Monday, September 16, 2013

Sunflower Sympathy

September 16, 2013

Just returned from a weekend visit in Indiana.  We celebrated my Mom's 85th birthday.  It was wonderful to spend time with my family!  We ate way too much and laughed a lot!!!  I got to catch up with a friend from elementary school and visit a special friend that is going through chemo.  The weather was invigorating and the memories are priceless.

When I returned home, I found out that a dear friend's mom passed away.  It is always difficult to learn such sad news and wish you could do something to comfort them.  
The first thing on my list was to create a meaningful card for her.

I am also submitting this to the Mojo Monday challenge.  I am always inspired by their creative drawings!  I certainly needed the Mojo today.:))))  I also found the Curtain Call challenge and it was perfect for the card I had in mind.  The ABC45 Fall challenge this week is a Fall card, too. 

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 Products Used:

Paper:  Stampin' Up! Early Expresso and Very Vanilla    Bo Bunny --Forever Fall Collection

Ink:  Early Expresso

Stamp Sets:  Sunflower, Simply Sketched

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Markers-Crushed Curry, Early Expresso, 1 3/4 Circle Punch,  EK Border Punch, Stamping Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Embellishment:  Brown Ribbon

I absolutely LOVE sunflowers!  I hope this card will bring comfort to my friend!

Here is a picture of my Mom and siblings!

Hope you have a fantastic week!
Happy Stampin!


  1. Beautiful colours in the BG and a fabulous focal sunflower and use of the mojo sketch too! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call!

  2. Thank you very much Marisa! I really appreciate your kind comments! I just found your challenge and love it!

  3. Such beautiful papers to back the gorgeous sunflower. I love the pop of blue - it's so rich! Thank you for joining us at Curtain Call!

  4. Thank you, Kim! I love sunflowers and was excited to join your challenge!

  5. Oh, how pretty! Love your sunflower and your papers are beautiful too! Thanks for playing along with us over at ABC Challenges!

  6. Hi Patty! Thank you very much for your kind comments! :)

  7. how pretty! thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call!

  8. Thank you, Stacey! I appreciate your thoughtful comments!

  9. Beautiful scene you created. Thank you so much for joining us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  10. Thank you, Tracey! How thoughtful of you to comment on my card! You made my day!


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