6/22/09

a Home going


I have a hard time making sympathy cards. Not because I have any trouble creating them; it's because I never know what to write inside. I always seem to be at a loss for words. So most of the time, I just make a card that you don't open! This card, however breaks my pattern, for it will go to a childhood friend who recently celebrated her dear mothers homeward journey. I want to express my heartfelt joy that not only was her mother released from the ravage of disease and old age, but to let my friend know how much she honored her mother with many years of gentle care and nurture. We know she has gone home.

The challenge at 365 Card Blog was to create a card using the color lavender. Pam wrote that those who love the color would have no problem and I have to say that's me. Purple has been my favorite color since I was 5 and any hue is fine by me! To create this card, I used the Stampendous scripture stamp about finding shelter in HIS wings. The Technique Tuesday skin deep set has the most gorgeous wings. Mine were inked in Brilliance Moonlight White and embossed with Kaleidoscope. I used Shimmer White paper. MemoryBox and My Mind's Eye papers were used as well as Fancy Pants border and heart. The crown is also from the same TT set. The lavender cotton lace is Making Memories.

Hope your weeks off to a great start...


13 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow3 this is gorgeous.

lcg said...

woouuu lovely card!!
hugs
Lila

Piali said...

Fabulous card.... Love it.

Sherry said...

Susan, this card is absolutely beautiful and I am sure your friend will love it.

Fi said...

Beautiful card Susan, I am sure your friend will treasure it.
Hugs
Fi

Vicky said...

Wow, this is really beautiful! Great job!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Susan was a lovely post and your friend will absolutely adore this card. You did a fantastic job of it. You know if you are ever stuck for what to say inside just write from your heart it is always a winner. Especially if you don't know the person because you are writing from YOUR heart.
Hugs
Michelle

~amy~ said...

You are such a great friend Susan...she will absolutely love your card...you did a magnificent job! I've been really enjoying seeing you take part in the 365 Cards challenges...they're fun, aren't they?!!! All the 365 Card Gals are sooooo sweet too :)

Liz Williams said...

Wow, Susan, I love those heavenly wings. This card will be so special for your dear friend and when you know it's a journey home for her loved one, it truly is a season to celebrate.

scrapperjulia said...

This is beautiful. What a wonderful card for your friend, she will love it. I agree that it is hard to express feelings in sympathy cards and you did it so beautifully in this card!

Julia Aston said...

This is lovely Susan - the torn edge, the heart and crown - the butterfly and beautiful lace - a tribute to your friend and her mother - I'm sure it will be appreciated! How ironic that we both used purple and made sympathy cards today!

~~Audrey~~ said...

Wow! This is beautiful!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is stunning. I am sure your friend will appreciate it very much.

I know that we can still be pals...even if you DO like purple! hee hee