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These are a few of my favorite things (not in order of importance): Creating beautiful things from paper or fabric; Loving puppy dogs (and cats, and other furry critters); Being part of the Eagan Hills Alliance Church family; Enjoying my grandchildren; Relaxing with my husband - especially someplace with dramatic nature (like the North Shore of Lake Superior); Being appreciated by folks where I work.

Nov 5, 2012

Forest Green Sympathy Cards

The challenge for 365 Cards Day 245 is to choose something from your home decor as inspiration for a card.  I immediately thought of a print we have in our living room, by Lee Teter, depicting a veteran at the Viet Nam Memorial in Washington D.C.  The first time I saw this print it grabbed my heart.  I wasn't sure I could handle living with it, so didn't buy it.  But the image stuck with me, and a few years later I had another opportunity to buy the print.  So, this is the inspiration for my forest green sympathy sentiment card. 
 I did one masculine version, with tan for the focal point and a leaf border punch, and one more feminine version, with a pale olive green for the focal point, swiss dot embossing, and a lacy scallop border punch (from Stampin' Up!).  The sketch is from the Just Us Girls JUGS #161 challenge.
The image came from Stampscapes "Tree Cluster" 266D K.J.N. 2001.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs "Not Forgotten" set.
These cards also fit for the CAS-ual Friday challenge to do a masculine card, and the current Cupcake Inspirations challenge to do a forest themed card.


  1. beautiful cards with these amazing sentiments...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  2. A moving tribute and beautiful cards that truly reflect your decor piece. Thank you for joining us at 365 Cards. Best, Yvonne

  3. Great masculine card! I love that shimmery background and how it still looks strongly masculine! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Beautiful...that picture is amazing! Great inspiration! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  5. What a great set of sympathy cards...the sentiments are absolutely perfect. Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

  6. Beautiful inspiration -- love the green card Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  7. What beautiful cards! I especially love the tan image! The sentiment is incredible! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspiration!


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