Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Comfort Card, Memphis Photo's

Hello my crafty friends, I hope your Tuesday is off to a great start. It is a busy week here between the dogs and outings. 

I have the card to share that I made to for the family that lost two children in the auto accident. The more I hear about this accident the more I pray for this family. The one child that wasn't killed instantly, the family donated her organs to go help other children to live. Such a selfless act on behalf of the family and at such a difficult time to make this selfless act. I can't even image. It was hard enough losing my beloved DH, but to lose a child and not just one child, but two-again I just can't even imagine! I hope this card and others helps bring come comfort to them all. It looks better in person too. Not sure why it doesn't look as well here on the screen. Such as it is. 

Left the inside mostly blank except for this sentiment because I wanted to write in the card.

Thanks for all your advice on my Christmas card from Sunday. I am going to see how a sentiment will look on it by holding one up on vellum or the stamp. If I don't like it I will leave it as is. 

Oops, I published before I put in my photo's from Memphis. What a great time Memphis was. Loved getting to "know" Elvis better in Memphis. He really was a wonderful man and good to so many people. They adore him in Memphis as they should! 

Sun Studio's where Elvis recorded his first record, "That's Alright Mama".  Edited to say that Elvis's first recording wasn't "That's Alright" it was "My Happiness". "That's Alight" was the first recording that was played on the radio.

The restaurant where Elvis loved to eat. I wanted to try his Peanut butter/banana sandwich, but wouldn't you know they ran out of banana's and came back and asked me to order something else. Will be making it here at home to try it! You mash your banana and mix with the peanut butter and spread on toast. Then you melt some butter and grill the toast. We will be how it taste here when I buy some banana's. lol  So I ended up order french toast and it was the best french toast I've ever had! And grits of course, have to have my grits when down south as well as at home.  

This street was similar to the one in Nashville, a party street, only we didn't come down in the evening when it was hustling and bustling. The tour guide told us as the evening fell, children had to be home and it was adult time then. Curfew for children in Memphis. 

St. Judes, a statue of Danny Thomas and his children.

Graceland. Can't go to Memphis without going to Elvis's home. I love it. I love that it wasn't over the top huge, but still big. The rooms were comfortable and elegant. The jungle room was interesting but fun. The pool room where the pool table was was interesting too. If you want to see and know about the history of Graceland, this is a great video to watch. You will see the inside of the house. We weren't allow up in the private area's of the home upstairs, but they do show Elvis's bedroom in this video. 

A huge tourist attraction in Memphis as well. The Pyramid. It houses a huge Bass Pro shop in it as well as a hotel of cabins! See that white balcony at the top? You can pay $10 to go up there and walk out on it, it has a glass bottom. Thanks but no thanks! lol 

Again so much to see and do in Memphis, so this is just a little taste of the city. I hope you enjoyed it. I know I love being there and would love to go again someday if able. If not, I am very thankful to have been blessed to go!

As always thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit me. Your comments always bring much joy and sunshine into my life and I appreciate you all. I will be by once again soon. Getting behind already! What's new there?! lol But I will be by to visit at least for one post if not more soon.

Sending crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
DIO-Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, Broken China
My Creative Time-Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More
INKADINKADO Stamps-sorry no stamp name on the packaging
Maymay Made It- You Faith Is Showing Stamp set
Make Up blending brushes from Amazon
Post it notes to mask off the area I wanted to ink blend


jimlynn said...

More fabulous pictures from your trip - although I'll have to pass on the sandwich.
Love your pretty card and know it'll be appreciated. So sad about that family.

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful card for a very difficult situation Brenda - I do love that they were able to donate their child's organs - such a blessing to many other families while they are grieving.
Loving your holiday photos - good on you for travelling, and seeing cities that you have so enjoyed.

Vickie said...

I was there in 2013. I loved it..

I Card Everyone said...

I adore your sympathy card, Brenda, as I'm sure that wonderful family will. Bless your caring heart! and bless those parents who made such a wonderful decision at a hard time such as this.
Thanks for sharing the photos of your fun trip - I would love to have you as a tour guide - if I'm ever lucky enough to go to Memphis, I'll let you know! and I would love to make you that peanut butter banana sandwich - though I will do it MY WAY!

Mac Mable said...

Such a thoughtful and beautiful card x. Fabulous photos and what wonderful memories for you x

Nstiz said...

This is one of my all time favorite stamps and you did a gorgeous job on your gradient. I enjoyed the photos from Tennessee too. I've never been there. This was such a fun post!

Carol L said...

I sent that family a card too - it's unimaginable what they're going through. The sentiment inside the card is just perfect too! As for the photos - thanks for the memories :) We were fortunate enough to visit Memphis and Elvis's home many years ago but I still have such great memories of it to this day. So glad you had a good time on your trip but I'm with Lynn - I'll pass on the sammich! I'm just not a nanner person by any means LOL

Bonnie said...

This is such an inspiration and I'm sure will be appreciated. Such a sad and trying time for that family. Love the pictures. That's probably the closest I'll ever get to Memphis!

Darnell said...

Your card will bring the family much comfort, Brenda. It is impossible to imagine such a tragedy.

Thank you for sharing more of your photos from Memphis. You clearly had an amazing time and covered all the highlights to make the most of the holiday!! Hugs, Auntie

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card! Love seeing your photos from your trip!
Have a great day!

Inkyfingers said...

Hi Brenda,
I'm just stopping by to say I hope you are well and that lovely things are happening for you.
Wishing you a wonderful 2020.
Carol xxx