Thursday, August 11, 2011

Farewell to Lily

I'm very close to my aunt and uncle in Florida and have countless treasured memories. Last Christmas Mr. Gears and I were able to celebrate Christmas with them and my grandmother. One of the joys of visiting their home is spending time playing with their sweet fur child, Lily. Sadly, Lily became quite ill and journeyed to the Rainbow Bridge recently. Lily was much more than a pet to all of us and will be missed greatly. I wanted to send a card, but realized I didn't have any appropriate dog images. Instead, I went with a subdued general creation. Here's a pic of Lily and her parents from Christmas.
Do You Stack Up Challenge #32 ~ Emboss It
Creative Stamp Friends Challenge #31 ~ Handmade Background Instead of using DP for the background, I used an embossing plate and then sanded it for more texture.
Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Grow Your Own Flowers
I created a 3D flower with stamps, a scissor, a brad and scraps for leaves.
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #67 ~ Flowers
365 Cards Day 37 ~ Pure Contentment
This color palette always gives me peace and contentment and thoughts of Lily do as well.
365 Cards Day 57 ~ Say it With Subtlety
365 Cards Day 156 ~ When Life Hands You Lemons Create a card to cheer someone.
Charisma Cardz Challenge #32 ~ Distressing
My Creation
Flower Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Distressed Life 
Stamps: SU Vintage Vogue
Paper: SU CS (Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant)
Ink: SU (Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant)
Accessories: SU Brad, SU Die, SU Embossing Plate, Sandpaper
Techniques: Distressing, Embossing


  1. Very pretty card and lovely sentiment. So sorry to hear about Lily - our pets really are such a large part of the family.
    Hugs to you and your aunt and uncle.
    Thank you for sharing this card with us at DYSU this week xx

  2. Such a lovely card and sweet flower!

    So sorry to hear about your fur baby, Lily. It's heartbreaking when they pass on. I'm dreading that day coming. They love us unconditionally, no matter what!

  3. Perfect card for the very sad occasion. Love the embossing and the flower! I'm sure your Aunt will love it. My furbaby of 14 years died in Dec. and cards meant the world! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental sundays this week!

  4. Such a pretty card. Love the flower. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


  5. gorgeous and so stylish your flower is amazing
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this time would love to see you next time too

  6. Beautiful tone on tone card and lovely sentiment. Thank you for joining our EMBOSS IT challenge at DYSU. It’s a pleasure to see your work!

  7. You did a great card for this very sad occasion. Colours and the big flowers are wonderful!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative stamp Friends!

  8. wow, what a fantastic creations, great papers.

    Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

    A nice greeting Andrea from germany

  9. A great card hun! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week! xxx

  10. What a lovely card in a beautiful colour scheme!

  11. Gorgeous card ... love the colours and flower. I'm sure your aunt and uncle will appreciate it.

  12. Beautiful card and such a touching post! I'm so sorry about Lily. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  13. well isn't this just a gorgeous little creation?! i love the purple, and that flower is absolutely stunning. the inside detail is perfect! thanks so much for playing along with the Charisma Galz this week, and come back tomorrow when we kick off a new challenge! :D


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