Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Gatefold Sympathy

I am sorry I didn't get to post a card yesterday. Sunday morning my sister Lynne called me. She was very sick and I took her to the emergency room. She has pneumonia and was admitted to the intensive care unit that same day! Right now it seems like her low blood pressure is what of most concern. Anyway, all prayers and good thoughts for her recovery are much appreciated!

I do have a card for you today! Unfortunately I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend who lost her husband. Sympathy cards don't usually come easy to me, but this one just came together and was completed very quickly. I think it would make a pretty birthday or thinking of you card as well.

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I enjoyed making the gatefold card for Squigglefly's challenge last week so much that I made another! The paper is from La Boutique and I used an ivory card stock for the base. The flower is from Penny Black. I colored it directly on the rubber with water color crayons, misted the stamp, and then stamped it on the card stock. The sentiment is computer generated.

I hope your day is wonderful in every way, and thanks for looking!


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Holly. Your card is very pretty, love the colour too.
I do hope your sister feels better very soon, I am thinking of her and you of course, bless you both.
Love Sandra xx

freida said...

OH NO! Poor Lynne! Please let her know I am thinking of her and will keep her in my prayers. God bless her! I know all of you are worried to death!

Holly, I'm also sorry for your friend's loss. I know this GORGEOUS card will mean a lot to her. I LOVE how you designed it with these beautiful DPs. What a beautiful effect these water crayons give! Truly BEAUTIFUL!

Please keep us posted on how Lynne is doing. Thinking of you both.

Love ya

Wezz said...

what a beautiful card you made for your friend, Holly! I agree, it could perfectly be used for other occasions too. It's wonderful.

Wezz - http://cyberwezz.blogspot.com

Pam in Ar. said...

Know thAat both you and Lynn are in my prayers Holly....beautiful sympathy card..I would rather use it for a birthday card though, I'm not good with sympathy (that didn't sound right) I'd rather use it for a happy occasion rather than a sad occasion =)

Stef H said...

please tell lynn she and all of you are in my prayers.

this card is gorgeous! i love the colors and a gatefold just made it perfect!


Anonymous said...

Oh sweetie, I'm sooo very sorry to hear about Lynne! Please let her know that we are thinking of her and sending BIG get well hugs to her!! I'm also sorry about your friend loosing her husband..I couldn't imagine how that must hurt. Wishing you strength for your family and friends to help them get through these rough times. Your card is so soft and pretty and I love how you tied the gatefold with it! BIG HUGS

Shawna said...

Praying she gets well soon. Hugs and prayers to all of you. And that card is gorgeous. I love simple and elegant and this one fits the bill.

Jeanette said...

I sure do hope Lynne makes a speedy recovery. Pneumonia and low blood pressure are nothing to fool around with. My best to you both.

The sympathy card is lovely. I'm so sorry for your friends loss.


Vicki said...

Holly my prayers are with your family and Lynne...I hope she is doing better today. Your sympathy card for your friend is absolutely lovely...soft...elegant. Great job. Big hugs to you!


Jeri said...

Holly--Your card is gorgeous as always, but I mostly wanted to say that I will keep your sister in my prayers. I hope she will recover quickly and be back on her feet. Blessings, Jeri

Kim said...

Beautiful card Holly!

I hope your sister is doing better. I know how stressful it is right now with the H1N1 out there.
You take care!

Elaine A said...

Holly -

What a lovely card for such a sad time. You did a beautiful job with it. I will keep you sister in my prayers and hope for a speedy recovery.

Elaine Allen

Jane said...

Sad news! Beautiful card! I hope your sister will feel better very soon....prayers for your sister and your friend.

Unknown said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the watercolor effect and the BG paper.

I'm am sorry for your friend's loss. I've prayed for your friend.

bumblebee creations said...

Oh Holly-what a gorgeous card you have made! I loved that gatefold too! I am so sorry to hear of Lynne being in the hospital! If I send a card to you, will you make sure she gets it?

Betty J Schaub said...

Lovely! Love your colors and I always like gate fold cards.

Susie M. said...

What a beautiful card. I'm sure she will be treasure it and so sorry to hear about your sister! how scary! I will definitely lift her up in prayer.

Lora said...

This is beautiful Holly. I wish I could of made a simple elegant card like this for the sympathy card I had to do but I can't help myself from adding stuff to cards!
Sorry to hear about your sister, hope she recovers quickly.
Hugs Lora x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your sister Lynn is in my prayers Holly!! I hope she recovers soon!!

What an elegant and beautiful Sympathy card!! It would be great for any occasion. Love the gate fold!

Linda said...

I sure hope your sister is feeling better soon. I went to the emergency room on Sunday morning and all I have is a sinus infection and am feeling a lot better after antibiotics. Pneumonia can be so painful. I hope she has a quick recovery.
Your card is beautiful! I love the soft colors and the gatefold.

Kerri said...

Holly, what an elegant card. I have similar stamps from Hero Arts. I'm going to pull them out and play to create. Thanks for the idea.

Teresa said...

I'm sorry not to have been round to see you lately, but I have been working on my tutorial blog. I'm back now and I love your card, even though it is for a sad occasion, I am sure it will be much apreciated.

Give all the best wishes for Lynne's speedy recovery, all the shy bears are looking a little worried for her as am I until we hear she is out of danger. Promise I won't be such a bad blogger in the future.



Maria Matter said...

So glad to hear Lynn is getting better!
This would be a lovely all occasion card! Works well for sympathy, one I would 'mass produce' for the occasion as I dislike making them when I actually need them!
Very peaceful image and papers!
Blessings, Maria

Rachel said...

wow!!! this is an amazing card, Holly!!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Beautiful card - breath taking. I'm glad your sister is doing better.

Sherry said...

Ohhh this card is gorgeous .. I love the ribbon on one side and the sentiment below the image all staggered like that.. very very pretty! I always forget about misting the stamp too, such a beautiful look!

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