Cycle of Life

We celebrated Seth's Grandma's birthday on Saturday and had a wonderful time talking about her childhood and sharing memories.  After we were home that night, we got a call from Seth's mom regarding Seth's Aunt from the other side of the family losing her battle to ovarian cancer.  We definitely experienced a high and low in the same day.

I made this card for the Paper Craft Planet sketch challenge this week.  You can see Keely's sketch here.  Hope you can plan along this week.  I could only think about making a sympathy card knowing we will be heading out of town again on Wednesday for Janet's funeral.

Life is precious and we need to live each day laughing and loving.  These situations really put perspective on any stresses I might feel.  Hug your kids and parents today!

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: lovely as a tree
Paper: to the nines (retired), chocolate chip, very vanilla
Ink: early expresso
Accessories: chocolate brads, chocolate corduroy brad, square lattice impressions folder
Punches: ticket, scallop border, 1 3/4" scallop circle
Techniques: basic stamping

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Jeanne said...

Oh Kim, how hard it must have been to have gone from such a wonderful celebration of life to the exact opposite. It truly gives you perspective, doesn't it?

Your card is beautiful. The colors and the details create a soothing sympathy card. Thanks for sharing.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh Kim, what a bittersweet day for you. So sorry to hear of your loss.

Your card is wonderful and will do so much to give comfort. Well done!

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card! Sorry to hear about your loss.

Barb said...

Kim, I am sorry for your loss. And I know all too well what you mean about perspective.

Your card is lovely...such soothing colors and I love the trees.