A New Card For A Dear Friend

I have been sick with dizziness for about 10 days now which has made it kind of difficult to get around.  Thank goodness I think that’s about done with now.

I have had a few challenges I wanted to try to enter and I have just barely missed the deadlines)-:  Anyhoo, last night hubby reminded me he needed a sympathy card for a coworker that had lost her mother.  Even though I have been off work for two years now due to my own health I have worked with this woman for many years.

Since I knew it was the cutoff for the Sugar Bowl challenge (theme blue) I decided to make the card in blue.  Of course my husband didn’t quite understand why I had a little girl on the front of a sympathy card.  So I had to explain that I would take care of that with the message inside.

I came across the perfect paper…I thought, that makes the young girl look like she is being carried away by birds.  This made me think of wings, you know, maybe angel wings….I don’t know, I hadn’t thought that far ahead yet.  I just knew I liked the paper and it was already 1:00 A.M!!!  So I put my card together….all in blue as requested, even colored my white ribbon with my copics to match her blue jeans.

Then the fun began.  Just what was I going to write to incorporate the birds????  By now it was very late.   I thought and I thought.  I scribbled and I scribbled.  I finally came up with:

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by 2’s and 3’s, by dozens and hundreds.  Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, aunts, cousins, brothers and sisters.  But only one mother is given to you to cherish for life.  Even though she is gone now cherish your memories and hold them dear for they will get you through this.

I’m so sorry we were unable to be with you, but we were with you in spirit – each of us holding you up on one side as if being held by wings.

I know, kind of corny, but by the time I finished it was 6:00 A.M. and I just wanted to go to bed. The supplies I used are Stampin Up Night of Navy cardstock, DP Making Memories – Chloe’s Closet.

Copics:  E00, E11, R20, Y21, Y23, YR23, E35, B91, B93, B95, YR16, YR18, Y00, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y16, YG11, C1, C3, C8  and Copic Spicas Baby Blue, Sky Blue, Melon (green), Lemon.

I am entering this card in The Sugar Bowl Challenge .  I hope you enjoy my card…and I didn’t talk your ears off.  Until next time have a great life and keep smiling.




1 thought on “A New Card For A Dear Friend”

  1. Cheryl, your card is just stunning! I am sorry for what occasion it is for but I do see what message you were trying to get across on the front cover. I think the birds were fitting. I don’t think your message was corny at all. It’s LOVELY and very true. I was touched by your message and I am sure the recepient will cherish your card and thoughts. Your card is AWESOME!! Gorgeous colors and coloring too. Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge. Hope you are all better 🙂

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