Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Go-To" Sympathy Card

Today I am sharing a sympathy card that went together fairly quickly but I liked it's style. The sentiment is from SU's Thoughts and Prayers, and the die cuts are stamped with Waltzingmouse's Vintage Labels 10, and then die cut with Spellbinders dies to match. The top and bottom flourishes are also from this set, and the strips in the middle are from an SU punch and then sponged in distress inks. I would like to come up with several "go-to" designs to have on hand and I think this should be one of them. I know y'all already do that, but while I've intended to do that, it hasn't happened yet. I need a go-to design for a lot of occasions where I need a card quickly but don't have the time to stop and put one together. Hence, the following:

I have been in another craft room for the last 1-1/2 sewing room. My love of sewing was re-kindled with the acquiring of a new (used, but barely) sewing machine, plus the upcoming visit of our oldest son. Their youngest is 3, and my granddaughters that live here are ages 3 and 7. I have been making matching dresses and aprons for the 3 of them to match, and of course playing with the embroidery capabilities that I now have on my machine. I so wish I could clone myself (don't we all) so I could be stamping and sewing, but for now, that's where I've been hiding. I will try to remember to take pictures of their outfits and the girls in them to share with you. Meanwhile, please forgive the absence of card posts. I'll be back soon with our next Copic Creations challenge post. Thanks for stopping by.


dolcreations said...

Sounds like you have been extremely busy enjoying your grandchildren!!! Love to see your creations with the sewing machine! I too have been so busy, so lack of posts on my end too!
I really like your card you did today. Very elegant I think. Beautiful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very soothing and preaty which is perfect for sympathy cards. I wish I could say that I sew but I don't my mom is the sewing person in the family. It is good to have more than one hobby, but yes the time for both is hard. :0)

Leslie Miller said...

You've been in your sewing room and I've been in the garden. It's impossible to be everywhere and do everything at once, tsk tsk. It sounds like you're enjoying yourself, though. I can't wait to see those pictures. Today's card is so beautiful and a perfect sympathy card. Those are the cards you really need a go-to design for, and this one's a keeper!

Nancy said...

Glad you have the opportunity to enjoy your grandchildren!
Your card is beautiful and elegant.