Thursday, January 21, 2010

You’re On My Mind

Over the past few weeks I have had a need to make several ‘get well’ and sympathy cards because it seems that when it rains it pours. In the last 2 weeks both of my parents have had to have surgery and two people I knew have passed away, including a family member. It puts things into perspective as to what’s important and what’s not such a big deal after all. I’m happy to say that my parents are doing fine and slowly but surely recovering. While my dad’s surgery was planned, my mom’s was not but necessary after her appendix burst. The timing wasn’t ideal (but when is it) and they had to miss my aunt’s visitation/funeral.

A former volleyball team member from high school passed away at the young age of 31. She left behind a husband and  two very small children, age 6 and 2. She had brain cancer and fought like hell but sometimes God has a different plan. She was one of the kindest people I knew and I can only imagine what her family is enduring at this time. While I was unable to attend the service, I was able to sign a guest book online, along with literally 100’s of others who lives she touched. I also made several sympathy cards this weekend that unfortunately are being sent to those who have lost loves one’s this past week.

I may not have the right words to say inside of the card, I hope that they will see the love I put into creating a card that shows how much I cared about their loved one’s.

It doesn’t seem right to share the details of how I made this card but if it helps someone else to create something beautiful for those suffering, then it’s the least I can do.

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Supplies Used:

  • Paper: whisper white, basic gray, simply saffron, urban garden patterned paper
  • Ink: basic gray, simply saffron
  • Stamps: upsy daisy
  • Accessories: oval punch, oval scallop punch, scallop edge punch, silver elastic cord

Note: all products used are Stampin Up.


Terri said...

You know Melissa, I happen to think it's mighty thoughtful for you to create a handmade card to send to someone who happens to be suffering through a difficult time. You're a creative soul and you take the time to nuture and foster your talents. A handmade card (or gift) means so much more, in my humble opinion. I'm not just saying that cuz I love ya, just saying...
And BTW, it feels like forever since I've seen you. I miss you!

Fryer Family said...

I really like the "You're on My Mind" cards you made. Very thoughtful.