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Sympathy Card

Sympathy Card

“Thoughts & Prayers” is fast becoming one of my go to sets.  I just love how versatile it is.   This was such a quick and easy card.  You could easily make this a Thank you card or any other occasion just by changing the sentiment.  I used Versamark ink to create the tree watermark on the front of the card as well as adding it to the inside. Additionally, I  layered the inside sentiment.  I think it gives it a little more formal feel.

Inside of Card

Inside of Card

Recipe:  Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke  and Whisper White card stock, Versamark , Chocolate Chip, and Always Artichoke ink.  Stamp Set:  Thoughts and Prayers.

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So back in February,  shortly after my last entry,  I found out that my second cousin Bradley had committed suicide.  I still remember getting the news.  I was sitting at my table, about to start on a project.  After that, I couldn’t even look at my craft supplies, much less feel creative.    I guess I kind of lost my mojo in the sadness of the time.

After a while,  I decided it was time to get back in the game and I sat down to do a Mojo restoring project.   I wanted to do something that made me think of Bradley.  Because my favorite memories of him are at the lake, playing on the seadoos, I wanted it to be blue, happy and fun.   So while this isn’t masculine – it is blue, it is happy,  and because I did it with Bradley in mind, it does make me think of him.  And I think it’s fun.

Baja Breeze Daisy Box with Spring Cards
Baja Breeze Daisy Box with Spring Cards
This project reminded me of how much I love stamping and creating, and how much joy I get from the process.   I really am proud of how my “return to stamping” project turned out.
Here’s the recipe:
Card Stock:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink:  Baja Breeze
Stamps:  Flight of the Butterfly, Petal Pizzazz
Accessories: Basic Black Ribbon, Daisy #2 die,  Scallop Oval Punch, Lg Oval Punch
Here’s the individual cards that are in the box.
Butterfly Card

Butterflies Fluttering

Thank You

Thank YouFlower Thank You

Thanks for sharing this memory with me.   We miss you Bradley.  I’ll always think of you when I see seadoos on a lake.  I’ll always remember your beautiful smile.  And I’ll always wish that we could have chased the storms away from you.  I know you’re in peace now.

If you or someone you know is battling depression or contemplating suicide, please contact www.save.org or your local Suicide Pevention Hotline.

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