Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wishing You Comfort . . . .


Hello Friends!


I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I certainly did – we had some beautiful sunshine in Eastern Washington, a great visit with family, and enjoyed the wedding that we went there to attend.  The bride was gorgeous!

Wishing You Comfort

I thought I’d pop in and share a sympathy card that I created for a friend who recently lost her husband.  We’ve all been friends since college . . . he was an amazing friend, and we will miss him desperately.  Sadly I’ve needed several sympathy cards recently, so this design has been duplicated multiple times in the last few weeks – now I just need to get them in the mail.  I was inspired by a card that I saw on Lime Doodle’s blog HERE.  I changed up the color palette a bit, as well as a few other details, but the bulk of the design is Debby’s.  Why mess with perfection, right?!


STAMPS:  HERO ARTS (Wood Grain Background); PAPERTREY INK (Turning a New Leaf and Wishing You)
INK:  TSUKINEKO (VersaMark); FRESH INK (Tuscan Olive and Dark Chocolate)
PAPER:  PAPERTREY INK (Kraft and Simply Chartreuse CS; Linen Vellum CS); FRENCH POPTONE (Hot Fudge CS); NEENAH CLASSIC CREST (Ultra Smooth Solar White CS)
ACCESSORIES:  STAMPIN’ UP! (Early Espresso Satin Ribbon and Stampin’ Dimensionals); PAPERTREY INK (Mat Stack 1 and Mat Stack 5); SPELLBINDERS (Classic Circle Nestabilities); A MUSE STUDIO (Butterfly Die); KAISER CRAFT (Self-Adhesive Pearls); GLUE DOTS (Glue Dots); ZING/AMERICAN CRAFTS (White Embossing Powder)


CFC06 - Tic Tac Toe

I also wanted to remind you to be sure and play along with this week’s CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.  Seriously, ladies, this week’s challenge is the most fun I’ve had in a long, long time!  Check it and get busy!  You have until Wednesday at 11:59 PM EDT.


That’s it for me today, peeps.  I thank you for stopping by and leaving the sweet comments that you all share with me – your words just make me smile.  Have a great day!


Arlene said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I too fell in love with Lime Doodle's background embossing...hoping to try it one day. Your work is amazing! :)


Jenny said...

Gorgeous Carolyn, these are the hardest cards to make and yet they bring such comfort :)
Jenny x

Disp6194 said...

Karolyn this card is simply stunning, so elegant. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend, hugs and prayers too you!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful color combo. I am sorry about your friend.

Terri said...

Stunning card my friend...you never lose your touch! So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

Glad to hear you had a great time this past weekend...how is the good ol' Palouse, btw?! Still the same fun drive that it always was?!

Miss ya much!

Erin Smetak said...

This is beautiful!!!!

Dana said...

Oh my word, this monochromatic card is a beauty.

Dawn said...

After seeing your blog, the comment you left on mine (the jean tag) I'm truly honored, your cards are lovely, I tink your header is fantastic.

I'm now a follower!

Kendra said...

Beautiful card, I love the color combination!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card - the layers are so elegant. I'm sure it will bring your friend sweet comfort to know that you're thinking of her.
Hugs, Ruth S

Anonymous said...

Such an elegant sympathy card! Love the colours & layout.

Patrice said...

Beautiful card - love the color scheme!