Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sympathy Card Using Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hello Crafters!  I have not been able to do any crafting since before Christmas; but I have this card I created in November when we lost my sister-in-law.  I wish now I had embossed it first; but hindsight is always better.  LOL!

It is a New Year and a chance to start again or pick up where you left off for another fabulous year!  I am hoping this will be a better year for me with my health issues.  Always something new to look forward to and to be grateful.  I am very grateful that I feel as good as I do; but would love to feel better.  I am grateful for my life, my family, my friends in and out of Blog Land.  It is going to be a great year!

Inside Card

Supplies I used to create this card:

Die Cuts - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Cardstock - CTMH Juniper
Paper - Colorbok Spring Morning
Ink - CTMH Juniper
Sentiment on front - CTMH Card Chatter Sympathy (D1476)
Image - CTMH Live Inspired (C1408)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Words of Comfort (C1524)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Hiding in My Craft Room - Anything But A Holiday
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and Fox - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Wings
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafters Cafe - Animal Friends
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Layer It Up
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

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Thanks for my wonderful followers and customers too.  2014 will be a great year.  I appreciate you stopping by and hope you will check my blog regularly for new creations.  It is always great to hear from you.  I love reading your comments.  If you leave your blog link; I will do my best to follow you as well.    I am grateful for each of you and love sharing our adventure on Blogland.  Please email me with your questions and requests.  Have a fantastic week!  Hope to see you again real soon.

 Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!! 


  1. Just so beautiful. So love the aqua colouring and how you always finish of the insides so creatively.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    1. Thanks Desire. I noticed we entered a lot of the same challenges. I kept following you. LOL! I try to go in order of the dates; but my brain wouldn't work too good tonight; so they are all mixed up. Have a fabulous day! Hugs, Gloria

    2. I am sorry to hear of your Sister-in-Law's passing. The card is subtle and elegant and such a calming colour. Thanks for joining us over at Sweet Pea Stampers xx

    3. Hopefully the new year will bring you better health and you have my sympathy at the loss of your sister-in-law. Your card is lovely, the colors are so calming, beautifully made!
      I saw your lovely creation at MIM.

    4. So sorry for your loss. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining in on our challenge at Inky Impressions this week. Happy New Year! - Sandy, DT Member

  2. Beautiful Card - always so difficult to do- Thanks so much in joining in with our "anything goes " Challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers - sue

  3. So sorry for the loss of your sister in law. However, this card is very beautiful. Thank you for joining at Sweet Pea Stamps "Anything goes". We wish you good luck with the draft and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-Sweet Pea Stampers

  4. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Artistic inspirations.
    Louise x

  5. Sympathy cards are the hardest cards to make. Great job on your card but sorry to hear about your Sister-in law. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  6. Hi Gloria, Sorry to hear of your loss. It's never easy to lose anyone from our lives. Your card is so beautiful and I love the colour. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  7. A beautiful card thankyou for sharing it with us at crafting from the heart challenge blog.
    Blog co-owner

  8. Hi, Gloria: I like your card--sympathy card are very difficult to create but you did a beautiful job. Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 - "Anything Goes"

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  9. What a terrific cartridge. And a lovely sympathy card. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Make it Monday.

    Rocio -DT

  10. Fabulous card and image Gloria. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  11. Wonderful card. Great for a sympathy card. I saw you on MIM.

  12. Gloria, I'm so sorry for the personal reason for this card but I have no doubt that it would have brought a lot of love and support. It is so beautiful and I love the symbolism in your image and colour choices. What really comes through in this card is your Love and thoughts which makes this card very special and supportive. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  13. Thanks so much for sharing at HIMCR. We hope to see you back very soon!
    Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  14. Hi Gloria . Thanks for visit to my blog and comment .Happy New Year to you and yours .
    Less time now for crafting here so visits to blog land are limited .
    Your Sympathy card is simply a lovely card . Sorry to read of your family loss .
    Hope that you feel much better
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  15. Lovely sympathy card, thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too
    Hugz Marjo

  16. I love the simplicity of it! It's nice to meet a CTMH sister joining us. Thank you for sharing your work and playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog. Happy New Year!

  17. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  18. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations for our "Anything Goes" challenge. I hope you had an opportunity to hop over to the other blogs for a chance to win prizes there too. We are looking forward to seeing you in 2014.

  19. Beautiful card. Love the colour.Thanks for playing along @ OSAAT.
    Lisa DT

  20. what lovely card thanks for sharing with sweet pea stampers challenge this week Rachel DT

  21. What a lovely card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “Anything goes” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  22. Beautiful sympathy card if there is such a thing and sorry to hear about your Sister-in -Law-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Carol DT x

  23. Beautiful, soft & elegant design thank you for joining in with us at polkadoodles

  24. I am sorry to hear of your loss.
    Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenges at Creative Fingers and Sweet Pea Stampers

  25. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'anything goes' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  26. What a lovely Sympathy card, Gloria, the soft blues are lovely, and so is the beautiful image. I hope you have a wonderful 2014! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

    love Mags B x

  27. Sorry to hear of your loss. A lovely card, I have always loved this cartridge, would love to own it one day.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 5th Challenge 'Anything Goes' at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT Member)

    1. Thanks Becca for your wonderful complement. When you are ready to order it; just let me know. I try to help out with either a free retired stamp set I own, the SOTM, postage or whatever I can do to help you get it. It is my favorite; has 100 card bases and is a fabulous cartridge. 700 images. Plus comes with matching stamp sets for some of the die cuts. Have a wonderful 2014. Hugs, Gloria

  28. Lovely card, thanks so much for sharing. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  29. Elegant card Gloria. I like the simplicity in this card. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  30. A perfect card, Gloria and never easy to do. Thank you so much for taking the time to join us at OSAAT. JENNIE X

  31. Such a nice sympathy card! You've captured the sentiment very well. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  32. What a gorgeous make, thanks for sharing with us this fortnight at creative moments

    Zoe DT

  33. Gorgeous card, I love the colours. Thanks for joining in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Creative Craft.
    Bev x

  34. lovely - love the colours
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles this week
    Love Scatty Jan


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