Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Celebrate The Occasion #28

This week is a sketch challenge at Celebrate The Occasion.
And here is the sketch to follow.

I created this card to send to a dad and his three sons who go to our school.  The boys mom died  suddenly this past week.  She was our PTO President and such a vibrant part of the community.  We are all still stunned over it.  she worked in our school office last Friday and was on life support Sunday from a blood clot in her leg.  She had surgery on that foot earlier in the summer and all seemed to be going well.  The blood clot caused her to go into cardiac arrest twice Sunday on the way to the hospital.  She just lost too much oxygen for her brain and organs to recover.  I don't feel too much like celebrating the occasion, but I do celebrate her and the wonderful life she lived.    Here is the card for her family.

The paper is from DCWV.  The ribbon is from Offray, and the flowers are Prima with little gold glittered brads.  The cross was cut from the Easter 2010 cartridge.  And the flourishes are from the Cindy Loo cartridge.  The sentiment stamp is a Scrappy Moms Stamp.  

I hope that you will go to Celebrate The Occasion  to see what Design Team #2 has created for you.  but most of all I hope you will join the challenge and show us how the sketch inspired you.   


  1. Beautiful card!
    Laurie fellow DT member

  2. Hi Charlotte, great card...amazing! ~Shen

  3. So sad - my prayers are with the family. Your card is beyond special.

  4. Beautiful sympathy card!
    Just perfect!

  5. Beautiful card! What a tragic loss. Prayers for you and your community.

    Nicole -CTO DT

  6. Nice job very pretty Sympathy card.

    DIANA L.

  7. Beautiful card! I love the colors and the way you added the cross! Fabulous sympathy card!

  8. Really beautiful sympathy card, sorry for your loss.

  9. Beautiful card. Love the colors. So sorry for your loss.

  10. Oh wow, Charlotte, what a tragic loss. This is a very beautiful sympathy card. The colors are so pretty and I love the embellishments :)


  11. Charlotte, this card is just beautiful!

  12. Charlotte your card is beautiful. My prayers go out to this family. You are such a thoughtful and caring person.
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  13. Beautiful card.So sorry for your loss.

  14. I'm so sorry for your loss, such a sad story. I'm sure her family will appreciate your beautiful card.

    ♥ Rayna

  15. What a gorgeous sympathy card! I am so sorry about your loss, that is so sad.
    Sherrie K

  16. Oh, Charlotte, your beautiful card must have meant so much to the family in this time of great loss... I'm so sorry to hear of this tragedy and will continue to keep all those touched by this sadness in my thoughts and prayers...

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

    Your CTO DT Sister,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com