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Watercoloring-Happy Birthday


Hello,  Yesterday, I said goodbye to a friend of mine that passed away much too young. Carol was a fellow card maker and a Middle School Science teacher too. Hubby was a coworker of hers for many years. Hubby and I attended the funeral together. It was quaint and absolutely heartfelt, and let’s just say perfect. She would have loved it. I could feel her smiling down from above as the songs were sung.  As I was making my card today, I couldn’t help but think of Carol and her family.  I will miss my friend, our talks in the car on the way to our monthly card club, and our luncheons or dinners we often shared together. I will miss her yes, but am also very thankful she is no longer suffering.  She fought a hard battle for the last three years and never got to enjoy her retirement. Cancer Sucks!

As I began today, I had these two challenges in mind; CAS Watercolour Challenge and The Flower Challenge. Over at CAS they asked us to use the Color Wheel.  We were to select two color hues at opposite ends of the color wheel. As you can see above, I chose red and green. Over at The Flower Challenge, it’s still Anything Goes.

I can’t take credit for this layout, I was truly inspired by this stunning card by Debbie Olson. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have stopped by and stared at it.

Hugs, Nanc’

Card Details: Water-coloring and heat embossing, Gina K-Sweet Cameilla stamp set, and Verve’s Sentiment.

8 thoughts on “Watercoloring-Happy Birthday

  1. So sorry for the loss of your friend. Love your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

  2. So sorry for the loss of your friend. You made a beautiful card design for those who loved her.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss Nancy. I am with you when you say Cancer sucks! Another friend of mine told us this week that she has cancer and will be having surgery this morning. my thoughts are with her and you. I love that you were thinking of her as you made this attractive card. All good thoughts.

  4. Your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Nancy…I love classic red & green together for flowers, and love the lay out design too! Thank you so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour! :0) (prayers also being sent as you mourn the loss of your sweet friend!)

  5. I LOVE this layout, Nanc! I’m going to have to CASE this gorgeous card! Your coloring and choice of flowers is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  6. So sorry for the loss of your friend, Nancy. Your card is a wonderful CASE of Debby’s. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Flower Challenge.

  7. Hi Nanc. So sorry for your loss. You will miss Carol so much, but as you said, it’s good that she isn’t suffering any longer.

    Lovely watercoloured birthday card using strong, vibrant colours. So very pretty, especially with the added sentiment across the design. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  8. Gorgeous card, love the repetition of the sentiment.

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