Sunday, July 8, 2012

There is Always a Reason to Smile

This is the third card in the series of the "Reason to Smile" stamp set.  Although it's a card that we often have difficulty creating as it depicts a sad time in a life.

Why do I say there is a reason to smile?

There are always loving memories for the people left behind and those memories can bring a smile to our faces.

We remember the person for the joy that they brought to our life and we carry them in our hearts forever.

And, that in itself, is a reason to smile.

Stamps: A Reason to Smile (July Promotion), Teeny Tiny Wishes (c – 127802, w – 115370, p. 1332012-2013 AC)
Paper: Naturals White, Raspberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits,  Bitty Banner Framelits, Pearls, Markers: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Raspberry Ripple,  3/4” Circle Punch, Raspberry Ripple Ribbon, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack

I added a frame to the Apothecary framelit die by cutting a piece of card stock slightly larger than the rectangle and then added 2 circles to either end to create the half circle.

I also played with the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and outline the inner portion on the pink pirouette and the outside on the Raspberry Ripple.

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  1. Simply beautiful! Love the use of the framelit die and the ribbon on this. So very pretty.

  2. wow, how pretty! Love the flowers and pearls.

  3. Great color combo and great card. I love the addition of the pearls too. Very classy. TFS.

  4. I love this gorgeous sympathy design, Karen! What a delicate beauty!

  5. Karen Love your Reason to Smile series of cards. All are beautiful. Love the colors and I like all the labels you've used too. Very nice.
    PS: I have the set and haven't even opened it yet! Seems I have so many like that lately. Keep saying I'm NOT going to buy this/that and before you know it.... I buried in sets. OMG.
    Just been a crazy year for me I guess.

  6. Beautiful! THIs is one of my favorite color combos! I used it on my blog card today, too - lol! Lovely work, Karen!

  7. Such a gorgeous card Karen, and I am loving the imagery and colors as a Sympathy Card! The die cut shaped you have layered as the focus are gorgeous! You are so right there is always a reason to smile if you are looking at the right side of life, and your card today has made me do just that! :)


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