Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Blessing for Annika

I had the pleasure of working with Annika Ryan when we were team mates with Isabelle's Sketchbook.  Annika's mother recently passed away unexpectedly and Annika is struggling with her grief.  Her wonderful team mates at Whimsey Stamps have put together a blog hop to surround her with love.  

Annika is one of the most wonderful people I have met through my blogging experiences.  She is an amazing artist/colorist and is sweet, funny, self-depricating and incredibly supportive of other artists.  I am so sorry for her loss.  She and her family have been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard about her mother.  I was wondering what sort of card to make and it all came together at Mass this morning.  The gospel reading was from the Sermon on the Mount - the Beatitudes.  And when I heard "blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted", it struck me how perfect it was.  I hope that Annika will be blessed and comforted with all the outpouring of love and support of her cyber friends.  

If you would like to join the Circle of Friends blog hop, you can start on Crystal's blog.  If you would like to make a card for Annika, you can link it on Denise's blog.  

And sweet Annika, this one's for you.  I wish many blessings of love and peace for you and your family!

The Details:
Stamps:  Sentiment/Scripture was computer generated, Elements of Style by Stampin' Up! and Very Vintage Labels No. 5 by Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Accessories:  SU Tab Punch, Spellbinders Label Die, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge
Pals Paper Arts - CAS with a Bow (this is as close to CAS as I can get - LOL!)


BrossArtAddiction said...

Simply beautiful Linda, precious sentiment too! :)


Sian said...

Beautiful card Linda, love the monochrome and the sentiment is gorgeous.

angelwhispers said...

This is just amazing and I love everything about it!! Love Chanelle xxx

Crystal said...

Linda, WOW this is GORGEOUS....I LOVE the black and white!! She will so love your creation..Stunning work!!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Linda.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

oh my how beautiful!!!!

Netty said...

It is beautiful and am sure Annika will appreciate it. Have been thinking about her. Annette x

Beverly G said...

That's one of the most perfect sympathy cards I've ever seen. You are a very nice person. Sympathies to your friend.

Cheryl said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card! Thank you for joining in the blog hop for Annika.

Cards by Gina said...

Stunning, stunning card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA this week!

Lori said...

Aww Linda, this is beautiful, she will love it!

Mona Pendleton said...

So elegant and classy! Thanks for playing with the WMSC :)

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