Monday, January 5, 2015


At the time of this writing, a really dear fellow parishioner had lost her husband of 48 years.  Their marriage was a beautiful one and the loss is deeply felt . . .

The events that immediately surround a death can be a welcome distraction for awhile.  But it's later on that the realities set in . . . sometimes, the aftermath is worse than the event itself.  My intent with this card was to give her something beautiful to look at and to let her know she remains in our hearts and daily prayers.

As the flowers make it too bulky to mail in the usual way, I pulled out the stops and decorated a large envelope with embellishments that also would never make it through the mail as is.  Then I sent it in a decorated chipboard box  I made.

The whole process stretched out over four days.  Sometimes, quick and easy just isn't enough . . .
Cardstock:   Generic Blue, Beckett Moonlight
Stamps:        Just For Fun Memories
Inks:               Distress Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters,
                           Mustard Seed, ColorBox Frost White, Wink of Stella Clear
Emb Powder:  Judikins Opaque White
Dies:              Cheery Lynn Cathedral Lace Background,  Impression
                           Obsession Bare Branch, Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms,
                           Memory Box Pippi/Isabella Butterflies
Doo Dads:    Prisma glitter

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