Saturday, July 3, 2010

A Sad Time for A Sweet Lady

If you follow my blog, you know that I am a huge Phindy Phan! Not only do I admire her talent as an artist, I also enjoy her as a person. The ladies at the Phindy Group on PCP are like a family, as a matter of face, we refer to each other as our "Phindy Phamily". So, as in any family, we were all greatly saddened today to hear that Phindy's sister, Gerry, has passed away.

I decided to make Phindy a sympathy card. Sounds simple enough, except, um, when you send an artist a card, it's kind of a lot of pressure. Should I use one of her images? Should I use someone else's? Will it be good enough, will she like the coloring? Now, as sweet as Phindy is, she is a professional and that just put too much pressure on me! I decided to skip the image on this one! Phew, that made things a lot easier. After playing around a little bit, I ended up using only white cardstock. I embossed some, I rubbed ink on some, I even wiped some of the ink off with diaper wipes!

I am going to enter this card into a challenge, only because I realized it fits and I hope I won't need another sympathy card for a long time!

This card fits into the Sentimental Sundays Challenge: "Encouragement and Support". The quote is "What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose" - Henry Ward Beecher.


  1. It is beautiful Katie the colours and image are gorgeous a wonderful card to send on this occasion
    Lorraine x

  2. This is a beautiful card! I am sure she will love it.

    Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays challenge. Good luck!

    Please stop by my blog and sign up to win my blog candy.


  3. Oh, Katie, this is lovely and I feel sure that Phindy will love and cherish it. I have yet to make my card-not because I am intimidated, but because, well, it makes me so sad. You are a sweetheart, "little sister"!
    Oh, yes...
    Thank you for joining us this week for Sentimental Sundays!

  4. Beautiful card. I felt the same conflicts in designing. Phindy is a classy lady and you have made her a classy card.

  5. Katie, this card is so special and beautiful. I think you have done a wonderful job with your own creativity. You didn't need an image. I hope to get to my card tomorrow.