Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sympathy {and Show Choir}

Hi there...I'm back again with a couple of cards I CASEd from the Stamp It issue.  Two sympathy cards featuring two PaperTrey Ink Sets:  Words of Comfort and Meadow Greens.  There were several cards using the Meadow Greens set (Alice Wertz on p. 32 and Betsy Veldman on p. 45). I absolutely adored the color combos used in both of them.  So...I went to work using the color combos and choose differently layouts and sentiments.  I love sentiment stamp sets..sentiments and florals are my go to types of stamp sets.  What about you?  Have a favorite type of stamp set?  I struggle with stamp sets that I need to color so I tend to try and stay away from them!

I'm also interested in what you think of this double banner sentiment.  Thinking I don't really love it...want the sentiments to both be left justified!  We'll see if I change it before I send it. The first card is going to my dear friend and neighbor who lost her dad last week.  My thoughts and prayers are with her.

I thought I'd also share a show choir update.  We're a couple weeks into the competition season and are off to a great start.  Here's a few pictures of Jonathon and Ryan!
Thankful for my friend Monica who grabbed a quick picture of Ryan and me Saturday night right after they competed in the finals...they took home Grand Champions!

First up are pictures of Jonathon...his group is off to a great start.  They've placed second in the two competitions they have competed in so far. Their vocals sound amazing and their choreography is fabulous.  Jonathon's loving it!

Ryan's group is also having a great year...winning both of their competitions so far. The energy in their show is truly incredible!  Video probably won't be available for a while, but as soon as it is for both shows, I'll be sure to post a link. 

 This last picture is of Ryan at a rehearsal.  I love this face...this is Ryan's look when he is really concentrating.  Man oh man...they are both growing up so fast!



20 comments:

  1. what fab photos and the boys are looking so handsome,,,plus those dresses (guess I am too old for them now!). Love the colour combos in these cards and such wonderful sentiments. I like the 2 banners and have been thinking of trying something like this with but with 3..think I saw it somewhere last week x

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  2. These are both gorgeous! I love the layers on the first card and the lovely stamping with the fern on the second card. I do like the two banners but I know what you mean about wanting the sentiments to both be left justified! (I'm guessing most people wouldn't notice though…)

    The boys look so handsome and are clearly having a blast! Such a great group to be a part of!

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  3. Your cards are always so classy Lynn. Just completely elegant and lovely!
    TFS the photos... look like fun!

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  4. I think it's been awhile since I've seen photos of any of your boys and you're right - they really are growing up! So glad Jonathon is loving show choir - and already 2nd place - woo, hoo! And I swear Ryan gets more handsome with every pic! Can't wait for the videos!

    I love both cards, Lynn! The sentiment on the first one is so perfect! Beautiful soft colors on both too! ♥

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  5. Love the cards but I love the show choir updates even more! What fun. I love that you share that with us. I have a blast seeing how your crew of boys is doing!

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  6. Love the card! And the photos - the kids look like they are having a ton of fun!

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  7. what beautiful soft looks on these! I love the first sentiment...need to look at that set again! What fun pictures! Jonathon looks great! I'm so glad he's loving it! And love Ryan's "game" face...what would they call it in Show Choir? lol He looks so confident on stage :) Thanks for sharing! ox

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  8. Adore the first card - great images and sentiment. Lovely double banner on the second. Great pics of the boys! Would be so fun to come and watch - darn 3000 miles or so!

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  9. Love both your cards ... so lovely and soft for the sentiments. Great start to the choir season - looking forward to the videos.

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  10. BOth cards are beautiful. Really like the color of the first one. Choir pictures are awesome. You look great!

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  11. I love the double banner - it's really unusual. And your boys are gorgeous!

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  12. Lynn, both cards are beautiful and the sentiments so comforting and caring.
    Two growing lads enjoying themselves so much is what I see.... no wonder you're such a proud Mom xx

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  13. Gorgeous cards Lynn,so peaceful. Terrific pictures of your boys!!

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  14. Two beautiful sympathy cards. And, love the pictures. It is so interesting to see what other people's kids do for sport and competition. Never heard of show choir until I started reading your blog. Looks interesting. I am always on the sidelines at soccer or lacrosse.

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  15. What a glorious post, Lynn! Your CASing is FABULOUS! I actually love the double banner sentiments (as long as they are not overly big). The choir photos are spectacular! And oh my, your big boy Mr. Ryan is quite the handsome young man now! You two look awesome together! :)

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  16. BOTH of these are Perfect Sympathy cards. I love them! GREAT family photos, too!

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  17. Thanks for sharing the photos, fun to get to hear about your life! My favorite stamps sets are definitely florals, no doubt about it. I also love swirls! Anyways, your cards look great, I especially love the colors and stamping in the first one. Great layouts too and I think the two banners are fun! The more the merrier. :)

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  18. So sorry for neglecting your blog, love the stamping on these cards... and what fun with the show choir.

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  19. These cards are absolutely beautiful and so serene!

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