Sunday, February 3, 2013

PP131 - Sympathy

This week was a very sad one for two of my dear friends.  My friend, Risa, lost her nephew, who was in his thirties, and my other friend, Michele, lost her grandfather.  It's sometimes hard to find just the right words to say during times like these, and a card can sometimes fill that void.

Ironically, this week's challenge at The Paper Players is "Sympathy".  I thought I would participate since I've had to create 4 sympathy cards between last week and this week alone.  Too many, I agree.  

Here is one of the sympathy cards I made for my friend.


Stamp Sets:  Faith in Nature, Petite Pairs, Thoughts & Prayers
Ink:  Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Whisper White, Marina Mist
Accessories:  Scallop Trim Border, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, 3/8" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls

May God bless all those who passed and keep them in His care.  To my dear friends, I extend my deepest sympathy.


  1. Helen, I'm so sorry to hear about the losses near to you - old or young, it's never easy. I would have never thought to pair Marina Mist with a sympathy card, but I love it here. So appropriate. Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players this week. Brian

  2. Thank you, Brian. You know, I was thinking of what color I wanted to use and since it's been a sad week, I chose blue for feeling "blue". Although blue is my favorite color, in this instance, I felt it was appropriate. Thank you kindly for sharing your comments!

  3. Beautiful, Helen. It is never easy to create sympathy cards, but your simple heartfelt design on this card conveys love and caring. I know your friends appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thank you for playing with the Paper Players!

  4. Helen, I am very sorry to hear that you had a need to make so many sympathy cards recently. I'm sure your kind thoughts offered comfort to your friends during their difficult time. Your card is beautiful and I love that you continued the design to the inside of the card, too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)