Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I hate needing these cards. . .

Sadly, this has been a rough week for needing sympathy cards. I never seem to have them on hand, because as soon as I make them. . .I need them. Ugh! I made this first one for 3 different challenges. . .that's exciting, right?! The colors were from the Color Dare, for which my BFF Christi is now on the DT, YAY! The sketch is from Truly Scrumptious, and I used some bling for the Paper Blooms Challenge.
Stamps: Christian Sympathy (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pale Plum, Very Vanilla, Razzleberry Lemonade
Accessories: Labels 4 Nestabilities, sponge, Swiss Dots embossing folder, handmade blooms from Paper Blooms, buttons, half-back Bling it pearls

This next card was made for the parents of one of my husband's soldiers who passed away this last weekend. I can only imagine what they are going through. It wasn't made with any challenges in mind. . .it's a 'just because' kind of card. I'm really enjoying using the August 20th Key Ingredients kit to make so many cards, which is what I used on this. I love the richness of the colors in the kit.
Stamps: Christian Sympathy (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Versamark
Paper: August 20th Key Ingredients kit
Accessories: Labels 4 Nestabilities, Scallop Edge punch, dew drops, chipboard, clear embossing powder, heat tool, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you are having a very blessed week!

12 comments:

  1. These are both lovely Cassie and they definitely are the hardest kind of cards to make.

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  2. Those are always the hardest cards to make, but they are both lovely and I'm sure will give comfort to the recipients.

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  3. WOW, I love how you used the Color Dare colors and your crocheted flower is so cute. So sorry to hear you are needing sympathy cards lately...I'm sure the recipients are going to love these beautiful creations.

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  4. These cards are both gorgeous Cassie! I know no one likes to need these cards, but take comfort in how the reciepents will be wrapped in your prayers when they recieve them! :) Great Job

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  5. well both are fantastic! they are hard to make and even harder to have to give to others. thanks for joining us on paperblooms :)

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  6. Both are gorgeous and will be very comforting, am sure!

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  7. These are both so beautiful Cassie!! I love the first though with the colors and your crocheted accents!!

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  8. It's never easy making these cards but they are beautifully made

    Thanks for joining us on TS

    DAwn

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  9. Cassie, I too hate to make them when I need them so I always have a couple on hand and sometimes it happens right after I am through with them. Yours are beautiful and I am sure they will be comforting to the people when they receive them especially with yor prayers along with them. Pam

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  10. Cassie these are beautiful. I know that these families will really appreciate this on their time of sorrow. Great job.

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  11. Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for playing in the Color Dare!

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