Thinking of You - with Flowers

Good evening. Happy to report that DH is safely back in the house again, after a nice time away. Said it was very productive, with lots of projects started & finished, and some fun times going to big flea markets, estate sales, eating some yummy New England foods. Not great news to report on the bathroom project: what little that had been done, had to come out. (floor pan had been installed - then the greenboard drywall, and marble folks had shown up to replace the walls). I noticed something that I questioned. Contractor said "can work with this". Repeated what he said to the marble fellas who were to install the walls, and they started shaking their heads "No you can't do it that way". So after a conversation with all concerned parties...decision was made to remove what had been done, do the floor in that area first - so things will fit. Not happy at all, BUT glad that it was caught before walls had to be removed again..

DH asked me to do a card for a family bereavement for the folks in New England, so here's today's card.

- Hero Arts You're So Lovely clear stamp set - inked with HA ombre inks, and Memento inks. Stamped foliage using the Mini Misti. Flowers cut out, applied with dimensional tape. (didn't want to bother with masking, so that's why the flowers were just hand cut).
- upper corner was an old Stampscape branch inked with Memento greens.
- HLS Thinking of You stamped with Memento Northern Pine ink, using the Mini Misti 
- purchased card base stamped with IO Cover a Card Diagonal Lines, inked with Memento green.
Card is in the mail...pretty easy to stamp and assemble. I LIKE easy.
Thanks for joining me this afternoon. Hope your weekend has been great. Quiet around here, but nice to have things somewhat back to normal. Hugs & Blessings.


  1. Sorry for your floor,Mary, I wish you to have your home repaired soon!
    Quick and easy card, but so beautiful! love your own backround, I thought that it was a dp!! Lovely flowers and foliage! The Misti is a great resource. My handmade misti is still to repair. I think I will put my hands on it in July, when I will have time to stay at home, finally! :D

  2. Beautiful card, a lovel design, Mary. Cards for this kind of occasion are difficult to make, but this one is just perfect. xx

  3. What an elegant, beautiful card this is, Mary!! Those flowers are absolutely stunning!! I love the leaves and the colors!! It looks amazing.

    Ugh, sorry about the bathroom problems but it is good that you caught it early. I hope the rest of the reno goes smoothly!! Have a wonderful evening my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. This is a very thoughtful card to send and that your hubby mentioned this for you to do. It is lovely and sweet. There is always something when it comes to renos. I hate that especially since it means more money and time. I hope it will get fixed up soon enough.

  5. So sorry about the bathroom issues, but hopefully all will be resolved now that the problems have been discussed. Better to ask/act now before it's all installed wrong! Glad the hubs made it back home safely too. What a pretty card this one is! I really like those layered swirly florals and that soft diagonal-design card base makes the perfect backdrop for them! I like easy too :)

  6. Clever design, Mary! I like easy too! I did laugh when you didn't want to mask! I avoid that whenever possible! Love the corner foliage on this one too! Love the hand cut flowers and the fabulous colors!

  7. Lovely sympathy card, Mary. I'm sure your loving thoughts will bring comfort to those who are sad. Glad you have resolved the icky bathroom issues. Hopefully things will progress without a hitch from now on. Hugs, de

  8. Sorry for your loss. The family will have a beautiful handmade card that really shows how much you care! I am sure they will appreciate this beautiful card.

  9. Glad DH is home safe. Sorry about the reno troubles. It's so good that you followed up before there was more work done that had to be removed as well. Hope things so smoother from now on.

    Lovely sympathy card Mary. Beautiful design. Love the layered flowers. xx

  10. Gorgeous card, Mary and beautifully designed .. love the stamp set.. .. so glad you were quick off the mark there to sort out potential issues with your bathroom, what a drama! but could've been so much worse eh?
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  11. Beautuful card just perfect for the occasion.
    Hope the building work goes smoothly from now on.
    Patricia x

  12. A very pretty sympathy card Mary. Hope the bathroom repair will go smoothly from now.

    Love and hugs

  13. Nothing worse that house renovation sometimes Mary and it often seems two steps forward and one backwards.

    Love the MacIntosh style roses and the three different colours, makes a lovely card for purpose with the delicate design.


  14. Hi Mary, You are having problems with your bathroom. Hope it all goes ahead ok now.

    Lovely card.

    Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

  15. Sounds like quite the to-do in the bathroom! Hope it gets sorted soon.
    Love your card, those flowers are so pretty, and I think the fact that they're dimensional just adds a little extra interest! x

  16. So beautiful and elegant card. Love it!

  17. Hi Mary, just awful that the building work is held up, frustrating for you, hope it's not going to be extra cost.
    Beautiful card, and perfect for a sad occasion, Kate x

  18. Oh no, that's horrible business about the floor! I do hope it all gets straightened out soon so you can concentrate on fun things! Beautiful card, I love the colours. Very sweet. hugs :)

  19. Love the popped up flowers, giving the card lots of dimension. Your homemade diagonal dp is awesome! Perfectly cheery little sympathy card. Hope that the work progresses and gets finished without another hitch. Hate being at the mercy of incompetent workers!

  20. The pretty flowers and foliage and that lovely large sentiment are perfect for this sympathy card Mary and what a great idea to stamp the diagonal stripes on the base card too. Sorry your bathroom is proving to be rather a nightmare but at least you managed to sort a potential problem before it happened, and glad your DH arrived home safely from his trip. x

  21. It may have been easy but it sure is pretty, Mary! Hope they can get that bathroom finished soon and do it right!

  22. Your card is so beautiful; love the colours and shapes of the flowers!
    Sorry to hear that the renovation still isn't ready; that takes a long time?!
    Hope that you can enjoy it again soon... Have a sunny week!

  23. No, I can't imagine that you are happy with everything having to be torn back out for the bathroom Momma Mary! But thankfully they weren't any farther along. I guess it is the small things we have to be thankful for. But I can guess this bathroom mess is getting quite old now. I love your beautiful card Momma Mary! It is a perfect thinking of you card. The flowers and leaves are so pretty. I'm not sure if I would know how to use those kinds of flowers. lol But you have made them look amazing. I'm sure they will appreciate the card too. Hugs, Brenda

  24. A lovely sympathy card Mary.

  25. Oh, yuck, what a fiasco with the bathroom! I'm sorry it isn't going smoothly, Mary, but thank goodness you spoke up about it so it could be done the right way! You really have to watch everything nowadays and you couldn't have done that from New England, so it's good you didn't go. I'm glad Joe made it home safe and sound!

    Your sympathy/toy card is really wonderful! Those are hard to make and this one is lovely! Hugs, Darnell

  26. Hi Mary,
    oh you poor thing this is becoming a nightmare the bathroom saga.
    So sorry you are having all this trouble with it.
    Glad your hubby enjoyed his time away, and all was very productive.

    Such a lovely card for a very sad occasion.
    great design, and wonderful stamping.
    Didn't know you could get a mini misti.
    Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  27. This is a very sweet card, sorry it for such a sad occasion. I'm sure you are heartsick about the bathroom re-do. I know it is a nightmare but you are right that it is best to catch it early and get fixed now rather than after all the parts are in.

  28. The worse thing about home improvements is the people who do them, for example ... mu Hubby, I think I would rather deal with any one but him, even if it has to be all done again.
    Gorgeous card, love the touch of the leaves at the top.

    Kath x

  29. Beautiful sympathy card Mary, love these stamps and layout.
    Work men! hope it is sorted for you.
    Hugs Pam x

  30. Very interesting flowers this is a very pretty card I am sure it will be appreciated......Lis

  31. yay internet !! The acces here on the camping is so poor we only have it every now and then and when we have it it works 5% and for 10min. So a quick hello here. Your card is so beautiful Mary I love the bright colors. Although I don't know what a bereavement is. Beautiful stamp set too. Hugs Veerle xxx

  32. A very lovely card Mary. I think we all find it difficult to make cards for these occasions. Barbxx

  33. Very lovely card, Mary. I love the flowers and the colors. You did a great job with the different leaves and the placement. I guess the bathroom is a good news, bad news kind of thing. Good that it was decided before anything else was done, bad news that some had to come out again. It will make you really appreciate it all that much more when it's done. Glad Joe is home safe and sound and that he had a nice time.

  34. Such a pretty Sympathy card Mary, lovely colours and stamps.

    Glad hubby home safe and sound, sounds like your having a "ball" with the contractors!

  35. Sorry for what you have to endure!
    sounds like a real nightmare indeed!
    Your card on the other hand is beautiful and so serene!

  36. I do love this HA set, Mary ... you've showcased it beautifully here ... such lovely foliage behind those wonderful dimensional blooms! Sorry to hear about the challenges of the bathroom renovation ... I can so relate ... everything always takes so much longer than expected ... though it will all be worth it when it's finished! Hugs, Anita :)

  37. Very beautiful card! so sorry to hear about your bathroom renovation problems!
    xoxo Olga

  38. These alterations are being a bit of a nightmare Mary. I hope it is all sorted for you soon. Love your CAS card, you always find such great colour combinations.