Thursday, November 4, 2010

Simple Sympathy

Out on a Limb_Nov 2010

Tonight’s card (made earlier in the week) was inspired by this pretty card on the Simplicity blog. In addition to her card, the title of Susan’s post caught my attention. I will have to admit, too, that there are a few colors in my collection of cardstocks that make me say “Hmmm…” Gray is one of them. I just don’t use it. Much. However, I like the looks of this simple, yet elegant, sympathy card.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy Textured and Grey Flannel cardstock; Grey Flannel ink pad; Papertrey Ink Out on a Limb stamp set; KaiserKraft pearl accents.

A Slice of Life: Is it Friday yet? Almost. LOL. I suppose you are accustomed to my irregular posts by now. I start out every week with the best of intentions, and then, life seems to snag me in some form of busyness, tiredness, or both. Tuesday evening it was election returns, even though I did not not think I would get as caught up in the whole thing as I did. Husband was gone for the night, and I went to bed at 10 only to still be watching returns at 3 am with intermittent trips to the computer to check Minnesota returns on the Secretary of State’s website. I guess I’ve still got the nose for news. Last night, it was bowling – fun but nothing impressive in the way of personal scores. Tired might have had something to do with it. Tonight after work, I took mom to the hospital where we visited my sister who had surgery yesterday. A hysterectomy. Karen is doing well and should be released in a day or two.

With absolutely no plans and a husband who will be off deer hunting, I am looking forward to a quiet, do-whatever-I-feel-like-doing weekend. How about you? I hope you are having a great week. With hopes of stamping my little heart out this weekend, I should be “seeing” you again soon. Until then, take care.


Laurel said...

So very pretty!

Sparkle said...

What a lovely card!

Jeanne said...

What an elegant sympathy card, Kathi. I will definitely have to remember this one when I am in need. Thank you for sharing.

Post when you can is my motto. Obviously I go in spurts, too. I hope your sister recovers quickly from her surgery. I also hope you have a wonderful weekend doing what you want when you want! Hugs!!

Alanna said...

This is so pretty. Who knew gray could be so pretty? LOL.

As far as posting goes, life can definitely get in the way. I'm just happy that you post as often as you do. Your work is very inspiring.

Have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend.

Sylvia said...

Elegant card!

Have a great weekend.

Sanela Kubiak said...

Very simple, yet so pretty.

Sharli said...

Hi Kathi! I love this card - the gray is very pretty. Sympathy cards are the hardest, I think, and you've got two beautiful ones this week!

I, too, have had a lull in posting - but life sometimes just gets in the way - I'm sure the sun will rise again tomorrow. LOL

Looking forward to what your weekend brings!

Sheila H said...

Beautifully elegant card!

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous! Love the grey & white/pearls!!