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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Can't wait for June to be over...

How many sympathy cards will I have to make this month?
First Alicia lost her son.....to cancer.
Then my friend Barbara lost her sister on the same day.....to cancer.
My close friend & neighbor lost her Uncle last weekend....to cancer.
My OTHER neighbor lost her husband on Monday....to cancer.
My good friends wife was just diagnosed...with cancer.

What a sad month it was. July can only get better right?

Here's a card I made for my very close friend who just lost her Uncle to lung cancer.
Hopefully the last sympathy card I'll have to make this month... For this one, I used images from SU's Fifth Avenue Floral set. I decided to watercolor the images with a Riding Hood Red ink pad and an aqua painter. I layered the main panel with dimensionals onto two strips of patterned paper from the Riding Hood Red designer series pack.
The ribbon is from American Crafts, which matched perfectly with the SU color I used. The bow needed a little something, so I finally used a Kiwi Kiss corduroy button that I've been hoarding since they first retired.

To finish it off, I used some Doodlebug Sugar Coating on the yellow part of the flowers to add a little sparkle.

Here's hoping for a wonderful July!
Go hug the people you love,

6 comments:

Tracey Cuccia said...

{{{HUGS}}} Mackenzie -- Cancer is such and awful and dreadful disease...I can only hope that someday no one will have to worry when they're given that diagnosis. Here's to hoping for a MUCH better July...

Steph said...

My thoughts are with you and your friends & family at this time. Such a sad month for you all - I hope July brings comfort and peace. x

Lisa said...

So many affected by the horrible disease of cancer :( I will keep you, and everyone you mentioned in your post, in my thoughts. I sincerely hope you dont have to make any more sympathy cards for a long, long time.

Nancy Riley said...

Mackenzie, you've certainly had your share of tragedy in your circle of friends and family. I'm so sorry. Your card is absolutely beautiful.

Maria said...

Your card is beautiful Mackenzie. . .I love that SU set. . .it's one of my favorites for sure! Your bow is gorgeous!!

I'm sorry you've had to create so many sympathy cards. . .it's so sad but making a sympathy card for someone really means a lot to the person who receives it!

Maria

Sara said...

Between birthday cards and sympathy cards, my June has also been a busy month. I absolutely love this card you made and just "had" to do something very similar. I love your blog BTW~
http://confusinglysimilar.blogspot.com/2009/07/sending-condolences.html