Sunday, May 31, 2009

Try a Little Handmade Tenderness...

Hi friends! E-stir is pulling ANOTHER late one: just trying to get it alllll done, baby! It's the last few weeks-o-school stretch and I'm feeling the pinch! On top of that, I spent most of the day celebrating the life of a very special man who passed away last month. There was a huge memorial service for him at a local community center and it pretty much took all of MY mo-jo to *gasp* get dressed up and be all grown-up like for an entire DAY! It was actually very much a "celebration" and I love that, in a weird way. As long as the celebrating REALLY happens I'm good: let's not clobber each other with sad remembrances if we're "celebrating." That's just my take on it, anyway. With that said, I'm going to share a Sympathy Card I made for the family. We paper crafty folks KNOW how magic it is to make and give this type of note PARTICULARLY during a sad time.

I'm thinking this isn't the kind of post for me to get all silly sharing technique and crappy lyrics that I've imposed over some catchy old tune, but I'm pretty sure you'll forgive me... Let me just say that this is a RARE and SIMPLE effort compared to what I usually do, but I thought it suited the mood and flavor of a sympathy card... I hope it inspires you in a productive and supportive way!


C/S - Stampin' Up!
Printed Transparency - Hambly
Stamps - Stampin' Up!
Ribbon- Stampin' Up!
Half Pearl - Stampin'Up!
Flower and Circle punches - Stampin' Up!


Beth said...

Well, it's just darling and special. That's how we do it in my family; we celebrate the life. and even if it means waiting until we can all CELEBRATE the life, that's what we'll do.


Thanks for the photography input. I really try to wait for natural light, but I'm too impatient to wait until the morning if I've just completed a project at night! MUST.TAKE.PICTURE.NOW!!

And camping with Steph was awesome! I even brought some stamps and copics and we sat around her table coloring images! And her camper is huge enough that we had all the kids sprawled out watching a movie while we did it!

Karen said...

Love your simple details.....Hambly, inked flower, single pearl center. I think at that kind of time, something made from the heart is welcome and shows that you care.

tg said...

Very pretty Elise -- simple suits you just fine.

Dana Gustafson said...

I love that you combined Hambly circles with the very elegant pearls and the simple inked flowers. The perfect quiet statement for such a time.

Rosemary said...

Beautiful, my friend, beautiful! And that is all I need to say!

Ann said...

I love the simplicity of this!