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Thursday, March 22, 2012

SR116 Sympathy

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My brother’s MIL passed away yesterday after a valiant battle with cancer and dementia.  She was a wonderful Nanny to over 20 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, and always kept us in stitches with her sense of humor.  She will be greatly missed.  The Stampin Royalty sketch 116 was perfect for my card:
I used some Spice Cake DP and Creative Elements and Established Elegance to make a collage-style creation in Pool Party and Crumb Cake:
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I added a couple of scalloped borders, and I fussy cut my panel and added a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
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Some little pearls were my only other embellishment, as my SIL is creeped out by buttons!!  A funny phobia!  And since I stitched both my main panels, my card qualifies for Linda’s Catered Crop this week, too, which is “In Stitches”!  Thanks for visiting today!
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18 comments:

Brenda Rigby Riehle said...

Your sympathy card is very beautiful and elegant. I love the color combinations too. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

This is a stunning card. I'm sure your brother's family will be comforted by the care you have taken.

Linda said...

So sorry to read about a losses to your family.
Your card is stunning!
What is Cassidy sitting next too? It looks like a heater but I am sure it is as hot there as it is her.
Is she dong her morning yoga?

Linda Callahan said...

Soft and elegant - these colors together are perfect. And yes it looks like yoga to me too!

Denise Willerton said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss LeAnne ~ this card is absolutely STUNNUNG and I'm sure the love that this was created with will be sensed by your family! Praying for you all ~ have a wonderful day a give Cassidy a little squish for me :-)

Darlene Gabriel said...

LeAnne - I'm sorry you were in need of a sympathy card and for the loss your brothers family has had. This card is going to touch their hearts.
It is absolutely gorgeous - totally the style I love......soft, vintagey with pearls and stitching and a wonderful colour combo.......what could be better. (I know that was a grammatically incorrect sentence - sorry ;) )
Love the bare feet Cassidy.

jengd said...

That's an absolutely gorgeous card- just sorry that you needed it to be a sympathy one. :(

Carol Lucas said...

Lovely card! I like the soft muted colors, and your flower is stunning.

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the papers and colors! Lovely. Yoga anyone!

Sheri said...

Such a beautiful card. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time of loss.

Pam~ said...

I just love these colors together! You have created a very peaceful and beautiful card for your brother and his family! I'm sorry for your loss. Wow, 20 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren...how wonderful!

Georgeann Manning said...

Really, really beautiful, LeAnne... I'm sorry for the reason, but the card is simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin' Royalty

Lesley said...

Thinking of you LeAnne...this is a beautiful card for your brother's family. The colours are elegant and comforting. Hope you are feeling better.
Hugs,
Lesley

Renee said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colors….so sorry for your loss :(

dpkennedy said...

Oh LeAnne, I am so sorry for your loss! She sounds like a wonderful woman. This is a very beautiful, elegant and soothing card.

Linda Fisher said...

It's awful when a Sympathy card is needed, I'm so sorry for the families loss. I'm sure that your card helped to brighten some of their dark days. It's very pretty!

Sandie Conner said...

Such a beautiful card for the sad occasion. Those are the hardest to make, but you did it well! Thanks for having fun with the goddesses over at Stampin' Royalty this week!

Bev Gomez said...

Beautiful card Le Anne and my sympathies go out to you and your family. Yes I was born in 54 also. Dang you too? We are getting close to the big 60. SHHHH don't tell anyone.