Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New Mercies

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Love this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch and it's one I'm sure to use again.

Unfortunately, I am in need of a few sympathy cards, and this is the first one to be created.  One of my blog followers, Sharon Jones, lost her husband last week to a pulmonary embolism.  My heart aches for her and her thirteen year old son.

I immediately reached for Verve's New Mercies set as I just love this verse in Hebrews - such a powerful verse.  I over stamped the leaf image to pull in the pink from the paper and added a pink button and a bow to fulfill my "rule of three".  Hoping this brings them some comfort.  If anyone else knows Sharon and would like to send her a card, just let me know and I can forward you her address. 

Spring break has been great so far, with a nice balance of house jobs/chores getting done and fun times together.  We played Wii Sports doubles in tennis the other night and it was so much fun!  Biggest hazard was trying to to get hit by your partner as they swung their Wii remote to hit the ball!  Then on to the Wii Sports fitness challenge and I am proud to say this old gal scored an age of 29 - oh yah :)   No old mama here - just a fierce competitor LOL!

Have a fabulous day!



What's In It?
Stamps:  New Mercies (Verve), French Script (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Garden Florals (Recollections - Michael's), Kraft
Ink:  Black and Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up), VersaMark
Accessories:  Scalloped Trimmed Trio Die Set (Verve), 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 5/8" Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

19 comments:

Lynn said...

God bless Sharon. I will certainly keep her in my prayers. New Mercies is one of my favorite stamps sets. Lovely card.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just beautiful, Marisa! It will bring great comfort!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card,Sorry for your friends lost,I'll keep her in my prayers...

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful card, Marisa...love the soft pink ribbon and the beautiful verse.
Sounds like your having a great time on the kids vacation...make sure you don't knock someone's lights out with that mean return swing! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Wonderful card Marisa. Always a difficult one to make. I need to make one for a co-worker tonight too. Can you please send me Sharon's address and I'll send one off to her too. I hadn't heard about her husband. So sad and I'd like her to know I'm thinking of her.

Benzi said...

Beeautiful card with a wonderful verse for this very sad occasion. It will surely give comfort.

Go, Marisa...sounds as if you still have it with the Wii Sports.

Pam W Merwin said...

Gorgeous, love the softness of the pinks and browns :)

Emily Keaton said...

So, so beautiful, Marisa. This is the perfect sympathy card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a pretty card -- you do pink SO AWESOME!

So sorry to hear about Sharon's dh -- awful news!

Maureen said...

such serene and lovely colours. This is sure to be a peaceful message to your friend. :)

Jen Mickle said...

I really enjoy your cards there so pretty! I like how neat and clean they are and not so busy..( if u know what I mean) sometimes cards and just be over done. Good job! God bless.

Danni said...

Beautiful card!!Sure to bring comfort.

Ravengirl said...

Love the card! It's beautiful and sure to bring some peace. Nice job on the Wii fitness challenge!

Katina said...

What a beautiful and fitting card for such a sad occasion, Marisa. I don't know Sharon but I'm so sorry to hear this news. I'm sure she'll find comfort from this.

I've only ever played on the Wii once and my 7 year old granddaughter beat me in every game!
xx

Darlene Gabriel said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the heart border and this wonderful verse. It will be a blessing to Sharon.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Simply gorgeous, Marisa! Love that soft pink silhouette behind the verse.

Bonnie said...

I love that soft overstamping with the verse! What a beautiful card for such a sad occasion! Well done!

Janelle said...

My heart goes out to Sharon. Your card will be a bright moment in her day and keep her going.

Fabulous job on the card, Marisa.

Viv said...

A beautiful card that will bring a lot of comfort Marisa. xxx