Thursday, April 3, 2014

Marianne Designs Sympathy Card

 Hi everyone and welcome to my blog.  Today's post features the beautiful Marianne Designs dies.  I am so in love with Marianne Designs and Joy! Craft dies.  I love the beautiful intricate cuts they create.  For this card I wanted to create something beautiful, something exquisite-from my heart.  It is never easy to create a Sympathy card and this was no exception.
 
 This card was created to send to the family of a very very dear friend I lost a few weeks ago.  Oh my gosh I can't tell you what a shock it was to hear that she got sick with pneumonia and waited to long to go to the Doctor's.   I had just talked to her on the phone a few weeks before she passed.  She was my dearest friend and neighbor for many years.  Since the first day I moved into my house here in Georgia from Connecticut we became friends.  She helped me and my family with so many things and we helped her and her husband as well.  
When her husband passed away a few years ago, she continued to live here even though her family was in Macon.  Back in 2010/2011 the economy had finally taken a toll on her and she could no longer afford her home.  So she moved back to Macon and went to take care of her aging parents there.  I had missed her dearly and we had still kept in contact.  Her sister called me to tell me she was in Hospice and they didn't know how long she would be there.  My husband and I discussed going to Macon to see her one last time, but she passed the next day after we received the phone call.   It has been a few weeks since I made this and mailed it.  Today seemed like a good day to share it.
Thank you for letting me share my card and my story.  I appreciate you dropping by to take a peek.  Sure do appreciate your visit.  See you soon!

17 comments:

Olga said...

that is just breathtaking, absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

Benzi said...

Carol, that is a really sad story and I'm sure you miss your friend so much. The card is absolutely beautiful and is sure to be very much appreciated.

Marisa said...

Oh Carol - big cyber ((hug)) for you! The card is fabulous and sure to bring comfort to the recipient.

Sherri said...

It is never, ever easy to lose someone you love. I know that her family will cherish this beautiful card and the love that went into it & it will be a big comfort to them.

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a gorgeous card Carol.

gr karin

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful card xx Jan

Diane said...

Gorgeous card design Carol, what a nice keepsake.

Hugs Diane

Shirley said...

Really lovely, Carol!!

Marisa Job said...

Stunning card!! Love everything about it!!

nwilliams6 said...

Sorry you lost your sweet friend Carol. I remember you talking about her before. What a blessing to have had a friend like her (and her you and your husband). The card is very special and I can tell it is full of love. Great dies, wonderful Carol flowers with gorgeous details, lots of pretty bling and textures, and great colors. Wow. Sad you needed to makes it but it is awesome and special. Hugz - we so need to catch up!!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Carol. I don't know what to say. I'm very, very sorry for the loss of your dear friend. It must have been bittersweet creating such beauty in her honor, and to share your feelings not only with her family, but with your blogging friends.

Her family will be grateful that their daughter was remembered in such a loving manner. Your card is truly beautiful with all the frills - it reminds me of how every corner of friendship has some beauty in it, and how fragile our lives are.

Gentle hugs to you, my sweet blogging friend, and please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

xo

Pinklady 68 said...

Absolutely stunning!! Beautiful layout with all your lovely dies:-) Gorgeous color combo!! Love it!

Have a great weekend!
Hugs Laila.

Dee Fisher said...

A beautiful card designed from your heart to honor someone you loved. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I'm so sorry you lost a close friend, Carol. This card is a beautiful tribute to someone so special.

cr@fty said...
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cr@fty said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend but your card is a fabulous tribute to her.
Hugs x
Heather

Sparkly Engineer said...

I hadn't stopped by for a while and boy have I missed out on some great posts. This card is beautiful and the recipient will know from all the work that went into it how much you care.