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Friday, July 24, 2015

Freestyle Friday with a Heavy Heart

I'm not sure anyone has even noticed, but my Freestyle Friday post has been missing all day.  I've been busy stamping today and still wanted to share my post - even if it is past 10pm!  
I had a card that I wanted to make and get out in the mail right away (more on that later)... I made this card today with the color combo from the Fab Friday Challenge.  Love the combo!  I knew exactly how I wanted to make it. 
I embossed the flowers from Awesomely Artistic in white emboss powder and then colored them in with my Blender Pen and Mossy Meadow and Lost Lagoon ink pads.  Be careful though - the ink that is on the embossed white portion may rub off.  This was my second card - lots of inky thumb prints :(
I also added a layer of white embossed flowers but didn't color them.  I like the way it turned out! :)
I hope this card brings a smile to someone's face.  I made this sympathy card today for a friend of my sister and her family.  My niece's best friend was tragically killed last night in an ATV accident.  She was only 6.  My heart is aching for my niece and for the family who lost their little girl. 
(She is the beautiful angel on the left with my niece on the right.)

If you feel inclined to send a card, I would gladly send your card to my sister to pass on to her friend.  Please send me an email and I will send you my address and the family's name.  I know you don't know them, but a random act of kindness letting someone know you are thinking of them and praying for them may be just what they need in this moment of sorrow. 
Thanks for joining me tonight!  I hope that you hug your loved ones a little harder tonight! 
Happy Stamping and lots of love!
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  1. What a gorgeous, gorgeous card - your details are simply stunning. This just moved to "must have" list, thanks for the enabling hand, there, lol.
    I'm so sorry to hear of the sad occasion that prompted this card, though. How fitting to be able to use your creative gift to express your family's sorrow, and help remind the grieving you're all there for them. Thanks so much for sharing at Fab Friday... God's peace to you all.

  2. Oh this is so beautiful Holly! What a sad time for your niece and the little girls family. I am sure that this card is perfect in the situation.

  3. Your friends family is in my prayers. Very lovely card and I love the design and the stripes. Thanks for playing at Fab Fri!

  4. Very pretty card!! I love the dragonfly, so sparkly!!! I'm so sorry for your niece and her friends' family. Sending prayers!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!!