Saturday, July 10, 2010

Clean & Simple FTL98

Oh my goodness, I do love the sketches at Clean and Simple. I think this is one of my favorite sketches so far. My picture does not look that good but I love this card. I could add a ribbon and flowers but I wanted to keep it simple. The colors were motivated by this picture from the Play Date Cafe Challenge #37.

The outside is all SU. It is so simple but really conveys a message. On the inside I used a stamp from Impression Obsessions. It says, "Death leaves a heartache No one can heal, Love leaves a memory No one can steal." This is a quote from an Irish Tombstone. The stamp set is my favorite for sympathy cards. I am sad for those in such sorry and that I have so many lately but happy in knowing that those who have crosses over are happy. I truly believe that when we die we are in a wonderful place. I really love this stamp set but I tore the stamp taking it off the sheet. I am not sure of the quality but every sentiment is perfect. Another sentiment in the set, that I love, is one that gave great comfort to a friend who's son died at 25 is, "Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shine down to let us know they are happy." I love that sentiment. Two of my favorite books are The Shake and Do Dead People Watch Us in the Shower? These two books have given me a lot of comfort. I know they are fiction but they spoke to my heart and help when I am missing those people who are no longer here for me to touch.

Thanks for stopping,

13 comments:

scrapguy said...

TFS--i book marked that site--think it will be a big help when I am blocked

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful CAS card, thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a lovely sympathy card, Linda.. the colors are very soothing. So glad to have you join us at the Play Date Cafe!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful CAS card Linda!! So soft and comforting! Great choice of colors!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the image on the three panels!

Enfys said...

Super card Linda, love the panel stamping, really effective with that stamp
big hugs
En xx

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful CAS card and perfect card for a sympathy card. Thanks for playing along with the PDCC this week.

Karen said...

Wonderful card - it's one of my favourite sets for sympathy cards too. Beautifully done - TFS!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very pretty how you stamped one image and cut it apart. Pretty colors too.

coldwaters2 said...

I think it is perfect has it is Linda I know we are so tempted to add that little bit extra but this clean and simple style is so classy and elegant your card is beautiful.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Julie Ranae said...

Lovely CAS for sure....it's such a nice interpretation of the colors in the challenge...thanks for playing with us in The Cafe : )

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