Thursday, March 3, 2011

They lived and laughed...

Good morning friends and welcome to another amazing McMahon 5 Designs release. I have to tell you right off that I will not have the entire release for you to see today but if you hop right over HERE you'll see everything the amazing design team has done for today!

About a month ago I was having tea with my friend Nancy when I spied a sympathy card on her island. I asked if I could read the sentiment, she said yes. What I discovered touched my heart like no other sympathy sentiment has. It read on the outside (like my card) 'They lived and laughed and loved and left'. And then on the inside it said 'And the world will never be the same. Deepest Sympathy'. I can tell you from experience that one of the things that a person who has lost a loved one wants to know is that the person who has died will never be forgotten. It is hard to watch the world continue on while you are stuck trying to figure out how you are going to live without that person. I believe this sentiment will be a comfort to anyone who receives it which is why I asked Sue if she could put something together with it. I believe she did an incredible job. I love the bird, the script lettering, everything. It is gorgeous and will probably be my main sympathy sentiment in the future. Thank you for making this Sue!

I have to tell you that making this card touched me like none other has. I had tears welled up in my eyes the entire time. I have to say that I was relieved to be done with the card and for it to be put it away for awhile.

On purpose this card is very simple. Another thing I know from experience is that cards that are too busy are often quickly read over and put away whereas a card that is simple in its design and meaningful in its sentiment can remain out and a comfort to the family for some time.

I hope I didn't bore you with this post. I also truly hope you enjoy this sentiment and if you have the need to use it in the future that you will take the time to really put love and sympathy into the card.

12 comments that make my day!:

sari said...

awwww Lorie! Both of your cards are outstanding!! Love the details on the first one, and the peacefullness on the second one! have a great day!

Pat said...

Great comforting card Lorie! Your are so right about losing someone and your greatest fear is that they won't be remembered. Walk that life everyday :(

Missy said...

This is a beautiful card. I love it. I don't have anything for sympathy cards and this is just perfect.

Sassylassy said...

Beautiful sweetie. I love your shading and paper.
Hugs Bonnie

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Amy Johnson said...

I didn't know you were the inspiration behind this image. Thanks for sharing your story. It was very touching to read, and your card is gorgeous!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Lorie, I can imagine why this sentiment touched your heart so. Lovely creation.

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a wonderful story- I love the sentiment and agree- it is so touching! Your card is so beautiful- it will be cherished when given away- I am sure of that!

Stacy said...

Lorie,
I really like the sentiment for this card. It is very lovely. Thank you for taking the time to share it.

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

Very nice--and very well-said. I remember thinking the same thing. The year I turned 40--(I lost my husband 2 mo. prior) I became a widow as well. I remember thinking when I returned to work that I felt like I was on a carousel--didn't the world that was whirling around me understand that I just lost my husband...? Did they forget so soon? thanks for sharing

Dani said...

What a beautiful sentiment. Lovely card, it's sure to be a treasure for someone. :)

Diane said...

My,that is beautiful Lorie!
Perfect sentiments inside & out!
Beautiful card!