My friend Bonnie, has a brother-in-law, who is going through a difficult Cancer diagnosis.

I was asked to make a card for his wife. This is such a hard time for her right now.

These types of cards are always hard for me, for several reasons………

1) Who really wants to make a card for a sad occasion?

2) You need to be careful with what you choose for images, and colors, as well as verses.

3) Its especially hard when you don’t know someone

4) Then comes the writing inside-

Given all the reasons why this type of card is hard it helps me make it though knowing it may make a difference, and that makes it all worth it. Even if you pick the wrong colors, don’t have the perfect words, the receiver will see the time spent to make them a special card, and all will be forgiven-right?

Anyway, so given it was for the couple, I chose to make this card

mytime-loving-thoughts.jpg Loving Thoughts

I personally think I know what NOT to say in a card when going through a Cancer diagnosis. I also know it means a lot just to be thought of, so I hope this covers my bases.

I decided to use Out on a Limb. It is simply said, a GORGEOUS set. The verses are so pretty, and the font sweet, clean and that simple elegance I needed.

I used warm colors-Guava with some gold. Like a sunny paper hug.

Main layer is embossed with my rectangle nestability.

I punched a vellum dove-to add a soft touch to the card. I was happy with the overall simplicity, color , verse and balance of this card.

I pray everything works out for them.

Do you have an ole standby set for cards like this or sympathy? I would love to hear it.

Or, maybe you have a favorite verse/sentiment you use?

I also love an old SU! set-cannot remember the name-I think its called Brighter Tomorrow. Great verses in that one.

I love “Whatever happens God is there to keep you safe within his care”

There are a few other’s in the set as well. I also LOVE Close as a Memory also by Stampin UP!

I think I have some CTMH stuff as well. Need to check. Hopefully I don’t ever have to dust them off!

OK I’m off and inking.

Till tomorrow.