Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 40

My 2nd posting of the day...I know very unusual. This is a quick post and then I am off to make Jordan's birthday party invitations.  I was ready to get started on them this morning only to discover I was out of color ink.  He found a very cool movie poster for his invites- Star Wars theme- so you know it will suck up the ink.

My card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and you all know I love their sketches.  I've made a sympathy card for this sketch so I have kept it rather simplistic- by MM standards. So it is kind of in between the 2 sketches they provided.

The photos aren't the best because it was such a dark, dreary day here-goes well with the sentiment, though.  I actually made 3 of these cards yesterday.  I made them for 3 of my cousins whose mother passed away last week.  My aunt was 80 so she had a very good run but she will be greatly missed.  I hadn't seen her in 10yrs, the last time at my wedding actually, but she was always my favorite.  I spent a summer with her when I was in college.  I grew up in a small town and jobs were scarce so she found me and a girlfriend a summer job in her company- the department of tourism for the state of Oklahoma. I will always cherish the memories of that summer- we had a blast!

Ok back to the card- the sentiment is computer generated, the beautiful cross is a digital image from Sugar Creek Hollow and if you haven't visited them you need to. They have some beautiful images! Tracy's has done an outstanding job with her site and it is just beautiful.  I printed the image on cream colored card stock and then embossed the cross with black embossing powder. (very hard to tell in these pictures).  My dp is from the Basic Grey Origins collection- this is my new favorite for basic grey!  I've embellished with ivory colored lace, black ribbon and the white pearls.

Ok that is it for today. I will be back tomorrow with some really cool Star Wars birthday invitations. haha


Priscilla said...

Oh this is just lovely..I think it turned out great and I like how you used both sketches to make it your own this week :) I hope you post your sons invites..I really would like to see them :) Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day.. I “LOVE” that you are around to share with us and your work fills my heart with joy. Hope your weekend was filled with lots of love and of course crafting ;) Be sure to check the sneak peek.
Sending LOVE your way <3 <3 <3
MMSC Hostess

Carol said...

This is so gracious and wonderful. The colors you chose and the embellishments give this a regal and elegant look. Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness this week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Janice - I am so glad you could join us today at the MMSC. Your card is so elegant and serene. It is hard to make sympathy cards and you have fine it beautifully! I love your image and the way you have done the side panel! Beautiful! It is great to have you playing along this week with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge your cards are such a delight to see. We look forward to seeing you next week!
Linda MMSC Design Team

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

gorgeous cards! my hubby grew up in OK - tulsa & eufaula.

hugs ♥