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I have been papercrafting for over 10 years now. I love Stamping, Scrapbooking, Altered Items, and basically ALL Papercrafts. By day, I work at a pharmaceutical company where I design and contribute to packaging drugs. On the side, I am also a coach for Fun Stampers Journey and I love to stamp into the wee hours of the night.
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Sunday, May 16, 2010
With Sympathy

Last week I talked about optimism and how I hoped I could find some find some.
My boss, my friend, my cheerleader, and my listening ear Tracy Barr has always been so optimistic.

Thursday we were informed that Tracy's rough fight against cancer had finally beaten him. My heart has been very heavy ever since then.

Of all the cards that I don't like making and can't seem to make ... it's sympathy cards. But work asked me to make a bunch for everyone at work to sign. So I had to try.

Here is what I came up with:
Waterfront

I made this card with the May/June TAC special set called Found Joy. I used the 2 greens again on the water grass and added some blue water and sponged the sky too. I used 2 different Nestabilities on the card. I used Fabulous Frames for the sentiment frame and Thinking of You for the sentiment. The dragonfly is from Garden Joy and is colored with a Stardust Glitter Pen.

I mounted the image on patterned paper and then pop-dotted the title. I added ribbon to the top of the card and viola!

I actually really LOVE how this card turned out!

Bloomin'

I also made this card with the May/June TAC special set called Found Joy. I used the 2 greens on the grass which is the water grass flipped over and stamped off the page. I used the flower stems form that set and then used the flowers from Squiggle Ladybugs (one of my all time favorite TAC sets and about to retire!!). I colored the flowers with copics. I used Fabulous Frames again for the sentiment frame and Savvy Sayings for the sentiment. The dragonfly is once again from Garden Joy and is colored with a Stardust Glitter Pen. I thought it would be great to tie all of the cards together with this sweet dragonfly!

Tracy always loved my cards ... he was so impressed when he heard that I had made it on the cover of the stamping magazine.

He will SOOO greatly be missed by me and my co-workers .. he was such a good guy. I commonly thought I wanted to be Tracy Barr when I "grew up" .... such a kind and giving man. He never got upset and was always calm cool and collected and never appeared stressed. I loved those qualities about him. A true leader.

7 comments:

  1. How difficult it is to have to make a sympathy card when you are close to the individual - but you surely did a great job, love the "greens" on the grass - I think the first is my fav but they are both very nice.

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  2. These are beautiful cards. I am so sorry that you lost such a great boss and friend.

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  3. I am so sorry about Tracy! HUGS! Your cards are really gorgeous!

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  4. So sorry for your loss, and so happy that you had such a wonderful person in your life!

    Your cards are beautiful, and you can see that you put your heart into them.

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  5. You did many beautiful cards for someone very dear to you, it hurts so bad to lose someone so dear. I am sure that you count your blessing for the wonderful friend that you were blessed with. My thought are with you.

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  6. I'm sorry for your loss Chelsea. How sad that is. And so young!! I love your cards.

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  7. Beautiful cards for needing to use for a sad occasion. I'm sorry about the passing of your friend.

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