Sunday, January 11, 2015

I just realized.....

....that this is the first post of the new year that I didn't schedule in advance. Whoa! It boggles the mind! If you've read my Snarky Stampers post, you'll understand why. That being said, here's a couple sympathy cards that I had to make. Both of these are CASE's, because I thought the originals are gorgeous cards, and they were calling to me to be CASEd:

 Here's the inside:

This first card I CASEd from Savannah O'Gwynn. I just love her style of card making, she's such an inspiration to us all! Thanks Savannah! I do have that stamp set but not that rose die....yet! So I got out my Slice die cutting machine (anyone else still have theirs? I think it was the first die cutting machine out there!) and die cut the flower. I used matching ink and card stock (Lavender by Simon Says Stamp) for the pop of color and some rhinestones in my stash for the flower center and "leaves".

My next card is doubly sad: not only a sympathy card, but a sympathy card for the loss of a family pet. (Sympathy cards are hard to make as it is, but making one for the loss of a family pet is just gut wrenching,) I CASEd this from my Sister in crime, Lindsey. She is the Queen of CAS, as far as I'm concerned. ☺ You should check out her blog. For reals.

 and the inside:

My sister's best friend's fur baby crossed over the Rainbow Bridge recently, and I wanted to let her know that she and her family are in my thoughts and prayers. 

Well, that's all I have for now. I hope to get back to entering challenges again soon. No offense, but it feels really good to make cards not solely for my design team requirements. ;)  Watch out world, here I come! LOL!

Thanks for stopping in, and I hope that you all have a great day!



  1. I am soooo honoured, Chris! Pet sympathy cards are extra tough, aren't they? Both your cards are just right for the occasions.

  2. sympathy cards are so hard to make, but you really did a wonderful job on yours, Chris! Love the doggy card to pieces. Such an adorable pup, and I love the border of heart paw prints. Beautiful job with the floral card, too!

  3. Gorgeous CAS designs. Love the sparkly touches on the flower one.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  4. Lovely cards to have to make these ones, but you did it beautifully! I don't remember the last time I made a card that wasn't for a DT challenge

  5. Sympathy cards are so hard to make and you can't really make them in advance because they have to be right for the situation. Your pet sympathy card is just excellent.

  6. These are both just perfect - I love the lilac for a sympathy card, and stamping the heart paws in rainbow colours - rainbow bridge - man, that's just genius! Sucks that you need these but they're beautiful.


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