Friday, June 24, 2011

With Sympathy

I've said it before, but I have a hard time making sympathy cards. I get bogged down in thinking about what they're for. 
Supplies: paper & vellum bird from K & Co;
sympathy stamp from Wordsworth;
Dusty Concord Distress Ink

Supplies: Paper & floral die cut from K & Co;
Vintage Photo Distress Ink;
sentiment from Cornish Heritage Farms;
pearls & ribbon from stash

Supplies: paper & corner flourish stamp from Bo Bunny;
Vintage Photo Distress Ink;
sympathy stamp from CHF;
Vellum bird & frame from K & Co;
Wilton doily; Basic Grey brads 
If I thought the first part of this week was hard...a full day at middle school yesterday convinced me otherwise. Connor came away having had fun for most of the day, I came away with pages of notes on teachers & classes, and an overwhelming feeling of panic. He's not ready. He won't have any aide support, and my fear is that when he struggles, they will remove him from his mainstream classes because it's easier. And I feel myself getting upset again, so that's all about that for now.

Tonight is the Grade Six celebration - and Connor volunteered to give a speech! He's excited for it, and thankfully Grammie is able to make it even with the short notice. We'll have to take some video so everyone else can see it. I have a feeling there will be some tears on my part.



Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful sympathy cards, Jessi. So sorry to hear that you are having a tough week. If it's any help, I'm having a tough one, too. Hang in there, OK?

Anonymous said...

I always say sympathy cards are the hardest, but they can be the most meaningful. I love your set.

Hugs to you as you struggle with your fears and that better days are ahead for you.

lisa a.

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

All 3 are very beautiful - my favourite is the 2nd one.
It´s hard to make them...

JJ Bolton said...

I know what you mean about making sympathy cards. And the older I get, the more I need them.

The cards you made are lovely and I'm sure they will bring much comfort to those receiving them.

Hope Friday went well and hope your worries ease up next week.


Theresa said...

Jessi - I thought I was following your blog...but none of these cards have come through. These are stunning - just beautiful. I especially love the middle card. Fantastic work.

Anonymous said...

Such elegant cards Jessi. I agree with you sympathy cards can be very difficult to make.