Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blue Roses

Tonight's post will be short! I didn't realize how late it had gotten, and my bubbles are gently calling me. Okay, I lied - the bubbles are yelling at me to get my act together or they will give me the "chilly treatment". I do have a good excuse though - the Cardinal's were winning a ball game, and desperately needed me to cheer them on. You know me and my baseball...


Sadly, a couple of sisters that I know lost their mother this week, so I needed to make them each a sympathy card. I chose to use this pretty soft CS that I bought at our LSS, O'Dear, What a Memory. It's double sided (plaid on the reverse), and is made by Chatterbox. I love the softness of the pattern. The sentiment stamp, by Verses Rubber Stamps, was purchased by my friend Shirley, from Inkeined to Stamp, and she kindly let me borrow it. The rose, is a beautiful stamp from Inkadinkado. The ink is Denim Blue, by Adirondack. The totally perfect bows were made with my fabulous Bow Easy that Shirley gave me for my birthday.


Sympathy cards, like CAS, are very hard for me. I'm always tempted to run to Hallmark, because I sit and stare at my CS and stamps, and just draw blanks. With that in mind, I think these turned out pretty. I hope you like it.


Thanks for stopping by. Off I go to my hot, well warm, or maybe lukewarm bubble bath! My job tomorrow is a full day of paperwork for DH!


Well, goodnight all - see you soon!


Patti J.

19 comments:

Sue W said...

Hope the water was still pleasantly warm Patti!
Your cards are beautiful! Perfect Sympathy Cards......the rose is that part of the dp or the stamp....It's a beauty and I love this sentiment.

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic cards! I always have a hard time with sympathy cards but you have done these beautifully.
"Hugs" Granny

Patti said...

Wow... if you had trouble with this,it doesn't show! Love the sentiment! Off to see if I can get one! LOL! Have a great day my friend!

Percy said...

Beautiful cards Patti! very soft and elegant!!! Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

These are so soft and beautiful. So wonderful..

Barb said...

Absolutely beautiful work, Patti!

Danni said...

These are so pretty...wow!

redwasher1 said...

So beautiful! Love everything about the card except the reason we need them!! Is that rose part of the DP or a stamp?

Anne Laflamme said...

Wow... it's very beautiful...

Bravo

Patti P. said...

Patti,
you did a wonderful job with these cards and I know they will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Love all the elements...very elegant.

Glittered Paws said...

BeaUtiful - simple in best with a sympathy card - love the blue hues you chose and teh sentimetn is perfect.

Beate said...

Gorgeous cards. It's always hard to stamp sympathy cards. You did an amazing job on yours.
Hugs and smiles

Beth Norman said...

Wow, these are soooooooo awesome. I also have trouble with sympathy cards. This design is a keeper.

Lynn Mercurio said...

So sorry to hear about your friends...but I'm sure they will be touched with your kind offering of sympathy with these wonderful cards. Well done, Patti.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

so sorry the hear about your friends loss, but that is one gorgeous sympathy card!

so? are you up and running? looks like you got your computer back!

counting the days to collinsville!!!!!

Maria Matter said...

these are gorgeous Patti! I'm sure they will bring comfort...knowing you care!!!
hugs & blessings!

kssdesigns said...

These too are the hardest cards for me to make. You did a beautiful job. Love the layout too.

Davi said...

Sad occasion ,but the cards are beautiful and Im sure will bring great comfort to your friends.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Patti! These are so beautiful and I know your friends will feel the love you invested in them during this difficult time. That paper is just gorgeous. I hope you have a great week girly!