Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Watercolor Garden Sympathy

I have been needing to send one more sympathy card, but put it off with all the Valentine's that had to be finished. Yesterday's Timeless Tuesday Challenge on the Flourishes Newsletter blog is to use flowers. I decided to pull out my very first flower set....Watercolor Garden. I'm not sure how long this has been retired, but I will always love it. I also wanted to use this week's sketch from Mercy since I never found time last week.

I pulled out the sentiment from Treehouse Stamps and some paper that has been in my collection since the first year I started scrapbooking. It's such a great feeling when I use things I HAD TO HAVE so many years ago. I added some wide lace folded under the stamped panel and some little pearls.

Since I had everything out, I decided to make an extra card for my stash. Sympathy cards are not easy for me, so I like to have some on hand.

I know the blog has been a little naked on pictures lately, so I'll throw in this one. When I was editing the pictures of the cards this morning, I saw Clark setting up his card from Saturday in my "photo shoot area" (a towel over a file box by the open front door). He is really getting into the whole card-making process....from using the trimmer, the Scor-Pal and now setting up for pictures. LOL

Dinner is in the crockpot and I'm heading to the office for a few hours. Make sure you check out this Bazzill cardstock giveaway from my good friend Linda!


Lyn said...

Gorgeous cards Rachel. I'm sure the recipient will find them very comforting.
Clark is so have your very own assistant!

Linda F. said...

Rachel, you do such beautiful work! And look at Clark! What a cutey! So there's hope if my grandchild is boy, huh? I was wondering what I was going to do with a boy! LOL! And thanks for the shout out about my giveaway. Did you enter yet?

Mercy said...

what a stunning card, rachel! love the colors and the flower image is beautiful!

thanks for playing along with my sketch this week, and i hope to see you again!


Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Rachel, this is beautiful!!!! I think I still have this set, too. Great colors and details. Thanks so much for playing in the FTTC3!!!!

Clark definitely has crafting in his blood!!!! Love it!!!!

emelyn said...

ooh rachel! I can't believe how big clark is getting! and check him out with his very own card. such a big boy and so proud of his creation!!