Right at this point, I should be in Edmonton, enjoying a wonderful stamping meeting with my upline, and all the sidelines. I should be sitting in the front row with Gail, soaking up the information, and then going out with Peggy for supper. But, I'm not.
I got some devastating news on Thursday, and wanted to stay behind to lend support.
Our pastor's daughter-in-law found out she has cancer, and the doctors are not offering any hope. She is 27, wife and mother to 2 children, ages 2 and 6. I just find this so heartbreaking for the entire family, and I wanted to let them all know that they are being thought of and prayed for.
I wanted something that was beautiful, classic and fast to reproduce. I saw a gorgeous card by JulieHRR, and I figured I could easily recreate it for myself.
I stamped the line of trees from Lovely As A Tree (SU)with chocolate chip ink on kraft CS. The sentiment came from a GinaK set, Comfort and Peace. I find this set to have the perfect sentiment's for times when you just don't know what to say. On the inside, I used a Bible verse from Flowers For Daisy, also from GinaK. These were both stamped with chocolate chip, as well. The leaves in the trees were made with the fern stamp from watercolor minis (retired SU) in summer sun, pumpkin pie and old olive. I then used my aqua painter to wash on some olive ink, just enough to give the feel of a crisp fall scene.
I experimented with ribbon and scoring, but both seemed to take away from the feel of the card.
I was wondering how many would be willing to send the families some cards? If there is a few of you, I will post a "care of" address for the family. Thanks in advance to those that are willing to do this.