Monday, June 12, 2017

The Beginnings of a Sympathy Card

Today I received a handwritten letter from my friend Peggy.  She was the leader of the Bible Study group that I went to at the Catholic Church in Northern New Jersey.  She is in her late 80's and is such a sweetheart.  We've kept in touch since I moved to North Carolina.  I was so happy to receive her letter.

I was very sad to read that her husband recently passed away.  He was 92.  Peggy has a strong faith and my prayers are with her.

I'm making a sympathy card. I love this wildflower bouquet stamp and will add a Bible verse stamp to the card as well. I tried using watercolors to paint the flowers but that didn't work out. (I need to buy some watercolor paper.) Instead, I decided to use my fine tip markers to color the flowers in. I then cut around the bouquet. Tomorrow I will choose pretty floral scrapbook paper to add to the card front and then add the flowers.

If you have a few moments, would you please remember Peggy in your prayers?  Thank you.


  1. So very sorry to hear this... will definitely keep her and her family in my prayers!


  2. Gina, your cards are works of art and I know it will bless your friend. Prayers for that sweet lady.

  3. Such a pretty and thoughtful card, Gina. Sending prayers to your dear friend. Bless her heart. xo Karen

  4. Thank you, ladies for your kind comments and for praying! Much love!

  5. Gina, I will say a prayer for your friend, Peggy. I'm sure she will love receiving your card.

  6. Oh I am sure your friend will be so touched by your card, May God grant her peace and comfort at this time and in the months to come.


We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter