Monday, January 17, 2011

Well Wishes for a Friend

One thing I've really enjoyed about Facebook is getting in touch with friends from high school. It has been 25 years since those days, and FB has helped me learn about marriages, births of children, careers, and locales of those I ran with back then.

While most of the information I've gleaned has been pleasant, the first news from Brady about our friend Jeff, who has developed a rare disease that has life-threatening implications, was difficult to hear. My first thought? Jeff needs a card.

Another masculine card? This makes 3 this week! What kind of stamp set do you use to make a greeting for someone facing such a difficult trial? I chose Cute By the Inch, a Level 1 Hostess set. Pacific Point is a strong color--I didn't want the card to be too somber--and men like blue, right?

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to space the images evenly on the 4" square card base, leaving the middle open for a sentiment. I chose "The Best is Yet to Be" from Best Yet (retired) for two reasons. I wanted the card to convey encouragement and a forward focus. I also know that Jeff is a Lutheran minister, so I know that he knows that this life is not all there is, and that Heaven awaits if his time comes. I inked that in Tangerine Tango and added just a portion of each of the tile image to the corners. I matted it on TT and Daffodil Delight to infuse more cheerfulness into the greeting.

It'll take the card awhile to get to CA, but I trust it will communicate that he is being prayed for and thought of and that we remember well and value the wonderful person he is.

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