Friday, August 13, 2010

Thinking of Alice

Hey everyone. It's Friday, which means Friends With Flair time. I'm sorry I'm late getting this up this morning. For a full list of blog participants, check the Unity Blog. I had the blinkie last week. I wonder who is hiding it today...

Tomorrow is the Celebration of my friend Alice's life. It's been nearly 4 weeks since she passed away and it hasn't really gotten any easier. I'm looking forward to the memorial in some ways, but in others...it just makes everything that much more final. Some of us are working on knitting 12" squares to make into a blanket. It would have been for her, but will now be for her husband, Barry, in remembrance.

So I was thinking of Alice when I made my card today. I took the image from this bird pendant in this week's Etsy Inspired Challenge shop. The colours, dark brown, green & beige, are from the Play Date Cafe, Challenge 42. I also used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #86.
Deets:
Stamps: {ippity} Because of You and Just Wanted to Say...
Ink: Unity burnt umber
Paper: beige SU, dk brown PTI, Basic Grey Origins

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for all the support you've given me the past month.

27 comments:

Regina said...

It's a beautiful card, and I'm sure Alice would love to know (and I'm sure she did know) how loved and thought of she is. The blanket sounds like a fabulous idea, and would probably bring great comfort to Alice's husband.
Wishing you great comfort in a difficult time.

de said...

GIRL you cut it close this week! LOVE your card! Thanks so much for all your support of the EIC challenge!

HUGS!

NoraAnne said...

Beautiful card and more so for the thought behind it. I am sorry to hear of the passing of your friend, I missed it on previous posts. Wishing you comfort and peach during a very difficult time. hugs, nora

Kimme said...

Hey, you also played with the FFC challenge of Brown and Green. Great card. Chat with you next week.

jo said...

Beautiful card Carole. Hoping the memorial service brings you all some comfort xx

Linda said...

what a sweet to remembrance your lovely friend Alice hugs too you hotwheels

Lisa said...

Lovely card...all good thoughts for all of you tomorrow.

shuggy said...

very cute!

Joanne Gilch said...

lovely card. like the papers you chose. that's the hardest part for me...getting the papers right!!!

Elise said...

I am SO sorry for you and the loss of your friend. Life can be so unfair, sometimes. I wish you the best, tomorrow, of course! It's wonderful that you are channeling your sadness into something as magnificent as this card and a wonderful blanket for the gentleman who lost his beloved. As a fellow crafter, I'm keenly aware of how medicinal it is to MAKE something during times like this. Thank you for incorporating the PDCC colors into your creation - it's BEAUTIFUL!

lynn said...

beautiful thoughtul card, carole-hope the memorial brought you some comfort-love the idea of the blanket!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a lovely card, Carole! So sorry about the loss of your friend.. hugs to you. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe.

dahlhousedesigns said...

Nice CAS card, love the design.

lisa a.

SmilynStef said...

Love the pop of that green ribbon ... great inspired design.

Julie Ranae said...

Beautiful design work and a great interpretation for my challenge at The Play Date Cafe and for my friends at EtsyInspired....

StampinCathy said...

This is so pretty. Love the colors and image.

JenMarie said...

This is so lovely!

Lori said...

Beautiful card, Carole. You'll be in my thoughts tomorrow.

Laurel said...

Very pretty!

Carolina said...

Lovely card Carole. Hope the memorial brings you some closure and the blanket is such a great gift to give to her husband. I'm sure he will treasure as much as she would have. Hugs to you!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card and love the bird cage. So sorry about your friend. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

Cassandra Chen said...

It's such a sweet card!Thanks for sharing!Especially the really nice bird cage stamp!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a lovely card, and a wonderful way to think of your friend. I'm sure her husband will appreciate your thoughts. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Suzi said...

Beautiful card. Love the green!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOVE those papers together! I have them--never thought about using them for this challenge--note to self: GO THROUGH STASH!! LOVE that ribbon and your stamping--beautiful:) YOU ROCK! Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lovely card- the green ribbon really adds the 'pop' and it is awesome! What a nice tribute to your friend's memory- I am sure that it will be really meaningful to her husband!

Softpencil said...

What a cute card Carole!!! I love the soft colours, the image and the details you used :)