Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sympathy Card Using Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hi all you wonderful fellow crafters.  I hope everyone is having a fabulous week!  I know it is very cold in a lot of places; and I feel badly for the people who are experiencing such cold and wet weather.  It sleeted, snowed and then rained with a thunderstorm all within a few days of each other in MO at my mom's house.  Weird weather.  

We are having spring weather here in Southern CA with a little cooler in the evening's; but perfect weather.  It is usually a lot cooler and raining by now.  I am not complaining.  My mom usually comes here in January; but she wasn't able to this year; due to her health problems.  She turned 80 yrs. old in Sept. and hasn't been feeling good.  I am still hopeful she can come out later in the year before it gets too hot.

I created this card in November; when my sister-in-law passed away; but I hadn't posted it yet.  The only card I have created this year so far was for a friend's birthday from a card kit I had.   I need to get my crafting Mojo back.  I think when we take a break; just like with a vacation; it is harder to get started again sometimes.  This card was for one of my nephews; so I was trying to make it manly.  It is prettier in person with a shiny metallic finish from the embossing powder. 

Supplies used to create this card:

Die cuts - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Cardstock - CTMH Saddle
Paper - K & Company (Susan Winget)
Image - Heartfelt Creations Snowy Window Scene Stamp Set
Embossing powder - Reflections 
Sentiment front - CTMH 4 My Friend (D1510)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Words of Comfort (C1524)
CTMH Durable Rounds (Z1706)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sisters Card Act Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Patterned Paper
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Card Makin Mamas - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Anything Goes
Wags 'N Whiskers - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 5)

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Thanks for my wonderful followers and customers too.  I am expecting a fabulous year in 2014.  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!!
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  1. What a lovely card Gloria, so funny I'm commenting on your site for a change. Good Luck - Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Happy Crafting! Ange

  2. A beautiful masculine design Gloria. Love the earthy tones and the beautiful scene.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Beautiful card Gloria, sorry it was for such a sad occasion. Art philosophy is such an awesome cartridge, there are so many choices on there. I hope you get your craftingMOJO back.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a great day and a Happy New Year
    DIANA L.

  4. A very beautiful card. Love the image and sentiment, very tasteful sympathy card. Sorry to hear about your SIL and that your mother is unwell, hope she is feeling better soon and can visit. Thanks for joining us at Wags n Whiskers

  5. Hi, Gloria: Your sympathy card is beautiful, and yes, it reads 'manly'--know it will give the grieving family comfort. Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 – “Anything Goes”

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

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

  7. spotted this lovely thoughtful card on MIM XX

  8. This is a beautiful sympathy card! I love how you made it manly but still have a softness about it that a sympathy card needs. I hope your mother can come out and do send some of that lovely weather to PA. lol It is hard finding our mojo when we've taken off for the holidays, I hope you find it again soon. Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

  9. Beautiful card, I'm sorry it was for such a sad occasion..

    Thanks for joining in at Papertake Weekly.

    Tanya GDT xx

  10. I love the monochromatic look. What an elegant card! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  11. A beautiful card for a sad event. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  12. Such a beautiful card. Sorry it was fir such a sad occasion. Love the monochromatic look. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  13. Adorable card. Love the papers. Thanks for joining our Patterned Paper Challenge at Delightful Challenges.

    Design Team
    Delightful Challenge

  14. loved your card, loved this super cute, Thanks so much for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Loves Rubber Stamps, I hope to see more of your amazingly wonder projects in future events and challenges. Hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

  15. This is so beautiful! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  16. Lovely monochrome card. Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

  17. Great card and image thanks for joining us on our anything goes at Stampin with the Dragon Challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

  18. Beautiful card. IKWYM about it being hard to get started again after a break. Fab work, though. Saw you on MIM. xxD

  19. A beautiful, yet simple but meaningful sympathy card. 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

  20. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  21. What a beautiful card, gorgeous colours and design...Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x
    Sorry it was for a sad occasion and hope you get back into your crafting soon x

  22. Hi Gloria a beautiful sympathy card love the perfect image and colour-thanks for joining us at CraftyGirls
    Carol DT x

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

  24. So elegant. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers this week.

  25. Such a gorgeous card. Love the embossing a lot. So delightfully blessed that you joined us at Word Art Wednesday. A new challenge starts today so, I hope you visit us again. Living you with the message of the Lord in Psalm 107:9, "For He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things." Hugs!

    JO ANN

  26. Nice card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Fingers! Good luck :)

  27. Lovely sympathy card, sorry for the loss of your sister-in-law ♥
    Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! :)

  28. Gorgeous card, sorry for your loss. Visiting from MIM. Donna

  29. Beautiful card, super image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers with our anything goes challenge. Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  30. Hi Gloria, Thank you for sharing your card with us at Make it Monday. It is a beautiful sympathy card. I lost my Nan in November as well.
    Sending hugs



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