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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Heartfelt Sympathy

I had made this sympathy card quite a while back for a friend whom I met down at our lake in Missouri who recently lost her husband. I don't like typical "prayer" or, religious pictured cards much when it comes to sympathy cards so I decided to do a cheerful color with this card and instead of using a "sorry for your loss" type sentiment I went with one I ALWAYS say to those I love when they have a loss... "take care of yourself". They know I love them, they know I'll pray for them, and they know we care about their loss so why repeat it over and over. I tend to want to say those things people forget... like "take care of you... I'll call you in a few days..." or instead of taking the traditional "dinner dish" over I will take "breakfast items". When my uncle had a loss a couple years ago he had more "young kids" at his house at that time then ever and WHO would think to take him chocolate milk or orange juice and muffins or cereal for all those kids he had staying there??? Sometimes we forget those "little" things that others need when they are thinking only of the fact that they are lost without the one they lost. So... I tend to try to think about those things we do every day and take for granted that they will not think of. My card was made with Rupa Shevde's, "With this Ring" set, believe it or not. AND... I used Gina K's, "Comfort & Peace" for the inside. I felt the teal color added a bit of a hint of "cheer" to the card. I don't know that I've ever but Chocolate and Turquoise together before but I really liked how this card turned out. Have a nice day and remember... a sympathy card CAN be bright and full of color (those fresh flowers we send are not all in grays and black now, are they?). *smile* Signature

5 comments:

craftieodamae said...

You've made another gorgeous card Tina,

Sharri Seffens said...

Tina, This is beautiful! I love the chocolate and teal together!

CraftieConnie said...

Lovely card Tina! I like your idea for the sympathy card!

Donna Baker said...

what a great use of sets for sympathy and you're right! it should be bright & cheerful! I personally like to do 'Thinking of You' for those. thanks for sharing your thoughts-you're so sweet

Jennie said...

This is just beautiful Tina! Love the combination of sets you used and those colors :o)

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