Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Sad Day for Stamping

Today I had to make a sympathy card I never dreamed I'd have to make, at least not for several decades. My best friend/bosum buddy from college, Cindy, was killed in an accident as the family was traveling home from spring break last Friday. I've been pretty messed up since I heard the news, but decided I had better pull myself together today and at least make a card for the family since I won't be able to attend the memorial service in northern Illinois on Saturday. While I was at it, I wrote a letter to her husband and kids letting them know how much Cindy meant to me and what an impact she made on my life. There was some healing in writing that letter, but I still feel like someone's ripped my heart right out of my chest.

Anyway, my brain's not in a very creative place at the moment, so I decided I would CASE a card by Julie Buhler over at Paper Pleasing Ideas. I mis-measured the image panel, though, so my card ended up looking different from hers. Simpler, even. Which works just fine for where I'm at.

Stamps: Branch Out, Brighter Tomorrow, Warmest Regards
Colors: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
And: Scallop Edge punch, sponge





3 comments:

Mary said...

So sorry you had to make it but it is beautiful and the family will need it.

kate The kid said...

waaaa. peace, joyce.

beautiful.

p.s. the word verification is "caring"...peace.

Princess of glitter said...

Sorry to hear about your friend, that is heartbreaking. I am sure the family will appreciate your note and lovely card.