Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style-Words of Comfort...


Remember, Amazing Grace will bring us through...
Good Morning friends! It has been awhile, hasn't it? Too long for me, and I'm thankful to have had a bit of studio time today and join in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's Saturday Inspiration! As I was creating this card, a call from my friend's husband to tell me she was back in the hospital rang through. Battling breast cancer has taken the final toll and she will not be returning home. So, I went to hospital to say my earthly good byes.  She is such a strong and courageous woman who I have learned so from much through the years. I will miss her deeply, and know it's only God's Amazing Grace that will bring us through. 

Amazing Grace
The wonderful products used for this card can be found at The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store. The 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" paper pad is Kaisercraft, These Days. The soft subtle colors are beautiful. The key die cut and Remember floral ticket are found in These Days Kaisercraft Collections. This is a packet of 59 die cuts that coordinate with These Days papers! (what a value, and talk about easy!) The checked paper is cut with Spellbinders Labels Twenty One. It was a bit wide after I distressed the papers base edges, so I cut it down the middle and removed 1/4" and attached the two pieces! When I just linked the dies to the store, I saw they were on sale! The flower is found in Prima Reflections Trinket flowers set! 5/8"tan solid plaid ribbon is HERE. The Verve Stamp used is called Amazing Grace and can be found HERE! Oh my, I love the clear stamps, and there is a wonderful selection of single ones in the Stamp Simply Store! I stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, which is HERE


68 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Barb, this card is mouth-wateringly gorgeous! And I am totally with you on how fun and easy it is to use the coordinating Collectables by Kaisercraft. I am so sorry to hear the news of your friend - yes, it is ONLY by God's Amazing Grace that we get through so many sitautions. Take care --

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a beautiful shabby chic design Barb...just lovely!

Thanks to our Heavenly Father that we have hope, even through death.

Kris Turner said...

Barb - what a gorgeous, artful card for this occasion. Your friend is on her most amazing journey ever - back Home- and your thoughtful card will bring great comfort to those still here.

Dee in N.H. said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Sad to hear about your friend....

Anonymous said...

Oooh La La....wonderful card, but sorry to hear your news.

Jan D.
Florida

Ellen said...

What a beautiful card. To create such beauty during such a sad time truly represents your friendship.

Ellen said...

What a beautiful card. To create such beauty during such a sad time truly represents your friendship.

Carol E said...

Such a lovely beautiful card, thank you for creating and sharing it.

lynn said...

i love the creativity you have.. and all those accents are gorgeous.. so vintage looking.. i love it
thanks so much for sharing
lynn

Colleen said...

Beautiful card as always.
So sorry to hear about your friend.I'm sure the family members will enjoy your card and bring them some comfort.
ColleenB

Mary said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!

rlovew said...

Gorgeous card! I love the big bows on it.

Luanne said...

This is so soft and pretty. Beautiful inspiration for me. Thank you!

Bobbi Miller said...

Oh Barb, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. Knowing that she will be with God hopefully will bring you and her family comfort. This is a beautiful card and a wonderful tribute to her. TFS and have a wonderful day!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so beautiful!

lisa808 said...

Vintage beauty to the max! Fabulous card.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card love the distressed edges. So sorry to hear about your friend . Thanks for sharing
Marilyn

Ravengirl said...

What a beautiful, spiritual card! I hope creating it helped bring you some peace too.

Lynda said...

Gorgeous card...love the embellies and the sentiment.

Marisa said...

Your ribbon/flower cluster is amazing!! Gorgeous card.

Serena said...

So sorry that you are losing your friend. Your card is beautiful. I love all the texture.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Barb, your card is amazing!! Love that look and your little special touches are fabulous! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

DottyA Cards & Things said...

The story of your friend just makes this already Beautiful card all that more Special... Love the layers and detail work with all the textures... It's just Lovely!!

JenMarie said...

So very lovely!!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful!

Charlotte Ann said...

Oh, Barb, I know you will miss your friend terribly - as will her family/loved ones. Thank God that we can, in the midst of our loss, know joy in realizing that the end of her earthly journey is just the beginning of an eternity with her Lord and Savior, where she will experience no more suffering. Your card is an exquisite work of art! I love your shabby chic look, and so will the recipient.

