Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Praying For You....

Hi everyone. I have a little something that I'd like to chat about today. As a woman in the workforce I talk to quite a few people on a daily basis and there are some that I talk to time and again. Even though I never meet these people face to face, I work closely with some of them. In doing that you can't help but get to know them and come to  think of them as more than a stranger. they aren't quite a "friend" but they aren't a stranger either...does acquaintance work in these matters? Well, no matter what title we give these types of people, they are in our lives and we can't help but feel bad when something catastrophic happens, like loosing a loved one.

There is someone that I email with quite a bit and honestly she makes me want to pull my hair out. I'm pretty dang efficient at what I do and always try my best to have done what needs to be done so that there are never any ripples in the water so to say. In professional settings, us secretary types have sort of an unwritten rule that we all get along, chit chat among ourselves and try to help each other out. For example if I'm dealing with another company and the gal I'm dealing with is unsure of something I help her out as much as possible and show/tell her exactly what's expected and how to do it if need be. The someone that I'm talking about really doesn't play by those rules so sometimes getting things done on my end are extremely difficult. With that being said, she probably is genuinely a nice person and just is strictly all business which is a good quality to have in an employee. I recently called her because of some late paperwork on their end and learned that there was a death in her immediate as a human being can my heart not go out to this woman? I won't pretend to know how she feels as we all feel and grieve differently but at the same time, as someone she "knows", I want her to know that she is in my prayers and that I'm thinking of her. After much deliberation with my inner self, I decided I would do what us card makers do best, send a card.

 I wanted to make something elegant but basic and clean at the same time. I browsed Pinterest for a little inspiration then pulled out a couple of older DeNami stamps and came up with this...

I just love how this card turned out. I started out with a tall folded A2 sized card base in white. I cut a smaller white panel and stamped my sentiment in the lower right hand corner then ran it through a pretty dry embossing folder and popped it onto the card base with foam tape. For my main focal panel I started out with another white panel in the size I thought was needed. I first stamped one of the flowers from the Small Flower Spray in a grey Momento ink 3 times, then using black Momento ink I stamped the Small Spring Flowers border stamp over it 3 times across the panel to make the little border fill out the bottom. I backed this white panel with a piece of black cardstock leaving a very narrow border then layered that onto a piece of charcoal cardstock that I had previously edge punched with a pretty little pattern. I finished it all off with a piece of narrow ribbon and 3 little black gemstones.

Well that's all for me today. Well, wait, not exactly, lol. There is one more thing...lately I know I haven't exactly been showcasing many DeNami stamps...not really living up to the blogs name am I? I feel like that in the pursuit of my dreams I've let y'all down a little and for that I am truly sorry. I LOVE being on my Design Teams, however, they do take a lot of time to keep up with and take up posting time that I could have used for DeNami inspired cards and projects, but I promise that I'm working on this balancing act and vow to post some yummy DeNami a little more often than what I have been doing!! (hugs) I how y'all have a wonderful day!


  1. Tina, this is absolutely beautiful!! Love every detail! And so kind and thoughtful of you to make this card for your co-worker. I'm sure she will appreciate it.

  2. Elegant, peaceful and just wonderful Tina! I'm sure this lady will appreciate the thought and work that you put into it, so very thoughtful of you!

  3. This is a stunning sympathy card Tina. I love the image and the color combo you chose. I'm sure this card will comfort this lady, so thoughtful of you to reach out to her. Hugs!

  4. Tina, this is a lovely post you have here. Your kind heart revealed itself with your caring for this lady acquaintance. Your card is beautiful, and from the heart. I am sure she will love it, appreciate that you thought of her at this time, and derive some comfort. If not just now, then later, when the pain subsides a tiny bit. TFS this story and your lovely & elegant card. It's good to know there are still caring people in this ole world. Have a lovely wkend. Hugs

  5. Tina...what a lovely card! What a blessing you were to the woman receiving it. Very kind and thoughtful of you!

  6. your card is truly beautiful and it will be appreciated. Thanks for sharing the story and the card!