Create with Connie and Mary #243 - For Sue

Hello Everyone,

Today I went to the funeral of a dear friend.  She recently lost her life to Cancer and in the weeks leading up to her passing, she planned her service and how she wanted to be remembered.  Today was to be a celebration of her life, however for those of us who loved her, it was too raw and so sad. 

While I'm feeling this way, I thought I'd use this sketch for a simple Sympathy card for the family.  I'm not trying to win anything, just felt I needed to make this.  So I've dedicated my card to Sue, but it's really to give to her husband Bob.  I will also make another one for her Son and his family.

Here is my card I've completed using the sketch below as my inspiration.

The Cardstock is Naturals Ivory, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.  I've made a vellum embossed flower using Floral Framelits and Lacy Brocade EF and a vellum overlay with the Honeycomb EF to soften the stamped images.

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The challenge at Create with Connie and Mary.
This is not at all what my original post was going to be, nor the card I planned for this challenge.  Life changes things, doesn't it.

Thanks for looking.


  1. Oh, Carolyn, I am so sorry for the grief you are feeling at the moment; life really is hard sometimes. Big hugs to you. You have managed to make a very beautiful card for Bob, and I'll bet he will be grateful for the love you put into it.

    1. Thanks Christine, it's been an emotional day. Thanks for the hug, though it made me start bawling again.

  2. This is a beautiful card Carolyn and I am sorry to hear of your loss of your friend. The thought and emotion into this card makes it extra special, I hope it was made while you were remembering the good times you had with her xx

  3. Hugs Carolyn my dear on such a difficult day. You have made something very special for Bob. Vx

  4. So sorry to hear Carolyn. Please fill your heart with fond memories. Beautiful card XX

  5. A beautiful card to honor a beautiful friend. Her family will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thanks for joining us this week in the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. This is really beautiful! I am so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. I am so glad that you shared your card and played the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. Very beautiful. Reading your post brought tears to my eyes. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. The cards will be so nice to send to her family. Thanks for sharing it with us at Create with Connie & Mary.

  8. This is a beautiful card for your friend's family. It's times like these when the true value of a hand-made card becomes apparent. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary.

  9. I have tears in my eyes too Carolyn - I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, it's terrible that you have lost someone dear to you that's so young. Thinking of you!
    You've made a beautiful card - the vellum really adds a softness to your images. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week! xxx

  10. So sad to hear about your friend passing Carolyn. She would love your card. You've done a great job and it is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary!

  11. Oh Carolyn, I know how you feel...last year I lost a dear friend to cancer and like your friend Sue...she was just too young. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  12. So sorry for you loss. I am dealing with the same thing...a dear friend was just diagnosed. This is a beautiful card and will honor her memory well. Wishes to heal your heart. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  13. I'm so sorry for your loss...a sad time. Will keep you and her family in my prayers. Lovely card for a lovely person, I'm sure. The vellum flower is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!


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