Heartfelt Sympathy

Today I have two sympathy cards to share. The first card I used Multi-Step Lilies and Words of Comfort & Joy on the inside. The second card is with 3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and the sentiment is from 3 Step Daisy.

White-Lily-sympathy   inside-sympathy


To quote Forrest Gump, “That’s all I have to say about that.”

Please check out the beautiful winter scene card from Lynn McAuley.

Lily Card – Stamps:  Multi Step Lilies, Big & Bold Swashes, (Sentiments): Words of Comfort & Joy, Other Important People, and 3 Step Hearts & Roses from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Solar White, and Stardream Quartz from Neenah. Shimmery White, Certainly Celery, and Soft Sky from SU! Sponge edges with Olive Grove.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Lilies: (Flower) Step #5 – Rich Cocoa, Step #4 – London Fog, Step #3 – New Sprout, Step #2 – London Fog so 1x, Step #1 – Frost White (Color Box) 2x’s . (Leaves & Stem) Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Sentiment: Onyx Black (Versa Fine) followed by Tuxedo Black.
Swash: Pistachio. After stamping sentiment, stamp again with VersaMark and Kaleidoscope embossing powder. 
Embellishments: On flowers only – Rock Candy Stickles. Octagon & Scalloped Octagon Nestabilities from Spellbinders.


Tulip Card – Stamps:  3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and  3 Step Daisy (sentiment) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Stardream Quartz and Kunzite from Neenah. Shimmery White from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Tulips: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender. Leaves & Stem: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Sentiment: Elderberry.
Embellishments: Silk lavender ribbon from my stash.

A sweet rememberance with pearls, roses & daisies

Today’s card is for a dear Aunt, whose smile was as cheerful as her favorite flowers… Roses and Daisies.  She is in a far better place, but will be sorely missed!

The KS Crew has inspiring samples to share with you today too

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Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses, 3 Step Daisy, and Multi Step Big Leaves from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Barely Banana from SU! Rosebud Metallic from The Paper Co. Ink:(all Memento unless noted) Roses: Step #4 Rich Cocoa, Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk, Step#2 Lady Bug, Step#1 Lady Bug stamp off 1x.  Daisy:  Step#2 Cantaloupe, Step #1 Dandelion. Fern: Step #3 Olympia Green – VersaFine, Step#2 Pear Tart, Step #1 New Sprout. Sentiment: Crimson Red – VersaFine and Cantaloupe. Embellishments: 1.25″ 100% Silk Ribbon – Celery Green from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Adhesive pearls from Michaels.

Words of comfort

My card for sneak peek #5.

May-each-memoryMaterials – Stamps: Words of Comfort & Joy and 3 Step Love Birds from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Blue Bayou, Buckaroo Blue and Night Navy from SU! Vintage Cream from Papertrey. Chiara from Stardream. Ink: (stamped in the following order): Step #2 – Going Gray from SU! (stamped off 2x’s), Step #3 – Going Gray (stamped off 1x), Step #3 – Going Gray (full strength), Step #1 – Frost White pigment ink from Color Box, Step #5 – Smokey Gray From VersaFine and before stamping, dab Basic Gray (SU!) to the feet. Sentiment in Majestic Blue – VersaFine. Embellishments: Classic and Petite Scalloped Circle, and Blossom Nestabilities. Fiskers Border Punch Eyelet Lace. Adhesive pearls from Michael’s. Clear Atyou Spica Marker.

More Hydrangeas!

I just love Hydrangeas! All the different colors just amaze me! Fresh or dried… doesn’t matter… just gorgeous!

But, I will admit, as much as I love these flowers… they can frustrate me!

I have been trying and trying to have the purple-blue hydrangeas (stay) in my garden. NOPE! They always turn pink! Don’t me get wrong… I love the pink (light and dark) ones too! I just can’t keep the blue ones! I have added acid to the soil, iron to the soil, oak leaves, even a rusted old pipe under the plant base (a suggestion from a friend). Nope! They turned pink or green (which is cool in its self), but NO blue! 😦

So, if I can’t have it in my garden, I will have it on my paper! 😀

Single Layer Card


Stamps – 3 Step Hydrangeas and 3 Step Hearts & Roses from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper – Stamper’s Select White cardstock from Papertrey Ink (this is wonderful paper! :D).

Ink – (are you ready?

for the DK pink flower: Step #1 Pink Grapefruit (VersaMagic), Step #2 Pearl Poppy (stamp off 1x) (Brilliance), Step #3 Purple Hydrangea (VersaMagic) and #4 Graphite Black (stamp off 1x) (Brilliance).

for the LT pink flower: Step #1 Pink Grapefruit (stamp off 1x) (VersaMagic), Step #2 Pink Grapefruit (VersaMagic), Step #3 Malted Mauve (VersaMagic) and #4 Pearl Crimson (Brilliance).

for the DK blue flower: Step #1 Sea Breeze (VersaMagic), Step #2 Pearl Sky Blue (Brilliance), Step #3 Night Sky (VersaMagic) and #4 Graphite Black (Brilliance).

for the LT blue flower: Step #1 Sea Breeze (stamp off 1x) (VersaMagic), Step #2 Pearl Sky Blue (Brilliance), Step #3 Pearl Lavender (Brilliance) and #4 Mediterranean Blue (Brilliance).

for the leaves: Step #1 Certainly Celery (SU!), Step #2 Spring Moss (Papertrey), Step #3 Old Olive (SU!) AND a 2nd variation of leaves – Step #1 Spring Moss (Papertrey), Step #2 Old Olive (SU!), Step #3 Bravo Burgundy (SU!).

for the butterfly – Step #1 Barely Banana (SU!), Step #2 Pumpkin Pie (SU!), Step #3 Night of Navy (SU!)

for the sentiment – Black Onyx (VersaFine).

[Oh my… that is a lot of ink! Are you still with me? :D]

Thanks for looking!