Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday with Unity.  Kris here to share a little personal story and the inspiration I have drawn from it.
 
I lost my Father about 6 weeks ago.  He was 85.  Strangely, he passed away on the very day that his Mother did 5 years earlier (she was 100!).  Over the weeks that followed, I received many beautiful sympathy cards - both handmade and store-bought.  I loved each of them and appreciated the thoughtfulness that went into either the selection or creation.  Here is a photo of several.
 
 
This also reminded me that I often find I need a sympathy card and have to rush around to get one done (no store-bought for me!).  That's when the light bulb went on and I decided to make a few caring cards to put in my stash.  With so much going on in my family I needed the cards to be clean and simple, so this is what I did.
 
 
Oh so easy!  I always think pastels work well for sympathy (both female and male).  I dry-embossed the pastel panel and trimmed it closely just outside the raised edge.  Then I used the sentiment kit from February Beautiful Life, Blessed Memories and stamped the sentiments.
 
Here is a picture of the kit linked above.
 
 
OH! and just so you know!  The new sentiment kit released yesterday and EVERY sentiment kit (including the one I used) are on sale this week HERE.  Go fill up your stash!
 
 
 

8 comments:

SusieScrapper said...

So sorry for your loss and I always keep sympathy cards around too.

ionabunny said...

So pretty and fabulous sympathy cards. Hugz

Ruby said...

Lovely cards and so sorry for your loss. This is a tough part of life but we get through it. Hang in there with the memories that you have.

Carol L said...

Your sympathy cards are just beautiful and I love the sentiments! So sorry for your loss, but your father lived a long life didn't he? That's fantastic!

Kathy M. said...

Kris, so sorry for your loss. How kind and thoughtful of you to think of others, and sharing this great idea with us, while you are grieving. God bless you and comfort you. xo.

Angeline Choo said...

Again, so sorry about your dad Kris. *love*

Patty said...

Beautiful card's.. Love the pastels and Love that embossing folder. Can you tell me who makes it?

Patty said...

Beautiful card's.. Love the pastels and Love that embossing folder. Can you tell me who makes it?

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