Friday, January 28, 2011

With Deepest Sympathy...

*Scroll down for the winner of my Snowman Blog Hop giveaway....*

Sympathy cards are the ones I hate to make! I wish we didn't have sad times in life, but it seems like we have had so many lately! So I have made several! Here is one I wanted to share with you....

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My friend Amy was just saying how she is hooked on embossing folders! Ummmm...I guess I better admit to that too! I am sure if you follow my blog you might have already known that though! LOL!

These little journaling boxes are from Maya Road! Aren't they so pretty? All I did was add a sentiment and some bling of course! This was such a simple card!

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I am also turning this in for the Wee Memories Challenge this week!  The challenge is a project of our choice!


Thanks for coming by today!  I have a post coming up to share a some questions I have been asked lately!  A kinda of a Q&A of sorts!  If you have emailed me with questions, and haven't heard back from me, stay tuned!  If you have anything to add to my list, let me know!  Thanks again!!

OH and I have a winner today too from my Snowman Blog Hop...and the winner according to the Random Number Generator is #61. 

Justine-"This is outstanding. I really like your style. I would Love to WIN, never do but I would love to ;o) Thanks for the chance"

Ok Justine!  I am totally cracking up at this one!  YOU won something!!!  LOL!  Send me an email at ll_willison@yahoo.com with your info and I will get the 2 stamp sets mailed out to you! 

Have a great day!




Supplies all PTI unless noted...

Stamps: Asian Fusion
Paper: Melon Berry, Note card from Maya Road
Ink: True Black
Misc: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Recollections Rose Bud, Rhinestones, Black Satin Ribbon

42 comments:

Keva said...

This is so lovely, Laurie! I tend to make sympathy cards black or grey..but this represents so much more than sympathy in a painful way. It's not cheerful, but it's not so somber either..and that's why I like it so much. Embossing folders, huh? Yeah, that's something I rarely use...LOL

Jackie Pedro said...

Gasp.......this is BREATHTAKING, Laurie! The black just pops....STUNNING!

Saskia said...

Gorgeous, I would never have used this colour for a sympathy card but the effect is amazing!

Sabrina said...

As said by Jackie, This is BREATHTAKING! Such a gorgeous color combo and balance. You always amaze me.

Stacy said...

Very nice Laurie! I really like how you used Melon Berry!

Jean Martin said...

This is stunning Laurie!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! That black bow just pulls everything together.

Sue Ann said...

Really so beautiful LB!!! I love the colors that you used on this one!! I love when you take your photos in this location!!!

steph said...

Beautiful, Laurie! It's absolutely perfect- I think I have some of those Maya Road Journaling Cards- I need to pull those bad boys out! I don't even think I've opened them yet! LOL! Don't be suprised if you see them on my blog-o soon! Haha!

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - love the color palette. And your bows are my favorite. Love using the embossing folder.

Kay said...

This I gorgeous- the colors are very pretty, and that bow is just SO perfectly placed- I love it!

Amy said...

Laurie....I love how you've only embossed part of the card front! Neat idea and I have to agree that this color is so unexpected for a sympathy card but it is just breathtaking.

***I am now needing to find a new way to store all my EF*** :)

Dana said...

WOW. MB is NEVER a color I reach for, but you really displayed it so well. I think the one and only time I ever showcased it on my blog was with black too (and Damask designs), but nothing as stunning as this.

Rebecca said...

Oh I love it. I too hate sympathy cards, but I DO love simple. Your style is perfect for all us on-the-go-full-time-job-having-chasing-kids-in-my-non-existent-spare-time crafters. Thanks for sharing your talent!!!

Jay Gee said...

The colour combo is striking Laurie. Such an elegant looking card.

Kara said...

so gorgeous!!

Sue Lelli said...

This may be a simple card according to you but it is so BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the colors and the embossing! LOVE the note with the sentiment! FAB card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Laurie this is a beautiful card. The colours are so elegant. Simple and lovely. I am hoping that you will do another video one day demonstrating how you tie your bows to near perfection.

christy compton hall said...

This really takes my breath away and would make someone feel so special at a time of loss. I'm SO impressed. It's Gorgeous!

Heather P. said...

Soooooo beautiful!

Lynn said...

Wow...that embossed panel is gorgeous...love it!

Lindsay said...

Oh wow Laurie, what a gorgeous color combo. The details are stunning. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!

Steph H said...

Oh Laurie! This is just stunning, even if a sympathy card. These colors work well together. Melon berry is not one of my favorite colors - but I may have to try it with black. TFS!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely beautiful, Laurie! What an elegant card and gorgeous color combo! Stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Michelle said...

Laurie, I don't know how you come up with your designs. This card is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.! I LOVE the color combination. Gotta give it a try.

Jen Carter said...

Wow. Ok. So, this one is way up there with my favorite cards that you've ever made! Ever since seeing a card Christina made I've wanted to try embossing only part of my cardfront, but now I really want to! These colors together are awesome! Wow. Beautiful!

Danielle Daws said...

This is beautiful. I love that you've used such a rich colour!

Ann said...

Laurie, this is GORGEOUS! And yes, I've noticed your embossing addiction...so much so that I'm now the proud owner of SU's Square Lattice...just came in the mail today!

SO glad you played along at Wee Memories this week! :D

Justine said...

MEEEEEEEEE a WINNER!!!! That is so cool, thank you
Before I get carried away, this card is so beautiful, I love the color combo which is very warm and comforting and so very elegant. Nicely Done
So WOW I WON,
shoot me an email littlebombs@yahoo.com
Thanks again

Laura Isham said...

Gorgeous, Laurie. Making sympathy cards is not fun for me, either. I don't think it is for anyone, but this card is really, really beautiful.

Jill said...

Laurie, you continually WOW me! You are so very talented! Everyone's already said how amazing this card is, and I second everything! This is going in my MUST CASE file, LOL!

honugurl16 said...

Gorgeous card. I love your bows.

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a beautiful and gentle card - I love the gorg embossing and the soft peach with the contrast of the black.
Thanks for another dose of inspiration I've become a follower so I don't miss any more !
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Kathy said...

I know, sympathy cards are no fun to have to send to anyone, but we can make them pretty and yours is beautiful!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

You made a very beautiful card. You are so right that these are the hardest cards to make.

Jen said...

What a beautiful card. I am sure that it will bring some comfort when recieved. The color combination is respectful and considerate without being somber. It hits exactly the right pitch. Perfect.

Andrea M said...

Congrats to Justine!
Laurie, what a beautiful sympathy card! Love those colors together :) And it's ok to be hooked on embossing folders - we'll all enable one another :)

Lee Anne said...

Congrats on your win at wee Memories. This card is beautiful, and once again, your bow is perfect!

Jessie said...

Wow what a beautiful card!!

Sue Kohler said...

such a warm card for a trying time, the melon berry is a perfect contrast for the black and Kraft! :)

Debby said...

I love this colour combo - one I wouldn't have thought of and I also think it's a great combo for a sympathy card.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Another gorgeous design ... that I just HAD to CASE! (Have had it on file for a while!) Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration! Hugs xxx
LINK to my card ...
EnchantINK

susan opel said...

I just stumbled upon this card on Pinterest, and Oh MY GOODNESS! I almost cried at the utter perfection of it.

 
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