Thursday, May 8, 2014
We read about it all the time . . .
How many times do we hear about an elderly couple who had been married forever and one of them passes away and then hours or just days away their spouse also passes?
If you have read my blog recently you know a great neighbor of mine when I lived in NY recently passed away. John was a great guy, the neighbor anyone would want, and he was married to Joyce. Joyce was a "girly girl" -- always had her hair done every week, dressed well, and she and John were bananas about each other --- they raised eight kids together and in their final years they raised a furry daughter, Miss Marcie. Miss Marcie passed away a couple of years ago with John passing less than two weeks ago. I just received word that his beloved wife, Joyce has also passed away, ten days after John, and I am sure John and Miss Marcie were waiting for her to arrive. . .
Since Joyce liked all girl colours here is the sympathy card I made to remember her:
Card is on a card stock base of black and the white is GP. I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder for the white embossed card front. Cut the greeting label out using the Spellbinders Labels 10. Used a rose stamp from Inkadinkado that I inked with VersaMark ink. Then used shimmer chalks and chalked that. Using a stamp from the Stampin Up stamp set Thoughts and Prayers I stamped the greeting at the bottom of the flower. Added a pink ribbon bow with a glue dot to the flower stem.
Here is a closer photo to show the shimmer of the chalks on the card front. May John, Joyce, and Miss Marcie rest in peace together as the family they always were. TFL