Saturday, August 15, 2015

colourQ challenge #303

This week's colourQ challenge colors are gorgeous! The addition of Taken with Teal makes the rest of the color palette pop. Sadly, my Taken with Teal ink pad has seen better days so I subbed Tim Holtz's Peacock Feathers which is an absolutely beautiful shade of turquoise and one of my very favorites. Two friends of mine (sisters) lost their mother this past week unexpectedly so I made this card for each of them, along with a chocolate chip pie. I hope this little token will help them feel loved and supported during this very difficult time. My 14yo daughter accompanied me to the receiving of friends since she knows the grandchildren and, in true 14yo style, was very uncomfortable with the whole scene. I explained to her that these times aren't really about her but about the family who's grieving and just being there means more than she'll ever know. I read an article several years ago entitled "Always go to the Funeral" and it made a profound impression on me because we are all too willing to celebrate happy occasions with others, but often reluctant to mourn with them. The article reinforced to me how it may be even more important to mourn with a family than to celebrate because it's so much harder to do. Thanks for stopping by for today's story time! Have a blessed weekend!

2 comments:

Lisa said...

What a lovely background, this is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ!

Sylvia said...

Lovely background stamping, Angela, great sentiment! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ!