Sunday, August 22, 2010

Soft Sympathy

Well, sad post today. I had to make a sympathy card for my Mom. My Dad passed away on Friday. He's had bad health for years, and seemed to always be fighting some odd aliment. He's in a better place now, but still sad for those left behind. (The card I had made about two weeks ago with the balloon and blue skies was for him, as he was having strange fevers and kidney problems they couldn't figure out.) My Mom has spent years helping care for him as his body turned on him, so I'm sure the void she'll feel will be hard to fill. I can safely say I'm a Daddy's Girl. I know he enriched my life, and taught me profound life lessons thru his life.
I used Peace With In from SU. Such a calm set. She raised birds, so I thought she'd enjoy the bird image. I try to keep it soft with my color choice. I added a touch of stickles, well, cuz it's hard not to add bling. I hope it still keeps the card peaceful and calm. I live out of state from them, so I'm having to send thoughts across the miles until I can be there in person. I used the Card Patterns sketch 78 for my sketch.

Supplies: Nesties, SU Chocochip ink, stickles SU stamps, Martha punch, K and CO paper, Wild Wasabi cardstock, Close to Cocoa cardstock,


Jennifer M. said...

I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your father, and I can certainly understand how you feel. I lost my mother when I was younger and she too was very sick. Losing a parent is very difficult. I pray that God sends his loving angels to comfort your family during this time.

Your card is very lovely and calm. I'm sure your mother will love it.


Kristie said...

I am so sorry for your and your family's loss. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you all.

I am sure your mom will treasure this card, it's just beautiful. I think it is peaceful and calm. I really like how you used the Labels 9 nesties, I have them but haven't tried them yet.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh Anna, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad, it must be awful not being able to be there. Sending my deepest sympathies to you and your family

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card! I'm so sorry for your loss though. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.

Agata said...

So sorry to hear about your father! Your card is beautiful and am sure it will cheer your Mom up! Thanks for playing with Card Patterns this week!

Melissa said...

Anna, I'm lifting up you and your family in my prayers. I'm sorry to hear about your dad's passing.

Kim said...

I'm sorry again to hear about your dad! I'll be keeping your family in my thoughts. Have a safe trip tomorrow!!! Your card is beautiful. Great image for a sympathy card.