Thursday, January 17, 2008

Embrace Life

Embrace Life
Images © 1990-2008 Stampin' Up!

I created a card and gift item for my mom to extend to her boss to continue to show her support after the services have commenced. I find in supporting a friend or loved one who has suffered a great loss... it is important to show support for a long period of time. Initially it seems as though there is a great deal of support prior to and shortly following services, but the grieving process is such a lengthy one that it never hurts to find little ways to show your continued support. I thought this card and box of chocolates would be a great gift to leave on the principals desk (my mom works at an elementary school).

Its no Monday, but this Mojo Monday Sketch #20 was just to fabulous to pass up! Absolutely Fabulous Julee, to see the sketch click here. I find myself in anticipation of Monday... I cannot wait to see next week's sketch!
Project Details
Stamps: Embrace Life, Brighter Tomorrow
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, River Rock, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Gingerblossom Designer Series Paper
Ink: Timber Stazon, River Rock, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red
Other: Key Tag Punch, Word Window Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Misc Ribbon and Cording, Gold Fabric Glitter Spray

More Details: I stamped random flower images with River Rock Classic Ink on the River Rock cardstock for a monochromatic effect. I water colored the flowers and blushed the cardstock with Groovy Guava and a sponge. I used the same images and ribbons to add a little flare to the box of chocolates.


Silke said...

Your card and the box of chocolate are beautiful!!!

Doris said...

Both your card and the chocolates should lift the spirits! That set is getting to be one of my favorites. Somehow, I never thought to stamp more than one of the flower stem...

Melissa said...

I couldn't agree with you more! There is always someone around when a loss first occurs and often times the grief process doesn't start immediately. It's in the quiet hours a few weeks/months later that the grief really sets in.

I applaud your thoughtfulness!

Many Blessings,

Kim said...

Great projects, and very thoughful!!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet gesture. So often at a time like this people are swarmed with visitors, calls and cards and then a week goes by and no visits no cards no calls. That's when it's needed the most. This is just a wonderful thing to do!

GinaP said...

This is gorgeous... where you at, girl? You haven't posted since January!
Huggles~ Gina Baby