Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Respect and Dignity

I attend a small community college on a small airbase in a small agrarian community in a small...you get the picture. With the true sense of community when one of us hurts, we all hurt. Recently the mother of one of our staff at the college passed away. He is a sweet man who exerts every effort to encourage us to succeed. I wanted to express my sympathy for his pain in a respectful, dignified way. My quandry? I had NEVER made a sympathy card before. After getting some experienced advice from Cyndee K. (see her work here: http://scrappydaylily.blogspot.com/2012/01/card-catchin-up.html ) and looking for a card sketch from Scrapbook Steals (here's the one I used: ( http://scrapbooksteals.stealnetwork.com/wp/2012/01/09/my-little-shoebox-mega-paper-pack-monday-card-madness-66/ )  I started out on this new adventure.

~ Many Prayers

As has become my habit, I reached for Authentique glowing. After a little fussy cutting, some stitching, a fab EK Success punch, CTMH pearls and ink, and a rubber stamp from Stampin Up I felt I had reached my goal. I used plain white cardstock for the inside of my card and a Scrappy Cat flourish stamp.

...for much comfort ~

May you never have to make a Sympathy card, but if you do, I hope you have the kind of support team I've collected. If not, come join us at Scrapbook Steals...there's always room for one more!

~charity becker~

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure your effort, care, and artistry were much appreciated!