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Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 10:00 AM | , , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are all having a great holiday season and a very Merry Christmas to those who celebrated! It's Wednesday, so that means it's time for an all new My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club sketch challenge! Thanks to all who joined along ~ so many pretty cards! For additional inspiration from participating DT members, please be sure to visit the MFT Blog.
Here's the fun sketch that we are playing with this week:
This was not an easy card for me make nor an easy post for me to write. To keep a long story short, my 50 year young brother Albert passed away 2 days ago, Sunday, December 23rd so I made this card for my dear sister Tina who was very close friends with him. I have fond memories of my brother, mostly when we were young school age children but in all honesty, we were not close as the years went by and we both became involved with our own families and lives. Having been raised in a Catholic family of 11 children, there was so much chaos and commotion, I don't even know how my Mom kept our names straight! I will miss Albert and pray that he rests in peace and hope Tina finds comfort in receiving this card.

I stamped the pretty Daffodil image from Inspired By Flowers Set #1 using VersaMark ink on a piece of vellum that was cut using a Die-namics Rectangle STAX, Set 2 die, then heat embossed using fine white embossing powder. I layered the vellum on a Kraft die cut that was made using a Die-namics Postage Stamp STAX die. 
I just love the beautiful detail in the daffodil:
I finished the inside with another heat embossed daffodil along with another beautiful sentiment from Inspired By Flowers Set #1. I stitched on a die cut border that was made using Die-namics Postage Stamp Edge.
Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you have a great day / evening!
Be Sweet :)
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42 Sweet Comments So Far:

zehra said...

I am so sorry for your loss, this is a very soothing card.

BethieJ said...

Mona I am very sorry to hear that..
the card is lovely I am sure she will appreciate it!

Tonya said...

Mona, I am sorry for your loss. Your card is beautiful.

Lisa said...

Mona I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers, my thoughts are with you. This card you made for Tina is lovely

Betty Wright said...

Mona, I am sorry for your loss! I am sure this lovely card will comfort your sister, Tina! Love the elegant simplicity of it! Hope you and yours are doing great!

Chris said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Mona. Your card is beautiful - serene and calming. I'm sure it will bring some comfort to your sister.

Thinking of you and your family.

Vickie Z said...

Sorry to hear about your brother and I'm sure Tina will love the card!! It's beautiful...love the white embossed flower in vellum!

Davi said...

So sorry to hear about your brother Mona. Your card is very beautiful, the pretty embossed daffodil and soft colors are very peaceful. Im sure it will bring comfort to your sweet sister. Will keep you and your family in prayer.

Casandra Bennett said...

This is so pretty. Love the soft color palette. Hope you had a nice Christmas. Ours was busy but fun, and my children would say as they opened each gift, "How did you know? It's just what I wanted!" :)

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your brother, Mona. Your card is simply beautiful and very elegant. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers this evening.

RobinH said...

Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful layers and embossed flower! I am so sorry for you loss. This is a very sweet thing to do for your sister. You two are in my prayers.

GabrielleH said...

Sorry to hear this sad news, Mona. I hope you and your sister find comfort! This card is amazing!

Margie H said...

So sorry to hear the news...this card will definitely bring comfort to Tina...you're such a sweet sister. Giving hugs to you too and the strength to console her when she needs it.

Thanks for your email the other day...I will be going to the winter show and am thrilled that you will be there. LMK details when you get a chance...xo

GinaB said...

Beautiful card and very sad news. I wish there was something more comforting I could say but please know that I will remember you and your family in my prayers.

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Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty and elegant Mona. Love the white embossing on the vellum. The stitching looks awesome. Hope you were able to enjoy Christmas despite the family loss. It must have been hard to lose a loved one so close to the holidays. My condolances to you and your family.

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Mona, I am so sorry for your loss.
Your card is beautiful, a work of art from the heart.

Christine L said...

Big ((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))) for you Mona... I am so sorry for your loss. Your card is stunning.

Love
Christine x

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Hugs!!! Sorry for your loss. Your card is beautiful.

Pauline said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news Mona, what a lovely card to comfort your sister. Sending you hugs xxx

Pammy said...

So sorry for your loss, Mona. You and your family will be in our prayers. Your card is absolutely stunning. God bless.

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful Mona, hope you had a lovely Christmas!

Heather Jensen said...

Such a beautiful and thoughtful card. I love the white embossed on vellum, I know Tina will love it. So sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

~amy~ said...

Oh Mona, I'm so sorry for your loss...this card is beautiful and I know that your sister will love it.

Ros Crawford said...

So sorry to hear your news ... This is such a beautiful card and I just know that Tina will be comforted by it ....

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is so lovely, Mona. The embossed daffodil is stunning. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother's passing. This will no doubt be very appreciated by Tina.

Drycha said...

love white embossing :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a pretty, sweet card for your sister. I am so sorry for your family' s loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

Mirna said...

Gorgeous card, Mona but I'm so sad to hear this terrible news! I'm deeply sorry for you loss. May God bless you and your family.

Kerry said...

Mona, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your sister find strength in each other! This card is magnificent and such a sweet thing to do your your sis!

Sue Lelli said...

Mona, Tina will find comfort in this pretty card. I am so sorry for your loss. Your brother was so young. Love the daffodil on the outside as we'll as the inside. My PTI card from the blog was made for you.

Dawn LL said...

I was so sorry to read your post and wanted to pop in and give you my condolence sweetie.I so understand coming from a large Catholic family myself. It hurts to lose someone that was special but hard when the bond isn't as close as it once was.
Sending a hug

Ashley said...

Oh Mona, I am very sad to hear this news about your brother. You will definitely be kept in my prayers! I am so sorry for your loss! You have created a very beautiful and thoughtful card for your dear sister! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh how sad. It's a beautiful card and she will love this. I'm so sorry you lost your brother. I also lost a cousin on this day, fifty something, so I know you are feeling it during the holidays. No matter if you are or were close or not, he still also had his fond memories of you.

Stacey Pembroke said...

Oh what sad news, Mona! I am so sorry for you and your sister. Your card is beautiful and will surely cheer your sister up! It's good that you have each other still. TFS!

Diane said...

Such sad news especially at Holiday time...am so sorry for your loss!! Your card is gorgeous...love Daffodils, one of my favorite flowers next to Roses...

Laural said...

Mona, I am so sorry for your loss. What sad news and what a young person your brother was! How tragic. I will keep you and your family in my immediate prayers. This card for your sis is beautiful!

Tracey Sabella said...

What a gorgeous card that is sure to give comfort to your sister, knowing the love and concern that go with it. I'm praying for you and your family as you say goodbye to your brother who was so young. ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Angie said...

Dear Mona, I was so sad to read your post! It's always difficult whether we are super close or a little distant so my thoughts are with you. What a gorgeous card filled with exquisite love and artistry.

Linda R said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss.. My prayer are with you and your family. I am sure your sister will love you card..

Hugs~

Ellen said...

Mona, I am so sorry for you loss. I will certainly keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely card for your sister Tina, Mona - SO sorry to hear about your brother - keeping you all in prayers...


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