Monday, January 27, 2014

With Gratitude

Happy Monday.  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  We had a nice weekend with time to sneak in some relaxation...including being in my craft room for a couple of hours yesterday.  My mum had the two little guys for the afternoon so it was nice to have a bit of quiet time.  Whenever I get new stamps, I leave them on my craft table until I've used them a couple of times.   So...my Paper Smooches Botanical II stamps were begging to be used.  The sketch over at PaperSmooches Sparks was the perfect change to get inky. I only have one thank you note in my stash so a thank you note it was!  You can tell I removed the layers from the sketch, but still kept fairly true to the sketch. 

I also needed a sympathy card for our dear friends who lost their daughter to a stroke about a week ago. The minister read this Psalm at Jennifer's funeral.  I knew I wanted to send a card with this fabulous Verve stamp highlighting the beautiful words.  Jennifer's service truly highlighted her wonderful life.  This will be put in the mail to her mom and brother today.

Time Out Update!
Before I go, I wanted to mention that Nonni has a sneak peek up on the Time Out Challenge Blog.  We're looking forward to kicking off our challenges in March.  Be sure to hop on over and take a peek!  I hope your week gets off to a great start!


30 comments:

Hannelie said...

Lynn = queen of beautiful CAS stamping.
Wow Lynn, love them both!
Have a great week!

Jenny said...

Both cards are beautiful Lynn, I love how you layered up with the second generation stamping. So sorry to hear of your friends loss, something a parent should never have to go through.
Hugs xx

Jackie said...

Love the pop of bright red flowers in the first card and the second one is so beautiful and peaceful.

~amy~ said...

gorgeous cards....so sorry for your friends' loss...your card is absolutely beautiful.

Kristie Goulet said...

Both cards are beautiful, Lynn! Sorry for your friends' loss-your card is perfect for the family! Hugs!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful cards, both of them. Love the pops of red on your first and the soft palette on the second. So sorry to hear of your friends tragic loss.

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Barb said...

Oh, my goodness, they are both so beautiful! I love your perfect, soft stamping, Lynn!

So sad about you friends losing their daughter - it's just not right! :(

Maureen said...

two beautiful cards in the same, yet different ways. Those flowers and twine are divine! (rhyme pun intended!). I'm so sorry to hear of Jennifer. How heartbreaking for her family. This card is sure to bring them comfort knowing good friends are around xo

Joni nina Andaya said...

Awesome creations Lynn! Love each one :)

Marisa said...

LOVE pink and green together so the first card makes me smile. So sorry to hear about Jennifer...your card is sure to touch her mother's heart. Beautiful work times two!

sandie said...

Love the baby pink with the red on the first card and the subtle colouring on the second x

Katie Ann Brooks said...

These are lovely beyond words! So soft and sweet!

Lisa said...

Such lovely cards Lynn, both soft and delicate!! I'm so very sorry for your friend's loss.

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful stamping! I love the soft colors and clean designs!

Bobby said...

Your sympathy card is so beautiful, soft and soothing. The bouquet is perfect for a thank you.

Lisa Kind said...

These are both so beautiful! Love the springy colors of the first one. So sorry about your friend. Using that sentiment was so thoughtful and I'm sure they will love your card.

Noelle said...

These are both gorgeous. I have this Verve stamp too, and it's my absolute favorite for sympathy cards, though they are never fun to make. So glad you had some downtime this weekend! *hugs*

Jen W. said...

These are both gorgeous, Lynn, and I especially love the second card (although I'm sorry for the reason you had to make it).
Will the PS Botanical II stamps be the new Reflections stamps for Mrs. Mangan? Only time will tell… ;)

Lindsey said...

Lynn, these are gorgeous! I saw the first pinned by Cath (so you know its incredible) and your second is even more beautiful because of how meaningful it is. It's such a pretty card and how wonderful that you included the verse from Jennifer's funeral. I'm sure it will be cherished.

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous stamping, Lynn! I love the two approaches with the same stamps for different occasions!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both so pretty!

Joyce said...

Two fabulous cards. I really love how you simplified that PS sketch, and your sympathy card is so soft and warm.

Deepti said...

Wow Lynn these are simply gorgeous !!

Lisa Petrella said...

Love your adorable take on the PS Sparks sketch!! And what a very special sympathy card. So personal and beautiful. What a wonderful friend you are.

Laura B. said...

Such beautiful stamp layering!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I looked at the sketch and went, "humm" but love what you've done and great stamping on the first card.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Two very beautiful cards, sorry that the latter was for such sad circumstances. Love your layered stamping! Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Beautiful cards, Lynn - really stunning!