Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sympathy Cards

A dear friend and customer lost her 37-year-old son-in-law to a long battle with cancer a day or so ago. So with a heavy heart I made these cards for her family and her daughter.  Their tastes run to non-frilly and simple, and I know she likes purple and is a bird-watcher like me, so this is hers:


Pale Plum and Perfect Plum are colors I rarely use, but I just got a Basic Gray ink pad and ribbon, so I thought I would pair them up with the gray pattened DP from Urban Garden.  This Friends 24-7 set is really versatile--I am so glad I got it.   I don't know if you can see a little of the Perfect Plum peeking out from behind the sentiment.

Her daughter's card uses an image from the same set, but the sentiment is from Always in my Thoughts, another new set:


Again, these are quick cards as they need to be in the mail asap!  Why I don't make a whole stash of these is beyond me---always something else to stamp, I guess!  This one is watercolored with reinkers.  Thanks for visiting today!

  • Stamps:  Friends 24-7, Always in My Thoughts
  • Paper:  Basic Gray, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss, Confetti White, Pink Pirouette, Urban Garden DP
  • Ink:  Basic Gray, Stazon Black, Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss, Pink Pirouette, Pale Plum
  • Acc:  Taffeta Ribbon, Circle Punches, Curly Label Punch


  1. They're beautiful cards LA ~ so sorry for your friend's young loss!
    God Bless!

  2. These are so nice, LeAnne. I'm so sorry to hear about this young man's life. My brother was only 46 when he died of this terrible disease. I'm always sad to hear when it has stricken another young person. I'm sure these will help the family.

  3. Oh LeAnne...I'd be heavy hearted too. Very kind and beautiful cards for them.

  4. These are very pretty sympathy cards....very nice :)

  5. These cards are lovely and just perfect for a lost loved one. I know they will cherish these cards. Good job (as always)

  6. I'm sorry to hear of your friends' loss. These cards are beautiful and strike just the right tone. I know they'll find comfort in your thoughtfulness.

  7. So sorry for your friend's loss. Your cards are beautiful and will bring a few moments of joy for them.

  8. Your Sympathy Cards are simple and striking and will be sure to touch the recipients and bring them comfort.

  9. These are just gorgeous LeAnne, I am going to have to direct my mom to your site, she just picked up this stamp set recently at a party -- I know she'll love the inspiration too!! Happy Friday!

  10. While in awe of your cards, I completely forgot to say how sorry I was that your friend lost her son. You should never have to bury your child. I'll say a prayer for the family.

  11. These are both beautiful! So sorry for your friends loss. I'm sure she will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

  12. They're beautiful card, LeAnne. Sorry to hear of such a sad reason to use them!


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