Saturday, December 2, 2017

Touching those who hurt

When someone is hurting, a handmade card is a very special way to say, "I am thinking of you, and you are not alone." And when the handmade card is made especially for that person, I think it means even more.

A while back, a high school friend of mine had lost her dog in a most tragic way. The dog's name was Coral. My friend grieved so, and my heart just broke right alongside hers. I thought the best thing I could do was make a special sympathy card, with many thoughtful details.

Sentiment:  Papertrey Ink Tag Its #5; Paw print: Papertrey Ink With Sympathy: Loss of a Pet

I pulled out some cardstock from Stampin' Up! called Cameo Coral with a nod toward my friend's beloved Coral. I added feminine details that I hoped would please my friend:  a die cut doily, pink pearls, and a pink "Colleen Bow" (my term for the way I tie my fancy bows).

My friend deeply appreciated this card, and she displayed it alongside photos of her precious furbaby. {{{biggest hugs to my friend}}}


My husband's father has been going through some difficult health trials these last couple of years. He is hanging in there, but I know there are some days that get him down. I made a card for him with one of my favorite Scripture verses:  Jeremiah 17:7.

I surrounded the stamped verse with lots of autumnal touches. Thought it's hard to see, the bottom portion of the acorn is golden.  So pretty in real life.

Sentiment: Verve Jeremiah 17:7; Martha Stewart Branch Punch;  Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies; acorn die from Stampin' Up!

Thank you so much for joining me today, as I pause and take a peaceful break during the busy Christmas season.  God bless you!

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