Thursday, July 28, 2016

Summer's Treasure

Hello Readers,

For today I am playing along with Sunday Stamps. As you will see this card is all about celebrating a life that was lived with love, devotion, and kindness. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


This is an unusual color palette for a sympathy card.
I thought however the sentiment needed bright colors that celebrate a life well lived.
 These bright and cheery colors reflect the attitude of the recipient.
Botanical Blooms seemed to be a perfect for this color palette.
Challenges Entered:
Sunday Stamps: SSC131- It's Color Time



My cousin called the other day to tell me the news that I have been dreading for so long. Her dog, Summer, passed away at the age of fourteen. She was a loving, patient, and kind animal who loved being close to you. So much so that when making dinner she insisted laying down between the cabinets and her people; no exception!  Our family dogsat for Summer a few years back when she did something very unexpected. Summer would always bark only when my cousin sneezed, and again, this was no exception! I happen to allergic to dogs, so naturally I sneezed when she was at our house. Well she barked at me! Unheard of since she only barked for my cousin. I knew right then we had a bonding moment. From that day forward every time I or my cousin sneezed she would bark. It is true a memory becomes a treasure. This memory has become my treasure. Thank you Summer. We will miss you.

Well I am ready to go bed so I want to say goodnight and thank you so much for joining me. I really appreciate your visit and hope that you will drop by again! Until then however, take care and happy crafting!!

All the best,
Shawna 

8 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Sad but uplifting story and I love the explosion of colour, lets celebrate her life, she was loved and gave love. Thank you for sharing x

Claire Broadwater said...

Shawna, I am so sorry to hear your sad news. I know that is difficult to lose a pet. This card is just perfect for your cousin. She will cherish it! I know it was made with love. So happy you could join us at Sunday Stamps! XX

Leena Girsa said...

It sounds like Summer was a very special dog, not only in your cousin's life, but in yours too. Your card is a very fitting tribute to a special pet. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sunday Stamps this week.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful sympathy card. I am so sorry for the loss of Summer, sounds like she was a wonderful companion.

Thank you for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps.

Heidi Baks said...

This is an absolutely beautiful card! I just love the imagery you've created here. Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

Monika Reeck said...

so sorry for the lost my friend
but you made a very beautiful flower and dog card
this is so funtastic made
and i am jealous with your DIES with those flowers
so adorable made and I AM IN LOVE
great made and see my last post please my mom Visit me in Munich until sept middle
yaay
also not much crafting and visiting blog I am so sorry
but I will visit you time to time sweet friend
hugs
Monika

Annette Elliott said...

Yes, the bright colors for your fantastic sympathy card are perfect in celebrating your pets life or life of someone dear is perfect. Love your window and and 3D effect. Just stunning! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps! this week.

Teresa Kline said...

so pretty! I am so glad you played along with us at
sunday stamps!


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