Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dear Friend

I needed to create a very special card for a dear friend who lost her mother. I didn't want it to be a typical Sympathy card, but rather one to show us how we get through all the tough times. She was there for me when I lost my mom, and before that, she would stop in just to say a quick hi to my mom and give her a smile. My mom lived with us and my friend lived 2 doors away. When she moved away it was sad, but we still lean on each other for some soothing words and friendship.

My card is started with an ivory base, and touches of Chocolate Kiss card stock. The dp is a floral list from K&Co and is over stamped with a hydrangea stamp, which is an Anna Griffin design by All Night Media. I stamped it with Memento, Rich Cocoa, and also used that to sponge round the edges. My sentiment is from Gina K. Designs. The butterfly is an MS punch with a row of tiny pearls. As a special touch, I added the last of a very special strip of diminutive buttons sewn on brown velvet, which was from my mom's collection. I have hoarded them for just the right card. I thought that this was the perfect time to use them.

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16 comments:

Janice M said...

Oh Mary Anne what a Beautiful card! I'm sure your friend will really appreciate it.

martina's kaartjes said...

wow, what a pretty and elegant card !! love it !
great job,
greetings, martina
x

Olga said...

This is beautiful, she will love it!

Becky said...

Mary Anne this is just stunning! I love the row of buttons and the design paper.

Carol L said...

Oh My Gosh!! What a thoughtful, tender, and beautiful card for such a dear friend! I love everything about this - especially that strip of velvet & buttons! Everything is significant of letting your friend know you'll be there for her!
There's enough pot pie left over for at least 2 more meals, so come on ovah! BTW, I took your advice and stepped away from the paper.....for a little while at least! LOL Stay warm!!!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Keeping up with me! You are really on a streak here. I'm lovin all these cards one is just more beautiful than the other. Your friend will adore this forever!

The Other Patti Sue said...

You've really outdone yourself GF! I'm sure this will truly be a blessing to your friend.

redwasher1 said...

Mary Anne this is a fabulous card!! Love it!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful job with this card - your friend will love it! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Betty Benton said...

Truly gorgeous and made directly from the heart!

buggin2stamp said...

Gorgeous! I love the line of buttons. Such a cool addition!

Harriet Skelly said...

You did a great job on this card for your friend - I love that butterfly! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Patti P. said...

Mary Anne, this is the most beautiful card!!
Love everything about it and your friend will,too. Love the part about the buttons and I know she will treasure those. Friends are what life is all about, gotta have them and take care of them. You are a great one!

Joanne (jojot) said...

OMGoodness...this is vintage loveliness....great design....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Carolyn King said...

totally stunning!!! love this!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my Mary Anne, this is beautiful and elegant and just peaceful - can see the love in this one...oh my the buttons - how wonderful of you!!
big hug GF!