Wednesday, May 11, 2011

With Sympathy

Today I'm sharing a set of Sympathy card that I made using MTME's Pretty Pattern's sketch.  This week's sketch is one of those that I'll probably use again and again.... it's also easy to produce in mass quantities (that is if you consider 4 a mass quantity - lol).  Sympathy cards are not something that we like to think of wanting to have to us but we do need them.  I wish I could say that I made these cards to put away for when I need one but unfortunately I'm going to use all four today.  My sister's husband's mother passed away and today is her funeral.  Even though she was not my family member or in-law, she made me feel I was.  Her name is Maria but was known as Manoni to everyone.  Manoni was warm and friendly to me and my family ever since my sister married to her youngest son almost 18 years ago.  We would see each other on many occasions such as family birthday parties.  Manoni and my daughter, Jessica, were friends too.  Jessica would always tell me how beautiful Uncle Chuy's mom was after these get-togethers and tell me what Spanish words she had used in order to communicate with her.  Manoni loved Jessica and would often ask my sister how Jessica was doing   Manoni lived a full life, she was almost 88 years old when she passed away.  She will be missed.  I hope she gives Jessica a big hug for me now that they are together again.  At least now neither of them are in pain and are no longer sick.

These cards are for Manoni's children (and families) who have been so good to my family (and who even came to Jessica's funeral 7 months ago).  Of course one of those families are my brother-in-law & sister.

Here's the set of four: 

I used My Time Made Easy's Sentimental Occasions.  Here is version one:

A thought just ocured to me:  A side view of a person is called a profile... so is the following photo a profile of the card?  I like to do this shot on all my cards... a fun way to see the different layers.

Here is version two.

Another "profile" view.  Let me tell you a little secret... the flower made of bling wasn't in my original design - or even in the first set of pictures.  I accidentally got a little smudge of black in on it so I had to hide it somehow.  Sometimes being a Klutz pays off!  lol

Here is the inside of the card.  The "Faith - Hope - Courage - Strength" is from MTME Bold Botanicals

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you will join us in this week's sketch.  Don't forget to see what the rest of the Pretty Pattern Sketch team has to share for you today.


Shirley said...

How elegant and beautiful! Each will be cherished I am sure.

Kathryn B said...

Gorgeous set of cards Nancy! Love the colors and the shading on the sentiment! Fab job!