Saturday, March 17, 2012

New Mercies


This week's challenge over on the JUGS Blog is a colour challenge and the mix is one of my favorites - happy sigh :)  Spring moss, light pink and cream and I tossed in a bit of white for good measure.  I also paired it with this week's Cards and Things sketch.

I used the fabulous Verve set New Mercies to make a sympathy card for the family of the man who used to be the Chairman of the Board at our church.  He was a warm, talented, very intelligent man who at a young age (age 50) had an amazing skill at taking input from people and condensing it all into a few key points that were right on the money.  He loved kids, was a huge overgrown kid himself, a great family man, husband and natural born leader.  His memorial service is going to be a big one and his presence will be dearly missed in many circles....

We'd love you to play along with this week's challenge. Simply make a card and link it to the challenge post.  If you don't have a blog you can use an online gallery and use key word JUGS128.  Who knows, you could be this week's winner :)

 

What's In It? 
Stamps: New Mercies (Verve)
Paper: Cream Linen, Mellow Moss DSP (SU), Pretty in Pink 
Ink: Black, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Lacy Square Nesties, Flutterby Die (Verve), 5/8" Pink Sheer Ribbon, Pink Half Pearls, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

22 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, sympathy cards are always hard to make but you've done a beautiful job and I'm sure the family will appreciate it.
That pretty pink organza ribbon is wonderful! Need some....lol

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful!! Love the colors, the stamping on the sentiment panel, the little pearls - all beautiful details! Have a great weekend!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning use of the colors!! Wow~

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! I like the dainty feeling of this of the pink and white. Your pearls around the framing is awesome.

Maureen said...

what a beautiful card to help ease the pain of the family...very sad. I haven't used that particular verse yet...but I think I will soon :) It's snowing!! ACK!! First day of Spring Break!! Hopefully it stops soon and melts!

Robbie said...

Love everything about this!! Gorgeous!

Lisa Kind said...

I love how you used the colors and how dainty and feminine this is! So pretty Marisa!

Katina said...

A stunning card that is perfect for the very sad occasion Marisa. I'm sure the family will appreciate it very much.
xx

Linda Callahan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The pink is fabulous!

Quilting with Jannette said...

I find it difficult enough to make sympathy cards, especially when it's for someone so young.
These colours make a very elegant card, and the verse works well for the occasion - and hopefully, it's comforting for the family too.

Susan (rainy) said...

Serene, soft and perfect, Marisa. Beautiful verse/sentiment, too.

Benzi said...

Marisa, this is absolutely beautiful and the verse is very comforting. I'm sorry about the loss...reminds me of when our community choir music minister passed away...so heartbreaking for those left behind missing him..and still do.

Wanda Cullen said...

Such a gorgeous card and especially love the tiny pink pearls you added to the frame! A wonderful verse and so sad for all of you in what sounds like a tremendous loss in this leader!

Vickie Z said...

Lovely card and perfect colors for you!!! Love it!!!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my gosh, you've been busy Marisa! I took a breeze through the posts I had missed and found a gallery of gor-juss-ness! This one is no exception though I am truly sorry for the need of it. It is lovely and will bring some comfort to the family. The background stamping behind the sentiment is beautiful. ((hugs))

ChristineCreations said...

Just lovely Marisa. Such a fantastic verse!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

What a gorgeous card Marisa! SO beautiful!

TannyP said...

This color combo really is perfectly yours! Mind you, you always rock a good color combo, so it really is no surprise. Gorgeous papers and a truly lovely edge =) Those half pearls are spectacular!

Betty Wright said...

So sad and so very young! Love these colors and that wonderful scripture, Marisa! Especially love how you stamped that Sunny Days softly behind the verse! Just add that special finishing touch! Beautiful!

Silke Ledlow said...

Marisa, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend...way toooooo young, but God has a bigger plan! I absolutley love this Psalm, one of my favorite ones :) and the card captures this Psalm so beautifully! Hugs ~S~

Colleen Dietrich said...

So elegant! Love that scalloped frame.

Andrea Ewen said...

How beautiful, Marisa! I love the soft, delicate pink bow and the fabulous sentiment panel...simply gorgeous!