With Sympathy

Unfortunately, I will be making a few more sympathy cards today.  :(  Our dear sweet co-worker's mother passed away unexpectedly late Thursday evening.  I learned the news early Friday morning, called my co-worker and proceeded to cry for the next 10 minutes.  They knew she was ill, but not "she's going to die ill"; of course, when it's your time - IT'S YOUR TIME!

Anyway, this particularly sympathy card was a custom order last week and I really like how it turned out.  I used the VLVJAN2011 layout (week 3).  I used some DP from Memory Box and Basic Grey's basics manilla paper.  My all-time favorite sympathy set is by Verve Visual, "Forever in Our Hearts"; I always turn to this set when sympathy cards are needed.

I stamped the large and small foilage in 2nd generation PTI Dark Chocolate & then offset with VersaMagic Malted Mauve on the main panel.  Distressed all the edges, added some pink satin ribbon from My Favorite Things and a large PTI button with Chocolate baker's twine to finish it off.

Love how it turned out; pray it brings comfort to the one receiving it.

Have a great weekend; hugs, ~M.

Stamps: Verve Visual Forever in our Hearts
Papers:  PTI Kraft and Dark Chocolate, DP by Memory Box and Basic Grey
Ink:  PTI Dark Chocolate, VersaMagic Malted Mauve
Accessories:  button, baker's twine, distressing, MFT ribbon


  1. I like this one.....the design brings to mind a sense of peace. Very lovely!!! Love ya, BFF

  2. If is so beautiful!! Wonderful design!!!

  3. I've never had to make a sympathy card and I do hope I won't...

  4. Its a beautiful creation for a sad sad occasion. These ones are always hard to make:(

  5. So sorry to hear about the loss- a beautiful card that will mean so much
    Lisa ;)

  6. Beautiful card for such a sad occasion. I'm sure it will bring comfort to the one receving it.

  7. Oh dear Michele, that is so sad. The card looks beautiful, they are very hard to do. Pami x

  8. Beautiful card and beautiful verse, sure to bring comfort at such a sad time
    Sue xx

  9. Really lovely Michele - perfect colours and layout. I adore the softness of it.

    Hope you had a good weekend honey!


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