Tuesday, August 12, 2014

VLV Recap and Viewfinder

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It's my turn to do the Viva La Verve recap for this week's sketch provided by Diva Maureen.

I was in need of a sympathy card this week after hearing of the unexpected drowning of the husband of a mom whose kids attended the same elementary school mine did.  It is heartbreaking as they have three children, the oldest being fourteen and the youngest nine.  The autopsy found he had a brain tumor at the base of his skull which most likely caused a seizure when he was in the water, causing him to drown.  So thankful for the wonderful school community that has rallied around the family and many close friends that will walk along side them during this difficult time.

I used this wonderful verse from New Mercies and over stamped it with the foliage image in the same set for some dimension.  Added a secondary "praying for you" sentiment, along with a bow and some butterflies to finish things off.

Thanks for popping by and if you want to see which cards I chose to highlight for this week's VLV sketch and Inspiration Photo, head on over to the Viva La Verve blog and check it out.

Wishing you a fabulous day!


 
What's In It?
Stamps:   New Mercies (Verve Stamps)
Paper:  So Saffron, Kraft (Stampin' Up)  
Ink:  Black, Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up)   
Accessories:  Flag It Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve),
Swiss Dots and Heart Blocks Embossing Folders (Provo Craft), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), 5/8" Satin Saffron Ribbon, Button, Black Half Pearls, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

14 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend's husband. Truly tragic. Your card is beautiful and truly heartfelt Marisa.

Benzi said...

That is such a sad story, Marisa. You've made a beautiful card that will hopefully give comfort to this family.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!

Sharon Jones said...

Beautiful card to give a dear friend, Marisa. I absolutely love it and must case part of it for a card I need. Godspeed and prayers up.
Hugs,
Sharon

Darlene Gabriel said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the crisp clean look of it and the overstamping you did. This verse is wonderful one to bring comfort to this family. I will be praying for this mom and her 3 kids during this sad time and in the days/weeks/months ahead.

Maureen said...

Yellow is such a cheerful colour :) Thanks for the recap!

Jen said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend's husband. I'm sure her family will find comfort in your thoughtful sentiment.

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, this sentiment with the soft image underneath it is BEAUTIFUL. What a sweet card with wonderful layers, butterflies, and very cool little banner too. I hate to hear of the situation you needed it for - what a tough loss. Sad. I know they will appreciate this card. Hugz!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Springy feeling with the yellow, great layout too.

ChristineCreations said...

What a difficult thing for this family, and a lovely kindness in this beautiful card. It’s really a perfect card Marisa!

Kim S said...

Soft and lovely. I can see this family taking a deep sigh and feeling a needed moment of peace - no matter how brief - with seeing the soft colors and images, and with the sentiment and prayers.

cm said...

Such a tragic loss; my heart goes out to the wife and children left behind to continue their journey without their husband/dad. So devastating! I echo Kim: your card is soft and lovely, with an infusion of compassion and sympathy that they will welcome and embrace in the days to come. You are an incredibly good-hearted, thoughtful person, Marisa - an inspiration with cards and with 'life'...
~c

Bonnie said...

What a sad event! This card is so pretty and soothing!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a tragedy for this family. No one knows when they will be called home to the Lord. Your beautiful card is a testament to your caring heart. Love the yellow color.
Bear Hugs
Carol