Queen Mary said...

Barb, I am so sorry for your loss, how heart breaking to lose a good friend's company. Friends are such wonderful gifts! Your card is also a wonderful gift - the ribbons are beautiful. Blessings to you.

Kelly Sas said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I praise God you know His amazing grace that will help see you through during this time. Your beautiful subtle colors you picked for your card are perfect.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I love your ribbon accent. A fabulous card -Mary R.

kathy s said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend and her family- and this card is so stunning- love the feel it gives.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card....the flower is lovely! Sorry to hear about your friend...may she find some peace.

Sue D said...

Beautiful card and so sorry about your friend.

Cheryl G said...

So sad about your friend...lovely card...

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!

Anonymous said...

This is and amazing card. How beautiful and gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Who wouldn't be honored to get a card like this to feel so special. Thanks again for sharing.
Sandy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your special card...especially at a time like this. Sorry to hear about your friend. Glad you could visit one last time. May she pass gently and have peace.
Lothringen from MI

mountaingirl1163 said...

Simply lovely! Amazing to have that talent especially during this sad time un your life. Hugs

cjgusloff57 said...

What beautiful thoughts of your friend. A gorgeous card and yes, amazing grace will see us through. Thanks for sharing.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow - so gorgeous. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. How true -- God's grace will bring You and her family through. What a beautiful ribbon/lace/flower etc embellishment.

Diana N. said...

What a beautiful card. So sorry about your friend. Please tell her family many people have them in thouthts and prayers.

debra said...

The sentiment spoke to my heart today as I said my earthy good-byes to my Mom last week. She was courageous all the way to the end. It is ONLY God's amazing grace that will bring me through. Sorry to hear about your friend.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

What a stunning card. Your work is always so beautifully creative.

tina said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. Beautiful card.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Deborah said...

This card is so elegant and the setiment touches my heart. TFS :)

Deborah said...

This card is so elegant and the setiment touches my heart. TFS :)

Luanne said...

very beautiful card! love the ribbon and colors are so warm to the heart

Luanne said...

very beautiful card! love the ribbon and colors are so warm to the heart

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

This card is a work of art! Beautiful job!

Rosemary said...

wow... what a beautiful card!!!

Carla S. said...

Your card is stunning, Barb. The papers and embellishments are just gorgeous. So sorry about your friend.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Barb, I'm so sorry about your dear friend. Your card is beautiful and inspiring.

Caryn S said...

Oh Barb this card is beautiful. What a labor of love. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft colors and the gorgeous trims.
DeniseB

Anonymous said...

This card is very lovely and colors are very soft and seem so appropriate for these types of situations. Also, I am sorry to hear of your loss of a family friend.

Bernice P

Betty said...

What a beautiful card, so much to look at. So sorry for your loss of a friend, they are indeed precious to us. But faith and love is there to carry us in these times of need.

Nancy said...

Beautiful card as always. So sorry about your friend.

Julia said...

Fantastic card! Love it!!!

Becki B said...

This card is so very very lovely! I love the colors and everything about it!

jonim52 said...

Absolutely stunning card.

Debbie S said...

Wow, that bow and ribbon make a statement, a beautiful card that will be cherished and remembered from one friend to another.

Kitty said...

Beautiful card, Barb! The colors are lovely and the sentiment IS amazing!

Susan said...

Such a lovely card. Very vintage looking. Beautiful!!!!!

connie said...

This is beautiful! I am sorry to hear about your friend.

christine m. said...

Your friend will definitely know your heart when she receives this. Every detail is a reflection of love and care. It is a beautiful reminder of our Father's comfort too.

gescalante46@yahoo.com said...

Your card is stunning. Sorry to read that you're losing a wonderful friend.

Michie B said...

Just lovely, very feminine. A great reminder of His grace.

pamela said...

These sentiments are amazing! It's so comforting to those people in rough times!

Donna said...

Such a warm and welcoming card!! Just love your lucious bow, wonderful work!!!
Thanks for sharing
hugs
Donna