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Sunday, April 28, 2013

May Flowers Sympathy

Coffee of the Day - Creme Brulee

Happy Sunday to you! We have a new challenge going on over at Pile it On this week - 'April Showers Bring May Flowers.' We are sponsored by Gingerloft. I chose to use the image, 'Birdhouse Swirl' for my card.

About a week or so ago we received the sad news that one of David's childhood friends had a son pass away from a genetic disease he has had since he was a young boy. The young man lived until he was 19 years of age. Our hearts are just breaking for them. No matter whether you are anticipating a death or not, the hurt and loss are still devastating. They are in our constant prayers.  I wanted to make a card to let them know we are thinking about them.


Papers are Basic Grey Serenade, flowers are from my VERY old Prima stash, burlap wired ribbon is May Arts, buttons are vintage. the bird is cut from a Tim Holtz die, covered in glitter, and then SU! glass glitter. a vintage button serves as the eye.

Challenges:
Clear it Out - button up
Stamping with the Dragon - spring has sprung
Stampin' for the Weekend - die cuts and/or punches
Digi Haven - digi and button
My Time to Craft - kraft
Pumpkin Spice - nature
Shelly's Images - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Art Impressions - layer it up
Creative Belli - spring (flowers are all old Prima stash)
QKR Stampede - favorite things (vintage buttons, Basic Grey, kraft, Prima, birds)
Crafting by Design - anything goes
Creative Moments - spring
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - flowers
Love to Scrap - cut it out
Stamp and Create - use at least 1 die cut
Dream Valley - things with wings

23 comments:

Stef H said...

it's always so sad to lose anyone especially a child. will keep them in my prayers.

the card is gorgeous. i love your bird. perfect touch!

hugs :)

Cherished said...

Gorgeous Card. Love the textures. Thanks for joining us at Loves To Scrap.

Desire Fourie said...

So sorry to hear about the tragic passing. This beautiful card is perfect for the occasion.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

BrendaB said...

Love the rustic feel of this! Hopefully this lovely card will help ease the family's loss by letting them know you care. Thanks for joining us at Love To Scrap.

Sharon said...

Very sorry to hear of your loss.
Your card is so delicate and beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at CBD.
Hugs - Sharon

Lisa Carroll said...

So sorry for your friend's son.. my most heartfelt sypathies to all. Your card is beautiful! Love that burlap.. great textures and colors! :) Thanks for playing along in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog. xo

Pat N. said...

TFS your lovely card at Die Cuttin' Divas. It's so sad to hear of any loss, and even more of one so young.

scrapclose2theheart said...

That is truly tragic. You shouldn't have to lose a child. :( I honestly love the card you made for them. Hugs~Patti

Missy said...

Oh my I am so sorry for the loss. Your card is lovely, I like the pretty colors and the burlap. Thanks for joining our SPS challenge this week!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hey there Jen! I'm so sorry to hear of your loss but I'm sure this card will put a little ray of hope in their hearts! I thought of you this weekend when I was attending the AIS convention in Akron ... hope you are doing better ... keeping you in my prayers!
Thanks so much for joining our "April Showers Bring May Flowers" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Darlene
Shelly's Images Design Team
SHELLY’S IMAGES BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

*Vicki* said...

Oh so full of Spring prettiness and colors!! I love your design and your accent of the burlap (?)...and I LOVE love love that glitter from SU!! Need to find myself using it more! :) HUGS

Penny said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's passing. It must be horrible for anyone to lose a child.
So nice of you to send them such a beautiful card, Jen. Love the image, coloring, texture, design, papers & pretty bird! :^)
Huge hugs, Penny

Julia said...

Such a beautiful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs. Good luck.
Hugs
Julia

Clarky J said...

What a gorgeous card and with a spring feel too - perfect for the challenge at Creative Moments thanks for joining in x

sue morris said...

Oh Jennifer, I'm so sorry to hear about this. Please accept my condolences and I pray comfort for the family. What a beautiful card to honor his memory as well. It is sure to bring comfort and healing. *hugs*

butterfly said...

Such a lovely, delicate colour palette for your beautiful, thoughtful card. I'm sure it will be much appreciated by the family - what a sad loss for them.
Alison x

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful card! I love how you did the burlap and the bird with the birdhouse digi image. Sorry to hear the passing of such a young person. Thank you for sharing this with us at Digi Haven for our Digi & Buttons challenge!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Laura W said...

Lovely, card. I too like the rustic nature of it. So sorry to hear the passing of the young man :(
Thanks for joining us at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog.

TRACEY MO said...

Great image love the birdhouse.

Thanks for joinng us at stamping dragon

Tracey dt

cardsbyleona said...

Lovely idea - thanks for joining us at Creative Moments. Take a look at the new challenge, to use brads. Leona (DT)

Bec Cook said...

Lovely Card, Good Luck

xxbella71xx said...

What a lovely card, Just love the bird. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

Stella xx

TCT DT

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Your card is beautiful!Thanks for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

~DEANNE~