Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sad News

I got news tonight that a close friend of the family, and avid stampin' up! fan, lost a 2 month old grandbaby overnight last night. I can't imagine... Instantly, I felt the need to go and stamp a card for her.

I started with a card that I made this afternoon for my marker club, and changed it up slightly. I had just made the same card about an hour before hearing the news ~ it was a birthday card, and it seemed perfect with the barely banana base color.

We just got home from a long weekend of camping. Looking at the sunkissed trees, I was thinking that adding color to trees by dotting markers, would be a way to add interest to a focal point of a card. For this slightly different version ~ a sympathy card, I decided to take a waterbrush to it, as if the water would somehow blur the picture like teary eyes.
After looking at it for a while I realized that this card is VERY baby in colors and layout and I think fits what I'm looking to send. Simple and sweet. If you think to say some prayers for my good friend Val, her family, & the innocent little one, I'm sure she would appreciate it. It really makes me hug my daughter a little tighter today.


Leigh Ann Baird said...

That is terrible news. My best friend lost her baby to RSV last December and he was 3 months. It's a terrible tragedy that is never forgotten.

Jill St. Angelo said...

I am so sorry to hear about your stamping friends grandbaby. My thougths and prayers are with them and you. This is a beautiful cards.

carolm said...

my sympathy to your friend.

i love the watercolor look on the tree.

xoxo ~ carol.

Debby said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear that, such a hard thing to go through. When I lost my baby girl they called it a "fetal death". As Leigh said it is a terrible tragedy that is never forgotten.
Your card is very appropriate and beautiful, I am sure it was much appreciated.
Angel hugs