With Sympathy ....

Good evening, friends! 
 What a whirlwind weekend here - I don't think we stopped much and my achy body is proof of that, LOL!  It's still unbearably hot here and I'm so wishing for cooler weather, though that's pretty rare here in Miami :)

Today's card is one that I mailed to a friend who recently lost a loved one.
These cards remain the very hardest for me to make.
I just can't seem to make sympathy cards.  In looking for a stamp to ink up, I saw this image it reminded me that somehow, in the smallest of ways, it might bring some comfort. 

 I colored the image before assembling the card or chosing the papers, 
which I next to never do!  I always plan the papers and plan my card design first, then color the image to match ~ so this ended up a little different
than I originally planned.  For the wings of this gorjuss girl and her teddy friend, I added ice stickles and then a  slight dusting of super fine snow glitter from Martha Stewart.  

I hope your weekend was equally wonderful :)
My middle two girls return back to High School tomorrow so the school
 shuffle gets a little more entertaining in the morning!

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

Entered into:  Stamping Royalty - Photo (Flowers)
StampingSensations:  Wings


  1. That is one sweet card Kelly, and I am sure it will have comforted your friend. - yes the sympathy cards are hardest.
    I try to have one or two on hand so I don't have to make them in a rush, but if it is someone special, I do try to make a card specific to them.

  2. Beautiful card Kelly. So peaceful and pretty.

  3. Just sending a card is comforting to a friend. I love simple sympathy cards like yours. :-)
    Hope tomorrow goes well for your girls! We'll walk through my boy's high school Thursday, and then through my girl's middle school classes the week after that. Summer is coming to an end for us. I'm glad we got to the beach for a few hours today!

  4. Sweet card Kelly and wonderful design. Love how the touches of glitter pop the look of their wings!

  5. your card is beautiful, your friend will love it.......

  6. Sweet image and lovely layout.

    Kelly, i just saw that you have won the TAWS Challenge # 34 . Go and check it out. Congrats- that means new goodies for you :-)

  7. Beautiful work with this heartbreakingly sweet image, Kelly!

  8. You are so right, these are the hardest of cards to make. This is a sweet image and I know it will bring comfort to this family. Lots of love and even a few tears are shed while creating these difficult cards, and I know the family will feel it all when they hold this in their hands.

  9. A very pretty card for such a difficult occasions Kelly.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

    B x

  10. Oh my gosh, this is so sweet!! What an absolutely adorable image!! Sympathy cards are definitely the hardest to make and you've done such a beautiful job. I'm sure this brought comfort to your friend. Happy Monday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Kelly,

    A truly sweet sympathy card. They are always so hard to make and I feel rushed to create them to get in the mail right away. I love how you did the wings.

  12. Kelly, this is just so precious. I would be comforted with such a peaceful image. Your papers are beautiful and go so well with your design.

  13. Kelly your chosen image is beautiful and sweet, I think it will be treasured. I agree sympathy cards are always so hard, but you have done a wonderful job here. I am loving the beautiful choice in papers too.

  14. This is so beautiful Kelly and you did a fabulous job on coloring the image. I also agree that sympathy cards are hard to make. I think we all don't think it's ever enough, but the one who receives this will have a sweet treasure to keep of your friendship.

  15. What a sweet SWEET card, Kelly!

  16. BEEEEAUTIFUL card my sweet friend.. I love that you used glittah for the wings..this is absolutely perfect!!!

  17. Very sweet image. I'm with you - sympathy cards are hard for me too....but yours is beautiful!

  18. I know just what you mean about how hard it is to make a sympathy card. How nice to see one that isn't too dark. I'm sure it brought some comfort to your friend and the card is wonderful. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

  19. A very Pretty card , thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

    Francesca x

  20. This is precious and perfect for sending thoughts of sympathy. I agree with you on this type of card... I always try to have a few on hand because sometimes it's so hard to make them in the moment they are needed.

  21. What a lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations for our Wings and Things and a Touch of Vintage theme. Good Luck!

  22. Awww, this is so sweet and I'm sure brought comfort to your friend. And I agree, so difficult to make.

  23. I hear ya, Sympathies are hard ones for me to make too, but they always seem like a big hug to the person who receives it.
    Fabby job using this stamp. Love the wings!