Monday, December 13, 2010


 Just wanted to start out by saying Thank You to everyone
 that has expressed your care and concern.  
Your prayers, thoughts, and kind words are
deeply appreciated.  

This has been a very  difficult week as I lost both my 
grandmother and my fur baby Cody on the same day.  
I was on my way to NY to see my grandmother, and she died 
before I got there.  As some of you already knew my cat,
Cody, had been sick, but was improving and had a very 
good week, which made my decision to leave easier.  But 
the day I left,  he did not greet me, so I thought he was
just having one of his attitude days after he spotted my
 suitcase.  It turned out that he had died as well.
So this has been a pretty horrible week.

Anyway, this also has been a very busy week as we
prepared for my Grandmother's memorial.  Today
was the first down day we have had since I have 
arrived. so I took advantage of it and made a 
card for my father.  I HATE making sympathy cards!
I do not have all of my supplies with me, and it is a card
for a male, so I struggled a bit.  Could not resist adding a
little bling anyway!

Inside- Guess I should not have used a white 
back round to photograph my white card

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Paper Studio
Designer Paper: Pressed Petals- Mocha Paper Pack
Jeweled Frame: Making Memories
Green Twine and Paper Buttons: Mix & Mingle by Gartner
Silver Buttons: Jolee's
Punch: Martha Stewart- French Scroll
Spellbinders Nestie: Labels Four
Stamps: ( Not sure, had them stamped ahead of time)
Digi: Thinking of you- Vibgyor Krafts
Silver Cord: From My Stash

Challenges I would like to enter this in:
Craft Your Days Away: Punch It Out
CES: Anything But A Christmas Card
Miami Doodles: Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge: G is for Glitter
Character Cafe: Glitter
Stampin With The Dragon: Make It Sparkle
Fresh Brewed Designs: Sparkle and Shine
ABC- J is for Jewels
Paper Romance: Heavy Metal
Colour Create: Grey, Green, & White
Little Red Wagon: Die Cut
There She Goes: Stash (Silver Cord, Paper & Stamps)


Yenni Natalia said...

Dear Stacey...
i am so soory for your lost :(
by the way the card turn out totally awesome..i speak from my heart :)
i like the border as well as the 3 it soo much :)


Rainmac said...

Oh Stacey, I am so sorry to read of your losses, sending you strength for the coming days xxx

I think sympathy cards are just the hardest to make, you've done a great job with your card, I love the papers you've used. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge xxx

dj1952 said...

Stacey, you know that I really did hate to hear about your grandmother, and Cody. I know that the next few weeks will be the hardest, but know we love and care for you. If you'd like Oliver to come stay with you for a day or so, just let me know. Even though he's a dog, sometimes he has a cat attitude. (I had to try to make you smile.) Love, Debbie

dj1952 said...

Sorry, I meant to tell you that your card was awesome. To know that you got it up under those circumstances, I know he will appreciate it. Love, dj

Heidi said...

I'm so sorry for your lost Stacey. Sending you a lot of warm thoughts.
Your card is beautiful, you did a great job:)
Take care.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Dorcas said...

Wow! I didn't think you'd get the time to make a card AND post it before leaving for home again! You did a great job on the card, Its so hard making sympathy cards because the whole time we're making them we're thinking on the reason we HAVE to make one which is never very happy. And for a close relative is even harder. BUt you did great, I especially love the buttons and string on the right side of the card. I like that. I'm gonna do that sometime.
I'll be there Wednesday and do my best to distract you when you get home. :-)

Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi Stacey,
you´re a very strong and brave woman! It´s so nice and sensitive to make a card for your father under this circumstances. And you did a very good job! It´s so elegant and you incorporated so many beautiful details!
One can see that this comes straight from your heart...

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear your losses. Your cards are stunning and for not having a lot of supplies with you, you did an amazing job. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.


Linda w said...

I'm glad you felt able to do this lovely card for your Dad. Often we feel our words are inadequate at times of loss, but your card demonstrates exactly how much you are thinking of him, and he'll remember that and hopefully feel comforted every time he looks at it. As usual love all your inside and out detailing, and the bling is fantastic. Thinking of you. hugs lin

downrightcrafty said...

