Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I am always here for you & Warm hugs to you (Two cards/One post)

    When I lived in NC, I became friends with a group of 5 other ladies who also loved to paper craft.  We officially met once a month and took turns hostessing luncheons at each of our homes, but we had 2 or 3 "field trips" every week to local craft stores.  Oh, how we enabled each other!  We named ourselves the "Supremes."  We had such a strong bond; I knew what we had was really special.  This was the most difficult part of having to move away from NC...leaving these talented and lovely friends.

  I made this card for a Supreme friend of mine (Diane) who lost her husband (Frank) unexpectedly on September 30th.  Frank had an incredibly sexy voice...think of a combination of Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, and Denzel Washington.  When the Supremes got together we would tease Diane and say we wanted to call her house just to hear Frank's voice when he answered the phone :)

stamp:  My Pink Stamper "Sympathy & Comfort"
Cricut cartridge:  Everyday Pop-Up (tree cut @ 5")
ink:  Stampin' Up! (chocolate chip)
twine:  The Twinery Cappuccino
paper:  Bella Blvd "Family Dynamix"
punches:  Fiskars (clouds)

  I made this card for my Aunt Janet.  My uncle passed away October 11th.  It was just about a month from the time he found out he had cancer.  I still can't believe he is gone, but memories of his quick wit and sense of humor will live forever in my heart.  I love you, Uncle Ed!

  I used the new My Pink Stamper "Sympathy & Comfort" stamp set.  As usual, Robyn has created a versatile stamp set:  "warm hugs to you" could be used any time for family and friends.

stamp:  My Pink Stamper "Sympathy & Comfort"
Cricut cartridge:  Sophie  (cut @ 5")
ink:  Memento (tuxedo black)
ribbon:  Michael's
paper:  Jillibean Soup "Dutch Mustard"
punches:  Creative Memories (corner rounder)

Sympathy cards are so difficult to make, aren't they?  But these lovely sentiments  from My Pink Stamper's "Sympathy & Comfort" stamp set are a craft room staple.  For more inspiration, click here.  This is the set:
*This is my second post today.  If you are looking for my Urge to Purge challenge update, please scroll down or click here.*

Happy Wednesday!


DIANA L. said...

This is just beautiful June I love the colors you chose.

Court said...

Beautiful cards. I'm so sorry you hd to use them, but you did a lovely job. Hugs!

~amy~ said...

Oh june, your cards are perfect...sympathy cards are tough ones but you rocked them.

Shauna K said...

these are lovely- the tree paper for the tree is genius and the LO for the birdie one is great. so sorry they had to be sympathy cards :/

Diane Hodrick said...

I remember when you first posted about your uncle. I am so sorry he's passed. Your story about your friends in NC is really sweet. I'm sure your friend will appreciate your beautiful cards. So sorry you had to make them, June, but they are really perfect.

Linda said...

June These are beautiful cards. I don't have Sophie. really great cut.

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, two very beautiful cards June! Super sweet and lovely designs! Great job my friend!
Sherrie K

Missy said...

These are great cards! I really like the tree paper you used on the tree itself!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh these are GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee that tree on the first one! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Linda Breedlove said...

These are both so special and beautiful! I'm sorry for your loss, dear lady, and for that of your aunt and your friend.

Arlene said...

Such beautiful cards June! Love the first one, very pretty. I am sure Diane will love this card. Sorry to hear about your uncle. These are such hard cards to make.

Unknown said...

These are both so beautiful in every way!!

Hugs, Linda

Julie M said...

June, these are really lovely cards - not like the usual wishy-washy sympathy cards, the images are strong and bold - but absolutely appropriate and perfect, especially with those lovely sentiments.

Julie xx

Anonymous said...

Jeepers, lady, I don't even know where to begin telling you how wonderful these creations are!! Holy moses!! I know it wasn't in the happiest situations that you created these, but they sure are wonderful. Just love that tree and how fancy the bird is!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but I'm in here again to tell you how much I love that tree.