I had time to play with some Sugar Creek Hollow images tonight. Unfortunately, it was for a sad reason. The former pastor of my church lost his mother yesterday. Pastor and his wife are very dear people to us, and his heart is the most tender of any pastor I've ever had. His mom was a believer so he has the comfort of knowing that she's been promoted to glory (amen!) where there are no more tears or pain, but I know he will miss her very much.
We already sent an email expressing our condolences, but I prefer to send a card with a little handwritten note; it means so much more. Please pray for Pastor Bob and Judy Harris. I know they will appreciate it.
Although the image was originally intended to express love or Valentine wishes, I thought it was appropriate for sympathy, as well, since Pastor's mother was part of the generation that lived through the Great Depression. This image also reminds me of the old grave markers that I see in my family's cemetery in East Texas. Many loved ones bear a flourished heart similar to this one on their resting places.
The white panel is actually a satin-looking paper. I was afraid the ink from my inkjet printer might run, so I embossed it with some clear ep as soon as it came out of the printer. Note to self: when using this paper, you MUST use an Embossing Buddy or the ep will stick everywhere!
For the inside, I did some fiddling with the "Forever" sentiment, which originally is centered over the scroll. I wanted to complete the phrase from the front and center all four words over the scroll, so I created two new files from the original - each one was cropped to leave only the word or the scroll (gotta love digis!). Then I could scoot the "Forever" over a bit and add a text box to the right with the rest of the phrase.
I got a little ahead of myself and wrote in the note before I photographed the card...whoops! =D
supplies ~ cardstock: SU! Chocolate Chip & DCWV, dsp: DCWV Old World Stack, pearls: Recollections, image: Sugar Creek Hollow
I used a Sweet Stop sketch and have entered this in the Our Daily Bread Designs challenge to use brown and die cuts.
Thanks for coming by today. The weekend is only two days away!