Sunday, January 31, 2016

With Sympathy

Hello crafty friends, hope you are having a relaxing Sunday. I made a little resolution to myself to make more than one card when I am making cards. So my challenge is to make at least 2 cards, but would prefer to make 4, assembly line style to place in my stash. I didn't make 4 of these cards, but did make 2. So I'm pretty happy about that, but unfortunately I will be using one of them. But that's ok, cause I made two and the other one can go into my stash. Since the passing of my beloved husband, I have found this saying and I just love it because one night early after his passing, my husband's cousins came over and we got in the hot tub. While sitting and talking, I see a shooting star. No one seen it but me. Then I switched seats and saw another shooting star! No one but me saw it again. Next thing I knew there went another shooting star for the 3rd time. You guess it, I was the only one who saw it. I believe my beloved was sending me a message, then I found this saying and fell in love with it as it seem to have meaning to me. They have angels with this saying on the angel and I plan on getting one for my bedroom because it just reminds me of this time when I saw the 3 shooting stars. You might be asking why I saw 3 shooting stars. Well, Dwayne always gave me 3 kisses before leaving the house, whether he was going up to the farm, off to work or where ever. It was always 3 kisses, so I think he sent me the 3 shooting stars! Yes, that was my amazing husband....

Again I used Mojo Monday Sketch 431 for this card as well. Thanks so much for taking time out of  your day to visit me. I truly appreciate you visit and your comments as well. You certainly make my day brighter for me!! Crafty hugs, Brenda





Recipe:
Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge-"stars", the cloud I hide and didn't cut
Cricut Wild Card Cartridge-"with sympathy"
CardzTV Stamps "Basic Borders" for the inside star border
My Creative Time-"3 Stars" Stitched Dies
Stampin' Up-"Love and Sympathy" stamps-I believe that this set has been discontinued
Cricut Explore Write feature "Baby Steps" font for the saying

21 comments:

Carol L said...

I loved hearing your story of the shooting stars, and I can see why you were compelled to create this card! It's such a heart-warming thought to know our loved ones are always with us in spirit! The saying inside is beautiful, and the card is so pretty with those 3 stars representing 3 kisses both outside and inside the card! I love how your experience motivated you to create this card :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

A lovely card Brenda my dear friend and what a lovely story you have shared with us, it brought a tear to my eye and a lump to my throat, just beautiful, and the sentiment is so apt! Lovely to know that your dear Dwayne is happy and still 'kissing you' from above! Thank you for sharing! Have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Marilyn said...

Beautiful!!

Vickie said...

I love it. And the saying on the inside.

jimlynn said...

With tears in my eyes I have to tell you this is so inspiring and beautiful. I love your card inside and out and just knowing that it represents those three kisses tugs at my heart.
A beautiful post and a beautiful card Brenda.
Lynn

LesleyG said...

what a lovely story, big hugs xxx

Lisa said...

Oh Brenda, your story of the three shooting stars brought tears to my eyes!! I do believe he was sending you a message that he's in Heaven with God and he's happy and he wants you to be happy again, too. This is truly stunning my friend!! I'm so sorry you needed to use one. Love the card and even more, I love the post!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Leslie said...

Brenda, that is a beautiful saying and a beautiful story to go with it. <3 Glad to see you creating - and what a pretty card it is. I have been quite busy in January, but hope to be back blogging more. Looking forward to seeing more of your cards!!

MaryH said...

I liked hearing about the shooting stars (and happen to have this stamp from long ago, and sadly have had to use it more than I'd like). I liked your memories of why the 3 stars had such meaning for you too. Good for you at keeping your resolve to make at least 2 cards when you're in the craft room. I should follow this myself! And this one turned out very pretty too. I like the design layout, the pretty papers. Love the way you've tied in the star & cloud symbology
with the inner verse. It's a lovely and creative card, TFS &Hugs

Sharon said...

WOW!!! That is totally awesome Brenda!!! Love your card, too. And the saying is so wonderful!! :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful card dear Brenda, and what a beautiful gift of God in giving you those three shooting stars indeed!! And how precious the gift of three key ss s as Dwayne left each time, too dear sweet friend.
Well done also on two cards each time you make one. I'd struggle there. :) praying for you and dear ones too,
Shaz in oz.x

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Beautiful card Brenda... and such a sweet story of the shooting stars... its probably your hubby 100% sending you his love in the form of threes... he's amazing for sure! Glad you had that experience... he knows you needed some type of assurance that he is with you and he gave it to you... embrace that and continue to talk to him every day!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful story. The saying is lovely and I love your card. I think you interpreted the stars just perfectly.

I Card Everyone said...

I do believe, I do believe, I do believe!!!! Lovely, Brenda, your card, that sentiment, and your story! big xxx ...
=]

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful sentiment and I can see why it touches your heart in a special way! A lovely sympathy card!

Loll said...

Brenda, thank you for sharing your amazing story of the three shooting stars. And the words in your card are so beautiful, I can see how much they mean to you. Your story brought tears to my eyes. It shows that Dwayne is there with you. Take care, you are always in my thoughts. Loll xx

Anita in France said...

What a lovely post, Brenda ... and a wonderful message you had from Dwayne with those shooting stars ... the saying in your gentle card captures your experience so beautifully! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

This is the most wonderful, inspiring story of true love that never leaves. I'm so happy you heard from Dwayne in your own special language. Sending three shooting stars is so beautiful. That is a beautiful sentiment and so perfect for a sympathy card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love that sediment, too, Brenda, and I have tears over your sweet sharing of the shooting stars and Dwayne's three kisses! How blessed you were to have been loved by that man and now have all those memories in your heart and head that so many women only dream of having! And even after death he is still always with you in so many ways! It makes my heart smile to think of it! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Auntie Darnell

moknowsall said...

wonderful. I believe it is him. Whenever I see a hummingbird come to visit while I am in the yard, I believe it is my mom visiting. I usually talk to it out loud too.

scrappymo! said...

Loved hearing your story of the shooting stars. with hat you shared about your husband and the 3 kisses, I am sure that the shooting stars were from him too. Sending love to you...

Great card, Brenda.