Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Blessed Sympathy Card

I had been sick over the weekend and Monday my doctor was out sick, so I went to urgent care who sent me to the ER, which was so crowded I thought we'd be there all night. When I was checked in, they informed me that all of the hospitals in our metropolitan area were closed to ambulances. My hubby and I wondered what would happen to people who needed emergency care via ambulance. Then today I learned that the mother of one of my friends died unexpectedly during the night from a heart attack. She only lived a few blocks from the fire station and ambulance, maybe a mile from a small hospital. My friend and I had scrapbooked together on Saturday. As a single adult who had already lost her father, the loss of her mother is overwhelming. They did so much together.

My heart has hurt deeply for her since I heard the news, which prompts me to keep praying for her. I'm praying she will feel God's comforting arms and presence as He helps her through this storm. I wanted to make her a special card so today I chose this PTI stamp and die, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted" for her card. I'm so glad she's an active member in a large church. At times like this, God's people are His comforting voice, His comforting arms.

The MME "Sundshine" papers and this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches were perfect for this card. The black diecut was from Cricut Flower Market.

I'm also sharing this first card with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and Word Art Wednesday Challenge #266-267.

When our scrapbook club met this weekend, several of us made 12 sympathy and get well cards using leftover CTMH "Oh, Deer" papers:

I sprayed this card with Fern reinker in water, dried it, then stamped the parsley image using Juniper ink and the new "Good Thymes" stamp set.

(The butterflies on this card were cut using leftover Calypso paper.)


Lin said...

Your Blessed card is perfect for the occasion, Vickie! Just love the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Debbie said...

These are all wonderful cards! I'm so sorry for your friend's loss, but what a wonderful thought that as Christians we are God's comforting voice and arms!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Janice M said...

What a beautiful card! I'm sure it means a lot to your friend. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Melissa Craig said...

Beautiful cards. I do hope you're feeling better and I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and happy thoughts. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Jo Ann said...

All these cards are gorgeous! We are so blessed for your participation in our last Challenge and would love for you to join us again in our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with this Scripture inspiration from Colossians 2:6-7 which tells us, "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Have a blessed week.