Saturday, May 30, 2009

Never Forget



This is one of Sweet'nSassy Stamps Digi stamps that we were able to download when joining the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's Fundraising Event this week. This is my first attempt with digi stamps and chose SU Vellum card stock to print on. I then used ink and blender pens to color the flowers. I did notice that the black printer ink ran into some of the ink when coloring so the effect is not quite the way I wanted it to look. I chose SU Bella Birds dsp and Pink Pirouette cs to mount the vellum image and sentiment. Finished with sheer ribbon. There is still time to join the group of stampers who have made a donation to the Alzheimer's Fund, you can use the link on my blog. Please make a difference by donating!

While the idea is to send a card to someone suffering with Alzheimer's or a family member, I am sending this to the family of a long time friend who just passed away from a long battle with cancer. Though we haven't seen each other since I moved almost 5 yrs. ago, I remember her as being a woman of strength for her family, friends and community. She freely gave of her time to the Ladies' Aux. of the Volunteer Fire Dept, the schools while her children were growing up, to Church activities and wherever she was needed. Almost a year ago she lost her oldest son to a sudden massive heart attack dealing with this horrible loss while battling the disease that took her life. Now she is at peace and home with the Lord.

Many blessings to all of you!

5 comments:

Sandy said...

Your card is very, very pretty!

I also love the bees on your blog. So bright and cheery!!!

Grace said...

What a beautiful card Barb, even though it's for a sad occasion... since we know she is with the Lord... really, it's a time of rejoicing for her. Those she left behind will sorrow, but she is resting in the arms of Jesus... it can't be any better than that! Your image is beautiful! Thanks for the contribution you're making to this great cause!

Becky said...

Barb this is just beautiful, and the colors are gorgeous. Beauty for ashes, the sorrow of the family who lost a loved one.

Jackie said...

This is such a pretty card Barb but I'm really sorry to hear of the reason for it! I hope that it brings some peace to the family when they receive it...

Shirley said...

Well, I think its beautiful and love the way it looks with that Bella paper. I just got some and yous beautiful the way you used it!