Tuesday, February 17, 2009

with sympathy

Good morning everyone! So, is anyone else having a hard time remembering that it is actually Tuesday...not Monday? I'll get it into my brain eventually!

Each and every month I totally stalk the PaperTrey Ink release party. I love PTI's products...all of them. I have been able to control myself the last couple of month with not purchasing a lot but when I saw this set last month I had to have it. It is a beautiful set called With Sympathy. I know sympathy cards are something no one likes to make or think about but in reality...we have to. I was at PEO last week and we were told that an acquaintance's mom was not doing well and was in the last days of her life here on earth. I really like this woman and I know the feeling of loosing a parent so I came home and prepared a card for her using the With Sympathy set. This card is heavily influenced by Lauren Meader with some Lorie twists.

All but the filigree brad is from PTI. The Aqua Mist color is one of my favorites from PTI and I love how the card stock, patterned paper, ink, and ribbon all match so perfectly! I also decided to decorate the inside a little as the sentiment I chose would be a little lonely looking without it.

So...while I don't enjoy making sympathy cards, I do enjoy making one that I feel will comfort and let the person who is receiving it know that I really do care. I think this card fits that description well.

On my friend Pat's blog she is having a fun "blog giveaway." I thought it would be really neat to do it here as it is a pass it along kinda thing and you all know I love that! So...here you go!

The first 5 people to respond to this post will receive something made by me. It will be my choice what I send to you. But...there is a catch...ready?

1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It'll be done this year!
4- You have no clue what it's going to be. I have tons of ideas, but who knows what it will be? Not you, that's for sure!
5-The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog! (then come here and post, I WILL check your blog *wink*)

The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did will win a homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!

So....who will be the first 5 people?????

Oh, and I can't leave you yet without letting you know that limeLIGHT Papercrafts is having a 10% off your entire order sale from NOW until Sunday, February 22nd. Just enter in the code PRESIDENT at checkout and you are all set! Go...order and have no fear...Mandy ships super fast!

16 comments that make my day!:

Sparkle said...

Your card is beautiful Lorie!

Kerry D-C said...

such a beautiful card Lorie! Such a soothing color. perfect for a sympathy card.

sari said...

oh, that card is beautiful! I think they are the hardest to make... but maybe they are the cards that still "give" most...

Sparkle said...

I posted on my blog to give away too! :)

Diane said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card Lorie! The color is so soothing.

Dani said...

Gorgeous card. Aqua mist is one of my favorite colors, so soothing. You did a fabulous job!

Christi said...

This is amazing Lori!!

Stampin_melissa said...

Drat! I'm the 8th to post! I knew I should have just come and read my google reader this morning! Forget taking Troy to school! How important is a day of kindergarten anyway??? Now I've missed my opportunity! *sigh* Oh well, perhaps I'll make it next time.

BTW, your card is gorgeous!

Missy said...

this is a great card. I just love the soothing colors you decided to use. TFS!!!

Missy said...

this is a great card. I just love the soothing colors you decided to use. TFS!!!

Ceal said...

Pretty Card!

Kristine B. said...

Oh darn...not in the first 5, LOL. Oh well, just wanted to say your card turned out fabulous. It's so soft and mellow colors--perfect for a sympathy card.
Hugsxx

Ida P. Krause said...

What a lovely card.

Courtney said...

I'm sorry you had an occasion to make a sympathy card, but it is a beautiful one!

Lori Barnett said...

So sorry to hear about your friend :( I'll be sure and keep this family in my prayers. Beautiful card Lorie

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

LOVE this! It's gorgeous!