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I do love Friday's limited supplies challenge over on SCS!  It helps keep me focused on the balance of each element in my designs.  My art has to be pondered as each piece has meaning and is just a part of the whole story. This remembrance card illustrates this well, I think!  I wanted to remind a dear co-worker that I had not forgotten the homegoing of her DH two years ago. They were high school sweethearts and grew up together.  He adored her and their children and in time, grandchildren.  The love between them and through their family is greatly evident in the care and daily contact the grown children have with their mother and amongst themselves. A picture of love in action. I wanted my card to celebrate this.  

So I tucked the hearts around the sentiment, like a snuggle...the biggest heart for my friend and then 4 smaller hearts to represent the children. Each one different from the other.  I added faux stitching...sort of binding up those hearts together.  Of course over the years those children followed in their parents footsteps and married, blessing them with grandchildren...but then that's a whole 'nother story!

I am so fortunate to watch the love and care this family has for one another and it reminds me that truly our families, along with our health is, indeed, our greatest wealth. Love on yours today!

Thanks for spending some moments with me this Friday.



jackie said...

Thank you for your reminder to "love like there is no tomorrow" because in a flash our loved one could be gone and all we have left are the wonderful memories. I will go home and love on my family.


Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a lovely card and heart warming story! The love and care you have for this family is evident in the love and care you put into this card. I know it will be treasured.

Unknown said...

This is such a beautiful card, and knowing the reasons for the individual pieces and each placement of the heart only adds to the beauty! I really enjoy your writing - thank you for sharing yourself with us through your words!
hugs, Jami

Julia Aston said...

Susan - what a wonderful creation and lovely way to show your friend she is loved by her friends as well - I love the reasoning behind your design - thanks for sharing your creative thoughts with us!