My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Heartfelt Condolances

Hi Everyone,

Well, it's been an emotional week here for me, so that's why posts have been few and far between. I received word that my grandma in Germany passed away.  My dad was gone on vacation, and between trying to get word to him, getting him home and making arrangements, well, you get the idea.  Also, today is the anniversary of my mom's passing, so my heart is definately heavy as I write my post for today. However,  I do know that God is good, and everything will be well again soon. If I haven't been to see you lately in blog land, know that I will be around eventually.

DRS Designs is sponsoring the sketch challenge over at the Card Patterns blog, so I thought I would show off my card I made in support of that.  I hope you can play along for your chance at a great prize :)

Here is the sketch:
And this is my card.  I flipped the sketch and used the following stamps:

Since these cards can be difficult to make, especially when your heart is hurting, I like having a few of these at the ready.

If you are feeling especially sketchy, the challenge at the DRS Designs blog this week is a sketch as well.

Here it is:

If you want to see my card for inspriation, just click here to go to the challenge :)

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Other challenges for this card:
Crafty Purple Frog-Yellow and Green
Delightful Challenges-Spring Colors
Dutch Dare-Tic Tac Toe (Bright Colors, pearls and ribbon)
Paper Crafting Journey-Anything Goes w/Paper
Scrapbook Sisters-Spring Flowers

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Markers: Copic, gel pen, Ribbon: Offray, Pearls: Darice, Dies: Spellbinders


Donna Ellis said...

Gorgeous card, Karin. The shading in the lily is soft, yet provides plenty of color and dimension. The layers are impeccable - the black makes all the other colors come alive. TFS

Anonymous said...

Very lovely card. You are in my prayers.

E. Marie said...

Karin, just wanted you to know that I posted the previous comment. Blogger is being strange again for me. I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you during this time.

Mrs A. said...

Karin, your card is perfect for the sentiment that it expresses. Thinking of you and know the upset that you are going through. We lost my FIL this time last year and now have my mum very ill in hosiptal. Sis and I have had to place Dad into a care home as Mum is his registered carer. Very worrying times. Such a lot of legal paper work to be gone through. You are in my prayers. Hugs Mrs A.

Susie Little said...

Thank you for joining in with "Yellow & Green" at The Crafty Purple Frog with your Super, Fantastic card!xxx

Amanda R said...

Karin, so sorry for you and dad right now. You will be in my thoughts. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, very elegant and wonderfully colored.

Jennifer E. said...

So sorry for your loss Karin. I hope you are comforted by the wonderful memories you had with each loved one. ((Hugs))

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Very pretty card , but so sorry for your loss. Yet, Thankyou for sharing at Dutch Dare. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda said...

So sorry to hear of your loss and the anniversary of your mum. This is a beautiful sympathy card and thank you so much for taking the time to share it with us at the Crafty Purple Frog.

1CardCreator said...

I am so sorry for your loss Karin. Your card is beautiful. Take care, I will say a special prayer for you and your family.

The Paper Parade said...

Karin, this is beautiful. I love the combination of yellow and black, and it is just the perfect card for sympathy.

Cheryl said...

Oh Karin, I'm so sorry to hear you lost your grandmother. Your sympathy card is beautiful.

Lindsey said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother. This is a beautiful card.

alethea said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother!! My nan passed away recently too so I know what a sad time it is for you. Your card is beautiful!! THanks for joining us at PCJ for our Anything Goes Challenge!! HUgsxx

Angela said...

My condolences dear. You have created a very beautiful sympathy card. Thank you for joining us at Little Darlings Challenges, hugs, Angela

Charlene said...

Beautiful card, Karin...our prayers continue to be lifted for you and your family.

Emily Leiphart said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother, Karin! I didn't realize you had such a difficult weekend when we were emailing. This card is lovely even though it was hard to make. You are in my thoughts!

Dot said...

So sorry for your loss, Karin.
Your card is pretty and lovely.
Thank you for joining our Tic Tac Toe challenge at DDCC.


I am sorry Karin...even in the midst of crisis you made such a DELIGHTFUL card! It is adorable and so creative. The colors are great and so is your work. It is clear you put in alot of work. Smiles - Samara DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES DT

Splashbunny said...

Very nice take on the sketch.
Thank you for joining us at PCJ for our Anything goes challenge.
Good luck in the draw.

Monica said...

Oh Karin, my apologies that I missed this post... sorry about your Gran, I know how special they are... hope you are more healed now. Will pray for you...

Your card is stunning...love the gingham ribbon and the image is so very elegant.

Hugs to a special blog buddy,


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