Simply Stunning and love all the shine on this beautiful creation, thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx

* Shaz * said...

So sorry for your loss,Lovely card thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge.

Cleota said...

My sympathies on losing your loved ones! Never an easy thing to do. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at TCC this week.

DT Member

Sandra P said...

So sorry to hear your losses. Even though you were short on supplies, you did a fantastic job! The non-traditional colors work beautifully :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Marilyn said...

I am so sorry Stacey!
Your card is lovely & I agree, the sympathy cards are the hardest to make.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Ria said...

Soo pretty!! thanks for joining the Paper Romance challenge. Hugs Ria

Tammy said...

Sorry for your loss. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with Stampin with the Dragon.

Melly said...

So sorry for your loss!
Your card just "speaks" Straight from the heart, its lovely!
As for your wee question on my boxes, I dont use a template! I make everyone from sacrathe by measuring, folding, cutting and sticking! Its made fom 2 12x12 sheets of card, if that helps!
Thanks for popping by my blog!
Hugs Melly xxx

Vicky said...

Beautiful card so sorry for your loss.
Thankyou for joining us at CES Challenges this week, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Annemaritta said...

Stacey dear, hug from snowy cold Yorkshire. <3

Dragons Lair Designs said...

I am so sorry for your loss's a terrible time for anybody thank you for joining us here at the Stampin with the Dragon Challenge Blog.

Hugs Janette
Stamping Dragon Designs

Love crafts forever said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks for playing with Stampin With The Dragon.
Hugs Nataliya

Sammibug said...

Such a pretty card. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Stacey. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Kristen said...

So sorry for your losses. How sad. I am glad you found a little solace in my card post! Our pets, to me, are just as part of our lives as the rest of our family. It is tough when we lose one. We lost our lab a year ago July, 3 weeks after we lost my brother. It was so hard to deal with them right on top of each other. God bless you and comfort you during this time. Thinking of you, and sending prayers. Love, Kristen

Annika said...

Oh Stacey, I am so sorry! Really apologize I haven't been around sooner, having puter problems.
Sending big warm hugs your way! Please take good care of yourself!!

Dana said...

Stacey, I am so sorry for your recent losses! My sympathies to you and your entire family!
I found your blog through the event at Feline Playful and have become a follower.


E.T said...

ohhh I am SO SO very sorry to hear about your losses... To two lose not one but two loved ones.. I cant imagine your pain... I am so sorry...
first of all, I love the pics on the right side... panda diary, HILARIOUS!
Thanks for using my digi... If you have any request let me know.. I'll put it up. I know anyone can make these sentiments... but it's always easier getting them made rather than making them yourself! LOL
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the green blingy frame! I think it looks STUNNING! the rivets? look amazing

Stephanie said...

Very nice sympathy cards! Happy New Year! I have become a follower.

Karen McAlpine said...

Hi! I am visiting from the Feline Playful give a comment - receive a comment event. I am now a follower! My deepest sympathy for your loss. Grandmothers are so special.

McCrafty's Cards said...

I am so sorry to hear of your sad loss. your card is beautiful i like the bling frame. best wishes for the new Year.
Kevin xx

Doreen said...

I am so sorry for your loss.I am over from Feline Playful and am now following

Maria (inkymits) said...

Sorry for your sad loss, i hope when the clouds move aside there are rainbows for you!!x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning. I am a new follower from Feline Playful

jimlynn said...

So sorry for your loss. Your card is just stunning though and I love it.
I just became a follower since all your creations are lovely.

Kristine Reynolds said...

Sorry for your recent losses. I love your card.

I found your blog through the Feline Playful "Leave a comment, receive a comment". I hope you'll come visit me!

Happy New Year!


~ Kendra ~ said...

So sorry to hear about your losses. I've really enjoyed looking around your blog. I've followed your blog link from Feline Playful.

Beautiful card!


alethea said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother and Cody!! To lose both on the same day must have been so very hard!! I recently lost an auntie who I was very close to so i can understand your grief!!
I have come over from feline playful and I love what you have created in 2010!! Look forward to seeing more this year!!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying that you find strength and comfort in the days ahead.

Your cards are fabulous! Love the details!!

I stopped by from Feline Playful and am now a follower. Happy New Year!


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