blog, you are very welcome to join

Nicki Olsen said...

Wow Mom!! I love the blues and the border around the sentiment!! So many details!!Love you!

Dawn said...

Chris, your card is just beautiful! I love the colours you've used!
Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Show Us Some Metal Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Vickie ODell said...

How awful that her mother was murdered! I will be in prayer for her, too. Your card has so many beautiful features, the border die and stamping and the ribbon in the grommet are my favorites. Thanks for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiments challenge.

Loves Happy Hour said...

I just want to start off by saying that I am so sorry for your loss. That's just awful that your husband's bosses mother-in-law was murdered. My she rest in peace and love.
This is such a lovely card that you made for them! I always have a hard time making sympathy cards, because I never know what to put on it or the sentiments to write. I usually leave it blank and put something simple on it. This is awesome!

Thanks so much for joining us this week on Tuesday Alchemy!!

Love your work!
Loves Happy Hour

Tuesday Alchemy.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that is terrible, such a lovely, peaceful card for them!

Jan Marie said...

Oh Chris, how horrific! Lifting them in prayer, and your husband, too. Your card is beautiful and I pray it will bring some measure of encouragement and comfort as they deal with the shock and loss of one so dear. Hugs to you!!

Unknown said...

Oh Chris, how terrible! Sending prayers for her right now. Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love the punched border and beautiful images! Thank you for sharing with us this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

Amy Johnson said...

Oh my goodness! How awful! Your card is very appropriate for the circumstance. All you can say in such a situation is that your praying. Love the blue and white.

Lagene said...

This is a Gorgeous card, perfect to show your sympathy & concern!

Maria Matter said...

oh my, how horrible, I will say a prayer of peace over the family too!
gorgeous card, a beautiful way to show you care!!
hugs & blessings

Tina said...

an absolutely stunning creation ,thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week . so sorry to hear such sad news , my love and prayers are with you all . Tina xx

Darkskye said...

That is an amazing card. The news is horrible, though. Saying prayers for all involved.

Shelly Schmidt said...

A beautiful card- it will mean the world to them- and what an awful reason to need to send a card! I will keep them in prayers as well!
Thanks for joining us for the stamped background at Sweet Stamps!

Elizabeth said...

So beautiful! Love the die cut frames and the birds!

Grace said...

Absolutely stunning Chris!!! LOVE the blue and white and the arrangement and the use of all the different stamps! Just beautiful! A tragic occasion, but this will be much appreciated!

CarlaKH said...

Beautiful lovely with the blue. Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Eileen Ng said...

You're so sweet for caring and what a lovely card they will receive. All the best to them.

Great job integrating all of these techniques for our BINGO challenge this week at Tuesday Alchemy!


Sonia said...

Gorgeous Creation. Great JOB!~
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
-Sony LC-DT

Esther Asbury said...

What a totally gorgeous card! Love the layout and elements you used!
(Shoregirl - Word Art Wednesday guest designer for the month of August)

Wendy Swenne said...

Great card. Love the color combo and the borders.

Thanks so much for sharing your art with us ons WAW!


Margaret said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it. Such a tragic event, but I hope that this card will bring them some peace and comfort. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

Jani said...

Stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x


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