Friday, May 25, 2018

Sending Hugs and Love - Lori Whitlock Papercut Floral Card

πŸ‘‰    “In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

Hi everyone,

One of the most incredible people every born, and a dear cherished friend of mine, recently lost her battle with ALS at just 50 years old and I am heartbroken.  Her best friend and three rambunctious young  boys (who had moved in with her after a difficult divorce) are left to grieve the loss of the woman who rescued them when they had no place else to turn.  Together these two amazing young women rose above their circumstances and created the most lovely home for everyone who lived there.  

In this situation, I didn't want to send the usual sympathy card to my devastated friend.  I just want her to know I am thinking about her with love.  I created the floral cut base for this card with a Lori Whitlock SVG in Cricut Design Studio and then added  layers of die cut and punched flowers.  I embellished with a vellum and gold butterfly and clear rhinestones for the flower centers.  The sentiment is embossed in white on black cardstock and the word "Love" is die cut from a Karen Burniston die.

This card was quite simple to put together but it says exactly what I want to say.  I made a couple of extra cards for my stash because I find it's hard to gear up my mojo when I'm sad!

There is a rainbow in all this, however. I'm excited and thankful to be celebrating my birthday this weekend with my adorable, fun loving, goofy family.  Getting older is a good thing!!!!   

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and create something beautiful.

Sharing this card with:
        Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Handmade Flowers
        Fussy and Fancy Challenge #212 - Favourite Florals
        Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Wk 21 - Anything Goes
        Bitten by the Bug Challenge - May Flowers
        Aud Sentiments Challenge #204 - Summer + A Sentiment
        Craft Rocket Challenge #48 - Use Embellishments


  1. So Cute! Thanks for sharing at Bitten by the Bug 2.
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  2. Sorry for your loss, but happy you shared your beautiful card with us at Bitten by the Bug 2. It's so lovely...

  3. Sending hugs and such a very lovely card. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

  4. Happy Birthday to you! So sorry for your loss. The flowers and card are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  5. This card is a nice expression of yourself. Love the gentleness, what a nice way to show support. thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge last week

  6. beautiful flowers. A great card.Thanks for playing along with us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Shylaa DT@Polkadoodles