Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Peace and Quiet

Rarely am I home alone...and as I type this I am home alone.   It's nice sometimes to have complete quiet (and peace :)).  Given that I had about an hour to myself, I decided to quickly create a couple of sympathy cards.  Unfortunately, I need to send one of them immediately.  I can never seem to keep enough sympathy cards on hand.

My first card will go to my nana.  My great uncle passed away from a massive heart attack over the weekend.  My nana's heart is broken.  She comes from a very large family and has lost several siblings, but her brother, Peter, has been absolutely wonderful to her.   My nana is 91 years old and truly amazing.
Ingredients:  Stamps:  Verve; Ribbon:  Stampin' Up Whisper White; Stampin' Up Crumb Cake Ink/Paper

I played along with the Stampin' 411 sketch for this card.

Sticking with my monochromatic sketch, I made a second card following Lucy's Sketch #5.
Ingredients:  PTI Kraft; PTI Damask Design Stamps and Beautiful Blssoms Dies; Stampin' Up Soft Suede Ink; Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen

And now my boys have reentered the house...so I much finish typing my post!  Catch you later!

13 comments:

Jen W. said...

These are beautiful, Lynn, but never fun to have to make. So sorry to hear about your great uncle and my thoughts are with your nana.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful cards, Lynn. They convey a very peaceful feeling which I find sometimes difficult to do with sympathy cards. My prayers go out to your Nana.

Barb said...

These cards are beautiful, Lynn. Love the sentiment on the first one and that flower on your second card is gorgeous! I'm sorry to hear about your great uncle. I'll say a little prayer for your nana. Hugs to you!

Emily Leiphart said...

These are beautiful and calming, Lynn. I'm so sorry for your and nana's loss. Big hugs to you and your family.

Dana said...

Wow! Alone with peace and quiet!
So sorry to hear about the loss your nana suffers...
My fav card is that second one! The all-white flower is stunning!

Kerin said...

They are both beautiful! The colors are so peaceful, and I was just checking out that die today! Sorry to hear of your (and your nana's) loss :(

Karen B. said...

Great cards Lynn, I really enjoy your second one. Hope things are going to get better for your nana.

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful cards Lynn! Your Nana will love it! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Lynn, these are both really lovely!

Maureen said...

ah, a quiet house...how lovely...after a day at work, I love the peacefulness of quiet...although I do love hearing my son's voice too :) Don't you just love that Verve Plain Jane? You have made it look so peaceful and serene with the ribbon and neutrals :) Everytime I read this phrase, I lift my head slightly as if looking at the hills...just lovely :)

Ida said...

These are beautiful cards. I'm so sorry to hear about your Great Uncle's passing and how hard this is for your Nana. Again if you would like the MFC (Mail For Cheer) Group to send cards please send me the mailing information.

gbarron56 said...

Beautiful card -- love the tone-on-tone colors!Thanks so much for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators this week! keep up the great work! Blessings, Gretchen

Laurie said...

Both gorgeous cards! These are the kind that are so hard to make! Love the sentiment on the first!