Thursday, April 19, 2018

Betty's Sympathy Card

Before I started my job, I was helping my best friend with her Mother.  She has been failing over the past year, and was in the hospital for a week before she went to hospice to pass away.  There was disagreement among the family about her care and how to handle end of life issues such as hydration, antibiotics and pain medication which was unfortunate for her mother, Betty.  She is at peace now.  This is the card, that I made for my friend using the sentiment from TLC, Create.
Yesterday we got 7.5 inches of snow which should melt by this weekend when we should have temps back up in the high 50's.  This weather is so unusual.  So my parent's Anniversary party is rescheduled for June 9th because they ended up getting 20 inches of snow!!!




Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Recollection
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Punch:  EK Success
Die:  My Favorite Things
Flowers:  Prima; Recollections
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Bling:  Mark Richards

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 509
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 202 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 330 - 331 Anything Goes
Allsorts - Wk 463 Spring Flowers or Showers

18 comments:

brenda said...

What a beautiful burst of colour on your lovely floral creation, perfect for our 'Spring Flowers and Showers' theme at Allsorts, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card Lisa, very pretty for a sad occasion.💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Kathleen said...

Lovely creation, great design and pretty paper. Thank you for joining our Spring flowers or showers challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Margreet said...

Beautiful card for this sad occasion, Lisa.
Hope 9th June will be a good day!
We have summer at the moment. Next week will be much lesser.
Have a great weekend.
xxx Margreet

Lisa said...

I am so sorry for your friend's loss, Lisa Lynn. The card you made for her is stunning. The colors and papers are so beautiful. 20 inches of snow??!! Ugh!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Chriss America Real said...

You are such a good friend ! This card is just lovely .

Hugs,

Chriss

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, such a sad time but at least she is free now.

luv CHRISSYxx

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO pretty, Lisa Lynn. The color combination is stunning together, and the soft sweet flowers are such a wonderful accent. You did a great job, as always. This one will be treasured, I'm sure. I miss your visits to my blog, and I hope you'll stop by to say hello again when you can. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday.
Blessings,
Karen

Cynthia said...

So sorry for your friends loss. This card is lovely and I'm sure will be appreciated. Hope your new job is going okay!

Gina said...

You have made a beautiful card for your friend. Sorry to read the family was in disagreement. This makes the loss twice as hard. Hugs, Gina

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card Lisa, it will be much appreciated I know. Sympathy to your friend, the disagreement wouldn't have been easy at a sad time.

Gosh you had MORE snow? We've had temperatures in the low 20'sC this last few days, cooler today and is forecast for 14C the rest of the week. As you say strange.
Faith
x

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Beautiful card Lisa! I'm sure your friend appreciates it as well as you and all your help! So sorry for her loss! TWENTY inches of snow!!!

Brenda

Esther Asbury said...

What a beautiful card for your friend! I'm sure she appreciates your kind gestures that show how much you care!
I'd love for you to link up to the Cropstop blog where it's always "Anything Goes" as long as you use a product or two from one of the companies they carry in the store. (You did!)
You can check out the current link party here: https://cropstop.blogspot.com/search/label/link%20party

Fikreta said...

so gorgeous card!

Joanna Moore said...

How sad for your friend. We just went through these decisions with my sister. It is so hard to argue with family members about whether or not to give WATER to someone in a coma. Ugh. Sending hugs to you both.

Marilyn said...

This is a beautiful tribute to your friend's Mom and how sad there was conflict before she passed. The card is like a ray of sunshine and hope at such a sad time.

Gail said...

So sad Lisa when we lose our parents - nice card however - your friend will appreciate this card

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Great card. Love the background paper. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenges.
Big Hug!
Iwona