Tuesday, March 16, 2010

CASEing Double Credit

I have SO many thank you cards to send out! There has been such an amazing outpouring of love and support for me and my family following the sudden loss of my brother this past Christmas Eve. I have received so many cards, emails, phone calls, flowers and plants, etc... it's just incredible.

It's been so hard to try to make something that's "right". I don't know how to do that. I don't know what that would be, really. I could never come up with anything that would show my appreciation and my gratitude. But I needed to try. I kept thinking of Rich and what kind of card he might like. But something appropriate also for so many people. Something kind of masculine; something "earthy", as he loved nature, plants, trees. Well, I kept getting stuck.

Then, as I was looking through the many beautiful sympathy cards I received, two of them jumped out at me and I suddenly had a vision of a combination of two of them.
So, I basically did a double-CASE (and for those who are not card makers, CASE stands for "Copy And Share with Everybody").
Thank you Laura, for your awesome card using the great tree and those wonderful colors! Thank you Jenn for the terrific layout of your beautiful card, and that button with twine over the ribbon! See how this just came together? I could not have made this card on my own. Thank you both so much!

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment that I think is great. For those who knew Rich, you know there could be no bigger Beatles fan. I actually have a stamp that quotes John Lennon: "I get by with a little help from my friends". And that's just what I am doing: getting by with help from my (and my brothers!) friends. Lots of help!

Materials used: SU! Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip c/s; Enchante dsp; Chocolate Chip ink; Chocolate Chip double stitched grosgrain ribbon; PTI Chocolate button; PTI linen thread; SU! scallop border punch; MS butterfly punch; SU! stamp sets: Small Script (for "grateful"); Sage Advice (for John Lennon quote inside).


Pam W. said...

Sarah - these are so pretty and have such a peaceful "look" to them. Perfect.

Rebecca said...

these are just stunning! I love that quote/stamp, too (that was one of my first ever SU stamp sets!).

Krista G. said...

I love the card with the tree and the butterflies. You can never go wrong with John Lennon.