Saturday, November 6, 2010

Finding Inspiration...

I found out yesterday that my aunt's mom (my dad's brother's mother-in-law) passed away on Thursday night.  Although not officially related, she was almost like a part of the family.  She would attend various family functions with my aunt and uncle... holiday celebrations, bridal / baby showers, graduation parties, and more.  The visitation is tomorrow, and I knew I wanted to make a card for my aunt, uncle, and cousin.  I just wasn't sure where to start. So I turned to my fellow paper crafters in the blog world for inspiration.  {I am so thankful for all of you!}  Several of this week's challenges caught my eye and sparked an idea in my head.  So I pulled out one of my new Cuttlebug folders and created this sympathy card.  Strangely I wasn't really sure about this folder when I purchased it, but am now glad I did because it worked beautifully for this card.

Card Front
♥ Paper from Recollections ~ Kraft, Brown from Spice Market, and Green from Cypress
♥ Embossed with Cuttlebug ~ Bird Call folder
♥ Tiny round brads from The Paper Studio ~ Metal
♥ 1/8" ribbon from Offray ~ Leaf and Brown
♥ "in sympathy" sentiment from The Paper Studio ~ Everyday Expressions
     ~ inked with Stampin' Up! Early Espresso
Card Inside
♥ "God be with you" cut from Lyrical Letters

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
Made By Momo ~ Anything Embossing (use heat embossing or dry embossing)
Cooking With Cricut ~ Fall Colors
Fantabulous Cricut ~ Challenge Me Monday #34: "Bird Bonanza: Create a project using something having to do with a bird (bird cage, owl, bird, etc.)"

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~


Luv Scrapping Together

The color scheme here is very soothing. Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!


I love this card One of the nices Sympathy cards I have seen. TFS I may need to use this idea really nice.

Mad Crafter

I'm sorry for your loss. You designed a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and for joining us this week at Cooking with Cricut. I hope to see you back next week.
~Madison (CWCDT)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections

So sorry for your loss, the card is beautiful!


Very sorry for your loss. Very beautiful card! I love the embossing. Thank you for playing along at FCCB.


LOVE the elegant simplicity. Sympathy cards are hard sometimes but you did it great.

Thanks for playing along in this weeks FCCB.



I am sorry for your loss! I always think sympathy cards can't be home made, but I am learning they really can be! I love the embossing folder you used, perfect for this card! Fantastic job! tfs


Very nice card. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.


Lovely....Thanks for being Fantabulous this week!


Very nice card! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)


Such an elegant card. Great job!
Thanks for playing along at FCCB!

Celeste B.

I'm so sorry for your loss! It is a very beautiful card! TFS! :)


So sorry for your loss.. This card is absolutely perfect


I am sorry for your loss. Really nice card


Sorry for your loss! This card is beautiful done!


such a beautiful card, it really shows your feelings as you had to ake it. You let the embossing shine and that made it sweet and tender. Thanks for joining us at Fantabulous Cricut!

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