Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Someone Remembers...

Hi, Friends.....

I'm here to share a bittersweet card. Just a year ago in our community a family lost their pre-teen boy when he took his own life. We were devastated. A friend at church recently suggested we let this family know they are still in our thoughts and prayers as the anniversary date approaches and asked me to make a card for them. I was honored to do this. I hope it can help bring some comfort to this hurting family.

I used what is probably my most favorite sympathy sentiment of any I have ever seen. It is especially perfect for marking the anniversary of a loss. This wonderful stamp is from the Dare 2B Artzy - Prayers 4 You stamp set. I can't say enough how much I love this entire thoughtful set.

Supplies used include:
Dare 2B Artzy - Prayers 4 You stamp set
Distress Ink in Hickory Smoke
Poppystamps - Grand Pine Tree die
Pink & Main Scallop Waves die set
Simon Says Stamp - Falling Snow stencil
Dreamweaver- Embossing Paste
DCWV Patterned Paper
Core'dinations/Darice solid cardstock
White cardstock from an upcycled commercial greeting card back
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set

Thank you for stopping by today. The time you spend looking at my cards and leaving comments means so much me!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use a Stencil
2. DL.ART January Linky Challenge - AG
3. Ike's World Challenge #128 - M is for Male
4. All Sorts Week #555 - More than One Word Sentiment
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #422-423 - Anything Goes
6. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #449 - Layered Die Cuts
7. Creative Inspirations January Challenge - Something New or Something Old
(I used an old greeting card back.)
8. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper January Challenge
9. Craft Stamper January TIMI Challenge - AG with Stamping
10. Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday December Challenge - Snowflakes
11. Dare2BArtzy January Challenge - Winter (I used a D2BA product)
12. Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #248 - AG
13. STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge


  1. Well done Janis! This card is so sweet and the sentiment is very appropriate! Love the tree and the falling snow!

  2. What an elegant card with a lovely quote, many thanks for joining us again at Allsorts 'More than a Word' theme.

    B x

  3. A very lovely card and a great saying. Such sad times, but making (and sending) the card is a good thing to do.

  4. Beautiful card--I am sure the family will appreciate this.

  5. So beautiful and perfect for our challenge at Allsorts, xxxx

  6. Another fabulous design Janis.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us again.

    Crafty Cardmakers

  7. It's a great sentiment and perfect to send to the family. It's nice when people remember that their friends/acquaintances are still hurting and that the one year mark is going to be a difficult day. [Bunny]

  8. That is a lovely sentiment. Just perfect for your card.

  9. Oh that is awesome. What an excellent card and just perfect for your situation. I hope the family appreciate all your kind thoughts.
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  10. A really beautiful card with a lovely sentiment! I'm sure the family will appreciate your kindness. Thank you for joining our Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x

  11. I remember your telling me about that family's tremendous loss and I can't even imagine the pain they must feel even now. The anniversary of a loss like that is always so difficult so knowing that they are still in everyone's hearts and prayers will certainly be a comfort. This sentiment and the snowy winter scene is a beautiful tribute .

  12. Gorgeous card and amazing sentiment. Hugz

  13. beautiful card!! thank you for playing along with us at STAMPLorations challenges!!!

  14. Such a beautiful card and sentiment. And what a thoughtful idea to let the family know they and their loved one are in everyone's prayers. I'm sure they will be grateful for the card and thoughts. Thank you for sharing this with PIP Challenges this week....a true inspiration!

  15. Lovely project, I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  16. A very elegant beautiful card with a lot of thought. Thanks for entering our challenge this month at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

  17. Great sentiment. Love the falling snow stencil. So pretty. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.

  18. OH what a fabulous idea and wonderful card too. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  19. Simply and elegant. Thank you for sharing your project with Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge. Myrna DT
    Please also join us for our weekly Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Card Challenge at http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/


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