Monday, December 29, 2008

Simply Heartfelt



I found out a few months ago that the husband of a girl I went to (grade/middle/high) school with was in a terrible accident at work (he worked construction). I don't even know all of the details, but it was something awful where he had fallen into a hole and was buried alive(!!!). Believe it or not, he lived (thank God!), but he suffered quite a bit of damage to his body, and I believe also some neurological damage as a result. Although we talked occasionally, I was never really close to this girl... but this situation has weighed on my mind this whole time, and I finally decided I was going to make a card and send it off to her to let her know I'm praying for them, and see if there is anything else I can do to help. It just amazes me how your life can change in the blink of an eye, and it certainly makes me grateful for all that I have with my dh and my boys.

The card is just a simple little card, made with Stampin' Up!'s Heartfelt Thanks set. This is one of my favorite sets of all time. I'll never part with it! I made a card similar to this at a stamp camp years ago (probably what made me buy it in the first place, come to think of it). The little bit of green cardstock you see on the front is stamped with SU's Canvas background stamp. The ribbon is a wide purple organdy and SU's copper cord (retired).

I also want to share two more Christmas cards I received since the day I put that collage together. This lovely card is from my friend Deb Felts. She and I serve together on the design team for both Sweet n' Sassy Stamps and i {heart} papers.

And this is an awesome z-fold card I got from one of the toddler moms I chat with (SCS: Tiny Bubbles). Isn't that just the sweetest sentiment/image? I love it.

Enjoy the day!

Sarah

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11 comments:

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

Those Christmas cards are wonderful! I really love the Heartfelt card...so happy that your friend is alive...and so happy that you have your DH and great kids!

Lorie said...

Your card is beautiful and so is the thought!

Courtney said...

oh that is awful! How sweet of you to send it. It is beautiful. So are the Christmas cards!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW, I love all your artworks!!I'm enchanted.
Wish you a Happy New Year!!
Hugs, Anja from germany

Kristine B. said...

You made a beautiful card, and I'm sure it will be appreciated. What a heartwrenching story, but thank the Lord that he's alive!! You know, it's so easy to type "we'll keep you in our prayers" and when you come across so many, we tend to forget, so I'd like to just say a little prayer right now:

Dear Father in Heaven, we thank you for bringing this young man from the brink of death and we just ask You to please heal him and bring him to full health again. Please keep wrap Your loving arms around him and his wife and the rest of the family during this difficult time and bring/restore/make stronger, their faith in YOU! In Jesus name, Amen.
Hugsxx

Holly said...

Sarah, I agree that Heartfelt Sympathy is one of the best sets ever. I'll never get rid of mine either.
The card you made is lovely as is the thought behind it. I'm sure she will be touched.
Cute Christmas cards too!

Shelly Koskinen said...

These are all beautiful cards!

Dani said...

Beautiful card, I know it will be appreciated! :)

Mariska said...

Wow.. that's a terrible story about your friends husband. It's so sweet of you to send them this gorgeous card, a friend of mine lost her husband very young and she found that everybody around her somehow stepped back... probably because they didn't know what to do and say around her. She said that it didn't matter if anybody said anything but just knowing that people thought about her gave her such a warm feeling. I'm sure your friend, even though you are not so close, will feel the same way. All three cards are gorgeous but my favourite is the one four your friend. Not just because of the thought but I think it's very beautiful in it's simplicity.

xxx
Mariska

Janna said...

This is so beautiful!!! Wow, the paper tearing and the color choice and everything! I am sorry to hear about your friend, but how kind of you to think of him!

Smiles,
Janna

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Simply beautiful Sarah. Thank you for sharing!

 
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