This typewriter paper immediately made me think of one of my sisters, the words are even perfect for her. I didn't want to cover it up, so I kept this card very simple. Michele wanted us to be able to express our gratitude through this kit, so my first is to show my gratitude for my family.
I struggled very much to finish this card and left if many times. I had lots and lots of discarded pieces. I wish I didn't need a sympathy card, but sadly I need more. My cousin's sister-in-law passed away, leaving 5 daughters ages 5-15 behind and my mother's dear friend lost her father and 10-year-old grandson on the same day. So much tragedy, but the tragedies in life certainly bring things into perspective and help you realize the blessings in your life, not the least of which is my belief in God and that families can be eternal.
I believe firmly that you can never say thank you too often. It is a constant goal of mine to express gratitude for even the "littlest" acts of service my family and I receive, so I made this card for that purpose. (I do need to note that when I finished this card, it seemed familiar...I searched and searched to see if I had been inspired by someone. I'm thinking perhaps it was a card by the super talented Laurie Willison. )
My final card is for my rose-loving grandmother. I just have to make cards for her when I see roses. She always used a typewriter at work, too, so it seemed the perfect way to finish it off. Plus, it seemed fitting to finish with another thank you to my family as they mean so very much to me.
And here they are all together. Oh, how I wish I could have made more cards, but October was so full for us (out of town for a week, in-laws visiting for a week, and two children + a husband all currently sick with strep throat) that card making was a luxury I just didn't have much time for. Please be sure to go to the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog, so you can see more of this fabulous kit! Thank you for spending a part of your day with me. I hope this week starts off happily for you!
PS I'm also grateful for the Simon Says Stamp "Anything Goes" Wednesday Challenge and am linking these cards up. :)