Friday, May 9, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches - With Sympathy

Happy Friday!

What an incredible long and crazy week for me. Actually, for the past month and half, I don't think I have been home more than to lay my head down at night. My craft room has seen the start and stop of so many projects. Then my camera reader stopped working, so I have not been able to take pictures of my work and family events, but I have not been able to get them off my camera...ugh.

Unfortunately, I have had to make a sympathy card for one of my husband's co-workers. Actually within a span of a week, two co-workers lost their father's unexpectedly.  I still have another to make. So sad. 

I followed the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week for inspiration.  Of course in the middle of working (during the day thank goodness) we lost power. They are doing some work in the area. I could see, but we don't have the best light in this house. 
 The sentiment is from My Craft Spot: Jar Full of Flowers.
I "glittered Up" this pretty chipboard butterfly I had in my stash. Before I gave it some sparkle, I added some Glimmer Mist to it for color. I added a length of crochet trim and seam binding for finishing touches. 

As mentioned, inspiration was found at Tuesday Morning Sketches
I am also sharing at:
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Just B Crazy - May Linky Party, Little Scrap Pieces - Show It off Saturday Linky Party, Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.

I hope you have a wonderful day and start to your weekend! Thanks for coming by!


Lisa said...

Your sparkly butterfly is so pretty! Sad news about your hubby's co-workers. Those are the hard cards to make, but your did a beautiful job!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love that butterfly

Audrey Pettit said...

This is beautiful, Tammy! I'm sure your husband's co-worker will really appreciate your thoughtfulness! Love the glittery butterfly. Really love how you did the sentiment, too!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful!! LOVING the colors and the butterfly!! And sorry to hear about the co-workers and your camera card reader :(

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry you needed to make the card, Tammy, but it is stunning!! The papers are so pretty!! Love the sparkly butterfly!! It's gorgeous!! Have a great weekend :)

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Carole Robb Bisson said...

The sketch certainly spurred you to make a beautiful card, the color and DP give it amazing dimension. Thank you for taking time to share with us today at Word Art Wednesday. Many Blessings, Carole

VanessaB said...

I'm in the process of making a sympathy card myself for my aunt (my uncle passed away recently), but it's so hard to do... your card is so gorgeous.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is so pretty, Tammy. I love the glittery butterfly and the color combination. Thanks for stopping by again to share.
God bless,
Word Art Wednesday

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card Tammy...sorry you have to make 2, how very sad. Here's hoping things go better an get easier for you!

Diane Jaquay said...

Always so sad to have to make sympathy cards, but I know the recipients will appreciate your thoughtfulness, Tammy. I love the sparkly butterfly and beautiful flowers and colors of your card! Have a nice weekend (try and get some rest!)

Lynn said...

Beautiful card springy! Happy Mother's Day weekend.

Maria said...

Such a pretty sympathy card with gorgeous butterfly! Have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow!:-)

Debbie said...

Sympathy cards are always hard to make, but this is really beautiful and will be a blessing to the recipient!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I hear you on the camera woes :( This card is absolutely stunning - it will certainly be appreciated by the recipient. It's the little things that mean so very much when you've lost someone close to you. I love the glitter!
I'm going to feature your card on the TMS FB page today :)

Benzi said...

It's a gorgeous card, Tammy, and I can see a lot of thought and work went into it. I'm sure it will be appreciated.

Sorry about your camera problems. One more thing to deal with.

Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day.

Sue Lelli said...

So SORRY you have to make all of those sympathy cards but this one is just perfect! LOVE your background and that butterfly with the sparkle is just FAB! Happy Mother's Day my Sweet blog friend!

Amber Holder said...

I know sympathy cards are never fun to make. I hope that seeing this beautiful card that you lovingly took the time to create will make the recipient feel loved. I really think that glittery butterfly is gorgeous.

Best crafty wishes!
Staying Crafty

Melanie Smith said...

AMAZING! I love the butterfly! Thank you for participating with us over at Through The Craft Room Door" Melanie, DT

Grandma Bonnie said...

Tammy, your card is beautiful and thoughtful, and it is always sad to make a sympathy card. Thank you for using our sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!