Thursday, April 5, 2012

Verve Diva Inspirations April 2012 Blog Hop

It's April 5th and that means it's time for another Verve Divas Inspirations Blog Hop! On the 5th of each month, the Verve Divas Inspirations Team will be sharing creations using some of our favorite Verve sets from both past and present, and as always, there are PRIZES!!

You can start the hop at the beginning on the Verve Blog and continue on through each fabulous blog - be sure to leave a little comment love along the way and you just might win some Verve goodies of your own! If you arrived here from the talented Jen d's blog, then you're on the right track!

Unfortunately, I was in need of a sympathy card this week. Our tight-knit island community was hit hard last weekend when 5 young lives were tragically lost in a head-on collision on Kula Highway. Needless to say, an accident of this magnitude has been devastating for so many families on our little island, and my husband knows one of these families quite well. It's my least favorite type of card to make, but sometimes it's just necessary.


I used the Viva La Verve April Week 1 sketch for my card and pulled out two older Verve sets for the card. All of the papers are printed digi papers from the Moment in Time kit by Karen Lewis (Scrapbook Graphics). The sentiment is from a beautiful go-to set for sympathy cards, Forever in Our Hearts. And those flowers? I'm actually pretty proud of my Copic coloring on those (not my best skill). They're from the One Person stamp set.

OK, that's it from me. Julee is next on the official Hop List, but I'm not sure if she's back to card-making or blogging form just yet? Of course it would fabulous to leave her some love on her blog anyway. If she doesn't have anything posted, just head on over to the next blogger on the list, which is the fabulous Lynda!

Thanks for stopping by today!

51 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Beverly said...

ahhhh! blue and green is my FAVE color combo. Really diggin' that paper and love how you combined it with the sketch to work so perfectly with the stamps you chose. Great card!

Joanne G said...

Sympathy cards are so very difficult to create. You have designed a perfectly beautiful one. My heart goes out to your lovely island in your time of sorrow.

Ravengirl said...

I'm sorry to hear of your need for such a card, but it is quite beautiful and peaceful!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I am so sorry to hear about the accident. It is heartwrenching to know the family and not be able to take away their pain. Your card is lovely, though, and I'm sure it will be a blessing to them. Your flowers are colored gorgeously, too... That's the first thing I noticed!!!

{{Hugs}}

Tricia

wendy said...

our sympathy to the families of such a tragic loss...beautiful card!

Miriam Prantner said...

This card is so beautiful. The papers are gorgeous and the coloring on those flowers is just stunning. So sorry to hear about such a terrible accident.

Karen Linarez said...

You did a good job on those flowers! I like the sentiment you used, too! Nice card!

Tammy said...

Karen!!
You did a super job on this card!!! I love all of the patterns, the awesome sentiment and the way you colored the flowers:) Thank for sharing and allowing me to glean from you!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Ally said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about the accident - not a good reason to need a beautiful, handmade card. But you did it so well. It's lovely, and I'm sure will be much appreciated. Prayers to all those affected in your community.

Luanne said...

This is such a beautiful sentiment. I hope it will comfort those involved. Maui is such a beautiful place, we forget that tragedies happen there as well.

MelissaS said...

what a nice card. I'm sorry for the occasion to use it, but it will bring them comfort, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing!

jan farnworth said...

stunning

Marisa said...

So sorry to hear about the tragedy...I'm sure your card will touch them in their time of need.

Julie E said...

What a beautiful card - the blues are so soft and your coloring is impressive;>). A hand crafted card is a wonderful way to show your thoughts are with them.

Sherry said...

This is such an elegant card thanks for sharing it

Lynda said...

Beautiful card and sentiment for such a tragedy. Your coloring is so pretty!

Linda Carson said...

Beautifully done! It will bring comfort to the family.

Darlene Gabriel said...

This card is beautiful. I love these flowers and your colouring is wonderful. Pretty mix of papers. This card along with this wonderful sentiment will touch the hearts of those reeling from this tragedy. So sad to hear about it.

Michelle said...

I love the colours on this card. And I think your copic colouring is great! (I too struggle with that! lol!)

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card.
So sorry for the loss of the 5 young lives.

Christine said...

Precious card....praying it brings comfort.

Paula said...

Such a terrible tragedy... so sorry for everyone's loss.

Your card is lovely... and I think you did a stunning job on coloring with Copics on those flowers! :)

Cyndi said...

So beautiful! Love your coloring!

Heather said...

Oohh this is so beautiful! Sorry you had to make it, that sounds like a very tragic accident. The muted colors are so perfect with the sentiment and those beautiful flowers. love it!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Jen, this is stunning! Great layering & fab design.

MarvA1ix said...

Jen,
Your sympathy card is lovely and tasteful. They are a hard card to make, which is why it is so nice to have some on hand. Being able to balance something that is sedate enough to fit the occasion, but lovely enough to honor the celebration of the life that was lost. Thank you for your card.

bristowmom said...

Very pretty card, and I think your coloring looks good! I like the way the sentiment wraps around the flowers - very nice.

KanataNewf said...

I agree, Jen, making sympathy cards is the hardest. But you have certainly made a lovely one which I am sure the family will appreciate at this difficult time.

irishgalkelly said...

Jen, your card is SO comforting. I'm so sorry to hear about this tradegy. So sad. That is a beautiful sentiment and the flowers are gorgeous. Your coloring is too.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Sympathy cards are hard. This is an extremely beautiful one!

Stephanie said...

I'm sorry to hear of the tragic accident...it's never easy to make this type of card.
This is a beautiful card and I'm sure the recipient will find much comfort from your card.
hugs,
Stephanie

Laraine R said...

Beautiful sympathy card!

terri d said...

Beautiful sympathy card and I'll bet it will touch them with your thoughtfulness.

Alyssa S said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of so many! Your card is beautiful though, with just the right sentiment. I actually clicked over from my reader without reading your post first to say how much I love your use of these flowers!

Marsha said...

Very pretty card. These are the hardest cards to make. Lovely sentiment.

Anonymous said...

These are hard cards to make, I agree. This card is very special though. I really love the papers you used. Great job as always.

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

Heidi said...

Oh my- my heart goes out to those family, what a loss. I too find these are my least favorite and yet they can be so beautiful and inspiring. Love it.
Heidi

Barbara A. said...

Love how you put the plaid, circles, and the little diamond like patterns altoghter...awesome! Thank you for sharing with us all!

~ Jo ~ said...

Very beautiful card!

Marlena M. said...

I'm so sorry for that family. SAD!
I pray they are blessed by your beautiful card.

Sue D said...

Wonderful card for those sad moments in life.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

WHat beautiful blue flowers, and I love the sentiment, very comforting.
Lisa

Jan Garber said...

This card and sentiment are ideal. As I get older, I'm finding I need to make more and more sympathy cards...sad. This sentiment is now on my wish list. Thank you for sharing.

Radha said...

Simple and beautiful love it Jen!!! The flower does remind me of elegance the color is very VERVIE!

jennifer mitten said...

What a beautiful card. I am sure it will give some comfort.

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous despite the tragic consequences. I'm sure the family will appreciate your sentiments.

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful card...I am sure it brought some comfort to the family who lost a loved one. They are all in our prayers.

Lillian Child said...

It seems I make more sympathy cards that I would like, but I am always looking for inspiration as cards during this time in anyone's life can mean so much! Your card is so very lovely and the sentiment perfect.

rlovew said...

Lovely sentiment- what a special sympathy card!