Wednesday, March 23, 2016

You are in my Thoughts


Hi everyone.  Yesterday my dear sweet blogging friend, Karen of Serendipity Dragonfly, passed away.  We met about four years ago when we both joined the design team for the newly formed Addicted to CAS challenge.  Even after Karen left the team a few years ago, we always stayed in touch.

Karen was a very generous, caring, loving individual who always had something positive to say.  Even during her illness, her emails were always upbeat.  The news of her passing was a shock to me.

I made this card to send to her family.  Grief is such a personal experience and so I rarely post sympathy cards that I've made.  But since I knew Karen through on-line card making and know that several of you are also feeling the loss, I thought I'd share my card.

My heart goes out to her husband and family, including her dear sister, Val.  My deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved Karen.

You are in my thoughts, dear my friend.  xx








Stamps:  Full Bloom (Penny Black); Thinking of You (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 400 series)
Ink:  Stampin'write markers:  Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories & Tools:  water mister


34 comments:

Julie B said...

Simply put Loll, stunning card. x

Hannelie said...

So sad . I read about Karen's passing this morning on Darnell's blog. Your card is beautiful Loll. Hugs to you.

Bonnie said...

What a loving tribute to Karen. And what a beautiful card! I know her family will appreciate the beautiful thoughts.

Heidi Stamps said...

So sorry for the loss of your friend. Your card is lovely.

TK said...

Beautiful card, Loll, and very fitting since it was for an online friend's family!

Nancy Stislow said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. You did an outstanding job of water stamping Loll. The soft colors are so soothing for her family!

Di said...

So sad Loll. A beautiful card and I'm so glad you shared it - so many people in Blogland are feeling very sad about Karen.

Hugs

Di xx

Kathyk said...

I was shocked to hear of Karen's passing too, Loll, like you her last e-mail to me was very upbeat, I had no idea she was soo very poorly. My thoughts are with the family

FYI your card us stunning

Kathyk

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

A stunning card and a lovely tribute Loll! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Stamps and Paper said...

Loll Your card is perfect for such a sad occasion ...I've known Karen for around 13/14 years we ran our craft club together she was so talented not just in card making ...I was hoping to see her Tuesday afternoon but sadly that didn't happen.....I will miss her....and so will blogland

Anne x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh my! That is shocking news - your card is beautiful and will be appreciated.

Mac Mable said...

So very ad and so sorry to her about your friend x Your card tribute is beautiful x

nancy littrell said...

I am so sorry Loll for the loss of your close friend. Karen's family will treasure your softly watercolored sympathy card. TFS

Bożena Adamusińska said...

My Dear Loll,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Death always surprises us and throws it knees.
Your card is beautiful. Definitely it like Karen, is sure to bring solace family mired in pain.
Hugs,
BozenA

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathy Loll. What a perfectly beautiful card for a sad occasion! I a, sure she has already seen it sand approved!

Marianne said...

Such a beautiful card in honour of your friend, Loll. I'm sure it will be appreciated by Karen's family. Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

Such a beautiful card, Loll... I'm sure the family will appreciate the time you spent on it.
It looks as though you poured in a lot of love and a lot of yourself into this very touching, very peaceful looking design. It really is so sad but so beautiful to look at.
Take good care of yourself, Loll. X

Susan said...

I was so sorry to hear about Karen. You made a beautiful sympathy card for her family, and I think Karen would be pleased to know that you'd posted it in her honour.

Lee-Anne said...

The soft colors of this beauty are perfect for a sympathy card, Loll! So sorry for your loss of a dear friend...hugs!!!

Valerie Nolan said...

Wonderful card Loll and your words are so appreciated at this difficult time for us. Many thanks
Val xx

Barb Ghig said...

Although I didn't know Karen, I feel for your loss, Loll! Your card is a stunning work of art, and your words a lovely tribute to your friend...I am so sorry for your loss! (((HUGS))), Barb xo

Kylie said...

The perfect card. Simply beautiful xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a beautiful card, Lolly, and a beautiful tribute to our upbeat, talented, and very kind friend! We will miss her always. Love, Dolly

Gail Townsend said...

a truly beautiful card, I am sorry for the loss of your friend, hugs Gail xx

Linda said...

A beautiful card for such a sad occasion xx

JosieD said...

Oh, Loll, I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for openly sharing. I have found the card-making community to be loving and kind people and that shows in the thoughts you shared. Your beautiful card sends your soft, loving message so well.

OH Babs said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful sympathy card Loll.

Tracey McNeely said...

A beautiful sympathy card Loll and thank you for sharing it and your story.

Susanne Vargas said...

Very sad news! I am glad you shared your beautiful card with us! Thank you!

Julia Aston said...

How very sad to lose your friend Loll - what a lovely card to send to her family - I'm sure they will appreciate your making this for them.

MaryH said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of a dear on-line friend, who was also a past member of our Christmas Card Club, in addition to be such a creative cardmaker. Your card is lovely, such a sweet image, beautifully colored, and will be welcomed by Karen's family, I am sure. So pleased you shared it here. Hugs, and Happy Easter.

Cathy said...

Such sad news Loll, your card is beautiful. Cathy x

Brenda said...

I am so sorry for your loss Loll. It's hard to lose friends and loved ones. Even more harder to make sense of it all. I'm sure this beautiful sympathy card will be cherished by her family. Especially since Karen was a card maker herself. Sad news, will keep all in my prayers. Hugs, Brenda

Anita in France said...

I too was so sorry to hear about Karen, Loll ... and so saddened. Your card for her family is beautiful ... she would have loved it. Hugs, Anita :)