Thursday, April 7, 2016

General Store Sympathy Card

Coffee of the Day - Spiced Hazelnut

Almost finished sharing the sympathy cards for my cousin's family. seems appropriate since today is the viewing at the funeral home and tomorrow will be the service and burial. it's been tough making all of these and knowing I can't be in Texas with all of the family. hopefully the cards will bring a bit of comfort in the days ahead. if you have a moment, I know they would appreciate a prayer. thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful comments you have left here on the blog and on Facebook. they mean a great deal to me. :)

Today's card uses a wonderful stamp I received as a prize. it's a fairly new release from Little Darling Stamps, Dove Studios, called 'General Store.' gingham paper is from Die Cuts with a View. a bit of torn paper bag was added, along with some burlap ribbon from May Arts, vintage buttons, ticket, and tag tied with seam binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon. sentiment stamp is by SU!

thank you ever so much for stopping by! :)

Dragonfly Journeys - Tag, You're It
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
Retarte - anything goes
Artistic Stamper - distressed
One Crazy Stamper - anything goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - polka dots or gingham
A Place to Start - upcycle a common household item (paper bag saved from shopping)
Our Crafty Corner - anything goes
Come and Get It - Tag, You're It
4 Crafty Chicks - scenic


Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely wonderful. And it is has a great masculine feel too.
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Fikreta said...

wonderful card!
great coloring!
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Karen Day said...

Such a lovely card, Jennifer - I really love this image. Thanks for joining our April challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Jennifer!

Thanks so much for linking your project to the Never Ending Challenge at A Place To Start.

This is a great project and my favorite element is the torn lunch bag. I feel that it elevates the design and really unifies your composition.

I love designs that tell a story or that evoke a memory and your card does both. I remember Miss Esther's Country store where my siblings and I would buy 2 for a penny cookies and old fashioned stick candy. Those little brown bags were jealously guarded all week. Even the buttons are a cohesive element because in the store buttons were sold on a penny card. Most of the women in our community sewed and it was just convenient to run to Miss Esther's for buttons, needles, and thread.

Again, thanks for sharing this fabulous project.

Jeannie said...

Hi Jennifer! My condolences for your loss and I know how hard it is to be miles away when things like this happen. Your card is beautiful and I know they will appreciate your thoughtfulness when they receive it. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week and take care :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you for joining us over at Our Crafty Corner, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT

Doudou said...

Beautiful card.Thank you for joining us at Stampartpapel Retarte#74
Alexandra Dt

Rhonda Miller said...

Wonderful card.

Roxana said...

Beatiful and heartfelt card.Thanks for joining us at Stampartpapel,Retarte 74.
Roxana DT.

Cheri Burry said...

Very pretty card and your family will find comfort from it I'm sure! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper!

Tamie said...

Beautiful textures, image and the tag is a bonus touch. Thank you so much for sharing your stunning creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Scenic Challenge.

Tamie DT

Colette said...

Fab card, great image, thanks for playing along at the Paper Creator challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

Danni said...

So sorry for your family's loss. A very beautiful card though! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

Notations of a Crafter said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing with us on The Artistic Stamper - Debs DT