Thursday, July 13, 2017

Memorial Thank You Cards

Welcome
Firstly I would love to welcome my newest follower Diane Wray, 
Please pop over and have a peep at her beautiful work, and say hello.

These were the thank you/memorial cards that I sent to acknowledge the love poured out to me after my husbands death.  
I received many cards and well wishes from so many people, that I was like a one armed paper hanger in tornado making these - well, a slight exaggeration, as I developed a 'system' that worked for me and was quite methodical!!  - even if I did take over part of the kitchen bench for several days, but as there is 'just me' now, it was not an issue.

I made a selection of designs in this batch, but all the same layout.

 


These were all stamped using the Misti - what a gem of a tool!!  The images were all from a NBUS Your Next Stamp set called Framed Flowers.  




All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink, and the flowers coloured by painting with a mica based Semco set of paints,


and the Thanks was a stamp from the Duck set by Kiwistamping.

I made nearly 70 of these cards - it was quite a marathon, but by working systematically I got through them in relatively short time.  I am sharing them now as I know the majority have now arrived at their destinations - all around the globe!!

I am linking these to:
(I did not use the optional twist of Christmas)

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33 comments:

  1. Lovely collection Maxine and I 'spy' my card I got, which is lovely. Thank you.
    I was trying to work out what you received that you mentioned on my blog...sorry hun...
    xx [aNNie]

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  2. Beautifully done Maxine. A labour of love. I have mine sitting in my craft room. Hope you are coping well.

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  3. What a lovely idea Maxine. You've made a lovely selection of cards. I really like the stamps and very impressed that you made so many. I've been using my Misti for batch making too. Doesn't it make like so much easier. Barbxx

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  4. What a super way of personal saying thsnks! They all look elegant and beautifully CAS! Hugs, Gerrina

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  5. Oh Maxine these are so beautiful and such a loving way to say thanks. You are in my prayers!!!!

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  6. Lovely collection of cards! I know what you mean about the "Misti" I would lost without mine! Take care...Hope you have a good day...

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  7. Maxine, these are very nice Thank you cards! and WOW! 70 of them. You are amazing!

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  8. Great design! Love this trio. Big hugs, Autumn

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  9. A lot of beautiful thank you cards, such sweet images.

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  10. Beautiful cards and a wonderful way to say thank you. You are in my prayers. God bless. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Creations. Ciao, Dio Ti Benedica. Lisa DT

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  11. Beautiful CAS thank you cards, Maxine, lovely designs. Nearly 70 cards - a real labour of love. xx

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  12. Hi Maxine, WOW! 70 cards, quite an effort and a feat. Love the CAS design and the flowers are all lovely, have a wonderful weekend... Megan

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  13. Firstly, I am sorry for your loss. Second, these are beautiful and wow, 70 in total. Thanks for joining the Thanks Bunches challenge at Little Red Wagon this week.

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  14. Your thank you cards are beautiful, Maxine. 70 ... wow, that is a lot of work, but so wonderful that you had so many people reach out with their support. You are well loved, my friend. xx

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  15. You made a perfect design for the thank you note marathon, Maxine, and I can attest to the photos not doing them justice! The huge number is a testament to how well-loved Kelson was -
    and you are! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. So beautifully made and so many people who love you. Like myself there are so many more who reached out over this blog to you and sent hugs x

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  17. Oh Maxine. I can't apologize enough for not being here to offer condolences when you lost your husband. I backtracked through your posts and read the sad news. I am just so sorry for your loss. Please know that even though I am so so late, that I send all of my wishes and bloggy hugs out to you. Happy weekend my friend, I am keeping you in my thoughts.

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  18. Oh, Maxine! I am so very sorry. I somehow missed your post on the passing of your husband. I am so very sorry. I think you are amazing to create 70 personal gems. I wish I could give you a personal hug but just know that you are in my thoughts and a virtual hug has been sent.

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  19. What a perfect group of thank you cards. SIMPLY lovely!! I am sorry to hear of your husband's death. Pray you are finding peace during such a difficult time! Thanks for sharing your cards with us at Tuesday Throwdown!
    Hugs

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  20. A gorgeous collection of cards Maxine! Thinking of you and sending you lots of hugs!
    xoxo olga

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  21. They are all so beautiful and I treasure the one that I received from you although I wish it had been under different circumstances. Still sending hugs and prayers for your peace and comfort.

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  22. Maxine I am sure each and every person who received your card saw the love you put into them. The details made for a perfect set of memorial thank you cards. Hugs, Fran

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  23. These are fantastic!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope that you can join us again soon.

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  24. Fantastic! 70 cards is no small feat. JD loves hers Misti. Thank you for your visit. Irish is very aware of the message. Smile.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings,
    Jim

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  25. they are sweet and beautiful flower Image Maxine
    sweet and simple layout
    Love them all
    biig hugs from me
    Monika

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  26. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us over at the Crafty Creations Challenges Blog.
    Kristina DT

    Crafty Creations Challenges Blog
    Cards by Kristina

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  27. Maxine, I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing and I hope you are managing during this difficult time. It appears as though you have been keeping yourself incredibly busy. Wow.. 70 cards and they are lovely and in my mind, an amazing tribute to your hubs and the person you are.
    It's hard to deal with and you have my sincere sympathy.

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  28. OH Maxine, I'm sure making these little cards were somehow therapeutic in some small way. Each day I continue to send prayers. Your cards are just beautiful ♥

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  29. Lovely collection....Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Wonderful creations they were too, Maxine, have mine still out, what a clever used of your NBUS.
    Love them. Must admit I love my mini misti too.
    Seventy is an achievement how wonderfully the Lord enabled. Praise Him.
    Thanks so much for sharing, sis, you are such a blessing.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  31. CAS is my favourite style and I think this collection is simply beautiful. x Anne

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  32. What pretty cards Maxine, and just the right amount of stamping on them. I like a card that is clean and crisp.
    Well done on such a marathon.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  33. Beautiful cards! So sorry for your loss. Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *So sorry for late commenting, I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog - may your day be blessed. Any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated. All comments are moderated and spam deleted. Maxine D