Saturday, February 27, 2010


My mom called me Thursday because she was frustrated by how difficult it is to find a sympathy card that doesn't have some cheesy quote that you would never say, a tacky picture, or just doesn't "fit" how you're feeling and how you'd like to love someone during their time of loss.  So she came up with a few verses and a basic idea of what she'd like, and I headed off to Hobby Lobby.  Here's the results.  The inside of the cards have either:
  • Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. - Psalms 23:4
  • I'll give you strength.  I'll help you.  I'll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you. - Isaiah 41:10


I think paper will always be my favorite medium.  I was the weird girl who didn't go look at wedding dresses the day I got engaged, but spent hours looking at invitations and programs.  My poor father spent so much time with me making sure that we got it {just} right.  I.  Love.  Paper.

I also enjoyed making someone else's little creative vision a reality.  My mom is highly creative in the way she cooks, listens, and interacts with others, but doesn't love to create in the traditional "I spend more time at Hobby Lobby and Blick Art Supplies than the grocery store" sort of way.  So though this is an example of {my} work, it was {her} word choice and layout.


  1. OMG, I absolutely LOVE these!!!

  2. Asked the hubby to test commenting on the new blog. The above is the result.

  3. i LOVE your creativity steph! always have. always will. :) how cool that your creativity now can bless so many! love you! love your blog!


  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are amazing and I appreciate your creative ideas. Love ya, Mom

  5. You are much better at paper creations than me :) But I love the cards and thanks for the encouragement on the valances! I will be sure to post the end result.