Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Our Church's Head of Children's Ministry lost her father.  Her mother is also suffering with Alzheimer's, that is why I picked the sentiment I did.  Leslie made a card using this same stamp set just different stamps then the one I chose, so I used her inspiration for my card, I blended 4 different inks onto the stamp before stamping it with my MISTI tool, that came in so handy with this one because one of the orange colors and the brown wasn't as dark as I would like so I just stamped it a second time.

Sweet n Sassy -- Jesus cares sentiment stamp
Inkadinkado -- Foliage Trails stamp set
Memento -- Rich cocoa ink
Distress inks -- carved pumpkin, spiced marmalade and scattered straw
American crafts -- Jute
Queen &co -- Sunshine yellow gems

The day after her Dad was buried her husbands Father died, so this family is really going through some trying times. I went with a more masculine feel to his card. The tag is in the same pack as the paper.

Hot off the press -- Sarabooks ivory papers
Mama Elephant -- Blessed sentiment stamp set
Basic Grey -- Brad
Martha Stewart -- Leaf and butterfly punches
Tulip -- Fashion Bead paint on butterfly

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, wishing you all well.



Cindi (aka iring) said...

Wow! That is a lot for one family to take. I'm sure she appreciates your cards. I really like how you stamped the top one in multi-colors.

Unknown said...

How tragic, so sad....thankfully you and others are in her life. (((hugs))) Beautiful cards made with love and sympathy, these will bring her and her family so much comfort!

Donna Ellis said...

I'm so sorry to hear about both fathers passing away this closely. Your cards will be encouraging and remind them of the love of friends. Thank you for sharing your pretty creations, Connie. hugs, de

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

It's never easy making sympathy cards, especially ones for people you know. Your's is calming and soothing; I'm sure it will be appreciated.

Leslie Miller said...

Amazing what you did with your inks on the first card, Connie. Much more skill required than my "cheater" Kaleidocolor pad. Love how the image fits with the message. The second card works very well as a masculine sympathy. It's too sad that the family suffered these losses so close together.

Darlene said...

These are beautiful Connie and I'm sure will bring great comfort to this family. Wow ... so much so close together! Prayers going up for them. Bless you for helping to lift their spirits with your hand made beauties!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Both cards are so beautiful. I am sorry they are going through such a tough time.

Alex said...

You are so kind, Connie. Both cards are just perfect; I am sure they will bring comfort. My heart goes out to the family.

Lowcarb team member said...

Connie, both of these card are perfect.
I'm sure your thoughts and words will bring comfort.

All the best Jan

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie,, My sympathy goes out to your church friends and their loss. It really is a lot all at once and I am sure it is a trying time. Your beautiful cards will really give them comfort in the days ahead.
Beautiful Bible verse!!
Have a great weekend ahead, xo

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Connie, how sad , how often though it happens that things come on top of one another like that.
Two gorgeous cards, made with love and beautiful verses.

I pray for this family that our Lord God would comfort and strengthen them at such time as this.
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Debbie said...

beautiful cards to ease the pain, if even just a little!!! beautiful and very creative elements in these cards!!

Janice said...

Beautiful cards, so perfect for the sad occasions.