Monday, September 17, 2012

Thoughts & Prayers Sympathy Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Give Yourself Permission To Wake Up
For the last few days I have woken up at hours that I would consider to be early.  I lay there in bed trying to coax myself to go back to sleep - telling myself it is too early to wake up.  I have found that I enjoy 8 hours of sleep and if I wake up prior to getting my full 8 hours I feel like I need to stay in bed until the 8 hours have passed.  Well, the last few days I decided there was no reason to just sit there in bed waiting to see if I might fall back asleep.  I was awake so I gave myself permission to go with it and get out of bed.  I enjoyed the earlier hour - quieter streets, watching the sun come up and lighten the day little by little.  When was the last time you gave yourself permission to wake up?
For today's card I chose to use the floral image from Thoughts & Prayers.  I colored the stamp with a Wild Wasabi and a Bravo Burgundy marker and stamped it onto Very Vanilla card stock.  I then stamped the sentiment from Loving Thoughts using Early Espresso ink (and my stamp-a-ma-jig).  I adhered the panel to a piece of Bravo Burgundy card stock before adhering the entire piece to a Naturals Ivory card base.  For a final touch, I added some Dazzling Details to the flower centers and stamped the envelope with the same floral image.  This card is for one of my mom's friends.  Her friend is 98 years old and just lost her daughter (who was 70) to cancer :(  I hope the card brings her a moment of peace in the midst of her grief.  It was made with lots of love and care.

1 comment:

Debi Ryan said...

I love the color combination and the layout of this card. I hope you don't mind but I will be making one this week!! Just love it.