Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Rose

Good evening. How have you been?  I know I don't usually post this late, but I didn't feel much like crafting or blogging today. I decided to plod on anyway.  My heart is so heavy.  I learned this morning that my design teammate and sweet friend, Linda Palmer, passed away unexpectedly yesterday.  Many of you probably know Linda from her blog, Facebook page, design team work and her active participation in the online crafting community.  She was a very kind and caring person, who only had nice things to say to, and about, everyone.  She was always encouraging everyone around her and she was a positive presence everywhere she went.  There was nothing Linda loved more than her family and my thoughts and prayers are with them during this sad time.  Personally, I will miss her very much.

In honor of Linda, here is my card for today:

My center-step card base and mats are GKD Innocent Pink and the patterned papers are from the Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings 6.5x6.5 pad.  The beautiful image is Rose Fairy from AuroraWings.  I printed it on MiC Blending Card and colored it with my Copics and a few ProMarkers and Spectrum Noir pens.  I added pale pink glitter to all the little bubbles, but it's hard to see the sparkle in the photo.  I added lots of Wild Orchid Crafts roses around the base.  A pink satin bow and a few pink pearls from my stash finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be around to visit as soon as I can.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge #2 (monochromatic)
Love to Create #112 (monochromatic and ribbon)
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #80 (Fancy folds)
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #100 (fancy folds)
Divas by Design (inspired by a movie or film title; mine is The Rose)

Have a nice evening and see you tomorrow for my Little Miss Muffet DT post.


  1. So sorry to hear about your friend. I know the lost feeling when it is unexpected as I lost a dear friend 2 weeks ago and had received a birthday greeting from her the day before. Just know that she is smiling down as she know that her crafting friends as well as friends and family are keeping her in their thoughts. Your card is beautiful and a very nice tribute.

  2. I love your beautiful card! So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Your card is a lovely tribute to her. Your colouring is fabulous - the eyes look perfect.

  3. Wow, Carla that is so sad to hear about Linda. Your card is absolutely stunning and will be a wonderful memento for her family. I'm sure they will cherish it.

  4. So very sad indeed, Carla. My thoughts and prayers are with her family as well. Beautiful creation, a positive way to channel sadness or grief. xxx Ann Marie

  5. Such sad news.You sure did create a work of art in tribute to her Carla. It's beautiful. Sending hugs for your hurting heart.

  6. A beautiful tribute to Linda by you Carla. She was such a pleasure to know and so good about sharing the crafting community with everyone. She will be so missed!! Prayers to the family and for her lovely granddaughter going through such a tough time too. Hugs to you sweet lady for your caring and sharing.

  7. I agree with everyone this is a beautiful tribute to Linda. She was a pleasure to know and I love this beautiful piece of art you have made in tribute to her. Our hearts are always heavy when someone in our crafting community passes away. My prayers and thoughts go out to all in her family and thank you for your lovely tribute. I had not heard this yet so I am still in shock. In our sadness we can all relish the fact that we got to know such a lovely person.

  8. So sorry for your loss! What a beautiful card in memory of your friend. I am in awe of the coloring job you did on this card : )

  9. So sorry to hear about your team-mate and friend but I know she would have loved your gorgeous card.

  10. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news, Carla. You've made a beautiful card in her memory.

  11. I'm so sorry for your loss, Carla. Your card is a beautifully heartfelt tribute. Thank you for joining Aurora Wings' "Monochromatic" challenge with such a personally meaningful creation. hugs Mitzi

  12. What a gorgeous way to pay tribute to Linda! I am still reeling today, but maybe can get back into it later...
    Love your coloring, as always, Carla! And the beautiful roses you added really accent the image! Love your added bow, too. :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  13. Oh Carla, so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, her family and friends. Such a lovely tribute to her. Thanks so much for joining our Monochromtic challenge with this gorgeous creation. xxD

  14. Carla, You Totally Rocked this card! Love the beautiful flowers along side your beautifully colored image. Thank You for joining us this time around at Loves Rubber Stamps!
    Good Luck & Tons Of Hugs, Dangina

  15. Carla, I'm so sorry you've lost someone dear to you and for your pain. I didn't get the chance to get to know Linda, but I can certainly attest to her encouragement and kind words in the challenges. Your tribute to her is absolutely beautiful, I hope doing something she obviously loved doing brought you some comfort.
    Many hugs, Sylvia

  16. Hi Carla, I'm so sorry to hear this bad news about your friend... This card is a gorgeous tribute, I love design and your amazing coloring! A beauty. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamp. Hugs, Flo.

  17. Very elegant card - beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create this week.

  18. So sorry to hear about your loss Carla! {hugs}

    You made a Gorgeous card in her memory! Love your coloring and your design is spot on!
    Thank you for joining our Monochromatic with a Ribbon Twist Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  19. So sorry to hear about losing your good friend, your card is a stunning tribute to her! Gorgeous coloring and monochromatic look.
    Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  20. She is going to be dearly missed in our stamping community. She would have gone totally head over heels for this fabulous card and the colors and great design. What an amazing tribute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  21. Such a great project . Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps xx

  22. Super card, great details and a great film choice too, I adore Bette Midler!
    Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week and good luck in the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  23. Hi Carla,
    This looks gorgeous. I love the image & your colouring is fabulous. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
    Andie xx

  24. Gorgeous card Carla - love, love, love the flowers, image and colors you choose for it. Sorry about the loss of your friend. Hugz!


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