Well it’s Friday night and I wanted to make a card that is thoughtful for a request that I saw on a SCS forum here. I love to send cards to complete strangers, hoping to give them a smile in their day.
Card Size: A2 (5-1/2 x 4-1/4)
Stamps: Take Three from Stampin’ Up
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Black, White
Last week my sister had emailed me that our childhood doctor has passed away. Life is interesting just through the people we meet and the friends we make along the way. About 30 years ago, we became friends with this couple, through mutual friends. Over the years, we have remained friends and kept in contact through visits, emails and cards. Through our friendship, we discovered that Anne’s stepfather was Dr. Rees. Well you know the saying “It’s a small world” certainly applies here. A few years back, we were invited to a New Year’s Party at Dr. Rees’ home, which Anne and Brian were hosting. Well talk about memories coming back – you say things like ….. I remember coming here when I broke my arm ….. I remember sitting here waiting for my appointment (because back in the “old” days – you didn’t get an appointment – you waited your turn in the waiting room) …… and of course, I had to tell Dr. Rees – I know it’s been a long time, but do you remember that you delivered me —- well talk about dumb, as if he is going to remember a birth from 45 years ago.
As we were travelling to the funeral home in Blenheim, a calmness and beautiful thought came over me. Dr. Rees gave birth to me 50 years ago and now I am going to pay my respects to a great man. I remember going to him as a child and he seemed like such a giant, but he had the softest voice. He had such a calming demeanor and took the time to listen to you and take care of you. Dr. Rees was such a kind and considerate man – he was always giving back to his community (obituary). He will be greatly missed by the people and businesses of Blenheim and surrounding communities.
Anne and I share the craft of making cards, etc. She had made the most beautiful (not sure if that is proper grammar) card for the birth of our grandson, Carter. Here is my card for Anne and Brian.
- Card Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4
- Paper: Whisper White, Real Red
- Stamps: Embrace Life – SU, Thinking of You-A Muse
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, SU Markers
- Accessories: Silver Brads, Glossy Accents, Scalloped Edge Punch, Ribbon from Costco
I will leave you with the sentiment that I stamped inside the card – as it is one of my favourites — Death leave a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal (Irish Tombstone)
Two cards in a row using the same stamp set is very unusual for me. I just love this flower when you stamp it and the stems have such an airy flowing feeling about them.
I decided to make a card with no pressure. It is going into my stash – it feels good to be able to make a few ahead for when you need them.
I am going to have to work on getting some ribbon that is more appealing for cards – this one just does not cut it, but it was all I had and I don’t live close enough that I can just slip out and get something better. Oh well, another excuse to go shopping.
- Stamps: SU – Pretty Amazing, Warmest Regards
- Paper: SU – Whisper White, Blue and Purple – Michael’s Paper Pack
- Ink: Basic Black, Lavender Lace
- Accessories: Cuttlebug D’Vine Swirl Folder, Clear Purple Brad, Purple Ribbon, Nestabilities-Petite Oval Small and Large
It is the Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, so a lot of people have an extra day off the celebrate this holiday. My husband is working all weekend, but I thought I better still make a special supper this evening, before he goes into work. His Mom & Dad will be coming over to enjoy some turkey with us.
Since he has been working the weekend, I have had a little time to work on this card. I was browsing around on SCS and found a card very similar to this one. I kept the design the same and only changed the colours that I used and changed the sentiment from Amazing to Thinking of You Today. The nice thing about making this card was that the whole stamp set was incorporated into it – which is unusual for me – usually I just use one or two stamps from a set. I stamped the bird with Versafine black ink , coloured him with the Taken with Teal marker and then cut him out with scissors — which was very intricate with all the curves. Also you can hardly see the piercing on the green mat around the edge of the white, but it is there.
- Stamps: Pretty Amazing – SU, Everyday Classics – Papertrey
- Paper: Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Whisper White
- Ink: Taken with Teal, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Versafine Black
- Acccessories: Taken with Teal marker
- Technique: Piercing
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!