Saturday, June 3, 2017

When The Unthinkable Happens (special post)

Sympathy cards are always hard to make, but especially when it is due to the loss of a child.  As stampers and card makers, we are giving something of ourselves other than just paper when we give someone a handmade card. We are giving from the heart. Never is that more true than when we send a sympathy card. Behind each application of ink and stamped image, are thoughts and prayers for that individual or family. 

The background on the card below is not watercolor, but an updated version of an old technique which I will be posting a video tutorial on very soon. I think the new Lemon Lime Twist color on this card looks very soft and lovely. The flower is from the Remarkable You stamp set and the sentiment is from the Weather Together stamp set. All items available from my online store. 

**Update: Visit my blog post HERE for the tutorial on how I created this background with a technique called "not your Mother's shaving cream technique". 

I am posting the pictures below with the parent's permission. The young couple who lost little Charlie at 5 weeks old (on Memorial Day) are well known to me and the people I work with in the busy tourist town of Branson, MO. This is a good family and losing their little boy has broken their hearts and set them back financially.  The business I work at is doing a fundraiser to raise money to put their little boy to rest and help them recover a bit financially from missed work, etc. I have decided I want to help them personally.  

If you had planned on ordering online from me, please do so by Sunday evening if at all possible. I will be donating any commission I make from sales this weekend to this couple to help pay for funeral services. They must have money by Tuesday in order to lay him to rest. If you were not planning on ordering, but would want to donate even a $1, please click here to visit their Go Fund Me page. I know they would appreciate anything, even a very small donation. 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,



  1. could you give me your address so I can send you some $$ for the baby?

  2. So sorry for the loss! I placed a order.

  3. So very sorry for this young couples loss. I will place an order with you today. Thank you for sharing and caring

  4. So sorry to hear this. Prayers for your friend and her family, as well as you. I've made a small donation.
    Linda Rose, NC Demo

  5. What a beautiful card you have made for such a sad occasion. I will be following your blog to see how you created such a beautiful card.

  6. Charlene...Thank you so much. Visit my blog post for 7/7/17. There is a video tutorial for "not your Mother's shaving cream technique". It is the technique I used for this card.


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