Monday, December 6, 2010

A week of ups and downs

The last week has been full of ups and downs, and I'm looking forward to getting back into the ol' daily routine now that the kiddos are back in school. Yesterday I spent the afternoon making a gingerbread house with my daughter and a gingerbread train with my son. I'm really trying to cherish each and every moment with my family - even the daily stuff.

During Thanksgiving week, a very dear family friend died in a horrible fishing accident. It was a total shock, because he went fishing practically every week and was in familiar waters. I'm horrible at making sympathy cards, but wanted to pop something in mail to his wife and son.

I always seem to reach for this tulip set by Stampin Up when I need a sympathy card.I used a pattern from SU's "Urban Oasis" pack and paired it with some Riding Hood Red cardstock and grey ribbon.

I used black ink for all of the tulip images and just stamped off on scrap paper when I needed a lighter shade.
I finished it off with a sentiment banner and some half-back pearls.
In brighter news, I have a couple of fun announcements that I'll be sharing with you in the next few weeks, so stay tuned :-) Thanks bunches for stopping by my corner of the world today - it means a lot! Have a super Monday and go hug someone you love.


♥Rach♥ said...

I'm so sorry to hear that, that's so sad! The card came out just beautiful, it really did. The colors are great and I LOVE the layout.

Kathy W said...

so sorry, sympathy cards are hard to do but always seem to need them. I am glad to see you were able to create a nice card for them.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card.

Hugs Riet.x