Thinking of You Under the Tree

Thinking of you

Everyday someone becomes an Angel and everyday we carry our Angels in our hearts forever.  Losing someone we love is one of the most heart piercing moments we will all experience at one time or another.

For me, my first experience of loss was when my grandmother passed away.  I was only 11 years old, but I was fortunate enough to have spent so much time with her every summer when school was out.  To this day, 34 years later… I still miss her dearly and think of her daily.  She is my Angel.

This card is one of those that is so difficult to not only give to someone, but as a card-maker they are even more difficult to make.  Nevertheless, we must because at one time or another at whatever age we must go through the difficulty of losing a loved one.

Thinking of you

This particular stamp set has always been difficult for me to make.  For one, that tree!  I never know who to situate it on the card and I thought about layering it with grass, but I didn’t like the look of it and it made the oval shaped look awkward.  So, I decided on snipping it and stamped the backgroup with Versamark Ink.


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With Heartfelt Sympathy

Deployments are already difficult and although we hope that our friends & family are safe at home, tragedy strikes and we are saddened with the news of someone passing away.

My sister-in-law lost her mom this week and I felt bad not being able to reach out to her right away.  So, I stayed up late to make her this card expressing my deepest sympathy.

As card makers we absolutely hate making these types of cards, but we know we must to let those we love know we are thinking of them in their time of sorrow.

The Simply Sketched stamp set is a Hostess gift  from the new 2013-14 catalog.  It was a part of the pre-order demonstrator’s were allowed to purchase before hitting the general public.  I stamped it on Watercolor Paper and then used my Stampin’ Up! Markers to color it in.

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When I sat to make this card, I had a heavy heart.  A dear friend lost her father and I was reminded that we are all vulnerable to so many things here on earth.  She’s a pretty strong lady, but still needed to know that I was thinking of her during her time of sorrow.


Although these are the kind of cards I HATE to make, I pour my heart full of LOVE into them.  That is why I put the small heart in it.  My heart is bigger than that =), but a bright red heart on any card brings a little bit of love and warmth… wouldn’t you agree?


I punched out a scalleop circle to add a little cloud around the sentiment and used a white marker to represent my thoughts and prayers for my friend.  Thank you for choosing to stop by my blog.  You are simply beautiful and I appreciate you!


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Memories Last Forever

What are the best memories you hold in your heart about a loved one?  Mine are those of my grandmother Nena.  I was blessed to have enjoyed her company as a little girl every break I had from school.  Each year I looked forward to Summer, Christmas, and Easter breaks.  Not because I wanted to run around with my friends, but because I was going to Mexico to spend time with my Nena.  I remember the lessons of love she taught me and how to have compassion for those less fortunate.  She taught me about giving, empathy, sympathy, sharing, caring, about God, kindess, and most of all… about forgiveness.

She went home to be with our Heavenly Father when I was 11 years old.  Yet, I still miss her after 32 years of living without her.  But her memory is tattooed in my heart and burned to memory.  Although I miss her just as much today as when the day she passed, I am thankful for the beautiful memories she left imprinted in my soul.  Someday I will see you again Nena.

I thank my parents for having blessed me with her name… MAGDALENA.


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Stamp Set:  Blessings from Heaven
Paper:  Twitterpated, Whisper White,
Ink Pad:  Basic Black
Markers:  Rose Red, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Apothecary Accents, 

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When we lose someone we love there are never enough words to comfort the pain of the loss.  This loss includes our pets because they become a part of our family.  This card was especially made for a good friend of mine who lost her special cat Chemo a few days ago.

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Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Retiring Faith In Nature – Clear-Mount StampLoving Thoughts – Clear-Mount Stamp
Paper:  Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper, Not Quite Navy, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink Pad:  Pumpkin Pie
Added Dimension:  Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon